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Candidate Leading School Board Race Tried To Withdraw

The candidate who’s leading the Eastmont School Board Position 5 race doesn’t want the job. Jemomy Deskin, who has a slight edge over incumbent Stephen Piccirillo heading into Friday’s update of ballot results, tried to withdraw from the race, but failed. Douglas County Election Supervisor Marty Whitehouse says Deskin simply…


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Federal Burn Area Recovery Funds Approved

Posted from US Forest Service news release Wenatchee, WA — Funding was approved this week for emergency post-fire projects recommended by the Central Washington Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team.   The team’s report and recommendations were approved, along with its funding request of $269,400 for public safety and emergency…


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Wildfire Information Summit

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! A panel of federal and state wildfire experts, lawmakers and fire prevention and education groups encourage citizens and business owners to attend the “Wildfires and Us” conference this Monday November 9th at the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center.  A panel of experts will discuss the latest scientific…




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Elected Officials Grapple With Alcoa Plant Closure

Alcoa’s announcement it’s going to idle its Wenatchee Works plant has a sharp impact on the Chelan County Tri-Commission meeting. The gathering was intended to focus on a new law enforcement center and a state fund for local infrastructure. But distress over the imminent closure of an operation which provides…


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Wenatchee Mayor Reelected, Chelan Mayor Ousted

Wenatchee mayor Frank Kuntz is on his way to reelection following the results of last night’s returns. Kuntz leads challenger, City Councilman, Bryan Campbell with 65 percent of the vote. In other election night results, it appears voters want a change of direction at the Port of Chelan County where…


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Wenatchee Valley Chamber Event Targets Wildfire Relief

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce takes on a pressing issue in the region – wildfire relief.  A panel of local leaders will make presentations on recovery efforts from last summer’s blazes, which cost over $250 million to battle. A major focus will be the federal government’s refusal to grant…



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Suspect Uses 5 Year Old Daughter as Tazer Shield

A Bridgeport man’s in jail after he crashed his car into an orchard following a pursuit with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy in the Bridgeport area Saturday afternoon. Officials say 26 year old Marco Valdovinos-Infante was driving with a suspended license when he lost control of his car on Highway…