A couple talented Wenatchee students played a significant role in inspiring City of Wenatchee officials to launch the Mayor's Maker Forum this Thursday at Wenatchee Valley College. Valley Academy 8th grader Sam Monson, who is passionate about tinkering with technology, proposed that the community develop a "Maker Space," according to Allison Williams, the city's executive services director, Steve King, the community and economic development director and others. The idea was seized upon quickly by the city. Before that, the notion of "Maker Space" was not even on their radar, Williams ...
The art of making things is making a comeback in the United States and Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz is hosting a "Makers Forum" next Thursday to highlight some of the impressive efforts — both industrial and small-scale — happening in the Wenatchee Valley.
This year, open enrollment in ObamaCare isn't making nearly the same splash as last year. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that nine out of ten people who don't have insurance didn't know that open enrollment starts Saturday.
This year, about 10 million more people have health insurance coverage compared with 2013. And that doesn't include the additional people who became or stayed insured before last year due to other requirements since President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.
One of the more effective local advocates for developing bicycle-friendly streets, Patrick Walker, is leaving the Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council to take on the leadership of the Wenatchee River Institute.
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Some of the biggest changes in decades to Wenatchee’s mail service are coming up next year, including the complete renovation of a local Chinese restaurant into the city’s primary post office. And that ain’t chop suey.
The 2014 wine grape harvest is nearly done and new wine is flowing into barrels throughout the state. What a long, sweet road it's been. This year's crop may be the largest and one of the best in the state's history. Growing conditions were superb with a hot, dry summer that seemed to go on and on.
Last year, policies through the state’s healthplanfinder for businesses with 50 employees or fewer were only available in Clark and Cowlitz counties. This year, they’re available statewide.
Caryl Andre of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation passed along a note about the local "Tip A Cpp" fundraiser at the local Red Robin restaurant on Make A Difference Day to benefit Special Olympics.