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Wildfire smoke brings hazardous air quality to Wenatchee area

WENATCHEE - Air quality in the Wenatchee area has dropped to hazardous as smoke from several North Cascades fires has blanketed the area. The state Department of Ecology has issued an air quality alert for both Chelan and Douglas counties for Wednesday. The alert is in effect until further notice.
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Hailey Bolyard named 2023 Methow Valley Rodeo queen

Hailey Bolyard, a freshman at Newport High School who has many Methow Valley connections, has been named 2023 Methow Valley Rodeo queen. Bolyard follows in the hoofprints of her mother, Amanda Hammer (formally Taylor), a Liberty Bell High School graduate who was the 1999 Methow Valley Rodeo queen. Her sister, Alyssa Bolyard, will be the 2023 Newport Rodeo Queen, making them automatic travel partners for events around the region.
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Two Methow Valley salmon restoration projects get state funding

Two Methow Valley projects are among the recipients of nearly $76 million in grants to statewide organizations from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board, intended to help ensure the survival of salmon in Washington. The grants that went to 138 projects in 30 of the state’s 39 counties. The...
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Candidate forum next week

The Twisp Valley Grange will host a candidate forum for several local offices on Tuesday (Oct. 11), starting with a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. and followed by a question-and-answer session from 6:30-8 p.m. Expected to appear are District 3 county commissioner candidates Lloyd Caton and Jon Neal; Okanogan County Public...

Douglas County extends burn ban to Oct. 15

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County has extended its burn ban through mid-October due to concerns over current fire weather conditions. At the request of the Douglas County Fire District 2 Fire Marshal, Douglas County commissioners approved extending the burn ban until Oct. 15. The burn ban usually ends Sept. 30.

Entiat High School Recap

The Entiat Tigers ring their victory bell after an upsetting the traditional Westside powerhouse Quilcene Rangers (Pre-Season #2) at Entiat on Saturday, Sept. 24. It took a huge 4th quarter play by junior Pedro Arias to bring the Tigers home, 44 to 38. Courtesy Wendi Crutcher.
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Recycle PVC materials for animal research

Methow Recycles and Home Range Wildlife Research are teaming up for a PVC and materials drive this fall for live animal traps. Methow Recycles said in a press release that it ordinarily does not accept PVC for recycling, but for the months of October and November the organization will support Home Range Wildlife Research, a local nonprofit that is upcycling PVC in order to build live traps for lynx research.

Chelan High School Sports Recaps

September 27 With a beautiful assist from Senior Macie Cowan to Senior Olga Filipovic #12. Filipovic took two touches to send the ball past the keeper giving the Goats the 2-0 advantage. Courtesy CHS Soccer.

Buckner Orchard Harvest Fest 2022 DETAILS!

HARVEST FEST 2022 - THE DETAILS!. Harvest Fest 2022 at the Orchard is all but upon us, with a great weather forecast, a heavy crop of our historic apples, and plans for the three days now in place! All are family events, free to everyone. DATE - October 7-9 LOCATION...

Manson High School Sports Recap

Brewster’s Mia Gamble, left, competes with Vanessa Sanchez of Manson for control of the ball during a league game on the Lady Bears’ home field last Thursday, Sept. 29. Mike Maltais/QCH.

Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have scheduled a Budget Workshop meeting for Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 10:00 AM at location 232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan WA 98816

Via Zoom: CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or. dial +1 253 215 8782. Agenda:. Flag Salute. Roll Call.

Chelan/Douglas Farm Bureau Meeting In Person Monday

It’s been a while, thanks to the pandemic and the slow march out of state mandated restrictions, but the Chelan/Douglas County Farm Bureau will hold their Annual meeting and Dinner Monday October 3rd. The event will take place at the Wenatchee Convention Center, starting at 5 p.m. CDCFB President...
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Caleb Klauder of Orcas plays at Ryman Auditorium

A career milestone was reached in early September when long-time country music artist Caleb Klauder and his partner Reeb Willms of Waterville, Washington played at the storied Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Country music fans will recognize the Ryman Auditorium as home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to...

Wenatchee Valley Fire Department Make Their Debut

Douglas County Fire District 2 and Chelan County Fire District 1 have officially merged into the Wenatchee Valley Fire Department Friday. Voters from both fire districts approved a measure to merge both departments back in August. The Wenatchee Valley Fire Department Board of Commissioners hope to reduce administrative personnel and...

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.