Wenatchee School Board Selects New President

The Wenatchee School Board had their annual reshuffling of officers last week. Sunny Hemphill will replace Michelle Sandberg as board president while Laura Jaecks becomes the vice president. Hemphill said she understands the difficulties facing the school district in 2019. “Unfortunately our district if facing a fairly significant budget issue…


New Parking Structure Planned at Central WA Hospital

Confluence Health has announced plans to break ground March 2019 on a new parking structure on the Central Washington Hospital (CWH) campus.  The new structure will be 3 levels and will offer in excess of 500 additional parking spaces to patients, visitors and staff. “Central Washington Hospital’s function as a center for…


Nationwide Email Threat Targeted Lake Chelan Hospital

Lake Chelan Community Hospital received one of the bomb threats emailed to a number of agencies around the country on Thursday.  Our news partner iFiber One reported Sheriff’s deputies checked the building as a precaution and no device was found. Lake Chelan Community Hospital IT staff determined the threat was…


New Troopers Headed to NCW

31 cadets graduated from the Washington State Patrol’s Trooper Basic Training Academy this week.  District 6 Public Information Officer Trooper Jeff Anderson says 8 of the new troopers will be assigned to the North Central Washington region in District 6.  He said the District 6 is the largest in the…


Avalanche Control Closure Scheduled Friday for Stevens Pass

US 2 Stevens Pass will be closing in both directions Friday morning, December 14th, at 8:00 a.m. for approximately one hour for avalanche control activities. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at Scenic (MP 58) and westbound traffic will be stopped at the summit of Stevens Pass.



City of Wenatchee Looks to the Future with North Wenatchee Avenue Rezoning

The City of Wenatchee has rezoned two parcels of land on North Wenatchee Avenue. Properties that were formally Northwest Wholesale and the Washington State Department of Transportation have been rezoned from industrial to the North Wenatchee Business District. Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz said, “Our current zoning is industrial, which means…


Formal Dinner on Ice

The Town Toyota Center is readying a big formal dinner and skating extravaganza … the NUMERICA CREDIT UNION’S WINTER ICE GALA for 2019 … Jennifer Bushong says the Show is Friday, February 1st … A formal dinner & professional ice show benefiting the Arena Youth Enrichment Fund. … Numerica Blankets…


Free Christmas Dinner at Masonic Center

The Wenatchee Masonic Center is cooking up their 28th annual FREE Christmas Dinner named for the late Mason, Robert Dickson … Doug Fountain of the Masons says they’ve already started cooking, they expect over 400 hungry guests, Saturday, December 15th from 11AM-2PM, 811 N. Chelan Avenue. Everyone is welcome. For…


Confluence Health Raising Minimum Wage

Confluence Health today announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, and temporary employees effective January 4, 2019. The new Confluence Health $15 minimum wage will affect 450 employees and their families. Confluence Health Chief Administrative Officer, Jim Wood said, “This is a significant and…