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Airlift Rescue of Snowmobiler with Broken Leg

A 39-year-old Woodland, WA snowmobiler was airlifted Friday from deep snow after getting stranded and suffering a broken leg about 12 miles northeast of Leavenworth. The solo snowmobiler was spotted shortly before 1pm by a Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Forest Service Officer out on a routine


Moses Lake, Wenatchee-area Payless ShoeSource stores to shutter

MOSES LAKE - The Moses Lake and Wenatchee-Area Payless ShoeSource stores will be closing this spring. The retailer will begin liquidation sales on Sunday, Feb. 17, a company spokesperson told CNBC. The company expects all stores to remain open until the end of March and the majority until May.


WSDOT Crews Battling Heavy Snowfall

The snow continues to pileup on highways as WSDOT and county crews battle the conditions to clear roadways. Here is an update on road closures;. US 2 from Coles Corner to the west end of Leavenworth has been re-opened. Chains required on US2 Stevens Pass except for all-wheel drive.


High School Boys Basketball Roundup: Kittitas wins district title as Ravet nears 3,000

CHELAN — Everyone knows Kittitas can score, but it was turning up the defensive pressure that finally helped the Coyotes pull away from Lake Roosevelt in Saturday’s 2B district title game.


One of two Wenatchee Valley men in federal meth case sentenced to 10 years

SPOKANE — An East Wenatchee man who pleaded guilty to a federal methamphetamine possession charge was sentenced Thursday to a 10-year prison term. James Timothy McGuire, 39, pleaded guilty in September to one count of possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, as did h


Chelan legislator proposes bill that makes home ownership more affordable in eastern Washington

OLYMPIA - The Wenatchee Valley is known for being one of the more expensive places to live in eastern Washington but a local legislator aims to change that. 12th District State Rep. Mike Steele of Chelan says the “workforce housing” shortage has reached critical levels in many parts of his district,


WSP: More than 100 collisions reported Thursday in north-central Washington

EPHRATA - State troopers in north-central Washington responded to more than 100 collisions on Thursday as snow again blanketed the region. Trooper John Bryant says troopers responded to 47 collisions in Grant County, 42 in Kittitas County and 21 in the Wenatchee area on Thursday. Bryant added there


Driver seriously injured in collision near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH - A driver was hospitalized with serious injuries following a collision Friday evening on Highway 2 about a mile east of Leavenworth. Wyatt W. Whaley, a 20-year-old Leavenworth man, was driving a 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck west on Highway 2 when he reportedly lost control and crosse


Washington handles runaway foster kids with handcuffs, shackles and jail. Is there a better way?

She is 14, and looking for a family. She had one once. Her mom died of cancer a couple of years ago, and her dad killed himself five months later. She became a ward of the state.


Number of measles cases in Washington rises to 60

SPOKANE, Wash. - Health agencies across the state are keeping a close eye on the measles outbreak in Washington. 60 cases have now been reported in the state, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Clark County has 59 confirmed cases and King County has one confirmed case. According


Settlement ahead for lawsuit in Douglas County deputy's fatal 2014 accident

WENATCHEE — A negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has entered settlement talks, attorneys told the court last week. The family of the late Robin H. "Robbie" Foster had sought $3 million for damages in injury for Foster's death, which occurred in January


Injured snowmobiler spotted by backcountry patrollers

PLAIN — A Woodland man who suffered a broken leg while snowmobiling Friday was discovered by a sheriff's deputy and a forest ranger and helped to safety. Chelan County Sheriff's Deputy Mike McLeod and U.S. Forest Service Officer Mike Kujala were on routine snowmobile patrol near Sugarloaf Lookout ab


Washington's harmful elk hoof disease migrates to Idaho

WENATCHEE — A crippling disease that’s plagued Washington’s elk herds for a decade has now made its way into the elk population in Idaho. Hoof disease deforms an elk’s hooves and leaves them lame. It was first reported in southwest Washington in 2008, migrated east across the state and into Oregon b


Wenatcee Panther boys beat Moses Lake, advance to district championship game

WENATCHEE - The hard work of the Wenatchee Panthers boys’ basketball team during the 2018-19 regular season helped secure them a place in the first round of the Big 9 district playoffs as a higher seed, the payoff for which was the right to play at home against the Moses Lake Chiefs on Friday night.


Wild drop first of three to Salmon Arm

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild fell for the eighth time in their last 11 games by losing to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-1 on Friday night at Town Toyota Center. After Salmon Arm registered the game’s first goal at 13:31 of period one, Wenatchee quickly answered back only 2:06 later when right-winge


Trooper: Thursday driving conditions resulted in over 78 crashes between Ephrata and Ellensburg

WENATCHEE - Treacherous traveling conditions were the cause of over 78 crashes between Ellensburg and Ephrata on Thursday. Washington State Trooper John Bryant says most of the crashes occurred between 6 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on SR 17 near Ephrata, SR 28 at Crescent Bar and I-90 near Ellensburg. One of


Silverbacks Look to Double Up

It was fourth time lucky for Salmon Arm last night. 0-2-1 against the Wenatchee Wild to start the season, missing six regulars, the Silverbacks won 3-1 in the Town Toyota Center.


Avalanches Concerns High Around Wenatchee Valley

The Northwest Avalance Center says there was a natural avalanche cycle that occured in the Dry Gulch area northeast of Wenatchee on Tuesday. Matt Primomo says they went out to investigate the cycle and heard concerning sounds in the hills.


Moses Lake, Nevada: A climate change visualization tool remaps the U.S.

WENATCHEE — Imagining climate change can be difficult, so here’s a thought experiment: What if Moses Lake moved to Boulder City, Nevada?. Sixty years from now, the climate of the Columbia Basin is predicted to resemble the current climate in Boulder City, just outside Las Vegas, where summers are ab


Entiat girls are District Champs

EPHRATA, WA – The Entiat girls basketball team once again stand atop the Central Washington 1B crop with a District Championship win over Riverside Christian last night 48-44.