The holidays aren’t always filled with peace and joy for some families in the Wenatchee Valley.
Upper Valley MEND helps hundreds of families from Peshastin and Dryden to Leavenworth and Plain with money for housing, food and more.
Their Executive Director Kaylin Bettinger and Community Cupboard food bank Manager Bob Mark join KOHO to talk about those services during the holiday season and how you can help.…Read More
What started as a quaint, once-a-season, ceremonial holiday event, has grown into a full-blown, three-weekend event. We’re talking about Leavenworth’s Christmas Lighting Festival. Marcus Bellissimo reports on plans to mitigate the massive crowds arriving in the Upper Wenatchee Valley this month. …Read More
MEND stands for Meeting Each Need with Dignity. And that is especially true for the holiday season for those in need in the Upper Wenatchee Valley.
Upper Valley MEND’s Executive Director Kaylin Bettinger joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about getting geared up for Thanksgiving food baskets, the need for donations and volunteers and a recent survey breaking down Upper Valley demographics.…Read More
Firefighting is dangerous business. And when vital equipment shows signs of aging and is incompatible with neighboring fire districts, it’s time to band together and get new equipment.
Government grants can go a long way toward making that happen, as Marcus Bellissimo reports. …Read More
Upper Valley MEND recently started offering acupuncture once a month at the Upper Valley Free Clinic at Cascade Medical Center.
Volunteering her expertise in the field is Sheila Harris. She swung by the KOHO studio to talk about the benefits of her work, how she got involved in the clinic and the need she sees for acupuncture in the Upper Wenatchee Valley.…Read More
There’s a changing of the guard, so to speak, for the Cascade School District this week. As Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker says goodbye after five years, he passes the baton to Dr. Tracey Beckendorf-Edou.
She’s a Washington State native who’s been teaching in Oak Ridge Tennessee since 2010 and has also taught in Africa.…Read More
Affordable housing in North Central Washington has been an issue for many years.
This year the state legislature set aside some funding for housing projects across the state. The group Our Valley Our Future studied ways to alleviate the shortage.
Recently, a task force was convened in Leavenworth to try to tackle the issue in the Upper Wenatchee Valley, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Whether you’re commuting from or headed to an event in Leavenworth, navigating traffic in the Bavarian Village isn’t always easy. But it’s about to get a little easier.
Link Transit’s new park and ride in Leavenworth will open behind Safeway soon. Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
The City of Leavenworth will conduct a controlled burn today on city-owned land adjacent to Mountain View Cemetery. The material for burning is green waste collected by the city as required by the Dept. of Agriculture because of Apple Maggot Quarantine restrictions in western Chelan County.
The burn is permitted under the Dept.…Read More
Mammography exams at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth have gone high-tech. In late March, the facility brought online a new three-dimensional mammography scanner.
Radiology Director Scott Mitchell said the new technology is designed to provide a clearer image of the breast, which allows radiologists to diagnose cancer at its earliest stages.…Read More
For those living in the Apple Maggot Quarantine Zone of western Chelan County, getting rid of yard waste can be difficult. This weekend the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition is hosting an event to help with just that problem. Marcus Bellissimo has the details.…Read More