WENATCHEE — It’s nearly noon on Thursday, and students at Mission View Elementary School are pouring through the hot-lunch line, then fanning out to the fruit and salad bars, and past an end table where whole wheat rolls are handed out. There, Kent Getzin, Wenatchee School District’s food service director, tries to lure each child into accepting just one sprig of fresh, garlic-roasted asparagus onto their tray.
PATEROS — The dark clouds looked threatening enough, but the roar of thunder that rolled up from Wenatchee to Oroville on Saturday didn’t come from the sky. It came from the 180 motorcycles stretching out for more than a mile as they rode 150 miles north for the 11th Annual Run for the Border charity ride.
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.
WENATCHEE — Becki Lockett Heath, supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, has been promoted to deputy regional forester. She will begin her new job as one of two deputy supervisors at the Region 6 headquarters in Portland on July 1.
MISSION RIDGE — About 120 Chelan County PUD customers in the Mission Ridge area, including the ski resort and Forest Ridge will be without power from 9 a.m. to noon this morning as crews repair a high-voltage switch that failed Tuesday, resulting in a 40-minute power outage and grass fire.
WENATCHEE — City officials really want to hear from you. They sent out post cards this week inviting all residents to attend the first of a series of neighborhood meetings called Let’s Talk Wenatchee. Later this week, three City Council members will go door-to-door to personally invite people to the meetings.
WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee man was arrested Friday morning after police were called to the 700 block of South Chelan Avenue when two to four shots were fired. No one was hurt, but a resident told Wenatchee Police that a neighbor had fired a gun in his direction shortly before 3 a.m., said Detective Brian Chance.
WENATCHEE — Edwin Galarneau might not have any immediate family left, but quite a crowd is expected to be on hand when the long-lost Korean War veteran is laid to rest Tuesday. The former prisoner of war, who was missing in action for more than 60 years, will be buried in an active-duty military service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Wenatchee Cemetery.
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.
FRISCO, Colo. — Olivia Kesterson had a remarkable finish in a national snowboard competition she almost missed out on. The 18-year-old finished second in the United States of America Snowboard Associates National Championship 18-22 Women’s Jams with a score of 58.
WENATCHEE -- Power is now expected to be restored by 2 p.m. following an early morning outage near the courthouse. Crews, still at work, originally thought they could get the lights back on by noon. A problem in an underground vault at Yakima and Methow streets knocked out power to about 450 Chelan County PUD customers this morning. Christine Pratt: 665-1173 email@example.com