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Two Security Threats At Eastmont High School

Eastmont School District confronted two safety threats Monday.  Superintendent Garn Christensen said one incident involved a report that a student had brought a gun to the high school. School administrators responded immediately with law enforcement and determined the threat was not substantiated.  Christensen said Eastmont and many local school districts…


Saddle Rock Gateway Construction Getting Underway Soon

Would-be visitors to the Saddle Rock Gateway could face some challenges beginning next week as construction on improvements will be underway. Wenatchee Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Dave Erickson says accessing the trail will be even more challenging. “We want folks to really be aware of that one because…


SR971 Reopens, Rock Slide Cleared on Friday

SR 971 is now open from milepost 9 to milepost 11, five miles west of Chelan on the south shore of Lake Chelan. The roadway was blocked by a rock slide March 8th.  A contractor had to scale some material away from the cliff to prevent additional slides before Department…


Alcoa Talks Ongoing

WENATCHEE, WA – As Alcoa Corporation considers options for its Wenatchee Works smelter, Chelan PUD is engaging Alcoa Corporation based on the principle that any potential changes in the plant’s existing power contract must have a neutral to positive financial impact on Chelan PUD customer-owners, according to General Manager Steve…


South Chelan Avenue Work Starts

Relocation of existing Chelan PUD equipment, including electrical poles and wires, is required to accommodate the City of Wenatchee’s roadway improvement project along South Chelan Avenue. The work is from Peachy to Ferry streets, beginning Monday. There will be traffic impacts, including periodic road closures in some sections of the…


What’s On The River?

UPDATE Monday, March 20th 10:30am–The Department of Ecology will deploy a sonar scanner sometime Monday to try and pinpoint the source of an oil sheen and diesel odor on the Columbia.   Camille St. Onge, incident information officer with Department of Ecology said if the results are conclusive, a diver…


Wolf Population on the Rise

The wolf population continues to increase in Washington with a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife report noting that there were at least 28 percent more wolves in 2016 than 2015. Bruce Botka with Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife says there are now 115 wolves, 20 packs and 10 successful…


Valley North JC Penney Not On List of Closures

The JC Penney Store in Wenatchee has survived an announced closure of 138 stores nationwide.   The list of stores slated for closure was released this morning and the only location in the Evergreen state to be shutdown is in Snohomish. The department store chain  announced the closings earlier this…


Popular Bike Shop Damaged In Fire

UPDATE: Friday, March 17th 11:30am Fire damaged the Go-Bent bicycle shop at 1111 Walla Walla Avenue in Wenatchee on Thursday night. Chelan County Fire Battalion Chief Kelly Lindemann says as crews from Chelan County #1 and Douglas County #2 arrived… Lindemann says the cause is under investigation but damage to…


Highway 97 Reopened

Highway 97 in Omak reopened last night around 7:00 after a fatal accident involving a car and a semi. The incident occurred at Cameron Lake Road when a white Chevy pickup carrying two people was crossing 97 and was struck by a semi truck. Both occupants were killed as a…