Firefighters remove a smoking press used to mount prints from the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center Wednesday morning.

According to museum curator Kasey Koski, she thought the press's switch malfunctioned, turning the machine on and burning the protective sheets and foam padding inside.

It was located in a lower level workshop next to pipe organ parts that were removed in the recent remodel. When firefighters arrived, she said she told them to do what they could to save the parts.

Firefighters then carried the heat press outside where they sprayed water on it. 

LEAVENWORTH — After a year away due to the pandemic, the Oktoberfest is coming back to Leavenworth in 2021. But beyond this year, the city of Leavenworth is searching for a new vendor and potentially new kind of festival.

NCW — National, state and local agencies are coordinating one of the largest vaccination campaigns in history. This page will be updated with the latest information for North Central Washington as it becomes available. 

Quilter Jill Therriault, Wenatchee, sprawls out on one of her pieces to keep it from blowing away in gusty winds at Riverfront Park in Wenatchee on Saturday, while friends help put rocks down to secure it. This was the second year the Central Washington Modern Quilt Guild has put on a public show at the park, the first year because of COVID-19 concerns.

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board last week received a first look at a new sexual health curriculum put together over the past four months by a group of staff members with input from parents. The topic is controversial because some argue sexual health should not be taught to young c…

A water skier makes a turn on a ski course set up in Hammond Lake near the Rock Island Golf Course on Wednesday, with workers constructing houses in a new development in the foreground.

Braxton Frazier, 7, East Wenatchee, enjoys his first week out of school with his dad, Nick, fishing at Putters Lake near Rock Island on Wednesday. Mr. Frazier says his son recently took to fishing and they've been to this pond many times since.