East Wenatchee Holding Retirement Party for Mayor, Police Chief

The City of East Wenatchee is hosting a retirement party for Mayor Steve Lacy and Police Chief Randy Harrison in December. Soon-to-be Mayor Elect Jerrilea Crawford stated she’s been lucky to have a predecessor like Lacy. “He’s been very kind and very helpful in trying to bring me up to…


Structure Fire in Mansfield Damages Farm Building

Douglas County Fire District 5 responded to a structure fire on Road 18 Northeast near Mansfield around 3:00 pm Tuesday afternoon. One side and part of the roof of a shed-type farm building caught fire, and the fire reportedly was in danger of spreading to another building. The fire was…


Newhouse Commends USDA Rural Development Water Award to Douglas County

U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $165,000 in grant funds and $55,000 from a loan to Greater Bar Water District in Douglas County. These funds will go toward the addition of a secondary back up pump, controls and infrastructure to an existing well. This is a measure taken to ensure district…


Ephrata Man Arrested Among 16 Individuals as Result of Net Nanny Operation

An Ephrata man was  arrested as a result of “Operation Net Nanny”, a multi-day operation that focused on sexual predators who targeted children in Yakima County. Our news partner, iFiberone, reports Bradley V. Tschauner, 29, was booked into Yakima County Jail Friday for first degree attempted rape of a child…


Central Washington University Breaks Ground on New Health Facility

Central Washington University students can look forward to a new $60 million, 80,000 square foot Health Sciences facility. The university celebrated with a groundbreaking for the facility Tuesday morning. “Our Health Science faculty is vital in preparing the next generation of healthcare leaders to take on this enormous challenge,” said…



Wenatchee Amends Housing Code for Severe Weather Emergency Shelters

The Wenatchee City Council continued the push for temporary heating shelters by allowing emergency exemptions for the housing of indigent persons. Mayor Frank Kuntz said exceptions had to be made after the council in October approved the use of up to $66,000 for one or more severe weather emergency shelters…


Washington State Patrol Preps for College Students Home Bound for the Holidays

Washington State Patrol will undergo emphasis patrols as Washington State University students travel home to celebrate Thanksgiving. From November 21-December 1, troopers in Grant, Kittitas, Spokane, Whitman and Adams counties will be cracking down on speed, including driving too fast for conditions, distracted or impaired driving and other collision causing…


Last Chance for Washington Residents to Weigh in on 2020-2023 Drafted Transportation Improvement Program

Washington State Department of Transportation has worked with local, metropolitan and regional agencies on the drafted 2020-2023 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program to prioritize transportation improvement projects. The final opportunity to submit input on the multimodal transportation projects is from November 18 until December 17 at 5 p.m. “This process started…


Wenatchee Man in Jail After ‘Jumping’ Individual with Baseball Bat

A Wenatchee man is in custody after assaulting an individual with a baseball bat last week. Sgt. Nathan Hahn said officers responded to a house on the 500 block of Sunset Avenue in Wenatchee and quickly called for an ambulance. “(Officers) located a male who was identified as Andrew Vargas….