WENATCHEE — Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies walk into Washington Elementary School during a training exercise on Thursday, June 23. SWAT teams from the Chelan and Douglas County Sheriff offices used the old building before it’s demolished this summer.
Violet Hathaway, 6, of Cashmere plays in the water mist from a fire hose that the Cashmere Fire Department had running for Cashmere’s Founders Day on Saturday in downtown Cashmere. The event celebrated the 112th anniversary of the town.
ROCK ISLAND — A Wenatchee man admitted to causing a fire near Rock Island last night that burned about 150 acres after throwing a sleeping bag into a small fire, according to Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.
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.
OKANOGAN — Okanogan County Superior Court judges are suing Okanogan County commissioners for interfering in a pay raise they negotiated last year with the county's juvenile department and superior court administrator.
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.
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.