The U.S. Army has shelved a proposal to train helicopter pilots on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands in the wake of strong criticism from outdoors advocates. Joint Base Lewis-McChord announced yesterday it will look for new high-altitude sites in Washington state where its aviation crews can train without disrupting campers and hikers.
Unemployment in Chelan-Douglas Counties remains higher so far this year than all of 2015, largely due to the curtailment of Alcoa's smelter. Regional Labor Economist for NCW Don Meseck joins Dan to give the local February jobs report.
Matt Leonard, an engineer with the city of Wenatchee since 2008, was appointed last week to head the Public Works Department. He joins Clint in the KOHO studio to talk about the department's priorities, streets and other infrastructure.
The Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve areas are back open in the Wenatchee Foothills. With the cold behind us and green growth popping up, Dan talks with the Chelan PUD’s senior wildlife biologist Von Pope about how the winter months treated local mule deer.
Cascade School District Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker swings by the KOHO studio to talk about his executive decision to allow buses to drive through the Tumwater Canyon for field and sports trips, plus an update on construction.