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Shanda Holm and a student look at the Tumwater Dam and where the repair work will occur next year. Photo by Marlene Farrell
On a chilly morning, Home Link elementary and middle school students and their teacher Shanda Holm were bundled and excited for a tour of the Tumwater Dam, led by Chelan PUD senior fish biologist Catherin Willard and civil engineer Justin Fletcher. This field trip was one of several this fall for...
Karl Ruether was born and raised in Germany and came to North America in 1986. He has three grown sons and is married to Denise, they currently live in Peshastin, Washington.   Karl started his career in the Hospitality Industry with a Restaurant Apprenticeship in 1976 at the Sport Hotel, Droste,...
On November 8, 2022, at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Councilmembers unanimously voted to approve a funding request from the Upper Valley Park and Recreation Service Area (PRSA) in the amount of $69,820 for a Pool Feasibility Study. A feasibility study was the next step for the PRSA...

Judge Allen Blackmon
WENATCHEE – Allen Blackmon, a 26-year veteran of the Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office, has accepted a judge’s appointment to the Chelan County District Court. Chelan County commissioners officially appointed Blackmon, a deputy prosecuting attorney, to position No. 2 of District Court on Nov. 21,...
Wenatchee- On Nov. 1, Matthew D. Hendricks, a 29-year-old resident of East Wenatchee, was observed by Columbia River Drug Task Force (CRDTF) Detectives in Rock Island. Hendricks had a DOC Escape warrant out for his arrest at the time.  CRDTF Detectives had gathered intelligence from numerous...
Over the holidays, there is an increased number of holiday work events, family gatherings, and social functions. It is the time of the year to celebrate with family and friends. While it is a joyous time of year for most families, it can be challenging with stressful relationships, shopping,...
With the end of Washington State’s COVID-19 state of emergency order Oct. 31 after Governor Inslee’s announcement, Confluence Health will be updating restrictions and guidelines for their facilities. “These changes to Confluence Health policy reflect not only the lifting of many of the COVID-19...
The Washington State Redistricting Commission’s new boundaries for our state’s 49 legislative districts, a process completed every 10 years, will bring many new dynamics to Olympia. One of the more significant changes – due to greater growth in western Washington than eastern Washington – involves...
Washington Department of Ecology – Air Quality   Burn ban area: Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Douglas counties   Burn ban started: Noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022   Burn ban ends: Until further notice. (Restrictions will reassessed on Wednesday, Nov. 16 or Thursday,...
NCW Tech Alliance received grant funding from Microsoft Philanthropies to rebrand our successful UpSkill program and to lead communities across the country in launching their own skilling program.  The rebrand is called Community Skills Initiative and aims to help job seekers and professionals gain...

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