Eastside Trail Plan Not Decided, East Wenatchee Awaits Legal Review

UPDATE: East Wenatchee will defer a decision on fencing restrictions on private property next to the Loop Trail until the City Attorney reviews the possible impacts to property rights. The review is expected to take until early November. East Wenatchee City Council has favored a restriction of fencing within 75 feet…


Mail In Voter Registration Deadline

Today is the deadline for mail-in registration to vote in the General Election. State Elections Director Lori Augino said county election departments will honor mail-in applications with an Oct. 11 postmark in light of Monday’s federal holiday and no mail processing. The deadline for online voter registration expired Monday at…


Teacher Honored By the Legion

Andrea O’Donnell’s named American Legion’s Educator of the Year for the state of Washington. Andrea’s presented the award at an October 28th school assembly. Takes place at Wenatchee’s Columbia Elementary School, where she’s an instructional coach. “I am deeply honored to receive this award as the American Legion is known…


Let’s Take Off At CWU!

As a way to ensure it has the quantity and quality of pilots it needs in the future, Horizon Air and Central Washington University announce a new pilot development program. Captain LaMar Haugaard, Horizon Air’s director of Pilot Development and Recruiting says, the air carrier will provide up to 17…


Oso Landslide Agreement

The attorneys representing the plaintiffs in the liability lawsuit against the state over the deadly 2014 Oso landslide announced a $50 million settlement. The Seattle Times says, it includes an additional amount of almost $395,000 for attorneys’ fees and costs. It doesn’t include any penalties a King County Superior Court…


Summer Forestry Jobs Available

If you want to work in the great outdoors during the summer of 2017, more than 100 jobs are available with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. All summer job applications must be submitted online at: usa jobs dot gov, between November 15th and 21st. From the Canadian border to the Goat…


Jumping Out the Door

A Quincy man’s injured when he exited a vehicle while it was in motion. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Sunday, one and a half miles west of Ephrata. A vehicle driven by a 24-year old Ellensburg woman was travelling along eastbound 28 after stopping at the intersection with state…


How Much Are You Paying For Gas?

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington fell zero point 7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging 2-70 a gallon, according to Gas Buddy dot com. This compares with the national average which increased 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to 2-25. In Wenatchee, we’re paying 2-73…


Hanford Plutonium Facility Demolition

The demolition of one of the most hazardous buildings at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s set to begin in coming weeks. The Department of Energy and its contractor expect demotion of the Plutonium Reclamation Facility to start late this month or in early November. The DOE’s facing a revised legal deadline…


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Local Councilman Dies

Longtime East Wenatchee city councilman George Buckner suffered a brain aneurysm Friday morning while playing golf, and later died. In a Wenatchee World story, his wife of 30-years, Marie, said he was doing what he loved most at the time of his collapse, at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club….