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.
First responders treat bicyclist Rogelio Cortes-Ramirez, 46, of Wenatchee, after a car-bike collision on the corner of Lewis Street and Methow Street on Tuesday evening. Cortes-Ramirez, sitting up in yellow jersey, was the victim of a hit-and-run , said Sgt. Jim West with the Wenatchee Police Department. Police are looking for a gray passenger car that fled the scene after cutting in front of the bicyclist and causing the accident. Cortes-Ramirez was treated and released from Central Washington Hospital after the 6 p.m. accident.
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.
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.
The Y Splash program at the YMCA Aquatic Center in East Wenatchee began more than 15 years ago and now offers swim lessons to roughly 500 kids of all ages. This year's crop of young swimmers will have daily lessons all this week taught by YMCA staff and community volunteers.
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.
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.