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Schools prepare for the worst

WENATCHEE — Safety protocol in the face of a violent attack has become routine on school campuses.

Lots of community support for fair animal auctions

WATERVILLE — In cowboy boots and pearl-buttoned shirt, Elijah Weber strode proudly across the NCW District Fair grounds as if he owned it. Source of his price were the four ribbons cinched to his wide belt.

Buck Creek fire meeting Saturday as temperatures cool

LAKE WENATCHEE — Buck Creek Fire officials will host a community meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club Hall, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road, to answer questions and discuss the environmental benefits of monitoring the fire but allowing it to burn.

Beaver Valley Road should reopen late Monday

PLAIN — Work to replace a retaining wall on the slopes next to Beaver Valley Road should be finished by late Monday, a day ahead of schedule, Chelan County Public Works officials say.

State seeks person who recovered road-killed cougar

LAKE WENATCHEE — State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are looking for the person who took a cougar carcass from alongside Highway 207 at Lake Wenatchee early Tuesday morning.

Francis quits Leavenworth council

LEAVENWORTH — Robert "Bob" Francis, an eight-year member of the Leavenworth City Council, resigned from the council last week.

Ex-irrigation manager sues district over firing

WENATCHEE — A longtime manager of the Upper Valley's largest irrigation district is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired after refusing to provide extra water to growers.

Man shot near Quincy; two assailants sought

QUINCY — Two male suspects are sought by police after a Thursday night shooting near Quincy that sent the victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Mike Wade with father Jim Wade

Wade named 2016 Apple Man of the Year

WENATCHEE — A top executive for Wenatchee-based Columbia Fruit Packers has been named 2016 Apple Man of the Year by an industry trade magazine.

Admitted killer testifies for the prosecution

OKANOGAN — Parker Bachtold told jurors Friday that the man he killed nearly two years ago was already bleeding and appeared to have “significant injuries” when Bachtold came out of his bedroom and shot Patrick Alltus, once, in the face.

No injuries, just embarrassment

WENATCHEE — No one was injured Friday when a driver failed to stop a red Kia passenger car, drove over the edge of the fenced parking lot and dropped about two feet into the playground of St. Paul's Lutheran Christian Care Center at Buchanan Avenue and Palouse Street.

Art of Community | Bourgeois creating community at Leavenworth Farmers Market

The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is making some wonderful progress in helping foster a greater sense of community while building a healthier bottom line, thanks to the energy and creativity of executive director Jenny Bourgeois and the board of directors. Bourgeois is a young leader to watch in North Central Washington.