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…


Search for Missing Swimmer at Lake Chelan

UPDATE: Wednesday 10am The search in Lake Chelan for a missing a swimmer was suspended at approximately 8:30pm Tuesday evening by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.  The unidentified 23-year-old male is presumed drowned according to Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff”s Office of Emergency Management.   A recovery effort involving…


Wenatchee to explain Red Apple Road safety improvements

The City of Wenatchee is planning a number of safety improvements on Red Apple Road next summer including a mini-roundabout at the Miller Street intersection, pavement rehabilitation from Okanogan Avenue to Miller Street, new bike lanes, and some additional sidewalk. Construction is set for the summer of 2018. Before construction begins,…


Additional charges against Quincy teen murder suspect

A Quincy teenager is facing additional charges in the February murder of Jahleel Munnings, 17, of Quincy and the shooting of another Quincy man, Luis Nava Trujillo who survived his wounds. The Columbia Basin Herald reports Noel Cardenas of Quincy pleaded not guilty Monday in Grant County Superior Court to…


Man pinned under tractor

A 64-year-old Rock Island man was in critical condition Monday at Central Washington Hospital Monday after a tractor accident Friday afternoon.  The Wenatchee World reported 64 year old Robert Gemkow was injured in the 1300 block of Douglas Street in Rock Island.  Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said witnesses reported…


Pertussis confirmed in Grant County

Grant County health officials have confirmed three cases and one probable case of pertussis, better known as whooping cough.  The Grant County Health District says all of the cases are in Ephrata and there have been no hospitalizations.  There are additional cases possible. Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease…


Rock Island to Crescent Bar road work

Motorists on SR28 can expect delays during the evening this week from Rock Island to Crescent Bar. A contractor is working nights Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect up to 20 min. delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where the crews complete pavement repair work…