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Confluence to build three-level parking garage at Wenatchee hospital
Confluence Health will be building a three-level parking structure at Central Washington Hospital that will add 500 parking spaces to the facility. Construction on the parking garage, on the corner of the hospital campus closest to Red Apple Road and Miller Street, will begin in March and take six t
Room to move: Wenatchee Valley nonprofit suggests housing strategies
WENATCHEE — A new report from the nonprofit Our Valley Our Future makes it clear: Housing in the Wenatchee Valley is in crisis, and the market alone can’t fix it. Instead, the broad-spectrum group of volunteers proposes things like streamlined building codes, housing tax rebates and exemptions, and
Discipline unclear for student who threatened schools
EAST WENATCHEE — Authorities on Friday declined to comment on possible disciplinary actions for the Eastmont High School senior who threatened to “shoot up” Eastmont and Wenatchee high schools on Wednesday.
Join Wenatchee First Assembly for Christmas Reflections Sunday
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee First Assembly of God is hosting a Christmas Reflections Service 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 1520 McKittrick St. Activities will include Christmas Carols, communion, visual presentations, dramatic readings, music and a special performance by the Wenatchee High School Cham
Juvenile suspect in social media threat taken into mental health care
EAST WENATCHEE — A juvenile who tweeted an apparent threat to "shoot up" Eastmont and Wenatchee high schools Wednesday was checked into mental health care after the incident, police said.
Inmate arrested after fishing for drugs
WENATCHEE — A Chelan County inmate was arrested after allegedly breaking a hole in a cell window and using a long string in an attempt to pull drugs into the jail. A maintenance crew on Wednesday found the string hanging from the fourth floor of the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. Tied to the
Second School Resource Officer in Wenatchee Possible, but Unlikely
Wenatchee Police Chief Steve Crown and others made the case for a second School Resource Officer (SRO) before the Wenatchee School Board Tuesday. For Crown, it’s about the proactive interaction and engagement the SRO has with the students.
City of Wenatchee Looks to the Future with North Wenatchee Avenue Rezoning
The City of Wenatchee has rezoned two parcels of land on North Wenatchee Avenue. Properties that were formally Northwest Wholesale and the Washington State Department of Transportation have been rezoned from industrial to the North Wenatchee Business District.
Free Christmas Dinner at Masonic Center
The Wenatchee Masonic Center is cooking up their 28th annual FREE Christmas Dinner named for the late Mason, Robert Dickson … Doug Fountain of the Masons says they’ve already started cooking, they expect over 400 hungry guests, Saturday, December 15th from 11AM-2PM,
School board: Return police rifle to the safe
WENATCHEE — The police patrol rifle is back in the safe — or it will be soon. The Wenatchee School Board on Tuesday voted to return the firearm to its secured storage space at Wenatchee High School after it had been ordered removed from the building last spring.
Guide dog-raising club looking to recruit handlers
EAST WENATCHEE — Barb Dunn first felt the calling to raise guide dogs when she was a little girl. “I saw a movie on the first seeing-eye dog back then. I was 9 or 10 and I thought 'I want to do that,’” she said.
Roundabout planned for Highline and Third in East Wenatchee
EAST WENATCHEE — A two-lane roundabout is coming to Highline Drive and Third Street Southeast. Project Development Manager Tom Wachholder said staff considered a traffic signal, but it wouldn't be as efficient.
Panthers open with big wins over Ike, Davis
Simon Madson, Wenatchee, swims the 200 Freestyle in a meet Thursday against Davis and Eisenhower at Wenatchee High School's pool. Madson came in second just behind teammate Cameron Wheeler in the race with a time of 1:58:19, less than a second behind Wheeler.
Breaking down the Seahawks’ playoff-clinching scenarios for this weekend
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Police-issued rifle ordered returned to Wenatchee High School amid call for additional security personnel
WENATCHEE - Several topics related to current and future security at Wenatchee High School were discussed at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Wenatchee School District (WSD) Board of Directors.
Chelan County Republican leader dies
WENATCHEE — Fredi Simpson, a prominent figure in the Republican Party from the local to national levels, has died. Simpson's husband, Bruce, confirmed that she had lost her battle with cancer, but he declined an interview.
Student in custody after threats against high schools
EAST WENATCHEE — A student who made threats against Eastmont and Wenatchee high schools on social media was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. A lockdown called at Eastmont High School was lifted by 2:16 p.m. and the normal schedule resumed, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page.
Chelan jail changes staff positions
WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Commission approved some position changes Tuesday at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. The jail’s deputy director position will be eliminated starting next year and replaced with two chief deputy positions, Interim Jail Director Bill Larson said. The two positi
Higher court rules East Wenatchee police officer can't keep polygraph secret
SPOKANE — Government agencies did not violate an East Wenatchee police officer's right to privacy by disclosing a polygraph report that showed he admitted to "numerous instances of theft and dishonesty," the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Mentally ill woman who smashed police windows earns 14-month term
WENATCHEE — A homeless, mentally ill woman must serve a 14 month sentence after smashing the windows of a Wenatchee police station and a police cruiser. Brittney Michelle Watson, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of second-degree malicious mischief. Chelan County Superior Court Judge Travis Br