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Annual Renaissance Faire draws a crowd

The 9th Annual Wenatchee Valley Renaissance Faire is being held at Wenatchee Valley College this weekend. The event is put on by Wenatchee Valley College and The Black Knight Society. According to co-director Matt Harrison the event drew about 2200 people last year and they hope to increase attendance to 3000 this year. It continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Some areas reopen after fire closures

NCW — The size of wildfire closures on the Entiat and Chelan ranger districts have been partially reduced, allowing added recreation on both districts.

Okanogan school bond fails

OKANOGAN — After the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office counted more ballots in the Okanogan School District’s proposed $6.55 million bond levy, school officials concede that the measure has failed.

Apple Blossom Past… 1956

♦ Jolly Ann Sachs was queen of the 37th annual Apple Blossom Festival held May 4-6.

Council legalizes ATVs on city streets

WENATCHEE — The City Council passed an ordinance Thursday allowing residents with a valid driver’s license to use ATVs on streets with speed limits of 35 mph or less. Which is all city streets.

Common Ground | Hollywood movie has a Wenatchee connection

The new romantic comedy that hit theaters this past week — "Mother's Day" — has an interesting Wenatchee connection. Wenatchee native Fred Grimm, a high school classmate of mine, who went on to a success real estate development career with Triad Development in Puget Sound, is one of the executive producers of the movie, which features Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robert, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Neighbors head to court over swastika display

WENATCHEE — A former psychologist says his Wenatchee neighbor erected a Nazi swastika on his outbuilding as part of a long-running feud over their property line.

Slide closes Mission Ridge to hikers

MISSION RIDGE — A small landslide that crossed a run at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort on Wednesday prompted the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to close the ski area to hiking or other recreation.

5 Things | Wenatchee River Institute

1. The Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) was established as a Washington State Nonprofit Corporation in 2007. This followed a collaborative effort in 2000, between the Washington State Audubon Society and the Icicle Fund to purchase the property then known as Barn Beach Reserve, with a goal to preserve public access and create a learning center to “Bridge Environment, Arts & Cultural History” (B.E.A.C.H.). The property was most recently a bed and breakfast, Haus Lorelei, after serving as a family home for many years and for many notable Leavenworth families. Originally, the ...

Brother of San Bernardino shooter arrested with two others

LOS ANGELES — Three people linked to the couple responsible for December’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said.

Leading our valley to the next stage

Over the past two months, more than 100 North Central Washington residents have been developing, vetting and refining action items that are the cornerstone of Phase II of the Our Valley What’s Next community visioning, planning and revitalization project.

U.S. says Syrian government solely behind Aleppo hospital strike

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Indications are that Syria’s government was solely responsible for an air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, urging Russia to use its influence to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the attacks.

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News of record reports in Chelan and Douglas counties

Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman.