Newhouse, Reichert urge President to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty

Representatives Dan Newhouse, R-4th ,  Dave Reichert, R-8th  and a bipartisan group of Northwest lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to commence negotiations with Canada over the Columbia River Treaty as soon as possible. The treaty adopted in 1964 provided for cooperative development of the Columbia River Basin with Canada…


Lost load blocks traffic near Monitor

A truck spilled it’s load of plastic containers onto US2 near Monitor and blocked westbound lanes for at least 30 minutes Thursday morning.  The WSDOT was able to cleanup the containers and sharp objects to protect motorists tires accodring to Trooper John Bryant who tweeted the photo above.  The removal…


Memorial run honors fallen Deputy

The Twelfth Annual Deputy Saul Gallegos Memorial Run will be held this Saturday at Singleton Park in Manson. The 3K/5K walk or 5K/10K run honors Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Saul Gallegos who was killed in the line of duty in Manson on June 26, 2003. The run starts at 8am…


It’s Founder’s Day weekend in Cashmere

Cashmere kicks off it’s biggest annual event Friday with the 2-day Founder’s Day celebration.  The fun starts with a free community barbecue, kids face painting and karaoke at 5pm Friday in downtown Cashmere. Saturday’s events include a street fair, car show, live entertainment, another free barbecue and a new addition this…


Insurance study says crash claims rise in first states to legalize pot

An insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, released the results Thursday saying the study found collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal pot sales began when…


Dangerous drug lab found in Rock Island

A tip led authorities from Grant & Douglas County to a dangerous drug lab in a home at 4620 Hurst Landing Road in Rock Island.   Investigators were on the scene Wednesday afternoon with Department of Ecology teams to clean up and remove all hazardous materials. The lab was producing DMT, a…


Grant County looking for a few good reserves

Are you looking for a chance to serve the community?  The Grant County Sheriff’s office is looking for more reserve deputies. Kyle Foreman from the Grant County Sheriff’s office says the Reserve program offers people an opportunity for personal growth and education.  The assignments may include field operations, special events…


South Korean student presumed drowning victim in Lake Chelan

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says the man missing and presumed drowned in Lake Chelan is a 23 year old University of Washington student from South Korea, Donghoon Lee of Seattle. Chelan County Marine Deputies responded to calls of a possible drowning in the area known as “Three Fingers” on…


Cashmere Royalty kicks off new tradition

A new event and tradition is planned for Founders Day festivities in Cashmere.  The 1st Annual Past and Present Cashmere Royalty Appreciation Luncheon set for Saturday, June 24th at 11:30 at Milepost in Cashmere. All of Cashmere’s Past Royalty members are cordially invited to a no-host noble luncheon.  Organizers are…


Revenue projections for Washington up slightly

As lawmakers head toward a third overtime legislative session, they received updated revenue numbers that give them a little bit of help as they struggle to reach agreement on a two-year state budget. If a state operating budget isn’t signed in law by midnight June 30, the state faces a…