Record Grape Harvest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The state of Washington produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016. The Washington Wine Commission reported Wednesday that the 2016 harvest was 270,000 tons, up 22 percent from the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the previous record harvest…


Grant County Chief Gives Testimony To Senate Committee

A U.S. Senate Committee heard graphic details Wednesday in the murder case of Jill Marie Sundberg of Quincy who was found shot 11 times in December near George. Grant County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ryan Rectenwald gave testimony before the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee about details involving the alleged…


National Pancake Day March 7

National Pancake Day takes place next Tuesday, March 7th and the I-HOP in Ellensburg will be giving away a free short stack of pancakes as they try to raise $3.5 million nationwide for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2016, I-HOP raised nearly $4 million for children’s charities. The event, “Pancakes…


Eastmont Community Garden Accepting Applications

Calling all gardeners! If you’d like a plot in the Eastmont Community Garden, get your application in soon. Emily Fogle with WSU Master Gardeners says there are eight 20X30 plots remaining to grow what your heart desires. “Everybody grows anything from all flowers, we had a dahlia grower last year,…


Newhouse, Reichert, Cantwell React To President’s Address

4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released a statement following President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday.  “Tonight, I was heartened by an optimistic and unifying message that the President is working to restore limited government, improve economic opportunity, and ensure the safety of all Americans”…


Plan To Bring Direct Flights Between Pangborn And Bay Area

The Port of Chelan County wants to pursue a grant that could lead to direct flights from Pangborn Airport to San Francisco. The World reports the port will approach the local business community to raise about $400-thousand to qualify for a federal grant. The grant is funded by fees paid…


Pybus Market Hosting Lego Building Competition Saturday

Pybus Market is the place to be Saturday for those who are into building with Legos. The 4th Annual Lego Building Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 4:30 p.m. Here is a rundown of the event schedule. Schedule for Saturday, March 4th building competition: Registration is 9:00am and…


March is National Red Cross Month

We know all too well in North Central Washington how important the Red Cross is to a local community. National Red Cross Month begins March 1st and it is designed to highlight the importance and impact of the organization. Executive Director of the Greater Inland Northwest chapter Megan Snow says their…


Stevens Pass Reopened After Avalanche Control Extended

UPDATE 6:50am WSDOT  completed avalanche control work on US2 Stevens Pass and reopened US2 in both directions at 6:45am with Traction Tires required.   UPDATE 6:30am WEDNESDAY Avalanche control work on Stevens Pass is extended to 8 a.m. Wednesday.   Eastbound traffic is stopped at milepost 58 at Scenic, and…


East Wenatchee Roads and Budget Challenged by Winter

The rough winter can impact roads and travelers in many ways, but one that isn’t apparent until after the melt is all the potholes created. East Wenatchee City Engineer Greg Pezoldt said, “We have some roads that require a lot of attention every year, but I think just in general…