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FOOD BANKS DESPERATE FOR HELP!

The holidays are fast upon us in Central Washington, and officials with area food banks and meal programs say they need your help NOW. There is ONE handy place you can drop off food donations – it serves 12 food banks and 3 year round meal programs.   Chelan-Douglas Community…


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Winterize Your Animals/ANTIFREEZE WARNING!

Our state’s first big winter storm is moving toward us, and readying our cars and pets are on the to-do list.  Dawn Davies with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society reminds us if it’s too cold for us, it’s too cold for them.  Antifreeze spills can be deadly, too – it tastes…



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Man Who Committed Suicide During Standoff Identified

An Okanogan County man’s dead after committing suicide during an 11 hour stand-off with law enforcement personnel.  52 year old Edward Thomas of Tonasket died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds Friday evening after Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a man claiming he’d been shot at while driving by Thomas’…


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A Record Salmon Success Underway

It looks like another record year for the fall chinook salmon spawn…David Wilson with Bonneville Power says scientists estimate 200-thousand chinook are spawning in the Hanford Reach, the most ever counted since dams were constructed in the 1930’s. Columbia River power companies have helped salmon with increased river flow, which…


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Wenatchee Women’s Shelter Seeks Landlords

The Wenatchee Women’s Shelter is seeking landlords with space to rent for it’s program helping the homeless.  Rentals are extremely tight in the Valley, and executives say this is an opportunity for landlords to help those with dire needs for shelter.  Wenatchee Women’s Shelter notes economic changes have put a…



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Okanogan Wildfire Re-Seed

A re-seed of the most fiercely burned parts of the Okanogan in Washington State will begin as soon as next week (11/19//2015).  The 90 thousand dollar project tab will be picked up by the Washington Conservation Commission.  Craig Nelson with Okanogan Conservation says 8 or 9 species will be distributed…


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Lake Linked To Racial Slur Gets Name Change

A federal agency officially changes the name of a lake linked to a racial slur.  After years of resistance, the US Board on Geographic Names replaces “Coon” with “Howard”, to designate a creek and lake near Stehekin.  National Park spokesperson Denise Shultz thinks the federal board was finally able to…


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Haggen Doesn’t Intend To Close Wenatchee Store

Haggen grocery stores is in financial trouble, but doesn’t intend to close it’s North Wenatchee location.  The Bellingham-based company, which is going through bankrupcy, will be forced to auction off 129 of its locations, but plans to hold onto 37 well performing “Core Stores”, including the one in Wenatchee. In…