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Red Cross Short on Blood Due to Weather Cancellations

The following is a news release from the American Red Cross: RICHLAND, Wash. (March 22, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the…


Ralph is the K P Q Pet of the Week

Ralph is a well-mannered, handsome Marmalade Cat that has been recently acquired by the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.  Ralph has all his shots, is in perfect health and has been “fixed” … Ralph wants all cat lovers to know he’s ready to settle down and enjoy a beautiful spring as…


Deadly Terror Attacks in London

LONDON (AP) – The head of counterterrorism at London’s Metropolitan Police, says four people have died in the terror incident in London, including an attacker and a police officer. Mark Rowley says some 20 people have been wounded and Parliament was locked down. A search is underway to make certain…


Columbia’s Mystery Fuel Spill

The “mystery sheen” caused by an apparent fuel spill on the Columbia River near Wenatchee is thought to have appeared March 15th, two days before it was reported, according to the World. Investigators from the state Department of Ecology are searching for the source of the sheen, which was reported…


Hanford and Beryllium Stops Work

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – An employee at the Hanford nuclear reservation stopped some work at the radioactive waste tank farms Monday afternoon over beryllium controls. Work resumed Tuesday after managers met with the employee to discuss concerns. The order stopped all activities requiring beryllium controls or intrusive work in the…


Gray Wolf Report

The number of wolves in Washington grew to at least 115 last year — up by roughly 25 animals. According to the World, the agency keeping tabs on them soon considers changes to make it easier to kill wolves that attack livestock. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife released…


Prescribed Burning Season To Begin

Prescribed burning season on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will get underway next month.   “It’s time to put fire to work for us” said Deputy Forest Supervisor, Jason Kuiken. “In an era of destructive megafires, increasing prescribed fire is a cost-effective, proactive part of the restoration solution.” Information Officer Holly Krake…


Chelan PUD Studies Building Upgrades

Chelan County PUD Commissioners are studying plans for a new headquarters and operations center on property north of the Wenatchee River and building improvements at Rock Island and Rocky Reach Dams. A PUD press release said the Board of Commissioners reviewed a facilities plan Monday that covers most of the buildings…


Lab Retriever is Seattle’s Favorite

Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Seattle’s top spot in the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) 2016 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S. The big movers and shaker in Seattle for 2016 was the Havanese, jumping from 12th to 5th, while the Poodle fell out of…


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…