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Cashmere Planning Commission discusses potential routes for Regional Multi-Modal Pathway connecting Wenatchee and Leavenworth

CDTC diagram of the Leavenworth to Cashmere and Cashmere to Leavenworth pathway corridor
CASHMERE — The Cashmere Planning Commission convened on June 3 to discuss potential routes for a multi-modal pathway that would connect the communities of Wenatchee and Leavenworth. The pathway …

Pioneer Fire expected to persist in wilderness, prompting long-term suppression planning

CHELAN — The Pioneer Fire, which has been burning in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area and on private land since June 8, remained active Tuesday, growing to 3,811 acres and leading to …

Cashmere church hosts Braver Angels workshop to bridge political divide

CASHMERE—In an effort to bridge the growing political divide, Dr. June Darling, in collaboration with the organization Braver Angels, will facilitate a workshop designed for faith-based groups …
Local Features

Library outreach brings hope to incarcerated youth

Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa display snowflakes, made from popsicle sticks by youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.
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 …
Davelaar’s favorite fudge flavor, dark chocolate raspberry.

Happy Fudge reopens: a labor of love honoring a legacy

LEAVENWORTH – For owner Jason Stewart and Manager Melissa Wike, reopening Happy Fudge, once Happy Happy Fudge, was not a money-making pursuit, but a way to preserve the legacy of one of their …
Wright began carving as a hobby in 2020, then starting selling his work about a year and a half in.

Local carver creates masterpiece in downtown Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH –  On the corner of 10th and Commercial, a chainsaw buzzes while sawdust flies, as a dead, hazardous tree fated to be cut down by order of the city gets transformed into a work …
Mabel Hoffman celebrated her birthday with a garden tea party, hosting family members, friends, and other Colonial Vista residents.

Cashmere woman celebrates 104th birthday

WENATCHEE – Colonial Vista Community’s oldest resident, Mabel Hoffman, celebrated turning 104 with a garden tea party, surrounded by 60 of her friends and family. At 104, Hoffman …
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
CHELAN — The Pioneer Fire, burning in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area and private land since June 8, has now grown to 3,811 acres, prompting further evacuations and increased fire …
PESHASTIN - Despite the temporary closure of its building for renovations since April, the Peshastin Library is bringing the community together through a series of free, Mexican folkloric dance …
CASHMERE — Chelan County Public Works (CCPW) is seeking the public's help in locating seven stolen traffic safety signs in the Cashmere area. The signs, which warn motorists of loose gravel and …
CASHMERE - The Cashmere City Council convened on June 9 to discuss the upcoming summer operations at the Cashmere City Pool. Pool Manager Christie Bagley presented the expanded schedule and …
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 …
Sports
WENATCHEE — The DubSea Fish Sticks edged out the Wenatchee AppleSox 5-4 in a closely contested non-league game on Monday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. Despite a valiant effort to mount …
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Wenatchee AppleSox completed a sweep of the Kamloops NorthPaws on Sunday afternoon with a resounding 15-5 victory at Norbrock Stadium, fueled by Cannon Peery's grand slam …

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Wenatchee AppleSox's bats came alive on Saturday night, propelling them to a decisive 13-2 victory over the Kamloops NorthPaws at Norbrock Stadium. The win clinched the …
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Evan Canfield pitched eight dominant innings, leading the Wenatchee AppleSox to a 2-1 victory over the Kamloops NorthPaws in a pitcher's duel at Norbrock Stadium on Friday …
Outdoors
OLYMPIA, - Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation requiring Washington fishers to possess a recreational fishing license for freshwater smelt, crawfish, and carp. The new law, which goes into effect on …
PORTLAND - The USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region is encouraging the public to enjoy the great outdoors by waiving day-use fees at most recreation sites in national forests across …
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 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 …

CHS valedictorian Sarah inspired by career goals, mom

CASHMERE – Cashmere High School Valedictorian and class president Sarah Noyes was inspired by her career goals and the support of her mom to strive for academic excellence during her high …

Cashmere senior earns valedictorian title with hard work, determination

CASHMERE – Cashmere High School senior Layne Varrelman has worked hard to achieve academic excellence throughout her high school career even when an easier path seemed tempting.  She …
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, …

Get your event in the spotlight with Ward Media!

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Here is this week's list of 5 Things to do this Week.
    • Friends of the Library

      The Friends of the Cashmere Library will meet on Friday, June 14 from 2-3 p.m. “Are you interested in joining the Cashmere Friends of …

    • Picture frame making class

      NCW Woodshop will host a Picture frames woodworking class on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Ever wondered why getting a …

    • Summer Series Read Aloud

      The Cashmere Library will host Summer Series Read Aloud on Tuesday, June 18 from 4-5 p.m. “Join us for an hour each week for a read …

    • Lip balm making workshop

      The Wenatchee Library will host an Essential Crafts workshop for adults on Tuesday, June 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Pacific Northwest Room. …

More News
CHELAN — The Pioneer Fire, burning in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area and private land since June 8, has now grown to 3,474 acres. In response to the fire's progression, Chelan County …
CHELAN COUNTY — Chelan County has declared a state of emergency in response to a wildfire burning on Lake Chelan's north shore, which has consumed over 1,700 acres since June 8. …
WASHINGTON  DC — The United States Postal Service announced that all postal retail locations will be closed and mail delivery services suspended on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of …
WENATCHEE - On Monday, June 10, the Chelan County Sheriff's Office successfully rescued two stranded hikers in the Maple Pass area near Rainy Pass on Highway 20. The rescue operation was initiated …
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U.S. soldier detained in Russia on criminal charges
Russian authorities have detained an American soldier on criminal misconduct charges, the U.S. Army said Monday. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Russia’s government had notified the …
Workers pick blueberries in greenhouses of the Agrovision firm in San Isidro Mazatepec in Jalisco.
As its workers stream to the U.S., Mexico runs short of farmhands
ETZATLÁN, Mexico - For decades, Mexicans crossed the border to pick Americans’ lettuce, grapes and strawberries. Mexico had a seemingly inexhaustible supply of farmhands - tough, …
Senate passes $1.2 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown
The Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending bill in the wee hours of Saturday morning to prevent a brief partial government shutdown, sending the bill to President Biden to sign into law. …
Nikki Haley meets voters during a rally at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry, N.H. on Sunday.
Nikki Haley suspends campaign for 2024 Republican presidential nomination
CHARLESTON, S.C. -  Nikki Haley , a former U.N. ambassador and governor of South Carolina, has announced she is suspending   her presidential campaign, leaving  Donald Trump  with …
Big-box stores try to stay relevant by focusing on smaller stores
Two of the biggest names in big-box retail have boosted their bets on a growing trend for brick-and-mortar sales: smaller stores. Best Buy and Macy’s this week announced plans to add …
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Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July
(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."
Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options
(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …
Everything You Need To Know To Host An Epic Summer Pool Party
(BPT) - Summer has arrived! If you're lucky enough to find a pool to spend the summer by, a pool party is a must. Whether you're taking advantage of the sunshine and hot weather during the day or …
Does your head ache? Discover how chiropractic care can help
(BPT) - Do you regularly experience headaches or migraines? You’re not alone. Headache disorders, including migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches, are some of the most common …
5 great tips for hosting your summer golden hour gathering
(BPT) - Summer is the season for spending your nights outdoors, whether by a cozy bonfire, in the backyard with a movie projector, or gathered around the porch table with family and friends. With a …