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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.

Snowy going over passes this morning

NCW PASSES -- Traction tires are advised and oversize vehicles prohibited this morning over Snoqualmie, Stevens and Blewett passes, as winter keeps ignoring the calendar.

Crews at work to restore power around courthouse

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

Education of the future

The classrooms of tomorrow won’t need books, pencils or paper. Everything students need will be at their fingertips.

Wenatchee soccer team loses to Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee boys soccer team had a number of quality looks on goal, but struggled to convert the chances to points for the second time this week. This time, it cost them a 4-1 loss on the road Thursday against Moses Lake. Wenatchee also lost 3-1 at home against Eastmont on Monday.

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.

Equestrian meet has something for everyone

Michaela Lantzy and Jenna Gould dressed appropriately for the occasion. Sparkling Kelly green top hats perched at precarious angles atop their riding helmets over green cellophane wigs.

Prep golfers open season at Pasco

PASCO — The Wenatchee and Eastmont boys golf teams were greeted with favorable weather conditions in their season-opener Monday at the Pasco Invite. Wildcats coach Pat Welch, who said it was the nicest opening-day conditions he could remember, was pleased with the way his team’s performance at the 15-team tournament.

Guests evacuated for safety during standoff

WENATCHEE — A 34-year-old Wenatchee man was arrested without incident after a half-hour standoff on Friday night after several guests were evacuated at a downtown motel. Authorities believed Matthew L. Ford may have been armed, but police have not yet found a gun, said Wenatchee Police Cpl. Guy Miner.

Chelan Falls power outage to be fixed by 11 a.m.

CHELAN FALLS — A downed power line on Chestnut Street has knocked out power to about 180 Chelan County PUD customers. Crews expect to restore power by 11 a.m., utility official say.

Valley’s sportsmen show reels in sportsmen

Live bears, new boats, rows of dead animal heads and a trout fishing pond proved to be popular draws at the first Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, continuing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Town Toyota Center.

Reading begins beneath the apple tree

“I like to peek inside a book where all the picture people look. I like to peek at them and see if they are peeking back at me,” librarian Leslie Marshall recited to a rapt group of preschoolers sitting in the new Camille Wade Children’s Library.

5 locals win state wrestling titles

TACOMA — A misstep drove Asa Schwartz all season long and repentance propelled him onto the first-place podium Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Schwartz (220 pounds) clinched his first state title as a junior and helped Chelan to a fifth place team finish in a 6-4 overtime win by scoring a takedown.

Wildcats are the Big Nine’s survivor

EAST WENATCHEE — In what could be considered the biggest game in the history of the Bridge of Sportsmanship basketball rivalry, the Eastmont Wildcats and Wenatchee Panthers played a wild and woolly classic in front of a deafening crowd. The Eastmont players will look back on the night fondly. The Panthers might not, though they took the Wildcats to their limit.