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Truck Plunges Over Cliff

A 34-year-old Wilson Creek man was killed about 3pm Tuesday in a one vehicle collision west of Marlin. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Benjamin A. McAfee was eastbound on Lower Marlin Road about 1.5 miles north of State Route 28 when his pickup plunged down a 200 foot cliff….


Newhouse Disagrees With “What’s Upstream” Audit

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A federal audit has found that a Puget Sound clean-water campaign funded by the Environmental Protection Agency did not violate federal lobbying rules. The EPA’s Inspector General said in a report Monday that the EPA properly funded the What’s Upstream campaign, which aimed to raise awareness…


Ferry Service Continues

INCHELIUM, Wash. (AP) – The ferry boat that operates between the Columbia River towns of Inchelium and Gifford in northeastern Washington will continue operating this season. That’s after the Colville Indians convinced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change its mind. Ferry service was scheduled to end last week…


Calm Before The Storm

This was the scene early Wednesday morning as vendors are preparing for the opening of the food fair in Memorial Park Thursday at the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. The Memorial Park Food Fair opens Thursday at 11am. Here is a link to this year’s participating vendors


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…


Ranger District: Silver Falls, Upper Entiat Reopening

Entiat, WA — After several years of wildfires, iconic recreation areas like Silver Falls on the Entiat Ranger District are once again reopening to the public. This summer dozens of popular campsites, recreation areas, and more than 40 miles of trails will be available as snow melts off the Forest….


Wenatchee Event Calls Attention To Racism

YWCA, Wenatchee Valley College, North West Immigration Rights Project and many other community organizations gather Wednesday, April 26th to take a Stand Against Racism. This event will be held near the fountain at Wenatchee Valley College from 9am to 2pm. The rally will feature speakers and a free BBQ lunch. The…