Landslide Closes Mission Ridge to Recreational Activity

Mission Ridge Ski Area is closed to recreational activity because of a landslide. Although the resort ended ski and snowboard operations last weekend, it’s now off limits for activities such as hiking, biking and bird watching. Robin DeMario with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest says agency personnel are looking into the…


NCW Ski Resorts Have “Friendly Competition” at Conference

The Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association is holding a conference in Wenatchee, where two North Central Washington resorts have a strong presence. Both Stevens Pass and Mission Ridge are also in the running for a national award.  Chris Danforth of Stevens pass notes there’s friendly competition between the two resorts….


Area Comes Up Short in “Best Communities” Competition

Wenatchee made its pitch in the America’s Best Communities contest Wednesday, but it was not enough to advance to the final round. The eight communities selected each received 100-thousand dollar checks and are now headed into the final round competing for a 3-million-dollar grand prize. Alan Walker was there as part…


Wenatchee Citizens Turn Out To Meet Police Chief Candidates

More than 100 Wenatchee Citizens gathered at the Pybus Market last night to meet their next Chief of Police. The three candidates for the position mingled with the public for nearly two hours. “You know to be in the final three is a huge honor, of course I hope I’m…


Cashmere School Construction Bond Passing

Cashmere School District voters have approved a 12.4 million dollar bond proposal to upgrade schools. The measure was voted on Tuesday and was winning with 69 percent yes vote. Officials say the funds will be used to overhaul Cashmere High School. State equalization funds would total 11.2 million dollars. Another…


Don West Joins Newsradio 560 KPQ for Sports Show

Don West, who most recently served as director of sales and marketing of the Wenatchee Wild, will start hosting a weekday sports show on Newsradio 560 KPQ. Don comes to the station with ample qualifications after majoring in “Sports Broadcasting” at Purdue University. His career highlights include a term as host of…


Okanogan County Deals with Cash Shortage

Okanogan County’s faced with a cash flow problem due to slow revenue in the early part of the year, as well as a lag in tax collections. As a result, Treasurer Leah Mc Cormack’s transferred half-a-million dollars from the county’s reserve fund into its current expense account. She says money…



Wenatchee Misses Cut of America’s Best Community Semi-Finalists

Updated: Wednesday, April 27th Wenatchee/East Wenatchee, Washington was awarded $25,000 at the America’s Best Communities Summit today to pursue several initiatives included in its Community Revitalization Plan. While the community will not advance into the finals of the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, a $10 million campaign that has inspired…