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East Wenatchee bans medical marijuana cooperatives

"The Planning Commission met several times and decided to do, basically, what Wenatchee did," Community Development Director Lori Barnett said. "You can do your home-grown medical marijuana, but we want it completely indoors."

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-18 20:53:36

Bigfoot 200 conqueredWenatchee’s Selina Danko completes grueling 200-mile trail race

WENATCHEE — This would be the third time Selina Danko had completed the Bigfoot 200. Last year, she could not finish due to food issues, so her steadfast goal this time was to simply finish. Even if she had a minor injury, that was not going to put her in the “pits of despair.”

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-19 05:26:07

Lightning Strikes Spark Two Small Fires....So Far - NewsRadio 560 KPQ

The National Weather Service recorded nearly two dozen lightning strikes early this morning between Wenatchee and Brewster.Jim Duck, Coordinator at Central Washington Interagency Communications Center (CWICC) said firefighters have responded on two small fires. One fire is located on the Chelan But


U.S. missionary thrust to the center of Turkey-U.S. crisis

IZMIR, Turkey — When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-18 16:40:38

Wenatchee School District Getting Ready for School Year, Takes Next Step in Superintendent Search - NewsRadio 560 KPQ

The Wenatchee School District and the teachers’ union have not yet come to an agreement for the upcoming school year, but District Communications Director Diana Haglund says they are confident that it will happen before the kids report on August 29th.“We’ve got a great relationship with our teacher’


Wenatchee seeks new planning commissioner

The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall, 129 S. Chelan Ave. The open position is for an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2019.

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2018-08-18 21:05:31

No officers injured in Soap Lake shooting

SOAP LAKE, Wash. — No officers were injured in an officer involved shooting that happened in Soap Lake on Sunday.According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened at the 100 block of Adrian Avenue.Officials said the suspect was injured and was transported for medical care.Authori

KREM - 2018-08-19 19:57:37

Annual Clothes for the Classroom event in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE- It’s a rite of passage about this time every year, kids and parents gearing up for another school year. That means new school supplies and of course new clothes. The 16thAnnual Clothes for the Classroom event is tomorrow at the Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Wenatchee.Thom


New Lightning-Sparked Wildfires in North Central Washington

RiverCom Emergency Dispatch reports Crews from multiple agencies were toned out to lightning sparked fires on the Little Chelan Butte Ranch Road and in the Union Valley area near Idle Spurs Lane. Crews jumped on them immediately and, at last report, had put out the fire in the Union Valley area, Als


East Wenatchee man sentenced in 2017 Dryden shooting

Chelan County detectives say Michael Joseph Hernandez and Modesto Bravo Gonzalez of Wenatchee attacked a 30-year-old man at a home. The victim said Hernandez, 35, shot him above the knee and Gonzalez, 43, beat him over the head with the butt of a pistol.


Free protective masks made available throughout Chelan & Douglas Counties

Photo courtesy: Pollution Air MasksThe thick smoke and hazardous air qualities around North Central Washington are prompting many to take a variety of actions to safeguard their health, including the wearing of protective masks.Area health districts in both Chelan and Douglas Counties have establish


Wenatchee Soccer League championship set for Saturday

WENATCHEE — These passionate rec-league soccer players have been playing two games a week since April. Now, after some intense playoffs, the championships games are set for Saturday at the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee.


Stolen Pickup Arrest Triggers US Hwy 2 Closure

US Highway 2 in the Monitor Flat West of Wenatchee was briefly shut down this morning while State Troopers arrested a suspect in a stolen pick-up truck. Trooper Jeff Anderson has the details. . .Anderson did not disclose the name of the suspect. The investigation into the cause continues.


Wheat farmers will keep their East Wenatchee route

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Kicking off the fair season: Grant County Fair is the first out of the gates

At the fair, they both recouped hundreds of dollars for their animals, but they also had to say sad good-byes to them.


Poor air quality to continue 'for some time'

Buy this photoWorld photo/Mike BonnicksenAndrew Allan, of East Wenatchee, crosses Wenatchee Avenue at Kittitas Street on Wednesday morning. He often walks to the Wenatchee Public Library, and when the smoke gets bad, he stops by the Chelan-Douglas Health District to get a free mask.


First Sentencing in 2017 Dryden Attack - NewsRadio 560 KPQ

The victim was beaten with a baseball bat and shot in the leg last October when Hernandez and another man burst into his home. Our News Partner iFiber One reports the other man suspected in the attack, Modesto Bravo Gonzalez, goes on trial next month.


Wenatchee man arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor

A Wenatchee man has been arrested and accused of making sexual overtures, soliciting images and sharing photos of himself to a 17-year old girl. 39-year old Brian Lynn Wood was arrested in an undercover sting operation last week. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department says the i


Wenatchee Wild Countdown is On

WENATCHEE, WA – Believe it or not, hockey season is almost here. Arch Ecker was checking in on Facebook yesterday watching practice at the Town Toyota Center…


Cougar Creek Fire Grows to 31,000 Acres

The fire is 5 percent contained. Crews today are working to strengthen containment lines, improve roads, and perform burnout operations. More favorable weather conditions are expected but the inversion will result in continuing hazardous air quality conditions in the Wenatchee area. Entiat Valley Ro