LCRD Issues Boil Advisory

The Lake Chelan Reclamation District issued a precautionary boil advisory on Tuesday August 8 for all areas to the south of SR 150 between Mill Bay Beach area and Rocky Point, plus all properties receiving water off Swartout Road. A 6-inch water main break is the cause. It has been…


Sen. Cantwell Town Hall set for Wenatchee

Senator Maria Cantwell will be holding a town hall meeting Saturday August 12 at Wenatchee High School Auditorium. It will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event is open and free of charge, but you must pre-register to attend. You must show either a printed or mobile ticket…


Tommy Watanabe, AppleSox pitcher passes away

The Wenatchee AppleSox paid tribute to Tommy Watanabe before Monday’s season finale at Paul Thomas Sr. Field in Wenatchee.  It was announced that Watanabe, aged 20 died in his sleep over the weekend at his parents home.  He had been with the team until July 22nd, battling a back injury…


Chelan PUD Announces Two Deals Worth $40 Million

From a press release – Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday heard the good news that two new power sales contracts will boost forecasted PUD revenue by $40 million starting in 2019. Each sale is for a 5-percent “slice” of power generated at Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams.   Gregg…


Citations Down, Warnings Up on New Distracted Driving Law

From a press release – It has been nearly two weeks since the new distracted driving law went into effect. The Washington State Patrol ran stats to see how the first week of the law differed from the week before the law went into effect. The Distracted While Under the Influence…


Standoff Ends Peacefully in Orondo

From a press release – On 08/07/17 at approximately 9:00 AM Douglas County Deputies responded to an assault call in Orondo.  A Deputy located  the suspect in a fruit warehouse.  He fled as the Deputy attempted to talk to him and ran into a nearby house.  Another Deputy attempted speak…


Two Climbers Rescued from Mt. Stuart

From a Press Release – Sheriff Brian Burnett reports two climbers were rescued from Mount Stuart in Chelan County Sunday evening and Monday afternoon.  One of the subjects suffered life threatening injuries Sunday when a boulder he was leaning against broke free while ascending the West Ridge route of the…


Hayes Road Fire Contained

The Hayes Road Fire eight miles northeast of Mansfield is completely contained and the Type 3 Incident Management Team has transitioned control of the fire back to Douglas County fire district #3 and #5. The fire area may have some minor hot spots over the next couple of days that…


Colville’s expand tribal wolf hunting

NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) – The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has approved wolf hunting for tribal members in land off its reservation in northeast Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that the tribes on Thursday voted to expand wolf hunting in land north of its reservation in the Okanogan to…


Wilson Creek Man Dies in Car Accident

From a press release – A 47-year-old Wilson Creek man has died in a one-vehicle collision north of Wilson Creek. Thomas Veenstra was driving a 2016 Dodge Challenger which crashed sometime Saturday late afternoon or evening on Road Q-Northeast south of Road 25-Northeast. He died at the scene. Veenstra’s family…