Apple Blossom Junior Royalty Announced

Junior Royalty Crowned The Washington State Apple Blossom Junior Royalty for Festival 2016 was announced today at their schools. The Junior Royalty Program is sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children’s Dentistry. The Junior Royalty are:  Queen Macy Fowler who is in Mrs. London’s class at Newbery Elementary and is the daughter…


Olds Station Annexation Certified by Assessor

Wenatchee’s city limits are about to expand into the sprawling Olds Station area as Chelan County Assessor Deanna Walter has completed her certification of one of the largest annexations in the City’s history . .Walter says her staff has put in hundreds of hours in processing the proposed land transfer….


Stevens Pass Snowslide Causes Traffic Backup

US Highway Two was closed by a snowslide this afternoon as warmer temperatures near the Stevens Pass summit causes meltoff. No one was hurt and DOT crews had the pass opened in less than two hours.



Federal Grant To Assist Forest Health In Region

Chelan, Okanogan and Kittitas Counties will receive a $786,000 grant from the federal government for forest health maintenance and wildfire prevention. Senator Maria Cantwell was instrumental in helping obtain the funding and the assistance could not have come at a better time according to Chelan County Commissioner Ron Walter. He says…


Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Water Quality Rules

Several environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington State’s water quality rules. The suit is partly tied to how much fish people eat. Washington has been under pressure to write new water quality rules concerning the amount of pollutants that can be released into the…


Two Grant County Residents Found With $2.3 Million Worth Of Drugs

Two Grant County residents were allegedly caught with more than $2.3 million worth of drugs during a traffic stop Monday.  32 year old Alberto Alejandro Martinez of Moses Lake and 31 year old Jose Del Rio of Royal City had just crossed the Columbia River on State Route 97 when…


Washington State Among Nation’s Top Ten Recyclers

State Ecology announces Washington citizens and businesses have spared statewide landfills of more than 300 million pounds of garbage, by recycling old electronics. Andrew Wineke with Ecology says the landfills were spared 20 million tons of toxic lead in the recycling. The total put into recycling bins and collection facilities included…


Coulee-Hartline Students Sent Home Due To Police Activity

The Coulee-Hartline School District has resumed all classes after briefly shutting down today as a precaution. 39-year-old Benjamin VanTassle has been captured and believed to be connected with alleged threats made to the Almira Coulee-Hartline School near Soap lake early Wednesday morning. Kyle Foreman with the Grant County Sheriff’s office claims the…


WAZZU Study Looks At Future Of Hemp Production

Licensed farmers can now grow industrial hemp in Washington State thanks to the legislature’s passage of a measure allowing them to take part in a new study at Washington State University. WASU researchers want to find how hemp fairs in the state’s climate and soil conditions and if there’s a potential market for the crop….