Apple growers may see higher returns this season

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) – Experts say Washington apple growers may be in for higher returns with large crop amounts expected and a decline in apple production in Europe, Mexico and Canada. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s Aug. 1 forecast estimates this year’s crop will yield 130.9 million, 40-pound boxes….


Congressman Dave Reichert visits Wenatchee

Representative Dave Reichert is in the Wenatchee Valley for a fundraiser to benefit the Wenatchee High School Mariachi band but also stopped by the Wenatchee Farmers Market Thursday afternoon at Pybus Public Market.  He visited with vendors about the federal food stamp program that helps the low income buy fresh…


Solid line around Monument Hill Fire

8am UPDATE Friday Crews worked overnight on the Monument Hill fire, improving fire lines and mopping up hot spots.  Fire Information Officer Megan Hill said crews plan to do similar work Friday to make sure the fire is no danger of spreading.   A cold front is expected to pass through…


Portion of Joe Miller Road to close for landslide repairs

A portion of Joe Miller Road will be closed for five days beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22nd  A contractor will rebuild the roadway the portion of the roadway damaged in March 2016 during a landslide. The project also will impact Cathedral Rock Road, the private road below Joe Miller Road. Cathedral…


Town Toyota Center Hiring for Wild Season

With the Wenatchee Wild season just over a month away, the Town Toyota Center is looking to hire more than 75 people for part time jobs. The arena seeks a part-time box office supervisor; the Rink needs a part-time opening for cashiers, lead position and concessions. The operations department needs…


Hatchery workers fired over sexualized office culture

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Four Department of Fish and Wildlife employees have been fired after an investigation found a sexualized culture at the Wells Hatchery near Pateros led at least one woman to take a job at the Methow Hatchery. The employees were fired last week following a June report in…


Methow Valley Recommended for Smokejumper Base

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) – A new analysis is recommending that Washington’s only smokejumper base remain in the Methow Valley, considered the birthplace of smokejumping. A group advising the U.S. Forest Service says the North Cascades Smokejumper Base near Winthrop should stay where it has been for nearly 80 years. The…


Get a rush of color for a good cause

The Confluence Health Color Rush is this Sunday.  Color Rush is a 5k fun run or walk where an estimated 600 participants will be blasted with a rainbow of colored powder along the course, that’s the fun part! Online registration deadline is Friday at midnight at ColorWenatchee.com. The event begins begins…


Volunteers needed to count walkers and cyclists

The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is increasing in Washington each year. Just how many? Here is an opportunity to help the state find out. Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of…


Argument escalates into hit & run charge

One man was arrested and another hospitalized after a confrontation turned into a hit and run incident in Rock Island.  The confrontation occurred on Akron Avenue last Thursday about 7pm. In a press release, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said Gordon McVay, 46 of East Wenatchee was arguing with another man…