Sunday, July 14, 2024
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Yonder Cider Co. anticipates August opening for Eastside taproom

Yonder East is located at 111 Railroad Ave., and will be Yonder Cider Co.’s second existing location.
CASHMERE – Yonder Cider Co., which picks and presses its apples in Wenatchee, will be opening its first Eastside taproom this August in Side Street Cashmere. “We've been getting …
Rally attendees duck under chairs after the shooting.

Biden, Democrats, Republicans denounce shooting at Trump rally

Reactions from government leaders poured in shortly after a shooting at Donald Trump’s rally in Butler, Pa., Saturday afternoon, with Democrats and Republicans alike denouncing the violence. …

Red flag warning issued as heat wave continues in Washington State

SPOKANE — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of central and southern Washington state as a heat wave brings above normal temperatures and creates critical …
Local Features

Cashmere's Rob McManus reflects on NCAA Nationals, Olympic Trials experience

McManus sports a positive attitude as he competes in the steeplechase at the Olympic Trials.
CASHMERE- Cashmere High School graduate and Montana State University Junior, Rob McManus enjoyed a well-deserved break at his parents’ Cashmere orchard after competing in Eugene, Oregon, at the …
An eye-catching mixed display of various locally-sourced products exhibits Brassbound’s widely varied stock

Brassbound Collective celebrates grand opening as part of a project to revitalize community

CASHMERE- One of a kind retail market, Brassbound Collective, opened its doors as one of the many new businesses being planned for the future of the ambitious Side Street neighborhood hub …
“A Cashmere Kid” author, Rolland “Rollie” Schmitten.

"A Cashmere Kid": Rollie Schmitten to debut humorous historical memoir at Founder's Day

CASHMERE – Local historian and author Rolland “Rollie” Schmitten will be debuting his latest book, “A Cashmere Kid,” during Founder’s Day Weekend at the Cashmere …
Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa display snowflakes, made from popsicle sticks by youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.

Library outreach brings hope to incarcerated youth

WENATCHEE—For Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa, outreach with youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center is one of their favorite parts of their …
Chelan County Sheriff's Report

Chelan County Sheriff's Report

This report is compiled from records provided by the Chelan County Sheriff's Office and RiverCom. The publisher cannot certify the complete accuracy of the information provided. May 31 …
Other News
BUTLER, Pa. - Former president Donald Trump was rushed offstage from a campaign rally here on Saturday evening, where a shooting left two other people dead, authorities said. A Trump campaign …
WENATCHEE — The Columbia River Drug Task Force (CRDTF) has received a $150,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The funding comes at a critical time for the …
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Sheriff's Office has been awarded an $82,054.86 grant for the Registered Sex Offender Address Verification Program. The funds, allocated by the Washington State …
WENATCHEE -- The Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW) has launched a new grant program that provides unrestricted funding to charitable organizations in specific geographic …
WENATCHEE — Link Transit has been awarded a $4.5 million federal grant to support the electrification of its entire fixed-route urban fleet. The funding, part of the Federal Transit …
Sports
WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild, members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), announced the hiring of Dan Johnston as the team’s new assistant coach, completing the team’s …
WENATCHEE — The Edmonton Riverhawks staged a late-inning comeback, scoring three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Wenatchee AppleSox 6-4 on Thursday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. …

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), are excited to announce the hiring of Don Nachbaur as the team’s new head coach. Nachbaur …
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AppleSox unleashed a relentless offensive assault, scoring in seven of eight innings to rout the Edmonton Riverhawks 17-5 on Wednesday night at Paul Thomas Sr. …
Outdoors
WENATCHEE - The U.S. Forest Service has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, effective immediately. The decision comes as prolonged warm weather …
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Monday changes to the summer Chinook salmon fishing season on the Entiat River, set to begin earlier than usual this …
Obituaries
Donna Joyce Tarver passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of Tuesday, May 28th. Donna grew up in the Cashmere Valley where her parents Howard and Dora (Dode) Balsdon owned and operated an …
Dwight Goehner was born to Walter and Alvina Goehner in May of 1957. He joined his sister Naomi and brother Keith in a loving Christian home, surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, most of …
Brian Lee Avery, 55, of Cashmere, passed away on April 7, 2024 surrounded by angels and loved ones that left before him, in the loving care of Mount Baker View AFH in Everett. From Brian, …
Richard “Boomer” Dueman Richard “Boomer” Dueman was born on July 10, 1943, and passed away peacefully, at the home of his daughter, Becky, on October 25, 2023. …
Milo Smith passed away on August 2,2023. A Celebration of Life for Milo will be held on October 22, 2023, 1 p.m., at the Henry building,120 Cottage Ave., Cashmere, WA.
Michael Edward (Mike) Bennett December 8, 1958 – August 28, 2023   Michael Bennett, 64, went to be with Jesus on August 28, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. …
Education

Cashmere School District recoups over $130,000 In funding for special needs students

CASHMERE—As the school year has wrapped up, the Cashmere School Board applauds the district staff, who worked tirelessly to ensure that their highest-needs students receive adequate funding and …

Kenoyer named Theo Allen Teacher of The Year

CASHMERE – Cashmere High School seniors voted science teacher Jeff Kenoyer the 2024 Theo Allen Teacher of The Year. CHS senior and class vice president Daniela Reyna announced the award at …

Cashmere students among 387 receiving Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarships

WENATCHEE— The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) has awarded 387 scholarships to students with ties to the tree fruit industry for the 2024-2025 academic year, including several from …

CHS salutatorian balances leadership, academics and athletics

CASHMERE – Cashmere High School salutatorian Reese Westlund has balanced an impressive load of academics and activities throughout her high school career. She has been involved in the CHS …
Legislative Coverage

Federal court redistricting ruling shakes up Washington State legislative districts, faces Republican criticism

OLYMPIA – In a development impacting Washington State politics, the Ninth Circuit Court has dismissed an emergency motion to stay a federal court decision regarding legislative district …

Blending education and technology a goal for Wellman

OLYMPIA - On the last Monday morning of the 2024 legislative session, Washington State Sen. Lisa Wellman’s office brimmed with sunlight, an early peek at spring, as she sipped tea from a white …

Counties required to adopt security system

Under a bill Secretary of State Steve Hobbs endorsed, all counties are required to install “Albert Systems,” a technology that notifies counties when there is an attempted cybersecurity …

Officers will soon be allowed to work part-time

Washington remains 51st in the nation for police officers per capita, and one answer to that problem might be allowing officers to work part-time.  SB 5424, sponsored by Sen. John Lovick, …

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Here is this week's list of 5 Things to do this Week.
    • Green Drinks

      Sustainable NCW will host Green Drinks on Thursday, June 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the Wenatchee River Institute. “The June edition of …

    • Braver Angles workshop

      Dr. June Darling will facilitate a workshop designed by Braver Angels for faith-based groups to help bridge the current political divide. …

    • Art in the Park

      The Wenatchee Library will host Art in the Park for teens and tweens at Memorial Park on Monday, June 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. “Get your …

    • Gelli Printing craft

      The Cashmere Library will host a Gelli Printing craft on Tuesday, June 25, from 6-9 p.m. “Drop in to the Cashmere Library and enjoy a …

    • Folkloric dance series

      The Peshastin Library will host a Mexican folkloric dance class series with local teacher Sandy Zárate at the Peshastin Dryden Elementary …

More News
CASHMERE — NCW Libraries has announced plans for a community town hall event on August 7 to discuss the relocation of the Cashmere Library to the Cashmere Riverside Center. The event, …
CASHMERE—As part of its constant mission of broadening local horizons, Cashmere Public Library (CPL) hosted a free woodburning workshop for teens and adults, aimed at getting community members …
SEATTLE -The Indigenous Climate Project has launched a newly designed website that highlights oral histories and traditional ecological knowledge of Northwest tribal leaders, unveils a connected …
WENATCHEE -- The Cascadia Conservation District has announced its upcoming Regular Board meeting, scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, …
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