Articles by Kevin Rounce

Non-Profit Fair at the Mall Saturday

The Wenatchee Valley Mall will be holding their annual Non-Profit Fair Saturday, March 25th. From noon to five, anyone can find out more about area non-profits. Marketing Director Stephannie Kuntz says there is something for everyone. “We have several different groups actually. We have the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, the…


Snow Tire Deadline: March 31st

OLYMPIA – Spring is here and that means drivers in Washington have until Friday, March 31, to remove their winter studded tires.   The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day March 31. Starting…


Payless Shoes May Exit

Fortune Magazine says, another local store chain looks ready file bankruptcy protection in a brutal retail environment, as soon as next week. Payless Shoe Source is the company in trouble. As part of that restructuring, Payless would close as many as 500 stores, though it had considered shuttering up to…


Newhouse Calls WDFW Report a Positive Sign for Wolves

Representative Dan Newhouse says a recent WDFW report on the wolf population should be seen as a positive. “I think this just reaffirms what we’ve been saying for a long time, that the recovery of the gray wolf is truly a success story if you look at the numbers of…


Wenatchee School District Levy Vote in April

The Wenatchee School District will be looking to renew their levy in April. Superintendent Brian Flones said it’s while the district does get money from the state, they want to add more opportunities for their kids. “Offset the things the state doesn’t pay for, so it really pays for program…


Senate Bill Looking to Limit Vehicle License Taxes

A bill working it’s way through the State Senate would limit future increases on vehicle licenses taxes collected for the next phases of Sound Transit’s regional plan in the Puget Sound. To push Senate Bill 5893, University Place Republican Steve O’Ban and the Senate Transportation Committee has included an amendment…


Wenatchee Junior Gets Opportunity in Legislature’s Page Program

Each week during the legislative session in Olympia, students between the ages of 14-16 can learn about government through a page program. Wenatchee High School’s Estella Navarro just finished her time working with Senator Brad Hawkins and had the opportunity to see legislators work together to get bills passed, but…


Wenatchee Parks and Rec Offering Spring Break Programs

Still looking for something for your young ones during spring break? Wenatchee Parks and Rec is offering a paddle camp and a hiking and nature camp. Director Dave Erickson says the programs will take kids, depending on the age, and get them excited about what they can do outside. “It’s…


National Puppy Day Brings Joy and Warnings of Scams

Thursday is National Puppy Day and many folks might use the occasion to find a new companion. Veronica Craker of the Better Business Bureau says it’s important to be careful. “It’s a pretty common scam that we see where people are targeting pet shoppers and scamming them out of their…


Documentary Looking at Screen Time Coming to Wenatchee

How much screen time is too much for your kids and how do you have a constructive conversation on setting limits? Washington Elementary PTSA is hosting a fundraiser showing the documentary “Screenagers” which looks at those very questions. Parent Rick Ray says the film looks at many different points of…