Washingtonians have until today to submit their thoughts on the Southern Resident Orca Task Force‘s recommendations for saving the endangered population.
In this multi-part series on KOHO, we’ll explore why the orca population has dwindled, what state agencies and conservation groups are trying to do about it, and how North Central Washington is part of the solution.…Read More
Meddling by foreign powers in the 2016 elections has everyone looking for more improved, online security measures. But perhaps the most secure way to secure elections may be going back to pen, paper and the U.S. Mail. Marcus Bellissimo has more.…Read More
Gov. Inslee was in Wenatchee last week to tour a new facility, one that will address and provide help with the growing suicide rates in our region, as well as other health issues. Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
This fire season in on track to be one of the largest to date due to the sheer number of fires. Because of that, Gov. Jay Inslee has taken executive action, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Photo: Cougar Creek Fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
The Cougar Creek fire, burning in heavy timber, snags, and logs up the Entiat Valley, is still zero percent contained, according to Forest Service officials. The fire footprint is 800 acres of steep, inaccessible terrain, making it difficult for ground crews to reach the lightning-caused blaze.…Read More
Governor Jay Inslee toured Central Washington this week to talk about improving broadband technology in the state. He told KOHO he wants to promote the vision statement that the state needs to provide broadband access to all its citizens:
On Wednesday, the Governor traveled to Pomeroy and Pullman. Thursday he was in Chewelah, Quincy and Wenatchee.…Read More
Governor Jay Inslee was in Wenatchee Wednesday night to hear from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. They talked about their experiences in ensuring their homes and communities are prepared for fire response and mitigation.
The Network held their reception at Pybus Public Market, after a week of various learning exercises throughout the county.…Read More
Rising flood waters are threatening a nearly century old dam above Leavenworth and downstream residents are being told to be prepared to evacuate. The Eightmile Lake Dam was built in the 1920’s out of earth, rock and mortar. It is located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of the Cascade Range.…Read More
Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how the City of Wenatchee and surrounding areas of Chelan County received an Opportunity Zone designation from the Governor’s office this week. The application was submitted by the city and the Port of Chelan County.
The new Opportunity Zone designations represent downtown Wenatchee, south Wenatchee, Malaga and the idlded Alcoa plant.…Read More
Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about a bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee last week allowing the city to burn some yard waste despite its location within the state’s apple maggot quarantine zone. The city’s brush drop-off site opens next Friday and the council wants to limit unlicensed bitcoin miners in the city.…Read More