WA GOP Convention to Select Delegates Ahead of Primary

Washington’s three-day Republican Convention kicks off Thursday in Pasco. And even though Donald Trump is the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, it’s possible for other candidates to receive delegates from the state. Fredi Simpson’s a National Republican Committee member and Washington GOP operative.  She explains “The people vote for a candidate…


Retiring State Patrol Officer Files to Run for Chelan Co Commission

Retiring state patrolman Kevin Overbay’s filed to run for the Chelan County Commission.  The 4th generation North Central Washington resident’s seeking the District 1 post being vacated by Ron Walter. Overbay’s a Republican who wants to protect businesses against government regulations.  He said “What happens often times is regulations will…


Fire Damages BBQ Restaurant

An early morning fire caused extensive smoke damage at Country Boys BBQ restaurant in Cashmere Wednesday morning. Chelan County Fire #6 Deputy Chief Steven Spies says firefighters from district #6 plus Cashmere and Dryden arrived on scene shortly after 6am and found smoke and some flames in the attic and an…


Funding Challenges Ahead for Landslide Damaged Roads

Costly repairs are ahead for Chelan County’s winter-damaged roads. Commissioner Doug England says fixing cracked pavement along Joe Miller and Whispering Ridge Roads Southwest of Wenatchee and Slide Ridge at Lake Chelan may require dipping into budget reserves. “There’s not a big pool of money there on a grant basis,…


April Showers About On Track

The Wenatchee Valley had slightly above rainfall totals in April.  National Weather Service Meterologist Joey Clevenger says the precipitation totals at Pangborn Airport in East Wenatchee were just  above normal at .51 or just above one half inch of rain with the normal figure for the month at .46 of an…


Two NCW Ski Resorts Compete for Same National Award

A couple of Washington ski resorts are vying for the same national award. Mission Ridge and Stevens Pass form two of the three finalists for the Conversion Cup, which honors the top program geared toward attracting newcomers who adopt skiing or snowboarding on a permanent basis. Tony Hickok with Mission…


Blair First to File in Chelan County Commission Race

Businessman Jim Blair’s filed for the Chelan County Commission seat being vacated by Ron Walter.  Blair’s served on the county planning commission for 10 years and calls himself a private property advocate. As a conservative, he thinks regulations need to reigned in so small businesses aren’t overburdened. Blair says he’s…


Proposal To Preserve Dunes Near Loop Trail

A potential partnership between Chelan Douglas Land Trust and Chelan PUD to purchase 25 acres of Columbia River shoreline along the loop trail in Douglas County would keep it undeveloped. The property runs south from Odabashian Bridge, between the river and the Apple Capital Loop Trail, and includes the unique…


Climber Killed in Icicle Canyon Fall Identified

Authorities have identified the rock climber who fell to her death in the Icicle River drainage area known as “Bob’s Wall” west of Leavenworth Saturday afternoon. Chelan County sheriff’s office reports  50-year-old Zulfiya Dokukina  of Seatac, plunged 80 feet while climbing with a group. A Chelan County Sheriff’s rescue team…


Man Sought For Attempted Homicide in Moses Lake

Moses Lake police say a Yakima man suspected in a Moses Lake stabbing is the focus of a manhunt. Police Captain Dave Sands says 26-year-old Travis Franklin was allegedly involved with two women in last Wednesday’s attack on a 29-year-old man at his apartment. “During the investigation, detective discovered the…