WSDOT and WSP Remind Drivers; Chain Up or Pay Up

The Washington State Department of Transportation is partnering with the Washington State Patrol to limit the number of crash-related closures of the mountain passes this winter. WSDOT Spokesperson Meagan Lott says they’ll call State Patrol 12 hours before a major storm hits the mountains. “So there will be a bigger…


19-Year-Old Okanogan Man Killed in Accident Near Othello

A 19-year-old Okanogan man died Monday night while driving on Highway 26 14 miles west of Othello. The Washington State Patrol says Noe Diaz-Interiano was traveling on the highway when he crossed the center line and hit a semi-truck a little after 6:00 p.m. The truck driver was injured and…


Clean the Snow off Your Car, or Pay the Price

With snow now becoming a more regular feature in weather forecasts, it’s important to remember that drivers have a responsibility to clean off their cars. Wenatchee Police Captain Edgar Reinfeld says it begins with cleaning all of your windows so that you can see through them. “Obviously if you were…


Newhouse Believes Despite Delay, Much Can Be Done Before Recess

Despite what was mostly a lost week in Washington D.C. as the county mourned President George H.W. Bush, 4th District Representative Dan Newhouse says that doesn’t mean they can’t get legislation passed before they adjourn for the holidays. “Certainly no formal meetings were taking place, but conversations and informal meetings…


Cascade School District Involving Public in Search for Superintendent

Cascade School District has begun their search for a new superintendent with Bill Motsenbocker announcing his retirement. Motsenbocker says the next superintendent will need to be able to understand the changing landscape of school funding. “That’s going to be a factor. We need somebody that’s going to be aware of…



Chelan County Commissioners Holding Retirement Party for Keith Goehner

The Chelan County Board of Commissioners will be holding a retirement part for Keith Goehner December 20th from 3-5 p.m. Goehner announced his retirement earlier this year before running to be the 12th District State Representative. After defeating Dr. Ann Diamond, Goehner will be sworn in in Olympia next year….


Speed Limits Changing on Halvorson Canyon and Hampton Roads

Chelan County Public Works has changed the speed limit on Halvorson Canyon and Hampton roads, off Squilchuck Road, has been changed to 25 mph. A speed study showed the need to lower the speed limit on the two roadways. State law sets Washington’s basic speed law as well as the…


Chelan PUD Purchases Land for Possible Move

Chelan PUD Commissioners agreed Monday to a multi-agreement Horan Property purchase. The package preserves options as commissioners consider a possible move of the utility’s Wenatchee operations. Shared Services Director Dan Frazier says among the next steps is a discussion of a possible new location with customer-owners and the community. “We’ll…


Washington Drivers Among Least Aggressive During the Holidays

Washington drivers are among the least aggressive during the holidays according to data just released by GasBuddy ranking seventh best in number of aggressive events per driver. The study revealed that aggressive driving habits occur most during the beginning of the season, with more instances happening during the drive to…