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Local mariachi musicians mourn Gabriel’s death

WENATCHEE — Fans of mariachi music are mourning the loss of legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel. Among them are members of Wenatchee High School's famed group, Mariachi Huenachi.

Schools prepare for the worst

WENATCHEE — Safety protocol in the face of a violent attack has become routine on school campuses.

Federal Building could become a school

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District officials will weigh out possible costs and benefits over the next month of converting Wenatchee's Federal Building for educational use, most likely a second high school.

Art of Community | OVWN Part 4 Identifying projects and lead partners

Publisher’s note: The is the fourth 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 – Rufus Woods.

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.

Volunteers needed for mentor program

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District is looking for volunteers for its College Mentor Program at Wenatchee High School.

It may not look like it, but school construction on track

WENATCHEE — School grounds around Washington and Lincoln elementary schools may look like bomb sites right now, but Wenatchee School District officials say construction work will be in good shape for students when they return to classes at the end of this month.

Wash, rinse … (sigh) repeat

Cassandra Gow, 15, reacts to Brownie rolling in the dirt and weeds after she gave the sheep a bath Tuesday near Eastmont High School. Eastmont FFA students have been shearing sheep and trimming goats to get ready for the North Central Washington Fair in Waterville, which starts Aug. 25. Cassandra says that Brownie is a very stubborn sheep.

Encouraging adventure

How do you get kids excited to put their hands in slime (milk mixed with vinegar) hold a worm or a rubberized egg? Facial expressions help a lot, teacher Jill Deal knows. She was working with kids at the Super Summer Adventures Icky Sticky Ooey Gooey Lab on Monday. The class, put on by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, runs through this week with other subjects taught through Aug. 27. For more information, contact the museum at (509)888-6240 or on the web at