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Wenatchee ag supplier settles on waste violations

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s Northwest Wholesale and the company they hired to clean up chemicals after last summer’s Sleepy Hollow Fire have agreed to pay a $39,330 fine for mishandling acid wastewater that resulted from the cleanup.

Colville Tribal election results released

NESPELEM — Official results of the June 18 general election for seven positions on the Colville Business Council were released Thursday by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Lost hikers rescued after cold night

LEAVENWORTH — Four hikers who went for a day hike Thursday spent a cold, wet night lost in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness before they were rescued Friday morning.

Forest Service plans weed control

LEAVENWORTH — The Wenatchee River Ranger District plans to treat over 600 acres this summer to control invasive plants on the national forest.

Motorcyclist injured in deer collision

LEAVENWORTH — A British Columbia man was taken to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth Thursday night after hitting a deer on his motorcycle near Leavenworth.

Chelan County mayors Our cities need housing

WENATCHEE — The mayors of Chelan County’s five cities say it's time to address acute housing shortages that are sending service workers, nurses, teachers, ag workers and others outside their cities’ limits — or out of the area entirely — for lack of affordable places to live.

Condotta to host telephone town hall June 27

WENATCHEE — Residents of the 12th Legislative District are invited to join Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, for an hour-long telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Monday.

Bullitt, Hart honored by Colville tribes

NESPELEM — Leavenworth businesswoman Harriet Bullitt and Methow Valley historian E. Richard Hart were feted Tuesday by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for their work in restoring a member tribe's Wenatchee River fishing rights.

Art of Community | Mariachi students set a wonderful example

If you want proof of the power of how the Mariachi program in the Wenatchee School District changes lives, all you need to do is talk to students who are involved, hear their stories and discover how they want to make a difference in the community and in the world.

Getting Out

NCW outdoor events through June 30

Summer Food and Fun

Yasmeen Cardenas, 15, and her brother Alberto, 5, pretend to be brush their teeth during a demonstration by Dr. Cleo, a mascot for Molina Healthcare. It’s the second year for the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council’s Summer Food and Fun program, which takes place Wednesdays through Aug. 10 at the Wenatchee Community Center. The free event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features breakfast, activities, group presentations and a lunch to go. For more information and a schedule, visit or call 662-6156.

This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices continue to creeep up, Average priced dropped a bit this week nationally, so there's hope.