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Wenatchee Target Arson Suspect Sentenced To Nine Months

An East Wenatchee man who admitted to starting a fire at the Wenatchee Target Store in May of last year will serve nine months in jail. Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Torres was sentenced Monday in Chelan County Superior Court after entering a guilty plea to Second-Degree Arson the same day. Torres was...
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Town Hall Being Held On Boat Inspections At Lake Chelan

The public is invited to a town hall to learn about a watercraft inspection program coming to Lake Chelan next year. A recent assessment of aquatic invasive species shows the lake is at high risk for invasive mussels, which could diminish its water quality. The mussels spread by attaching themselves...

Dusty’s In-N-Out To Reopen In January In N Wenatchee

The new owners of Dusty's In-N-Out say the iconic north Wenatchee restaurant will reopen next month. Dusty's closed down with little warning in October, and by mid-November the Wild Huckleberry announced it would become part of its family of restaurants. The group announced the new Dusty's will feature burgers, fries,...

18-Year-Old from Wenatchee Arrested for 3 Rape Allegations

An 18-year-old from Wenatchee was arrested on Thursday, for allegedly raping three teens. Uziel “Jay” Moreno-Lopez is accused of sexually assaulting three victims, and was charged with two counts of second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and for indecent liberties. At a Fourth of July party at Castlerock Apartments in...

Wenatchee City Hall Debuts New LED Lights

The area of Chelan Avenue and Yakima Street has certainly gotten a lot more colorful with the holiday season. Earlier this week, the City of Wenatchee debuted a new LED lighting system for the exterior of the new city hall building. The City's facilities manager, Elisa Schafer, says the idea...

Shelved since 2018, this WA gun law may finally be implemented soon

Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration is now working to implement a 2018 voter-approved firearms background-check law that Washington officials had quietly set aside due to logistical and legal hurdles. The administration’s reversal comes after a September report by Crosscut documenting how state officials in 2020 concluded it wasn’t cost-effective or...

WSU Extension Hires New Master Gardeners Coordinator

The Washington State University Extension of Chelan and Douglas Counties has a new coordinator for its Master Gardeners program. The Extension announced Tuesday that Marco Martinez assumed the role from interim coordinator Maragaret Viebrock late last month. The coordinator oversees roughly 100 volunteer gardeners who belong to the program and...

Newly Elected Chelan County Office Holders To Be Sworn In

Newly elected Chelan County office holders could be sworn in at the end of this month. County Commissioner Kevin Overbay said Monday the date is not locked down, but the swearing in could take place on December 28th or 29th. Overbay also told his fellow commissioners that he's already met...

Mission Ridge Ski Resort Off To Highly Successful Early Season

Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Resort near Wenatchee is benefitting from favorable conditions in the early winter season. The mountain received significant early snowfall in November and weather that aided snowmaking efforts, which resulted in the resort's earliest allowable opening date under its special use agreement. Mission Ridge spokesperson Tony...

Lake Roosevelt Boys basketball team competes in Chelan Jamboree

The Lake Roosevelt boys basketball team competed in the Chelan Jamboree Nov. 26 taking home wins against Chelan and Wenatchee High Schools. The boys played and beat Chelan first starting the game off 12-0. “Our defense and ability to steal the ball were strengths for us,” said senior captain Chase...

Wenatchee Man Pleads Guilty to 3 Counts of Child Molestation

The Wenatchee man arrested for molesting a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation and for violating a protection order Wednesday. Back in Feb., 32-year-old Devon Scott McGrady was arrested for molesting a 10-year-old girl multiple times after the child told a school counselor about the assaults.

Area libraries to be redesigned

WENATCHEE — Libraries in the region will be getting a facelift, according to a statement from North Central Washington Libraries. The NCW Libraries Reimagining Spaces Project represents a $10 million, multi-year redesign of all the libraries in the NCWL system, NCWL spokesperson Amanda Brack told the Herald. Twenty-seven of those libraries, including all the branches in Grant County, will be redesigned by Library Forward, out of San Francisco, in conjunction with Wenatchee-based Forte Architects. Work is already underway at the remaining three libraries, in Wenatchee, Winthrop and Brewster, also funded by the Reimagining Spaces Project.


There is lots of good barbeque in Wenatchee and I have sampled most of it. Brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken but where are the beef ribs? OK, I have had the beef ribs at The Walk About Grill but I want true “low and slow” dinosaur-sized beef ribs. A few weeks ago on a Saturday, I decided I needed to go for a drive to visit a co-worker and my son, who live in the tri-cities. But that was an excuse because the best beef ribs I have ever tasted are at Porter's in Richland.

Current Tree Fruit Meeting in Wenatchee Among Biggest Events The City Gets

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is holding its annual meeting in Wenatchee this week. It's the largest tree fruit educational gathering in the country, which also deals with Washington State government affairs. Wenatchee Convention Center General Manager Linda Herald says the gathering is being held at her facility, but...