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Ice Storm Warning issued January 17 at 5:40AM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...LIGHT ICING POSSIBLE TODAY. HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .SEVERAL ROUNDS OF MOISTURE WILL OVERRUN THE VERY COLD AIR MASS CURRENTLY IN PLACE. THE FIRST ROUND ARRIVES THIS MORNING NEAR THE CASCADES AND SPREADS EAST LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BE LIGHT BUT ALSO IN THE FORM OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND SNOW.

Today

Hi21° Wintry Mix Likely

Tonight

Lo20° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi35° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo24° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

WVC student wins Transforming Lives award

OMAK — Monique Bourgeau's affair with alcohol started when she was 12. A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, she married young and the two drank together until the day her husband was killed in a drunk driving accident in 2006. Then, she drank more heavily, torn by loss, loneliness and isolation.

Art of Community | Making hats helps students give back, reduce stress

In Koni McLean’s AVID College Readiness class at Wenatchee High School, students spend an hour every Thursday morning knitting hats to be given to youngsters who need them in our community. The young men and women of this class chose to make this a weekly part of their school routine because it helps them relax, use their creativity and because it is a way of giving back to the community.

WHS student earns rank of Eagle Scout

WENATCHEE — Taylor Street of Wenatchee recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout, during an Wenatchee Troop 2 Eagle Court of Honor held on Nov. 1.

WHS Debate earns top billing at tournament

PASCO — Wenatchee High School's Speech and Debate team was named the top school for small squads in individual events during Chiawana's Speech and Debate Tournament held Nov. 19 at Columbia Basin Community College.

Wilf Woods | Apple Cup, Cougs and Dogs

I write this before the "war" in the Palouse, where thousands are crowded into Martin Stadium to see the Cougs and the Dogs duke it out.
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Give NCW | Kids eager to learn science through robotics

WENATCHEE — They may not know it, but jobs in science and technology await many young kids who today are playing with Legos. A group called FIRST Washington wants to capitalize on that and give hundreds of youngsters a head start on their careers, and it’s all fun.

Parent group upset about high school schedule change

WENATCHEE — More than 80 parents packed a Wenatchee School Board meeting Tuesday, mostly in protest over a plan to adopt a controversial new class schedule next fall at Wenatchee High School.

Eastmont to appoint facilities committee

ROCK ISLAND — With two levies approved by voters last week, Eastmont School District Superintendent Garn Christensen is now looking at how the district will spend all that new money.

Everyday Business | Sales taxes up; Toolbox will shut

Sales surge: Taxable retail sales in Chelan and Douglas counties surged in the second quarter of 2016, according to the state Department of Revenue. Compared to 2015’s second quarter, taxable sales in Chelan County jumped 17.9 percent to $506.7 million and in Douglas County rose 13.3 percent to $220.1 million. The reason: The region’s ag and tourism economies are strong. Meanwhile, Okanogan County showed a modest 0.3 percent rise to $160.7 million, while Grant County’s taxable sales fell 0.5 percent to $455.5 million.
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Art you can eat

Luz Fuentes uses a plastic knife to add detail to a candy carrot and flower she is making using sugar paste.

Eastmont school levies passing

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District voters appear to have approved two levy proposals that will shore up Eastmont schools for the next few years.
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Farm to School

WENATCHEE — Kent Getzin hopes his new career as a food service consultant will lead to a healthy relationship between schools and local farms and healthier lunches for all students.