Spromberg Log Yard Fire Wrapped Up

The Spromberg log yard fire is considered almost fully contained at 97% as of last report on Saturday.  The Northwest Incident Management Team has returned management of the fire back to local resources; Chelan County Fire District 3 and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Public Information Officer Annie…


Richland Man Killed in Glider Crash near Ephrata

A 64-year-old Richland man was killed in a glider crash Friday afternoon. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle Roberson was piloting a sailplane when it crashed into a remote farm field near Baird Springs Road Northwest and Road J-Northwest.   The crash site was about eight miles west…


Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day is Monday and there will be many events and remembrances around the Wenatchee Valley. Patricia Hail with the Patriotic Council says the first event is at 9 at Evergreen Memorial and then a two-city ceremony at 10. “They mayors of both cities, Frank Kuntz and Steve Lacy will…


Chumstick Log Deck Fire Contained

Northwest Incident Management Team released fire crews from the Chumstick Log Deck Fire yesterday morning and turned management of the fire back to Chelan County Fire District #3 and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. They did reduce the size of fire down to 34 acres according to what…


WSP Looking for Help Finding Medical Supplies

The Washington State Patrol is asking for help in recovering medical supplies that there fell into Peshastin Creek and eventually the Wenatchee River. A USPS express truck left the roadway Saturday morning, striking the guardrail and ended up in Peshastin Creek spilling part of its load. Most of the packages…


Rapid Runoff Leads to Swift Conditions at Lake Chelan

The Following is a News Release from Chelan County PUD: Rapid snow melt during the past week due to very warm temperatures has increased the runoff into Lake Chelan. The lake is still within its normal operating range, even though it is filling at a faster rate due to the…


WVC Adds New Bachelor’s Program in Engineering

The following is a news release from Wenatchee Valley College: Wenatchee Valley College will offer a bachelor of applied science-engineering technology (BAS-ET) degree, one of two new bachelor’s degree options, in the fall of 2017. The BAS-ET is designed to serve the educational and workforce needs of the region based…


Evacuation levels reduced and Chumstick Hwy Reopens

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office reopened Chumstick Highway to through traffic Thursday evening and reduced evacuation levels around the Brender log yard fire in Spromberg Canyon.  The changes are the result of improved containment of the fire. As of 7pm Thursday, Spromberg Canyon is reduced to a level 2 with entry…


Two Dead Bodies Found in Truck

The Chelan County Sheriff’s office is working to identify two bodies found inside a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon. The truck was found adjacent to a campsite near mile post 90 on Highway 2, between Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee near the Chiwaukum Creek Rock Quarry. Autopsies were performed on both of…


3 Dead in Two Vehicle Crash near George

UPDATE 8am Friday May 26th The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said it is still attempting to locate the relatives of three people killed in Thursday morning’s collision.  Spokesman Kyle Forman said the notifications make take several days and that the Sheriff’s Office will not release any of the names of those involved…