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WENANTCHEE - The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) is delighted to welcome two new quality NCEF Board members – Stacy Luckensmeyer and Ray Dobbs. Stacy Luckensmeyer never imagined she'd end up running a business, but life had other plans for her, and she's successfully started and sold...
Applications are now being accepted for AgForestry Leadership Class 43. Each year, up to 24 people are selected for the 18-month program, which consists of 11 multi-day seminars throughout Washington State, one week diving into National Government in Washington D.C. and up to two weeks exploring...
OLYMPIA - The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of Transportation is further extending the deadline to Friday, May 15, due to COVID-19 virus concerns and Gov. Jay Inslee's Stay...
UNION GAP - The Department of Ecology asks you to be a good neighbor and not burn this spring. Burning yard waste is illegal in Urban Growth Areas, can lead to wildfires, and creates smoke that makes it hard to breathe. Let’s help our first responders and health workers – don’t make more work for...

Drinking plenty of water can help prevent dehydration. Not sure how much to drink? Many medical professionals suggest following the 8x8 rule, eight ounces of water eight times a day. /(c) Kerkez / iStock via Getty Images Plus
StatePoint - COVID-19 has the public rethinking how they stay healthy -- both physically and mentally. Even those in good health can start to feel anxious and fearful when the words ‘pandemic’ and ‘social distancing’ are mentioned. But can you stay active and mentally healthy while social...

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WENANTCHEE - The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) is delighted to welcome two new quality NCEF Board members – Stacy Luckensmeyer and Ray Dobbs. Stacy Luckensmeyer never imagined she’d end up running a business, but life had other plans for her, and she’s successfully started and sold...

Cashmere Valley Bank, one of the largest regional banks in North Central Washington, has declined to participate in the Payroll Protection Program.
The big story last week was the small business relief program or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It’s a program touted to jump start our collapsed economy by helping small businesses get some immediate funding to keep people employed.  The program started accepting applications April 3. At...
EAST WENATCHEE - All of us involved in the COVID-19 response know that protecting our health workers and first responders is vital for each and every one of us. That is why our limited supplies of commercial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been reserved for them. But some of the rest of...
OLYMPIA - Life as we know it has seemingly shut down overnight as the coronavirus pandemic changes our lives in unprecedented ways. I’d like to thank all the people taking the Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive seriously. Health experts from across the country agree that it’s critically important...
Based on CDC guidance and Governor Inslee's Proclamation retail establishments must observe the following COVID-19 prevention measures: 1. Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend (including...

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