Nespelem, WA

Grant Co. seeks Mosquito Board members

EPHRATA — Grant County Commissioners are seeking two volunteers to sit on the board overseeing Grant County Mosquito Control District 2, which covers the northern tip of the county. In a press release issued Thursday, commissioners said they are seeking a representative from Electric City and a representative from...

The Wenatchee Valley Fire Department became official today

Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District 2 officially became the Wenatchee Valley Fire Department today. The two districts have been responding to calls as one entity for the past year and that became permanent after an August vote in the two counties merged the districts. The...

Log truck driver airlifted to hospital after crash on SR 28 near Ephrata

EPHRATA — A Tonasket log truck driver has been airlifted to the hospital after a rollover crash Thursday morning just west of Ephrata. Gregg B. Scott, 56, was driving the log truck west on state Route 28 when the truck drifted off the right shoulder. The truck then rolled and slid across the highway, according to the Washington State Patrol.
FOX 28 Spokane

Michigan man charged in shooting of anti-abortion canvasser

ODESSA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan homeowner has been charged with shooting and wounding an 84-year-old woman who was canvassing door-to-door against a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion in the state. Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler says Richard Harvey was charged Friday with felonious assault and reckless discharge of a firearm causing injury charges. Harvey is being held in the county jail. Butler says State Police investigated the Sept. 20 shooting in Odessa Township, and submitted charging recommendations to the prosecutor’s office. Harvey is being represented by a public defender, who has not not responded to a message seeking comment.

Brews on the Bridge and Classic Boats Highlight a Busy Weekend

If you are a fan of craft beer as well as classic boats and vintage hydroplanes, then Lake Chelan is the place to be this weekend. The three day Mahogany and Merlot runs Friday through Sunday and the first ever Brews on the Bridge is set to take place on Sunday.

Firefighters stop fire from spreading to homes outside Carlton

Multiple firefighting agencies worked to protect homes threatened by a 30-acre wildfire Tuesday north of Carlton. Okanogan County Fire District 6 said the Vintin Road Fire was reported about 3 p.m. and spread quickly, threatening at least two homes and leading to the evacuation of several others. The district said...

Football Game Information – Chelan @ Omak – Go Goats!

The Chelan Mountain Goat Football team travels to Omak to open up Caribou Trail League (CTL) play tonight. Both teams enter the contest with 3-1 non-conference records. The Pioneers are the defending league champions, while the Goats finished last season tied for second place. Information for the game is below:
Methow Valley News

Methow Valley FoodShed connects local farmers with community

Late in the summer, the Methow Valley FoodShed’s website is bursting with color — offering everything from rainbow cherry tomatoes to purple basil to golden beets. The Methow Valley FoodShed is a project aimed at supporting local farmers and connecting them directly with members of the community. Through an online market, customers can purchase a variety of fresh groceries for weekly pickup, including beef, lamb, pork, milk, eggs, fruits, veggies and honey.

Column: Thought of breaking Washington in two still entices some

Did you know that, back in 2019, there was a movement to decouple rural Eastern Washington from urbanized Western Washington? The name of the 51st state was to be Liberty. This movement is actually ongoing (see People in Eastern Washington who favor creating this 51st state are mostly white and conservative. The boundary would run along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains and encompass Eastern Washington.

Wildfire Threatens Homes in Methow Valley

A wildfire in the Methow Valley threatened homes and prompted numerous evacuation orders on Tuesday. The Vintin Road Fire sparked near the town of Carlton around 3 p.m. and quickly spread, covering 30 acres before finally being corralled by firefighters after roughly six hours. Crews from multiple agencies responded to...
Methow Valley News

Property owner proposes rustic retreat and campground on Twisp River site

A property owner has applied to Okanogan County to create Stoneywilde, a rustic retreat and campground on Twisp River Road, about 1 mile outside town. Virginia Tinkey proposes developing 13 campsites on 37 acres with multiple support buildings and amenities such as bathrooms, offices, sauna, a hot/cold plunge, a communal kitchen and shade structures. She would also construct one residential house.

East Wenatchee Man Dead From Tractor Rollover in Rock Island

A 71-year-old East Wenatchee man was found dead under a tractor in Rock Island Tuesday night. Around 7 p.m., Douglas County deputies were called out to the 3200 block on Rock Island Road. A family member found the man deceased and pinned under a tractor. Cause of the tractor rollover...