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Actor/comedian George Lopez is a fan of Mariachi Huenachi, the premier mariachi group from Wenatchee High School. Lopez had seen national news stories about Mariachi Huenachi and requested the group perform prior to his Friday show at Northern Quest Casino in Spokane. He chatted with students, posed for photos with the group and made a video for the band’s YouTube channel. The video can be viewed at (Photo provided)

WHS senior wins natural resource scholarship

LEAVENWORTH — The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival has named Alexis Rodriguez-Pantaleon as the winner of the 2016 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

Local genealogical society recognized in webinar

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society and its website,, was recognized during an internationally viewed webinar by the Legacy Tree titled, “Tracing your Washington State Ancestors.”

Grant spurs growth of CVCH dental program

WENATCHEE — Columbia Valley Community Health has received a $350,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its dental health services.

Eagle Scout receives congressional honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christian Pugh of Ephrata was awarded the Congressional Award gold medal Thursday on Capitol Hill. The award was presented by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse.


Class reunions scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Pet of the Week: Meet Chloe

Chloe is an independent girl who knows what she wants, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

College life

News of college students from throughout North Central Washington

Pet of the Week | Meet Angus

Angus is a handsome boy with a fun personality, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

Summer program offers family-centered fun

WENATCHEE — The Chelan Douglas Community Action Council will kick off its summer food and fun program from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Methow Park.

Slideshow and tour focuses on railroading disaster

LEAVENWORTH — The Upper Valley Museum and the Icicle Village Resort will present a slideshow and tour of the 1910 Wellington railway disaster this summer at Icicle Village Resort, 505 Highway 2.

Sports medicine team ranks fifth in nation

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee High School sports medicine team placed fifth overall in the large-school division at the AACI National Sports Medicine Competition May 16-18.