Omak Police Officer Injured in Collision with Semi-truck

An Omak police officer was injured when his patrol car was struck by a semi-truck at the corner of Highway 97 and Engh Road Tuesday. Washington State Patrol says Officer Darren Duncan was responding to an injury collision on Engh Road when he was hit by the truck and both…


8th District Representative Kim Schrier Coming to Wenatchee Saturday

UPDATE/CORRECTION: The time and location has been updated. 8th District Representative Dr. Kim Schrier will be in Wenatchee Saturday for what she calls coffee and conversation. The meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Wenatchee City Hall. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP…


Hawkins’ Hydrogen Fuel Bill Passes State Senate

Olympia, WA – The Douglas County Public Utility District and other PUDs in Washington could soon have the authority to produce and sell a new type of clean energy under a Senate-approved bill introduced by 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins. Substitute Senate Bill 5588 would authorize PUDs to produce, distribute…


Wenatchee Extends Controls on New Cryptocurrency Operations

The city of Wenatchee extended what they are calling interim controls on new crypto currency mining operations which is preventing them from opening up in residential areas, but does permit them in industrial locations. Mayor Frank Kuntz says the city council is continuing the conversation that has been going on…


Link Transit Looking for Ambassadors

Link Transit is accepting applications for the Transit Ambassador Program which runs from April through September. Outreach coordinator Salina Danko says the ambassadors are students who work with the public at events about the benefits of Link Transit. “Our Transit Ambassadors know how to talk to someone and guide them…


Pybus Plaza Receives Go Ahead from Wenatchee City Council

The Wenatchee City Council moved forward with an agreement that will build a plaza south of Pybus Public Market at their regular Thursday meeting. Mayor Frank Kuntz said the city had already set aside money for the project. “It’s going to be way cleaner than the gravel, and we’ll get…


Avalanches Concerns High Around Wenatchee Valley

The Northwest Avalance Center says there was a natural avalanche cycle that occured in the Dry Gulch area northeast of Wenatchee on Tuesday. Matt Primomo says they went out to investigate the cycle and heard concerning sounds in the hills. “Quite surprising. Dug down to see what it was and…


Wenatchee Valley Home Sales Drop in January

Is the real estate market starting to slow down in the Wenatchee Valley? Home sales in the month of January for the Wenatchee Valley were down 11 percent from last year, but the median sales price was 17 percent to nearly $325-thousand. The numbers from Pacific Appraisal Associates also show…


Rep. Newhouse Calls for Bipartisan Solution to DACA Recipients

4th District Representative Dan Newhouse joined Rep. Will Hurd and several groups calling for a solution for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. “It’s time for us to be able to come together in a bipartisan way and find that solution that is really right…


I-90 to Remain Closed Wednesday in Westbound Direction

In a tweet at about 9:30, the Washington State Department of Transportation confirmed that westbound I-90 between Ellensburg and North Bend will remain closed all day Wednesday. They say the eastbound direction will open around 4:00 p.m. and will be metered in groups. Traffic will be released in groups of several hundred…