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Pictured above is, from left, Douglas County Lawyer Robert Hunter, recent Purple Heart award recipient Ron Hoffman, his brother, fellow Vietnam War veteran and Cashmere resident Tom Gray behind him and Brian Thorpe of Global Car Care of Wenatchee.
DOUGLAS COUNTY - On Wednesday, August 1 Douglas County lawyer Robert Hunter was invited by this reporter to a ceremony at the Wenatchee Convention Center to honor a man who was "blown up" and seriously injured during the Vietnam War's 1968 "year of the Tet Offensive."   That man, former Army...

Diana graduated May 12 and became the first one in her family with a B.A.
CHELAN -- Hello everybody, my name is Diana Piñon and I am the new reporter for the Lake Chelan Mirror. I have been in town for a month now and I absolutely love it. I moved away from my home in Everett to start my career in journalism. I am glad I was given the opportunity to come down to this...
NCW - The thrill of having Monday off, the lingering effects from the post-work happy hour cocktail and the bad habit of speeding around tourists that slow to an infuriating speed to ogle the mountain side - safety hazards on the road amplify during holiday weekends, including upcoming Labor Day...
Most folks feel that radio is "sexier" than print media, but if they only knew the truth about radio talk shows. What really goes on behind the scenes? Are you actually listening to who you think you are? Was that really Jay Inslee or Dino Rossi or a hybrid named Dino Inslee found sleeping in the...

A future derby winner may be in this lineup of 9-to-14-year-old fishermen who were awarded free fishing outfits for their efforts.
BREWSTER – The second Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) Homebuyer Education Seminar to be held in Brewster is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18, at the Brewster Senior Center at 109 S. Bridge Street in Brewster. The workshop is designed to help prospective...

Maurice Santillants of Lynnwood caught this 34-pound hatchery chinook salmon in the Brewster pool area of the Columbia River last Friday morning, August 3. It was on opening morning of the Brewster King Salmon Derby and, if Santillants had been an entrant, his monster salmon would have won King of the Pool honors by almost seven pounds.
The 34.32-pound king salmon caught in the Brewster pool last Friday, Aug. 3 was not an entry in the salmon derby.
OKANOGAN  - Okanogan County School Retirees' Association provided 11 grants and four community service awards to enhance student learning in Okanogan County schools last year. Grant winners from Tonasket Elementary were Fay Aitcheson, copies of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain; Rose Corso, school...

Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney was in charge of handing Steele with the AWC City Champion Award for all his work in the legislature.
CHELAN – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) awarded Rep. Mike Steele a City Champion Award in an evening reception on July 30 at Chelan City Hall Council Chambers. Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney said a few words before presenting Steele with the award. “I know where Mike Steele started, Manson,...

Dino Rossi
NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin reached out to Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District Dino Rossi and posed a few questions to him. What follows are his answers:   Wenatchee Business Journal: Why do you want to be the 8th District Congressman? Dino Rossi: I’m running for...

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