Lady of the Lake Sold to Local Owners

The Lady of the Lake ferry service will be under new ownership soon. In a press release posted on LakeChelanNow.com, Jack and Marilyn Raines announced they were selling the Lake Chelan Boat Company to Discover Lake Chelan, a company owned by local residents Reed Courtney and Brun Garfoot. The Raines…


Bill to Add Seat Belts to School Buses Introduced in Olympia

A bill that would require school buses in Washington are equipped with seatbelts has been introduced for a third year in Olympia. The sponsor is optimistic the measure will pass the Legislature this year. Representative Gina Mosbrucker says laws require parents buckle up kids when they put them in a…


Othello Man Dies After Accident on SR 26

A 21-year-old Othello man succumbed to his injuries suffered in an accident on SR 26 this past Wednesday. The Washington State Patrol says Abel Castro was westbound west of Othello when he was struck by a car that was turning on to the highway at Moon Road. Castro’s Toyota Camry…


YWCA NCW to Begin New Mentor Program in 2019

The local YWCA is slated to begin a new mentorship program. The organization is requesting the service of local women who wish to befriend, support and encourage other women of North Central Washington. Kathy Blauman, Housing Speacialist at YWCA NCW said, “What we’re hoping is that the women form these…


Women’s March Brings Momentum to Wenatchee, NCW

The Wenatchee Valley was home again to the National Women’s March on Saturday. A large grouping of citizens met on the steps of the Chelan County Courthouse. Speakers included organizers, teachers, students, community leaders and most notably Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Jillian Danley, Donor relations officer for Planned…


Wild Take Three of Four Points in Weekend Set

The Wenatchee Wild will settle for three out of a possible four points on the weekend after the Trail Smoke Eaters emerged victorious in a shootout on Saturday night by a final score of 4-3. Wenatchee opened the scoring at 8:29 of the first period when PJ Fletcher snapped a shot from…


Wenatchee Right To Life Rally Delivers Message on Sanctity of Life

Wenatchee’s pro-life community gathered for the 35th annual Wenatchee Right to Life Rally on Saturday in Memorial Park.  Pastors from five area congregations addressed the rally with a unified message.  Pastor Adam James of Grace City Church said “We just wanted to gather here to promote the sanctity of human…


CORRECTION: Three NCW Bus Rentals Fined for Operating Without Permits

CORRECTION; The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission incorrectly identified the owner of Leavenworth Party Bus as Brian Young in an earlier version of this story. This corrected version reports Christopher Kelly as the owner of the company. OLYMPIA, Wash. – State regulators took action against three North Central Washington passenger…



East Wenatchee Man Arrested for Thefts in Boise, ID

Following an investigation into retail theft in the Boise area, suspect Kyle Williamson- Smith has been arrested in East Wenatchee, Washington. Williamson –Smith was booked into the Chelan County Jail on January 13, 2019 for warrants out of Ada County. Williamson Smith is believed to be responsible for stealing tens…