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Upper Valley MEND offers seniors help for scheduling vaccine appointments. The emergency assistance program manager Liz Hurtado can help people who are eligible to get the vaccine but aren’t tech savvy enough to sign up. Call MEND at (509) 548-0408 for assistance.   MEND envisions an...

Photo by Bill Forhan The snow is falling but the Leavenworth Library will soon be open to the public on a limited basis.
NCW Libraries will reopen its libraries to in-person visits starting Tuesday, Feb. 16. Customers will once again be able to browse the shelves, access computer stations, read the newspaper, or pick out a DVD. Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Thursday that most of the state including all five counties...
I opened my email this morning to read an article by none other than the New York Times regarding the wisdom of “coronavirus absolutism.” Their lead on the article is: “In a public health emergency, absolutism is a very tempting response: People should cease all behavior that creates additional...
Betty’s Big Heart “A True Miracle”   By Carol Forhan and Lucas Stoltz   On Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, Andrya Dodson and Lester Stoltz had a routine ultrasound of their 33-week-old unborn baby, Betty Ann Stoltz. It was discovered she had an enlarged heart. Early the next day, Lester and...

Aerial view of new PUD service center site
Milestone investment will infuse nearly $30 million into local economy WENATCHEE, WA – Cranes and crews will raise the steel frame of Chelan PUD’s new Service Center this spring. The highly visible project is emblematic of major investments the utility is making to ensure long-term value, including...

Designated Ski Hill Study area
Chelan County Flood Control Zone District LEAVENWORTH – The public is invited to participate in a survey that will be used in completing an analysis that will identify solutions to reduce the impacts of water runoff coming from the Ski Hill Basin in Leavenworth.   The analysis, paid for by...

Brad Hawkins
12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins, in an exclusive interview with NCW Media, stated the following in a response to a group of four Republican senators announcing the formation of a “Freedom Caucus” within the GOP Caucus: “I fully support my Senate colleagues in their effort to advocate for...
Will advocate lower taxes, greater freedom, rights guaranteed by Constitution Issue-oriented caucus will be voice for life, liberty and prosperity Will ensure conservative voice is heard OLYMPIA – Freedom is the watchword for the new Senate Freedom Caucus, announced Thursday by lawmakers...
The bipartisan stimulus bill passed by Congress in late December set aside another $284 billion in fully forgivable loans for struggling business owners during this pandemic. These loans are currently being distributed through the popular Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that was launched by the...
The recent announcement by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) of a $2 million-plus dollar fine levied against Gebbers Farms for violations related to guest worker deaths during the COVID pandemic is setting off alarm bells within the agriculture community. With...

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