U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Protect Methow Headwaters

Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the former ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Patty Murray (D-WA) to protect the Methow Valley watershed from mining. The Methow Headwaters Protection Act, which passed as part of the…


Schools May Not Have to Make Up All Snow Days

Washington State’s Superintendent Chris Reykdal issued a statement yesterday saying the schools who have missed days this month due to the weather don’t necessarily have to make them up, but must apply for a waiver. He did note though that schools still must meet the average total instructional hour offerings….


Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson Warning Law Enforcement About I-1639

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has written an open letter to law enforcement after several county sheriffs have said they do not plan on implementing Initiative 1639, the gun control initiative that was passed in November. Ferguson says he’s most concerned about enhanced background checks not being performed saying…


Wenatchee Snowfall Well Above Average with More to Come

Multiple massive snow storms have the Wenatchee Valley over the past few days. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeffrey Cote says they’re seeing numbers of between 8 and nearly 16 inches fallen since this month. “On average, you can see 2.5-5 inches of snow for the Wenatchee Valley in the month…


Rock n’ Rowl Raising Money for CASA Program

The Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, program is holding their annual Rock n’ Rowl bowling fundraiser. Kenzie Conley says the event helps them help kids. “We provide volunteer advocates to every child in the foster care system and so the money raised from Rock n’ Rowl helps support the…


Chickens and Goats Perish in Barn Fire Near Chelan

An unknown number of chickens and goats were lost when a barn caught fire off Henderson Road in the Chelan area. The blaze occurred Sunday morning around 6:00 a.m. when Chelan Fire and Rescue were called to the building. There were no fire hydrants in the area, so firefighters had…


Wenatchee School Board Selects Three Finalists for Superintendent Position

The Wenatchee School Board announced that they have selected three finalists to be interviewed February 19th through the 21st as they search for their next superintendent. Communications Director Diana Haglund says they will announce the name of each finalist the day before they interview in the public forum. “We’re just…


Protect Your Animals During Cold and Snowy Weather

The National Weather Service is calling for up to 12 inches of snow and significant winds this weekend which could create dangerous conditions for your pets. Dr. Kyla Krissek of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society says their biggest concerns for outdoor animals are hypothermia, frostbite and paw irritation. “Some of…


NCRL Checking Out Wireless Hotspots in Chelan

The Chelan branch of the North Central Regional Library is offering wireless hotspots to check out for people who don’t have internet at their home. The library says the devices can be used to work on homework, travel to meetings, look for a new home or a job or upcoming…


WSDOT Conducting Study on Deer Collisions on SR 20 in Methow Valley

The State Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s help in studying deer collisions on SR 20 in the Methow Valley. Transportation Engineer Piper Petit says the survey is part of a planning study. “We are trying to determine what factors might be contributing to the high numbers of…