Fire Danger Level Raised

The Department of Natural Resources is raising the fire danger rating on DNR protected lands to very high in Okanogan, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, and Ferry Counties starting Friday, July 28 at 12:01 a.m.  Also effective Friday, all campfires in Okanogan County will be prohibited. As a reminder, fireworks and incendiary…


Wilderness fire grows

The Diamond Creek Fire in the Pasayten Wilderness 18 miles north of Mazama, has grown to 350 acres.  The fire is burning in the steep slopes of the Diamond Creek drainage where it intersects with Lost River.  It is about four miles from the Billy Goat Trailhead. Public Information Officer…


Chelan/Douglas jobless rate hits record low for June

The combined unemployment rate of 4 percent for the Chelan Douglas labor market last month was the lowest jobless figure ever recorded in June since electronic record keeping began in 1990. Regional labor economist Don Meseck says private health services and local government were among the job sectors that lead…


Semi crash and fuel spill closes SR 243 in Grant County

Washington State Patrol says a truck driver was hospitalized after falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing a semi truck this morning on State Route 243. The collision involves a 150 gallon fuel leak that has prompted a closure on SR 243 between State Route 26 & Beverly Burke Road….


State Patrol steps up patrols for Watershed at Gorge

The Washington State Patrol issued this press release The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is reminding Watershed concert goers to be safe while having fun this weekend. WSP will be allocating additional resources along the I-90 corridor to focus on the large influx of traffic expected over the weekend. Troopers will…


Chelan County unemployment among lowest in the state

The job picture in Chelan County is bright. Chelan, King, San Juan and Asotin County were the only counties in the state with unemployment rates under 4 percent in June. The Chelan County June jobless figure stood at 3.9 percent, Douglas County at 4.3 percent and Grant County at 4.7percent. Employment…


Annie is the Wenatchee Humane Society Pet of the Week

This lovely lady is Annie!  She is quite shy at first and takes a little bit of time to warm up to new people and places. Once she settles in and with a little sweet talking, she is very sweet and tender.  Annie would benefit from a calmer, quiet home…


New work hours should reduce delays on US2

SKYKOMISH – After nearly two weeks of road preservation work on US 2 in three locations west of Stevens Pass, the Washington State Department of Transportation is revising work hours to reduce driver delays that reached up to two hours. Earlier this month, contractor crews began daytime work to resurface two sections…


Shots Fired in East Wenatchee Neighborhood

An East Wenatchee man is facing charges after shooting at cars and houses in his neighborhood. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23rd RiverCom dispatch received a report of a male firing a shotgun toward the reporting party’s home and passing cars in the 10 Blk of N Nevada…