Wenatchee

Cashmere- Kick start your bluegrass summer with the Annual Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival (WRBF), June 17th, 18th and 19th, featuring superstar bluegrass bands that will put the kick in your bluegrass start.  The extraordinary line up goes like this…. Appalachian Roadshow, "seeks to honor the...

Submitted photos. Steam Panda co-owner and Head Chef Yiying “Mark” Sun cooks up some dumplings.
On April 18, co-owners and married couple Yilin Su and Yiying “Mark” Sun had their grand opening of their new restaurant Steam Panda, a dumpling hub in the heart of downtown Wenatchee. Their menu features an entirely new variety of Chinese cuisine in the valley. Steam Panda specializes in...

Photo by WA State Office of the Attorney General. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  
Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently shared news that Washington State received $518 million in settlement money from opioid distributors, for the burgeoning opioid epidemic that has been plaguing Washington state. Both the City of Wenatchee and the City of East Wenatchee could receive up to $15....

Submitted photo. Confluence Parkway Project Aerial Map.
The City of Wenatchee will receive $85 million in funding to complete Confluence Parkway from the “Move Ahead Washington” state transportation plan. In June of 2021, the City received $92 million from the federal government through the Fiscal Year 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)...

Photo submitted by Gabriela Silva. Kinwell Clinic.
The Kinwell Clinic officially opened on December 30, 2021, with physicians hoping to bring more awareness of a new clinic that accepts Premera Insurance plans. By 2034, the U.S. is projected to face a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians, 48,000 of which will be in primary care alone, according to...
Washington state has moved the statewide annual homeless Point in Time Count to Feb. 24 after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved its request to postpone the event by a month because of ongoing COVID concerns. Due to the high numbers of COVID-19 cases across the...
In early December, the City of Wenatchee announced an energy-saving revitalization project for their Wenatchee Wastewater Treatment Plant, including a new 4th digestor to help save thousands of kilowatts per year. Although the project is independent to the increasing rate structure, the new...

Photo source: brewbooks Rock Island Dam and Alcoa Wenatchee aluminum smelter.
Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) announced [Dec. 13] the closure of 146,000 metric tons of aluminum smelting capacity at the Wenatchee Works aluminum smelter located in the state of Washington. The process to permanently decommission the smelter, which has been fully idle since 2015, will begin...

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