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The Art of Community | Violeta Martin helps PAC unify the valley

Violeta Martin is an impressive emerging leader in the Wenatchee Valley. She grew up in a low-income family with migrant parents, graduated from Eastmont High School and Willamette University and is now recruiting students of migrant families for Wenatchee Valley College.

Cyclist struck

First responders treat an injured cyclist, sitting up in yellow jersey, on the corner of Lewis Street and Methow Street on Tuesday evening. The man was allegedly the victim of a hit-and-run collision.

Premera, Lifewise pull out of health exchange in some counties

NCW — Two major health insurers — Premera and Lifewise — will no longer sell individual plans in Chelan or Douglas counties, a change that will affect about 3,000 people when they sign up for new insurance this fall.

City: Trim your weeds or we’ll do it for you

WENATCHEE — In yet another fire prevention measure, the Wenatchee City Council will consider Thursday giving the city the authority to cut residents’ overgrown weeds.

Splashin’ on the Columbia

Melanie Zarogaza, a third-grader from Lewis and Clark Elementary School, laughs with classmates while paddling a canoe in the Columbia River on Friday. Youth on the Columbia brings students to Wenatchee Confluence State Park each spring. The program is sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club and Confluence Health Foundation.

Leavenworth to host mock emergency Wednesday

LEAVENWORTH — Several agencies will be involved in a mock train derailment in the city of Leavenworth on Wednesday as a training to improve emergency responses.

Sasquatch! attendees exercise the right to rock and vote

GEORGE — Concertgoers will be able to kill two birds with one stone at the Sasquatch! Festival this weekend. In between head bobbing and selfie snapping, they will have the chance to register to vote.

High April revenues for East Wenatchee

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee exceeded its revenue projections in April by almost $116,000. The city expected to bring in $569,470 but ended up with $665,400.

Whispering Ridge still moving, but less so

WENATCHEE HEIGHTS — Geotechnical engineers are still surveying ground movement in the Whispering Ridge Road development five miles south of Wenatchee.

Road work ahead

Brad Harn of the Chelan County Public Works Department adjusts the placement of cones around a landslide area on Joe Miller Road on Monday. Crews from the county were working to open at least one lane of the damaged road this week. The road, which is a few miles above Malaga, was swept away by a landslide early last month.

Ancient Ways

Maria Hurtado, Brewster, launches a dart with a spear thrower called an atlatl during the annual River Ramble at Rocky Reach Dam on Saturday. According to Tom Bailor of Pendleton, Oregon, the atlatl can accelerate a spear or dart 300 times faster than thrown by hand, and was a precursor to the bow and arrow. The River Ramble included exhibits and hands on activities related to Native American customs and local wildlife and habitat. It was hosted by the Chelan County PUD.