Opportunity For Health Projects to Receive Funding Unfolds in NCW

An opportunity to add fresh efforts and organizations to the available health avenues for North Central Washington just unfolded. North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is part of a statewide initiative and allocated $450,000 to funnel into local and regional health efforts in Chelan, Grant, Douglas and Okanogan counties….


Chelan PUD Offering State Park Passes for Customer-Owners

Chelan PUD is again offering a free day-use, parking pass for three state parks that were built by the utility, Confluence, Daroga and Lincoln Rock state parks. Spokesperson Kimberlee Craig says it was offered after their last round of strategic planning five years ago. “It’s important to be able to…


Acupuncture Added to Free Clinic Services

Upper Valley Mend and Cascade Medical have been running a free clinic together every Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for roughly 20 years. Recently, the free services have been expanded to include acupuncture. The free clinic offers some dental consultation and medical services and is entirely run by volunteers. “The intention…


Newhouse Announces 2019 Central Washington Congressional App Challenge

4th District Representative Dan Newhouse announced the start of the 2019 Central Washington Congressional App Challenge. The Sunnyside Republican said the winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges, and the winning app will be featured on display at the U.S. Capitol. “This challenge is open to students…


Goats Effective in Removing Fuel in Western Wenatchee

The goats have left the hillsides of Western Wentachee after eating vegetation that were considered fuel for potential wildfires. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Brian Brett says the program was a success. “If you go up there and look now, if we have a fire come into that draw,…


Sox Sweep Falcons, Win Seventh Straight

KELOWNA, B.C. – The AppleSox continued to stay hot by defeating the Kelowna Falcons 11-8 on Thursday night at Elks Stadium. The Sox stretched their season-best winning streak to seven games and picked up their third sweep of the season. Henrik Reinertsen (3-2) allowed two runs in six innings to…


Lone Goat On the Loose After Finishing Brush-Eating Program

The goats that were tasked with combating wildfire risk by devouring fast burning grass had finished their meal and completed the job by July 18. However, according to Chelan County District 1 chief, Brian Brett, one lone goat stuck around. “Yesterday the goats completed the fuel reduction program up in…


Seminar Coming to Wenatchee to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Loretta Stover, a therapist from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Wenatchee, and the Wenatchee Rotary Club are hosting a program to illustrate the complex opioid crisis subject on July 25 at noon at the Red Lion Hotel. The addiction to opioids is becoming an epidemic, not just…


North Central Washington Mostly in Moderate Drought or Abnormally Dry

According to data released yesterday, nearly all of Washington is under some sort of drought designation including most of Chelan County and parts of Douglas County which are considered to be in a moderate drought. The rest of each county is considered abnormally dry, as is most of Grant County….


Quincy Roundabout Opening Saturday

The construction on SR 28 in Quincy at 13th Avenue SW is just about complete according to the city. In a Facebook post Thursday, the roundabout is scheduled to be open to the public around noon Saturday. Construction on the roundabout began in early April with slowdowns in place. The…