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WENATCHEE – Chelan Public Utility District announced that billing statements might arrive late this month following a cybersecurity event affecting its billing statement vendor. The …

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore announced that ballots for the March 12 presidential primary have been dispatched. Voters must ensure their ballots are postmarked or placed in an …

Community celebrates Austyn Robinson's crowning as Chelan County Rodeo Queen

CHELAN COUNTY – Chelan County Fair and Rodeo Queen Austyn Robinson was officially crowned on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Chelan County Fair and Rodeo Queen Fundraiser and Coronation …

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce hires new office manager and events coordinator

CASHMERE – The Cashmere Chamber of Commerce hired Jackie Rector as Office Manager and Events Coordinator.  Rector's first day in the position was Monday, Feb. 19. Rector comes …

Commissioners, county directors plan March community meetings

WENATCHEE -- The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you.  In March, Chelan County commissioners and various department directors will hold community-led discussions in each of …

Lithium-Ion battery safety advisory issued

OLYMPIA – The ubiquity of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-scooters, and even vehicles brings convenience alongside a risk of fire or explosion if mishandled or …

Cashmere residents vote to support schools in special election

CASHMERE – Cashmere voters turned out in support of Cashmere schools, with 71.22% of voters casting their ballots in favor of the replacement levy. Of the 1,501 who voted on the Feb. 13 …

Cashmere planning commission proposes parking, RV park code changes

CASHMERE - At the Cashmere Planning Commission meeting on Feb 5, Director of Operations Steve Croci, announced that the Commission had completed its tasks and that the proposed changes to the …

OLYMPIA - House Bill 2257, sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner to create the Backcountry Search and Rescue Account, passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Tuesday.

Chelan County launches short-term rental monitoring system

WENATCHEE - Chelan County has launched a 24-hour monitoring system for short-term rentals, contracting with Deckard Technologies, a San Diego-based company specializing in real estate data analytics …

OLYMPIA – JC Baldwin, a Chelan County resident, was unanimously confirmed by the Washington State Senate to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission on Feb. 12. The …

OLYMPIA - Isaac Zavala, a 10th grader from Cashmere High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Zavala was one of 13 students who served as …

Annual PIT count uncovers increased unsheltered homelessness

WENATCHEE – The latest Homeless Point in Time Count reveals a shift in homelessness trends in Chelan and Douglas counties. The count, conducted on Jan. 25, shows a 16.5% rise in the unsheltered …

Cashmere High School to join South Central Athletic Conference

CASHMERE - Cashmere High School will join the South Central Athletic Conference (SCAC) in August 2024, following a period of statewide athletic reclassification. The reclassification resulted in …

WENATCHEE - Chelan County is currently seeking public feedback for the 2024 update of the Recreation Element of the Chelan County Comprehensive Plan, a process conducted every seven years. This …

Community Foundation Announces New Legacy Funds Grant Program

WENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce a new Legacy Fund Grant program that will focus on place-based, community-centered grant distribution to charitable organizations …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will host a meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 PM at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, located …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society invites the public to a special hybrid meeting on Monday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m., featuring a presentation by Mary Horabik, an esteemed educator …

2024 Writers competition now open

WENATCHEE - The 2024 Writers Competition is now accepting submissions. Established in 2007, the competition has recognized over eighty regional authors with awards of $300, $200, and $100 for their …

Daycare closes due to no license, limiting childcare options in the area

CASHMERE – After discovering it was operating without a license, Joyful Scholars Montessori (JSM) abruptly closed its daycares both in Cashmere and Wenatchee on Dec. 28, exacerbating childcare …

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