Cashmere Schools in Lockdown Until 11:45 a.m.

Cashmere schools were in a modified lockdown this morning until at 11:45 due to a possible threatening post made on YouTube by a running start student. Superintendent Glenn Johnson says the lockdown was precautionary. “Law enforcement made contact with the individual who made a threatening post on social media and…


Rocky Reach Discovery Center Opening March 1st

The Rocky Reach Discovery Center will reopen on March 1st the Chelan PUD announced yesterday. About 56-thousand guests visited last year to the museum, fish viewing area, playground and park. Admission is free to the facility which will be open through October 31st. Visitor Services Manager Debbie Gallaher says they,…


Four Arrested in Soap Lake After Drug Investigation

Numerous complaints over many months led to a drug bust in Soap Lake that resulted in four arrests and could condemn the house involved. The Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team served a search warrant early Thursday morning on Thomas Drive NE after a months-long investigation into suspected drug activity….


Sen. Hawkins Introduces Bill to Help Nason Ridge, Other Community Forests

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins has introduced a bill that will create a community forest project to help local jurisdictions manage forests when possible. Hawkins says the inspiration came from the community who was concerned about the future of Nason Ridge. “Maybe we could own this area of Chelan County…


Tax Tip Thursday: Handling Charitable Donations, and Why Smaller Returns

Giving items to charity can be beneficial for your taxes, but does require a little bit of work depending on the value of the item, or items, donated. Sean Patton with Cordell, Neher and Company says for donations to non-profits like Goodwill, YWCA or similar locations taking small-value items, you…


Two Cashmere Men Arrested After Fight Outside Home

Two Cashmere men are in Chelan County jail after a fight outside their residences on the 36-hundred block of Selfs Motel Road in Cashmere. After interviewing witnesses, Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies say a 37-year-old man fired several shots into the air outside his residence and was confronted by a 25-year-old…


Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Winter Games

The Special Olympics Winter Games run from March 1st and March 3rd and Caryl Andre with the Wenatchee’s Parks and Rec Department says there are still needs for volunteers. “The greatest need we have right now is for alpine skiers. We’re really short skiers for Saturday and Sunday. You can…


Drug Overdoses Now a Notifiable Condition in Chelan and Douglas Counties

Health Officer for Chelan and Douglas Counties, Dr. Francis J.V. Collins, has made life-threatening or fatal drug overdoses a notifiable condition which means when health care providers come across them, they are obligated to notify the Health District. Director of Communications Veronica Farias says it’s a problem that has become…


Polar Plunge Set for Feb. 23rd

After a two-week delay due to weather concerns, the Polar Plunge is back on for this Saturday. Wenatchee Police Department Detective Steve Evitt “Polar Plunge is a yearly fundraiser for Special Olympics Washington. At the count of three and a bullhorn, we all run into the Columbia River at Walla…


Regional Basketball Games for North Central Washington Announced

The high school basketball brackets were released yesterday so we know who’s playing where. Wenatchee boys: Sat, 4:00 p.m. at Ellensburg High vs. Mt. Rainier in a loser-out game. Cashmere girls: Fri, 6:00 p.m. at Wenatchee High vs. Elma Cashmere boys: Sat, 6:00 p.m. at Davis High vs. Zillah Okanogan…