Okanogan County Officials Hoping For Calm Fire Season

Okanogan County Commssioner Jim Detro says he is hoping for a calmer wildfire season in Okanogan County following last year’s conflagration that scorched a huge chunk of land and destroyed many homes. Commissioner Detro attended last week’s wildfire roundtable discussion in Okanogan hosted by Congressman Dan Newhouse. Detro says a few…


Chelan PUD Continues Hearing On High Density Users

A public hearing continues Monday afternoon at the Chelan County Public Utility District Commissioners meeting. PUD Spokeswoman Kimberly Craig invites customers to comment on the possible creation of a new rate class for so called, High Density Load (HDL) users, such as data centers and bitcoin miners. The PUD has…


Alaska Air to Acquire Virgin America

(NEW YORK) — Alaska Air Group Inc. may be close to a deal acquiring Virgin America Inc. According to the Wall Street Journal, sources say Alaska Air is nearing a $2 billion deal after outbidding rival JetBue Airways Corp. with an announcement of the merger to come as soon as Monday….


Wenatchee Foothills Trails Open

The popular Sage Hills Trail system is open after its Winter closure. The system of trails is managed by the Chelan Douglas Land Trust and the Chelan County PUD. Video courtesy of North 40 Productions  


Weekend Injury Accidents

Posted by Steve Hair Sunday 8:51 AM State Troopers say A Cashmere man was injured Saturday night in an alcohol-caused crash. A State Patrol report says 24 year old Joseph K Branstrom was driving Westbound on Highway 28 when he lost control of his car on a curve about 4…


High Speed Chase Ends With DUI, No Injuries

A high speed chase started in Wenatchee and ended with a crash in East Wenatchee Friday. It was approximately 4:30 pm when 27-year-old Jacob Rawlins stole an A-C Checker Taxi on the 500 block of Emerson… “While he was leaving he collided with two vehicles,” explains Wenatchee Police Corporal Nathan…


Washington Marijuana Sales Far Exceed Expectations

A recent report of marijuana sales in Washington’s far less than numbers tallied by the state. Cannabis market research firm ArcView says Washington accounted for nearly half of all sales in the country at $709 million last year. Brian Smith with the state Liquor and Cannabis Board contends the total’s…


Washington Ski Resorts Basking in Snow & Sun

An abundance of snow pack is allowing Washington ski resorts to extend operations further into spring this year. Some locations received over twice the accumulation from last year, and have drawn large crowds in response. Chris Danforth with Stevens Pass says the resort’s delayed its closing date by a week…


Whitewater Rafting Season Kicks In As Wenatchee River Rises

Whitewater enthusiasts are getting ready for what’s expected to be a prolific river rafting season in Chelan County. Matt Black with Osprey Rafting in Leavenworth says river flows are rising as the temperatures warm . . River flows are running around 35 hundred cubic feet a second on the Wenatchee…