WENATCHEE — Clint Kyhl, deputy forest supervisor for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since 2009, has been promoted to supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. Kyhl, 52, will begin work in Jackson, Wyo., on July 28.
SECAUCUS, N.J. — Left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales made history Thursday afternoon. The talented southpaw from Gonzaga and the AppleSox was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 19, which is the highest a Zag or AppleSox player has ever been drafted.
WENATCHEE — Efforts to improve school lunches offered in the Wenatchee School District have gained statewide attention. Best known is the district’s farm to school food program, which, in its third year, purchased about $70,000 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms this year.
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.