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This Afternoon

Hi52° Partly Sunny


Lo37° Rain


Hi49° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo34° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy


Hi53° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

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Hi49° Slight Chance Rain

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Hi53° Slight Chance Showers

Monday Night

Lo37° Mostly Cloudy

Several contested races in North Central Washington

NCW — The mayors of Quincy, Oroville and Brewster all have challengers, along with quite a few other positions up for election in North Central Washington this year. Candidates for open positions had to file for election this week.

Cops inform woman of missing purse

EAST WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee woman had no idea her purse had been stolen from her dining room table while she slept, until she got a call from police Saturday morning asking if she had it. East Wenatchee Police Sgt. Bill Redfield said he called the woman after assisting Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, who responded to a call from the 100 block of North Mary Street at about 5:15 a.m. A resident there called to report that someone he didn’t know had entered his house and asked for some ...

Audit finds lack of knowledge, monitoring by Chelan-Douglas RSN

OLYMPIA — A state audit released this morning finds that the Chelan-Douglas Regional Support Network was unaware of required accounting and reporting systems, and its management did not receive accurate information about its finances. The RSN distributes state and federal money to mental health services to providers in Chelan and Douglas counties. It is overseen by Douglas County and its governing board includes officials from both counties and other officials.

New principals at Wenatchee, Eastmont high schools

WENATCHEE — Two Wenatchee Valley high schools will start the coming school year with new principals. Bob Celebrezze has been picked as Wenatchee High School’s new principal. Lance Noell will be Eastmont High School’s new principal.

Eastmont adopts suicide prevention policy

Eastmont School District has adopted a new crisis prevention and response policy that may serve as a model for other school districts struggling with suicide and other tragedies.

Teaching on three days’ notice

Isis Hernandez-Cazzanigi always knew she’d be a kindergarten teacher. She just didn’t think it would happen over one weekend.

East Wenatchee businesses hit with burglaries

EAST WENATCHEE — Three East Wenatchee businesses were hit by burglars in the early this morning, and a fourth suffered a broken window but no entry was made, authorities said. So far, businesses have reported cash taken out of registers, and a small safe taken, said Dan Reierson, assistant chief for the East Wenatchee Police Department.

Let ’em run!

The Cascade Quest sled dog race is being held this weekend at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club at Lake Wenatchee. The event is free for spectators, and it will continue on Sunday morning starting with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Racing action will continue throughout the morning until after noon, when the mushers return. For more information on the event see the web at

New sign ahead of its time

A new sign guiding westbound traffic off the Sen. George Sellar Bridge into Wenatchee was quickly amended last week when it became apparent that drivers who couldn’t see into the future could be quite confused.

Ecology issues ban on burning

WENATCHEE — The state Department of Ecology on Tuesday banned all outdoor burning and the use of uncertified wood-burning stoves, inserts or fireplaces in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, until further notice. Current weather conditions has resulted in stagnant air, and air quality monitors in Wenatchee and Twisp recorded moderate air quality, while those in Leavenworth and Okanogan registered air unhealthy for sensitive groups.

NCW forecast: cold, and more cold

WENATCHEE — North Central Washington recorded its coldest temperatures so far this winter Saturday morning. But forecasters say even colder weather may be on its way.

DUI enforcement period nets fewer drivers

WENATCHEE — The number of local motorists receiving DUI tickets during a holiday enforcement period dropped from 92 in 2011 to 54 in 2012 in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. The decrease may be the result of more people using designated drivers or calling cabs, said Mike Harris, chief of patrol with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.

DUI patrols to be out in force tonight

WENATCHEE — Whether you’re driving in Leavenworth, Oroville or anywhere in between, you’ll be seeing some extra police out on patrol tonight. Make that 10 extra law enforcement officers out on the streets and highways, watching specifically for intoxicated drivers Police agencies throughout North Central Washington have been participating in DUI emphasis patrols since Nov. 21.