Stories tagged: wenatchee
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Forbes: Wenatchee one of nation’s best places to retire
The not-so-hush-hush secret of Wenatchee as a retirement mecca was recently trumpeted nationwide.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Kelli Scott: Venturing outside the Seattle bubble
Communicating outside our bubbles is a good thing for the media, for the country, for all of us.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues
Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Three fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
From apples to wheat, NAFTA has been a boon for Washington agriculture
For Washington apples the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a good deal.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Welcome back to Desert Canyon, a gem near Wenatchee
Desert Canyon is back to being Desert Canyon, known for its challenging 7,285-yard layout, well-manicured greens and fairways, and expansive waste areas. The course has found stability since 2011 with …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
New-and-improved Rock Island a long-distance test
Rock Island opened in the 1970s but it doubled in size with the debut of nine new holes in 2011. The new side stretched the course to 7,153 yards from …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Trump budget could end Amtrak service to Spokane, other NW cities, says rail group
Amtrak service to Spokane and smaller cities such as Wenatchee, Leavenworth and Ephrata could be axed under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposals, a rail passenger advocacy group says.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Wenatchee facility source of biodiesel in Columbia River
State and federal authorities have identified a Wenatchee fueling facility as the source of biodiesel that leaked into the Columbia River.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Wilfred Woods, Wenatchee World publisher and civic leader, dies at 97
Former Wenatchee World Publisher Wilfred R. Woods died Saturday at age 97, ending his nine decades of wandering the world and wondering tirelessly about how it worked.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Oregon’s largest apple grower sold to Washington business
A family-owned fruit company in Washington has purchased Oregon’s largest grower and packer of fresh apples.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Man was reaching for seat belt, witness of police shooting says
EAST WENATCHEE – A key witness to the fatal shooting of Cameron Ayers by an East Wenatchee police officer Sept. 3 says Ayers was reaching to unbuckle his seat belt …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 9:20 p.m.
Small wildfire burning above Wenatchee
Ashes dumped from a marijuana pipe sparked a wildfire in the Wenatchee foothills Sunday afternoon, prompting officials to issue evacuation warnings.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Child left in car that was stolen has been found safe
A 3-year-old child was found safe Sunday afternoon after the car the child was riding in was stolen and taken for a ride from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Property owners face fines for oversized campaign signs
City officials are cracking down on a handful of political candidates whose campaign signs are too big.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Former instructor sentenced in assault of teen
A former Wenatchee School District instructor must serve 216 hours of community service and is barred from reentering school facilities after pleading guilty to assaulting an ex-student.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Seattle Children’s Hospital warns of mail scam
North-central Washington residents have received scam mailings asking for donations for an “emergency fund” to supposedly benefit the families of Seattle Children’s Hospital patients.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Landslide closes small portion of Mission Ridge
A portion of the Mission Ridge Ski Area near Wenatchee has been closed because of a 100-acre landslide. No one was injured in the landslide, most of which occurred on …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
Teen raises $100,000 for veterans Honor Flight program
The money Justin Peterson raised has allowed more than 100 war veterans to fly to Washington, D.C., and visit the memorials. The 15-year-old started his fundraising campaign when he was …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Arizona triple homicide victims were from Washington
Three people killed in western Arizona have been identified as Washington state residents.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Prescribed burns planned for Wenatchee area
Forest officials hope to get out in front of the wildfire season by holding a series of prescribed burns on national forest lands in the Lake Wenatchee area.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
State’s Special Olympics Winter Games start Friday in Wenatchee
The opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Winter Games in Wenatchee Friday night should be “amazing,” a key organizer says.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 11:09 p.m.
Colville police officer’s child rape charges dismissed after second mistrial
WENATCHEE – After two trials ended with hung juries, the charge of child rape against former Colville police officer Scott L. “Scottie” Arms was formally dismissed Monday. Chelan County Superior …
Tue., June 30, 2015
Fire scorches Wenatchee neighborhood, destroys dozens of homes
WENATCHEE – Chuck and Micki Clugston watched as wildfire burned in the hills above Wenatchee as they drove home Sunday night. High winds and blistering temperatures fueled the flames, but …
UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2015, 2:16 p.m.
Ammonia warning lifted in Wenatchee
Officials in Wenatchee say ammonia that was leaking from a fruit-packing plant that burned has dissipated and people nearby no longer need to shelter in place. Crews continue to working …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
Washington seeks to avoid court ruling that state pot law is pre-empted by federal law
OLYMPIA – Washington wants to join legal battles between some potential pot businesses and cities that won’t let them open inside their boundaries. But Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the …
Tue., May 13, 2014
Wenatchee woman pleads guilty to $177,000 tax refund scheme
A Wenatchee woman who used a ploy developed by federal tax protesters for a $177,000 refund from the IRS has paid back nearly all the money and may avoid federal …
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013, 2:32 p.m.
Dog blamed for Wenatchee apartment fire
Fire officials say a dog reaching for treats turned on a stove and started a fire causing smoke damage to an apartment in the central Washington city of Wenatchee.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012
Smoke from wildfires posing health threat
Wildfires burning about 150 miles west of Spokane continue to pollute the city with smoke. Conditions are not expected to improve significantly in the next couple of days, according to …
Mon., July 30, 2012, 11:41 a.m.
Letter prompts Wenatchee marijuana shops to close
SPOKANE — Three medical marijuana shops in the Wenatchee area have closed down after federal prosecutors sent a letter to the businesses’ landlords.