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MARYSVILLE — The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are in mourning following the tragic death of Trooper Christopher M. Gadd, who was killed in the …

Cashmere homeschooled student serves as Senate Page in Olympia

OLYMPIA – Senator Brad Hawkins of the 12th legislative district recently welcomed Alaina Cecil, a homeschooled student from Cashmere, to serve as a Senate Page in Olympia. Cecil's inclusion in …

Drug task force sees success in fight on drugs

The Columbia River Drug Task Force had a successful year in 2023 in the fight against the drug epidemic. The mission of the CRDTF is to combat illegal drug activity, current law enforcement …

WENATCHEE — Chelan County officials have announced a delay in mailing 2024 property tax statements. According to the Chelan County Treasurer's Office, residents can anticipate receiving their …

Local ag co-op nurtures tree fruit industry from bud to box

Since the 1930s, Northwest Wholesale, Inc., a locally owned agricultural cooperative, has been an impactful part of the tree fruit industry in North Central Washington. Cooperatives of all kinds …

Farm-to-School meet-up planned in East Wenatchee

EAST WENATCHEE — A meet-up designed to foster connections between local farmers and school food service directors will take place on Monday, March 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Eastmont …

CHELAN - The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding 37-year-old Adriana Nunez-Gutierrez, who has been missing since early Feb. 16. Nunez-Gutierrez was last seen at her residence in Chelan on February 15 and has not made contact since approximately 2:00 a.m. the following day.

Chelan PUD billing statements delayed due to cybersecurity event

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 …

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