Massive I-90 Mountain Project Still Several Years From Completion

One of the biggest highway projects in Washington state includes extensive use of explosives.  Over a billion dollars is being spent to improve I-90 through Snoqualmie Pass. Meagan Lott with the Washington Transportation Department claims intense rock blasting, which started in 2010, is carving space for an expanded roadway. “We’re…


Chelan PUD To Invest 60 Million Dollars for New Rock Island Dam Turbines

Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday, decided to invest about $60 million to modernize the four original generating units at Rock Island Dam. The decision came after the board reviewed the results of intensive staff analysis and concluded the project meets the strategic objective of investing in long-term assets that provide…


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Body In River Identified

An investigation continues into the death of a Wenatchee man who’s body was recovered Saturday from the Columbia River south of the Senator Sellar Bridge. Police say 34 year old Burnell Siminiski’s death remains a mystery. Autopsy results were inconclusive according to Chelan County Coroner, Wayne Harris. He says blood…


Wenatchee RNC Member Critical of Efforts to Replace Trump on Ticket

A Washington state based Republican National Committee member thinks delegates to the national convention should think hard before dumping Donald Trump as the presidential candidate. The group has the authority to release all its members to support whomever they want.  RNC member and Wenatchee resident Fredi Simpson thinks the will…


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Fire Near Rock Island Dam Caused By Target Shooting

Crews battled a brush fire Sunday near the Rock Island Dam south of East Wenatchee.  Douglas County firefighters were assisted by a federal government helicopter and the Wenatchee Valley Rappellers in extinguishing the blaze. Brian Brett with Fire District 2 says people driving by on Highway 28 caused a traffic…


Hawks Will Make Stop In Leavenworth

The Wenatchee Valley will be celebrating an early summer Blue Friday this week.  The team announced last week they will stop in Leavenworth for a Friday morning rally on their way to Hoopfest in Spokane this weekend.  Rookie linemen Germain Ifedi, Rees Odiambo, team officials and Sea Gals will raise the 12…


Wenatchee Hosts Ice Skating Competition

Over 200 skaters will compete in the Apple Ice Gala this weekend at Town Toyota Center.  Louise Kapeikis, Ice Skating Director for the facility says figure skaters from as young as 4 through adults will compete so spectators will see “top level, accomplished skaters through the wee, little cute ones”…


Colville Tribe Bans Fireworks

Leaders have banned all fireworks on the Colville Indian Reservation, citing significant wildfire risks this summer.  The Colville Business Council announced the fireworks ban Thursday.  The council said in a news release that it passed the resolution due to increased risk of forest and range wildfires and over concerns for…


Third Arrest In Fatal Moses Lake Shooting

A third suspect believed to be involved in the shooting death of a Moses Lake man has been arrested. On June 5th, 29-year-old Loren Jon Jay Meade was allegedly involved in an argument with Jose Rodriguez and Ismael Ortiz that resulted in an exchange of gun shots.   A stray…


WA Groups Weigh in on Gun Debate After Orlando

With Congress struggling to agree on any gun legislation after the Orlando massacre, groups in the Evergreen State have taken a stance on the issue. Dave Workman’s with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  He see’s serious flaws in a proposal by Democrats to block…