Minor Earthquake Near Entiat

Did you feel it? A minor earthquake shook near Entiat Monday afternoon. At 12:53 p.m. the 3.2 magnitude quake hit about 9 miles ENE of Entiat. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network verified the quake. There were reports it being felt in Entiat, Chelan, and Waterville.  


Stolen Pickup Crashes, Causes Small Brush Fire

From a press release – Firefighters from fire districts 8 and 10 quickly extinguished a small brush fire Saturday evening caused by the crash of a stolen vehicle. Firefighters were called just before 6 p.m. to State Route 243 South and B-Street next to the gas station in Schwana after…


Man Shot in Bridgeport, In Stable Condition

A man was shot in Bridgeport Friday night and admitted to a Brewster hospital. Douglas County Sheriffs Deputies are investigating the case. They say the incident occurred on the 800 block of Fairview and the victim was an adult male. The victim was flown to Confluence Hospital and is reported…


DNR: No Capital Budget puts Forests in Jeopardy

With no capital budget in place, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources says that leaves forests in the Evergreen State in jeopardy. The proposed budget included $15 million to remove trees struck by insect blight, disease or drought. “A century of mismanaged forests has clogged our forests with dead,…


Study Looks at Restoring Central Washington Train Travel

Interest in passenger train travel is growing as more people commute to-and-from central Washington and Puget Sound. In response, Central Washington University is now looking into the potential restoration of rail service to places that haven’t seen passenger trains for nearly 40 years. CWU has received more than $3-thousand dollars…


State Legislature set to adjourn marathon session

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington lawmakers are preparing to adjourn their marathon legislative session for the year, but are leaving on a negative note after negotiations broke down on a water rights bill that was tied to passage of a new construction budget for the state. Legislative leaders planned to…


Canyon Creek Fire 100% Contained

UPDATE 10am Wednesday The Canyon Creek fire is now 100% contained. Just before midnight Tuesday night, the jurisdiction was handed over to local units. The fire burned about 12-hundred acres.   UPDATE 10am Tuesday There was no growth in the Canyon Creek fire Monday night and is now at 75%…


Eastmont District Changing School Configurations

The Eastmont School Board approved changing the configuration of the schools in the district at Monday night’s meeting. The future configuration looks like this: Cascade K – 6 Grant K – 6 Kenroy K – 6 Lee K – 6 Rock Island K – 6 Clovis K – 6 Sterling…


UPDATE: Wenatchee Girl Found Safe

UPDATE: A 10 year old Wenatchee girl who Washington State Patrol had been looking for has been found safe. She had been missing since Sunday. The East Wenatchee Police department says Lani-Farrell-Quigle was not hurt and is back at home. Original Story: The Washington State Patrol is looking for a…


Pedestrian Killed North of Omak

A 35-year-old Inchelium died after he was struck by a truck walking down County Road 280 north of Omak. The incident occurred Sunday evening. Duran Marchand was walking along the road when a Ford F350, driven by 34-year-old Ryan Cate, crossed the center line, striking Marchand. Marchand died at Mid-Valley…