Articles by Kevin Rounce

Confluence Health Participating in National Drug Take Back Day

Confluence Health is partnering with Sharps Compliance to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse by providing solutions to safely dispose of opioid painkillers and other unused medications. For the safe and anonymous disposal of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances, Confluence Health MedSafe drug collection and disposal…


Chelan County Commissioner Honored Preservation Work

Port of Chelan County Commissioner Rory Turner has spent years as a private developer reviving historic buildings throughout Washington State. Along the way, he continues to be recognized for his great work revitalizing these buildings.   This week Mr. Turner received The Valerie Sivinski Award from the WA State Historic…


Special Election Holds Good News for Wenatchee School District

Initial returns for the special election are positive for the Wenatchee School District and Chelan’s Hospital District #2, but not for Omak’s middle school construction bond. Needing a simple majority, WSD’s levy is currently passing with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Chelan’s bond needs a 60 percent majority and…


Three Big Events at Pybus Saturday

Pybus Public Market will be a very busy place this Saturday, April 29th with three of their most popular events. The Rustique Divas Vintage Market, NCW Dahlia Society Tuber Sale and the WSU Master Gardeners Plant Sale will all be happening as people celebrate the first weekend of the Apple…


WVC Speaks Presents History of Chavez Ravine

From a Press Release:   R. Jaime Ramirez, Wenatchee Valley College Chicano/a Studies Professor, will present “The Love of Baseball: Chavez Ravine” at the next WVC Speaks Lecture Series on Thursday, May 4, at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall 2105 and in Omak campus room 901 via ITV.   The…


Aviation Grants Expanding

Moses Lake Republican Tom Dent’s bill to raise the amount of money that can be offered for aviation grants offered by WSDOT was signed into law yesterday [Tuesday]. The maximum grant will shift from $250,000 to $750,000. Dent said the amount had not been updated in decades and was outdated…


Wenatchee Sophomore Wins Regional Art Contest

Zachary Banken, Wenatchee High School sophomore, took Best of Show in the Regional High School Art Show, in photography. His photo, titled “Crash Landing,” is currently on display in Olympia in the OSPI Art Show, and will be competing with art pieces from around the state. Zachary’s photography teacher is…


Girls Night Out Returns to Wenatchee

The annual Girls Night Out hits downtown Wenatchee Thursday, April 20th. Meredith Hilger with the Wenatchee Downtown Association says it’s a record breaking year that gets much of downtown involved. “We have quite a few participating businesses, more than we ever have before this year. I think there’s a grand…


Chelan PUD Takes Next Step in Possible Olds Station

Chelan County PUD has taken the next steps in a possible move to Olds Station by entering into an agreement with the Port of Chelan County to explore the opportunities Olds Station would have. The PUD commissioners approved the arrangement in a meeting Monday. Part of the exploration will include…


Washington Achievement Award Winners Announced

Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released their list of Washington Achievement Awards yesterday [Monday]. In total, 280 schools received the state’s highest education honor, including several in North Central Washington. Superintendent Chris Reykdal said, “These schools help Washington lead the way in innovative education and access to high-quality…