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WENATCHEE, WA – Chelan PUD commissioners voted Tuesday to double the donations customer-owners have given since March 2020 to Helping Hand, a fund that helps low-income people cover their utility bills.  “I am proud of our community for contributing to this cause,” Commissioner Garry Arseneault...

These large boulders created significant problems for the replacement efforts of the city sewer line. Ultimately they had to be excavated at significant expense. The boulders were used to create a retaining wall at the bottom of 9th Street.
City Council and the Planning Commission met in joint session to visit the Planning Commission docket for 2021. Currently, the commission has unfinished projects from 2020. Those include the Transportation Element Update anticipated to be completed by March; Housing Action Plan anticipated for...

Liz Hurtado
Liz Hurtado, is the Upper Valley MEND'S new Emergency Assistance Program Manager. Liz will be helping people in crisis move toward stability and safety by helping with rent, mortgage and utility bills, and helping them access needed services in the Wenatchee Valley.  Liz grew up in the Upper Valley...

Colorful artist bowls like these will be available through the on-line auction
2021 marks a significant year for our Upper Valley Empty Bowls (UVEB) Festival in many ways– first of all it’s our 25th anniversary! It is also a year impacted by the pandemic, where our Community Cupboard food bank needs our support more than ever. The UVEB Festival typically raises over $15,000...
NCW Libraries has closed its 30 libraries for in-person visits starting  Jan. 20, 2021 in accordance with updated state guidelines for public libraries.   While its libraries are closed, NCW Libraries will continue to offer and expand Curbside Pickup hours at all libraries, continue operating...
The Stitching in Heels Quilting group had been meeting via zoom since last June 2020. We had formed a design team then designs were discussed and the final design was drafted by Althea Gyde.  The quilt was divided into units and given out to our members, see names below, to construct by machine...

Representatives Michael Steele (Chelan) and Keith Goehner (Dryden)
OLYMPIA – Representative Rob Chase (R-Spokane) has introduced a bill for the future of Washington state and America, that his former colleague Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley has wanted for years – establishing the state of Liberty from all of Eastern Washington. Establishing the new state of...
Cascade Medical Foundation (CMF) applied for and received a grant for Cascade Medical (CM) and Cascade School District (CSD) to collaborate on suicide prevention training. The $7000 will enable staff from CM and CSD to take train-the-trainer workshops and develop more comprehensive suicide...
January 25, 2021 — The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds in another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong. The Red Cross is...
OLYMPIA -- State Sen. Brad Hawkins is encouraged by the state’s updated revenue projection released Nov. 18 by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The council’s November revenue forecast estimates revenue for the upcoming state budget cycle. The outlook was adjusted up with...

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