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Chelan High School junior David Kelly wins Apple Award

Members of Chelan High School’s Blackhorn Drama Guild rehearse for the Numerica Performing Arts Center Apple Awards Ceremony.
CHELAN – Chelan High School Junior David Kelly won the Numerica Performing Arts Center Apple Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Play for his role as Scarecrow in "The Wonderful Wizard of …

Motorcyclist killed, passenger airlifted after head-on collision near Chelan

CHELAN - A motorcyclist is dead, and his passenger was severely injured after a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on SR 97A south of Chelan. According to Washington State Police, motorcyclist …

Local Author publishes third novel set in Stehekin

MANSON - Teri Fink, a local author who spent most of her life in Wenatchee, released her third novel, The Restless Lake, on May 6. The novel, set in the Stehekin has already garnered early honors, …
Nature's Window Museum Gallery in Chelan features an upcoming exhibit of Don Nutt's dramatic landscape paintings of eastern Washington, along with taxidermy sculptures from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibit opens on May 31 and runs through June 30 at the Wildlife and Natural History Museum.

Nature's Window Museum debuts art exhibit showcasing Eastern Washington landscapes

CHELAN—The Nature's Window Museum in Chelan will unveil a new exhibit on May 31 featuring the dramatic landscape paintings of award-winning artist Don Nutt. The exhibit runs through June 30 and …

WSP plans DUI high visibility enforcement patrols at Lake Chelan

CHELAN - The Washington State Patrol (WSP) District 6 has announced its partnership with allied agencies to conduct a High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) patrol at Lake Chelan from May 24 to May 26. …
More News
CHELAN - Heritage Heights of Lake Chelan, a non-profit residential facility providing assisted living and respite services for the past 28 years in the Lake Chelan Valley, held their …
CHELAN - A shooting early Friday morning left one man dead and another critically injured near Chelan, according to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a 911 call at 4:58 …
CHELAN—School funding and its inadequacy were topics brought to the forefront of the May 13 monthly meeting of the Lake Chelan School District Board of Directors by board member Stephanie …
Local Features
Rich Beausoleil and Milo

Ruby U launches speaker presentations at historic Chelan Ruby Theatre

CHELAN—The Ruby Theatre in downtown Chelan has launched a new speaker series called Ruby U. The series features free public presentations, panels, and discussions on topics of community …
The Women's Service League of NCW will hold its annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Mall near Sportsman's Warehouse.

Women's Service League hosts annual prom dress giveaway

WENATCHEE – This weekend, area teens, regardless of income, will have the chance to pick out the prom dress of their dreams for free, thanks to the Women's Service League of North Central …
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. April 5 …
Election 2024

Candidates certified for Washington's August 6 primary election

OLYMPIA - The Office of the Secretary of State has officially certified candidates for Washington's upcoming August 6 Primary election. The certification took place on Tuesday in the Legislative …

Auditor seeks residents for ballot measure committees

WENATCHEE - The Chelan County Auditor's Office seeks individuals to serve on "For" or "Against" committees for ballot measures in the upcoming August 6 Special Election Local Voters' Pamphlet. The …

Brian Burnett announces candidacy for State Representative, District 12

WENATCHEE—Former Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett is running for State Representative, District 12, Position 1, as a Republican candidate. The announcement, made through a press release, …

Hawkins makes it official, files for Chelan County Commissioner

WENATCHEE - On the first day of candidate filing week, State Senator Brad Hawkins (R-Wenatchee) officially declared his candidacy for the open position of Chelan County Commissioner, District 3. The …

Candidate Filing Week 2024 begins May 6

OLYMPIA — Interested in running for public office in Washington? The opportunity to formally declare candidacy for the 2024 elections opens online on May 6 at 8 a.m. and at elections offices …

Rep. Keith Goehner announces State Senate run

DRYDEN - Representative Keith Goehner has announced his candidacy for the State Senate in the 12th legislative district. The announcement follows the decision by current 12th Legislative District …

Hawkins announces candidacy for Chelan County Commission District 3

WENATCHEE - Republican State Senator Brad Hawkins of Wenatchee announced today that he plans to forgo his Senate re-election bid to run for the open Chelan County Commission – District 3 …
Obituaries
Ronald Berry, 88, of Chelan, Washington passed away on May 13, 2024.  The service is June 15, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Precht Rose Chapel.
Vibeke Clausen, 89, of Chelan passed away on  May 9, 2024. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee & Cashmere.
Robin June Cooke was born in Eureka, Kansas on June 30,1925. Robin spent most of her youth in Santa Barbara, California. It was there that Robin met Robert Lawrence and they were married shortly …
Richard Jon Faletto earned his final wings, passing away peacefully on Sunday May 5, 2024 in Sandpoint, Idaho, at the age of 83. Rich was born on November 27, 1940, in Wenatchee, WA to Mario and …
Troy Elston Sullivan, 71, of Chelan, Washington passed away on May 8, 2024. Precht Rose Chapel is handling the arrangements for the family.
Jeffrey Patrick Slater, 79, of Chelan, Washington passed away on May 6, 2024. Precht Rose Chapel is handling the arrangements for the family.

Get your event in the spotlight with Ward Media!

If you have an exciting event to share, email Reporter Quinn Propst at quinn@ward.media. We’ll showcase the five most captivating events of the week, giving your event the recognition it deserves. Even if your event isn’t among the top five, it will still be added to our events calendar and featured online. Don’t miss this chance to make your event shine!

Here is this week's list of 5 Things to do this Week.
    • Live music by The White Ducks

      Mellisoni Vineyards in Chelan will host live music by The White Ducks on Sunday, May 26 from 4-7 p.m. “Join us at Mellisoni Vineyards …

    • Lake Chelan Tanglers

      The Lake Chelan Tanglers will meet on Wednesday, May 29 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Chelan Library. “Zentangle Method tanglers share …

    • Aladdin Kids play

      Roots Community School will present the “Aladdin Kids” on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 from 7-8 p.m. at the Chelan High School …

    • Thursday Night Live Music

      The Rocky Pond Tasting Room in Chelan will host live music by Greg King on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. “Live music, every …

    • Chelan Library Book Club

      The Chelan Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 30 from 3-4 p.m. “Enjoy casual conversation about books? New to the area and …

Opinion
Terry Ward, Publisher

Local journalism needs your support more than ever

As the publisher of our local newspaper, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent Pew Research Center report on the changing relationship between Americans and their local news outlets. The …

GOP nearly blows up convention in attempt to save face for Reichert

SPOKANE — Washington State Republican Party leaders say they want party unity, but they torpedoed unity, at least for a bit, all for the sake of attempted control.  When it became …

A closer look at the updated capital budget

Our state approves three budgets every two years. These budgets fund Washington’s operating ($71.9 billion), transportation ($14.6 billion), and capital ($10.3 billion) expenditures, including …
Features

Local ag co-op nurtures tree fruit industry from bud to box

Since the 1930s, Northwest Wholesale, Inc., a locally owned agricultural cooperative, has been an impactful part of the tree fruit industry in North Central Washington. Cooperatives of all kinds …

Peterson’s Waterfront secures RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for 33rd year

CHELAN – Peterson’s Waterfront has been awarded the RCI Gold Crown Resort® designation by RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange, for the 33rd consecutive year. This …
Sports
Leigh Mendelson

Wenatchee Wild announce extensions for Mendelson, provincial scouting staff

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), are excited to announce that Director of Scouting Leigh Mendelson has signed a two-year contract …

Wenatchee Wild complete first Western Hockey League prospects draft

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild are pleased to announce the selection of 13 players in the 2024 Western Hockey League Prospects Draft, held Thursday. The 2024 edition was the club’s …

Wenatchee Wild announce trade with Victoria Royals

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild have announced a trade with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League (WHL), sending 2007-born forward Daniel Morozov to Victoria in …
National News
U.S. soldier detained in Russia on criminal charges
Russian authorities have detained an American soldier on criminal misconduct charges, the U.S. Army said Monday. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Russia’s government had notified the …
Workers pick blueberries in greenhouses of the Agrovision firm in San Isidro Mazatepec in Jalisco.
As its workers stream to the U.S., Mexico runs short of farmhands
ETZATLÁN, Mexico - For decades, Mexicans crossed the border to pick Americans’ lettuce, grapes and strawberries. Mexico had a seemingly inexhaustible supply of farmhands - tough, …
Senate passes $1.2 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown
The Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending bill in the wee hours of Saturday morning to prevent a brief partial government shutdown, sending the bill to President Biden to sign into law. …
Nikki Haley meets voters during a rally at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry, N.H. on Sunday.
Nikki Haley suspends campaign for 2024 Republican presidential nomination
CHARLESTON, S.C. -  Nikki Haley , a former U.N. ambassador and governor of South Carolina, has announced she is suspending   her presidential campaign, leaving  Donald Trump  with …
Big-box stores try to stay relevant by focusing on smaller stores
Two of the biggest names in big-box retail have boosted their bets on a growing trend for brick-and-mortar sales: smaller stores. Best Buy and Macy’s this week announced plans to add …
Web Extra content

Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think

Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …

Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?

Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.

Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains

Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …