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Right turns on red at Mission/Miller going away

WENATCHEE — In about three or four weeks, it will be illegal to turn right on red from Mission Street onto Miller Street, perhaps better known as the turn in front of Albertsons or the right after Cafe Rio.

DOT to replace tattered windsock

TRINIDAD — The severe side winds that can pummel motorists along a portion of Highway 28, just north of Trinidad, have all but obliterated the now-tattered orange wind sock hanging there.

Cheer leader

Eastmont High School cheerleader Isis Sanchez helps lead Wildcat Cheerleading Camp participants as they put on a demonstration for their parents during the last day of the camp at Eastmont Community Park.

Getting ready for the school year

WENATCHEE — With the start of school looming little more than a week away, construction is moving at a feverish pace on two Wenatchee School District elementary schools: Washington and Lincoln.

Union Gap trucker died in Orondo crash

ORONDO — The man who died Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash north of Orondo has been identified as Benajmin Adelblue, 41, of Union Gap.

Fallen firefighter events changed

WINTHROP — The schedule of events of a remembrance on Friday for three firefighters who died fighting the Twisp River Fire last summer have been changed.

Sleeping driver caused Stevens Pass collision

STEVENS PASS — A driver who fell asleep at the wheel apparently caused a three-vehicle collision Wednesday that closed Highway 2 for about two hours 12 miles east of the summit.

OVWN Part 3: Here are the issues community members are most concerned about

Publisher’s note: The is the third in a series of articles about the background and progress of Our Valley What’s Next, a grass roots community improvement project for the Wenatchee Valley. Check out the OVWN web site at and see the Art of Community Project web site at for photos, videos and more stories.

Parlette heads up new local health board

EAST WENATCHEE — A state-directed push for "whole person" health care in North Central Washington got some serious firepower this summer.
House moving in the Entiat River Valley

Entiat River conservation project helps many, including salmon

ENTIAT — If a piece of land could talk, there wouldn’t be many that could claim to have helped fire victims, salmon, a contractor, an accountant and a building inspector. But there’s one parcel up the Entiat River Valley that’s done just that.