Fredi Simpson, Longtime GOP Party Official Dies

Fredi Simpson of Wenatchee has died after a months long battle with cancer.  The 68 year old served in many prominent roles with the Republican Party serving as chairwoman of the Chelan County Republican Central Committee and president of the Chelan-Douglas Republican Women.  She was a National Committeewoman for the Republican Party…


Student In Custody After School Threats

Eastmont High School was placed on a brief lockdown after threats were reported early Wednesday afternoon.   A student tweeted  “I want to shoot up whs and ehs” at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday. Eastmont Administrator Vicky Trainor said the lockdown was initiated shortly after 1pm and lasted about 40 minutes while law…


Entiat Area Receiving State Grant to Restore Salmon Habitat

The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced it will be funding a project involving the Entiat River. The intention is to restore salmon and steelhead habitat with the ultimate goal of improving both the fish population as well as southern resident orca whale numbers. Mike Cushman of the Cascadia Conservation…


Wenatchee School Board Opts to Bring Back Rifle

The Wenatchee School Board agreed in a unanimous decision Tuesday to allow a rifle to be stored in the building, for use by the School Resource Officer in an active shooter situation. Wenatchee Police Chief Steve Crown, School Resource Officer Jared Reinfeld and WHS principal Eric Anderson all spoke in…


Apple Blossom Festival Royalty Candidates for Court

Selection of the 2019 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Royalty begins with the announcement of the 32 young women, from the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts, who will compete for a chance to be one of the ten candidates who will then vie for the 100th Royal Court, consisting of…


Grant PUD Warns of Scammers

Grant PUD is reporting that a large number of customers are receiving phone calls from scammers using terms like “disconnect order” and telling them that they will have their power shut off unless they make an immediate payment. Some of the scammers have even set up their caller identification to…


Locomotive Park Gets a (Slightly) New Name

Locomotive Park in South Wenatchee will be getting a new name: Lions Locomotive Park. And no, that does not mean a sudden influx of large feline predators into South Wenatchee. Established in 1955, the 15-acre park has been receiving improvements from the Lions Club the last few years. In a…



Sales Down, Prices Up in Real Estate Market in November

Home sales in the Wenatchee area were down nine percent in November compared to last year according to Pacific Appraisal Associates. Their monthly report also noted that the median and average sales price were up 12 percent from November 2017. For all home sales in 2018, the average sales price…


Grant County K9 Officer Edo Catches Teens

K9 Edo put an end to a pursuit in Desert Aire overnight by catching two of three juveniles who took vehicle without permission. Deputy Tyson Voss and his partner Edo were sitting near the Desert Aire fire station about 1:20 this morning when they saw a vehicle run a stop…