Monday, July 22, 2024
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Yonder Cider Co. anticipates August opening for Eastside taproom

Yonder East is located at 111 Railroad Ave., and will be Yonder Cider Co.’s second existing location.
CASHMERE – Yonder Cider Co., which picks and presses its apples in Wenatchee, will be opening its first Eastside taproom this August in Side Street Cashmere. “We've been getting …

Peshastin Library Ice Cream Social set for Saturday

PESHASTIN—The Friends of the Peshastin Library will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the library lawn. Though the library is temporarily closed and in the …

Red Flag Warning: North Central Washington faces extreme fire risk as temperatures soar

WENATCHEE—North Central Washington braces for heightened fire danger as the National Weather Service in Spokane issues a Red Flag Warning for Sunday, July 21. The warning covers the Central and …
Local Features

Savor homemade fare at the storybook Obertal Inn

Hotelier and property manager Hans Mulders in front of his Obertal Inn, a Bavarian institution in the center of Leavenworth.
LEAVENWORTH – In the heart of downtown Leavenworth every morning, the aroma of freshly baked biscuits and homemade granola wafts through the air, inviting visitors to experience the charm of …
IV Pro Mobile is a Wenatchee based mobile IV hydration and wellness clinic.

IV Pro Mobile brings hydration, wellness to your doorstep

WENTACHEE – Through her two decades of nursing experience Aura Brazill saw a need for hydration and wellness care outside of the confines of the hospital.  That prompted her to start …
McManus sports a positive attitude as he competes in the steeplechase at the Olympic Trials.

Cashmere's Rob McManus reflects on NCAA Nationals, Olympic Trials experience

CASHMERE- Cashmere High School graduate and Montana State University Junior, Rob McManus enjoyed a well-deserved break at his parents’ Cashmere orchard after competing in Eugene, Oregon, at the …
An eye-catching mixed display of various locally-sourced products exhibits Brassbound’s widely varied stock

Brassbound Collective celebrates grand opening as part of a project to revitalize community

CASHMERE- One of a kind retail market, Brassbound Collective, opened its doors as one of the many new businesses being planned for the future of the ambitious Side Street neighborhood hub …
Chelan County Sheriff's Report

Chelan County Sheriff's Report

This report is compiled from records provided by the Chelan County Sheriff's Office and RiverCom. The publisher cannot certify the complete accuracy of the information provided. July 5 …
Other News
WENATCHEE — North Central Washington is bracing for a potentially dangerous heat wave, with temperatures expected to soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit through Monday, according to the National …
WENATCHEE — Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) announced that billing statements will return to normal starting in late July, following a cyber attack on its long-time vendor, …
WENATCHEE — NCW Libraries is offering a virtual workshop on garden doodling as part of its summer library program on August 14 from 3:00-4:30 pm. Artist Rosemary Jones will lead the online …
SPOKANE — The Spokane District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued an amended fire restrictions order, effective July 19, for lands administered by the BLM and Bureau of Reclamation …
WENATCHEE — Ballots for the August 6 primary election have been mailed to registered voters in Chelan County, Auditor Skip Moore announced Thursday. To be counted, completed ballots must …
Sports
WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee AppleSox delivered a commanding performance Sunday night, overwhelming the Cascade Collegiate League Showcase team with a 21-5 victory at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. In a …
WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee AppleSox shut out the Cascade Collegiate League Showcase team 7-0 on Saturday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. Evan Cloyd led the way for the AppleSox, driving in two runs …

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild, members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), announced the hiring of Dan Johnston as the team’s new assistant coach, completing the team’s …
WENATCHEE — The Edmonton Riverhawks staged a late-inning comeback, scoring three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Wenatchee AppleSox 6-4 on Thursday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. …
Outdoors
OLYMPIA  - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is urging prospective hunters to complete mandatory hunter education courses ahead of the upcoming fall hunting season. With the …
WENATCHEE - The U.S. Forest Service has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, effective immediately. The decision comes as prolonged warm weather …
Obituaries
Gerald Homer Doyle, a longtime Cashmere orchardist, passed away peacefully at Confluence Health Hospital on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Born on November 2, 1937 in Wenatchee, he was raised in Cashmere …
Donna Joyce Tarver passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of Tuesday, May 28th. Donna grew up in the Cashmere Valley where her parents Howard and Dora (Dode) Balsdon owned and operated an …
Dwight Goehner was born to Walter and Alvina Goehner in May of 1957. He joined his sister Naomi and brother Keith in a loving Christian home, surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, most of …
Brian Lee Avery, 55, of Cashmere, passed away on April 7, 2024 surrounded by angels and loved ones that left before him, in the loving care of Mount Baker View AFH in Everett. From Brian, …
Richard “Boomer” Dueman Richard “Boomer” Dueman was born on July 10, 1943, and passed away peacefully, at the home of his daughter, Becky, on October 25, 2023. …
Milo Smith passed away on August 2,2023. A Celebration of Life for Milo will be held on October 22, 2023, 1 p.m., at the Henry building,120 Cottage Ave., Cashmere, WA.
Education

Cashmere School District recoups over $130,000 In funding for special needs students

CASHMERE—As the school year has wrapped up, the Cashmere School Board applauds the district staff, who worked tirelessly to ensure that their highest-needs students receive adequate funding and …

Kenoyer named Theo Allen Teacher of The Year

CASHMERE – Cashmere High School seniors voted science teacher Jeff Kenoyer the 2024 Theo Allen Teacher of The Year. CHS senior and class vice president Daniela Reyna announced the award at …

Cashmere students among 387 receiving Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarships

WENATCHEE— The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) has awarded 387 scholarships to students with ties to the tree fruit industry for the 2024-2025 academic year, including several from …

CHS salutatorian balances leadership, academics and athletics

CASHMERE – Cashmere High School salutatorian Reese Westlund has balanced an impressive load of academics and activities throughout her high school career. She has been involved in the CHS …
Legislative Coverage

Federal court redistricting ruling shakes up Washington State legislative districts, faces Republican criticism

OLYMPIA – In a development impacting Washington State politics, the Ninth Circuit Court has dismissed an emergency motion to stay a federal court decision regarding legislative district …

Blending education and technology a goal for Wellman

OLYMPIA - On the last Monday morning of the 2024 legislative session, Washington State Sen. Lisa Wellman’s office brimmed with sunlight, an early peek at spring, as she sipped tea from a white …

Counties required to adopt security system

Under a bill Secretary of State Steve Hobbs endorsed, all counties are required to install “Albert Systems,” a technology that notifies counties when there is an attempted cybersecurity …

Officers will soon be allowed to work part-time

Washington remains 51st in the nation for police officers per capita, and one answer to that problem might be allowing officers to work part-time.  SB 5424, sponsored by Sen. John Lovick, …

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Here is this week's list of 5 Things to do this Week.
    • Outdoor Summer Concert Series

      The band Pretty Little Feet will perform at Lincoln Rock State Park as part of their Outdoor Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 19 from 7-9 …

    • “Beauty and the Beast”

      Leavenworth Summer Theater will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on Friday, July 19 from 8-10 p.m. “Step …

    • The Kevin Jones Band

      Icicle Ridge Winery will host live music by The Kevin Jones Band on Saturday, July 20 from 6-9 p.m. “Enjoy amazing live music this …

    • Cashmere Writers Group

      The Cashmere Writers Group will meet at the Cashmere Library on Monday, July 22 from 4-6 p.m. “If you love to write, are a budding …

    • Gnometastic Storytime

      The Cashmere Library will host Gnometastic Storytime on Thursday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. “We have a special Gnome your Home …

More News
WENATCHEE— The National Weather Service has extended a heat advisory for portions of North Central Washington until 10 p.m. Sunday as the region continues to experience unusually high …
OLYMPIA—Washington state is gearing up for its August 6 Primary Election, with county elections offices set to mail out ballots and open official drop boxes by Friday. More than 4.8 million …
WENATCHEE—The Columbia River Drug Task Force (CRDTF) acquired $150,000 in grant funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The grant was allocated following a direct Ellensburg …
SEATTLE — The League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) announced Wednesday that its online voter guide, VOTE411.org , has been updated with comprehensive information for the upcoming August …
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