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Alcoa Makes Washington’s Q3 Top Polluter Penalty List

Chelan County’s Alcoa Plant makes Washington State’s “Top Polluter Penalties” list in the third quarter of this year, with a 36-thousand dollar fine levied by the Department of Ecology.  Ecology’s Joye Redfield-Wilder says Alcoa was releasing amounts of flouride and aluminum beyond permit restrictions, and improperly storing raw materials and…


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Three NCW Monday Night Accidents; One Fatality

One person’s dead after a car versus pedestrian accident on Hwy. 97 six miles south of Oroville. The collision was reported at around 8:30 Monday night. The road was closed for three-and-a-half hours while Washington State Patrol investigated the incident. The car, driven by 51 year old Garfield Sandoval of…


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Animal Control Looking For Dog After Man’s Bitten

Wenatchee Animal Care & Control’s looking for two dogs involved in an incident where a man was bitten.  The man and his wife were walking in the 1200 block of South Miller when they encountered two black dogs, possibly Labrador Retrievers.  The smaller of the two canines came up behind…


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New Entiat Fire Station for Chelan County Fire District 8

People who live in Entiat are invited to the Grand Opening ceremonies of a new 2-million dollar Chelan County District 8 fire station.  The event will be held Saturday, November 21rst at 10 am.  The building was constructed with matching block grant funds, but Chief Mike Asher offers a tip…


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Chelan County Reviews Tier 3 Pot Grower Applicant License

New questions about guidelines for pot growing operations will be addressed in Chelan County as Commissioners meet Tuesday morning (11/10.2015) to hear concerns regarding a planned Tier 3 growing operation.   “Alto Buddha” has applied to the state of Washington for the Tier 3 license, but area residents are concerned…


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Pets Safe in East Wenatchee Home Fire

15 thousand dollars in damage is reported to an East Wenatchee home after a fire in East Wenatchee in the 500 block of North James.   Douglas and Chelan County firefighters worked together to put out the blaze, and rescue a gecko inside the house.  Officials tell News Radio 560…


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Chelan County PUD Plans Outage

A brief power outage is planned starting 9 a.m. tomorrow/Tuesday, which will affect 210 Chelan County PUD customers from Coles Corner west along the Stevens Pass Highway. There should be a 15-minute outage required for a PUD line crew to replace equipment for customers served by lines running along the…


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Falling Rocks On Hwy. 97-A

Watch for falling rocks on Hwy. 97-A from mile marker 210 south of Entiat north to the town of Entiat.   DOT is clearing the roadway.  Drive with caution in the area.


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Douglas County School Board And Levy Lid Election Races Pass

The candidate in the Eastmont School Board Position 5 race, who didn’t want the job, gets good news. Jeromy Deskin, who had a slight edge over incumbent Stephen Piccirillo, tried to withdraw from the race, but failed to follow proper procedure. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall explained how Deskin can…