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This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices are nearing $2.50 a gallon. That's about a dollar less than this time a year ago.

Enchantment Lakes Traverse

If a book titled The 100 Best Hikes in North America were to be written, the Enchantment Lakes Traverse would be the choice put forth to represent Central Washington.

Retrial commences in child rape case against former officer

Scottie L. Arms, 44, is now on trial for the second time on a charge of first-degree child rape. The Wenatchee native is accused of sexually assaulting the 11-year-old daughter of his then-fiancée on Jan. 19, 2014. His first trial ended May 7 with the jury unable to come to a verdict.

School board candidates on ballots, but not running

WENATCHEE — Three candidates in key Wenatchee and Eastmont school board races will show up on various ballots in this year's general elections even though they don't care to be elected.

Walker named to state early learning group

WENATCHEE — Alan Walker of Wenatchee has been named as one of 16 parents by the State Department of Early Learning to represent North Central Washington region on the newly established Parent Advisory Group.

Looking for gold

John Skuse of Entiat looks for gold in the Wenatchee River just downstream from the Sleepy Hollow Bridge.

Grant County lifts burn ban

EPHRATA — A ban on all outdoor burning in Grant County is being lifted, effective Thursday.

Time to get your feet blue at Lake Chelan Crush

If you've been waiting for the smoke to clear before heading up to Lake Chelan to taste some wine, your wait is over. There's no better time to visit some of the 25 wineries and tasting rooms around the lake than right now.

5 Things | Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church: Backpack Mission

I am a retired teacher from Cashmere, and I read about a similar program in the Wenatchee paper a long while ago. So when Cheryl Wood and I were asked to head the Leavenworth Methodist Mission Committee here, we agreed this would be our first project. We got our seed money from our UMW group (United Methodist Women), contacted the Leavenworth Schools for numbers of kids on free and reduced lunches, gave them copies of the parental permissions slips to send home and off we went with our first 15 ...

Too soon to know local impacts from Alcoa split

WENATCHEE — Alcoa officials don’t yet know, or are not yet saying, what impact the company’s future split will have on the Wenatchee Works smelter and its 430 jobs.

More Wenatchee students choosing Eastmont

EAST WENATCHEE — More Wenatchee School District students transferred to Eastmont School District schools last year while the number of Eastmont students moving to Wenatchee dropped.