Wenatchee School Board Seeking Feedback on 2019-20 Budget

Wenatchee, WA – The Wenatchee School District will be offering opportunities for stakeholders to provide input into the process of balancing the district budget for 2019-20.  The Wenatchee School District faces an estimated $5.2 million budget deficit. Three public informational meetings will be held January 23, 24 and 29 at Wenatchee…


Polar Plunge Coming to Wenatchee February 9th

Every February, people run into the cold water of the Columbia River for a good cause. It’s called the Polar Plunge and Wenatchee Police Detective Steve Evitt says it raises money for Special Olympics athletes. “Special Olympics is a pretty integrated part of Wenatchee in particular, but also in the…


Wenatchee Right To Life Rally on Saturday

Pro life supporters in the Wenatchee area plan to gather in Memorial Park on Saturday for the 2019 Wenatchee Right to Life Rally.  Wenatchee Right To Life is organizing the event on the courthouse steps in Memorial Park downtown Wenatchee from noon to 1pm. Speakers include pro-life pastors who will…


State Senator Hawkins Pushing for Work to Prevent and Manage Wildfires

12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins says he’s excited about wildfire prevention techniques being proposed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. “They are rolling out a 10-year, wildfire strategic plan and it includes priorities for what we can do to better fight fires, to be better prepared. It includes…


4 Year Old Boy OK After Left Alone on Eastmont School Bus

The Eastmont School District has placed two Department of Transportation employees on administrative leave after a pre-school student was left unattended Wednesday  on a bus. Superintendent Garn Christensen said the child’s parent called when the 4 year old did not make it home.  The four year old boy was found…


December Employment Numbers Show Washington State Still Growing

OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 11,400 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The December unemployment rate was unchanged from the revised November 2018 unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. The December figures are preliminary and…


Cougar Shot Near Leavenworth Wednesday Evening

A Leavenworth landowner shot a cougar encroaching on her livestock Wednesday evening near East Leavenworth Road. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Eric Boyd said the landowner heard from a neighbor that a cougar was in her yard. At the time she didn’t see the animal, but later, when…


Badger Mountain Ski Hill Opening Saturday, January 19th

Badger Mountain Ski Hill will open for the season on Saturday. The slopes, which are run and maintained by the volunteers at the Waterville Lions Club, are open from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There are three lift options that access the variety of runs offered…


Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center Names New Executive Director

The Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mediation services, training, and programs to assist people in the peaceful resolution of disputes while complimenting the judicial system.  After over a year of contracting with an interim director, the WVDRC Board is pleased to announce the…