Students Strike for Climate

Students and other protesters filled the steps of Wenatchee City Hall Friday for the ‘Global Youth Climate Strike’, joining hundreds of thousands across the planet. Roughly 200 people came out to raise awareness over the global climate crisis. While most students were from Wenatchee High School, groups of students from…


WVC President Responds to Concerning Flyers

After several flyers titled “No White Guilt” and decrying “anti-whiteism” were found near the Wenatchee Valley College campus, the college president Jim Richardson has responded in a press release. The release is as follows:   As many of you are aware, the college takes seriously the flyers found near our…



Tuesday East Wenatchee House Fire Now Arson

A house fire in the 2700 block of Westview Drive North in East Wenatchee Tuesday has now turned criminal. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office said in a statement that 49-year-old Cora L. Herbert of East Wenatchee intentionally set a fire insider her home and left. There was one other occupant…


Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Work Site Thieves

Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two Puyallup men along Highway 97 after a theft at a construction site. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday after a foreman called Kittcom noting there was a man running from his work site and that he was missing tools. While en route to the scene, law…


Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana Announces Retirement

Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana announced his retirement Thursday, effective at the end of October. Sheriff Dana has been in law enforcement for 46 years, starting in the Washington State Patrol in 1974 as a trooper in King County. He was first elected as Kittitas County Sheriff in 1999 and…


AG Ferguson Sues Trump Admin Over Wall Money, Rep Newhouse Responds

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the Trump administration for the 48th time. Ferguson filed a lawsuit Thursday to block the Trump administration’s plan to divert more than $3.6 billion in congressionally approved military construction projects. The administration plans to use that money to help build a wall…



Chelan County Plans to Replace Stormwater Pipe After Second Sinkhole

Chelan County Public Works has discovered three sinkholes in the span of three months, with the first one found in late June, the latest found this Wednesday and two of which were formed near Boodry Street. Due to the series of sinkholes, particularly near Boodry Street, Public Works is opting…


Wenatchee High School Student A National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Wenatchee High School senior Elizabeth Tchitchkan has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. Wenatchee principal Eric Anderson said that it’s tough to score high enough on the PSATs to break the top 16,000 of the 1.6 million students a year that take the test. “To make it to the…