Chelan County PUD officials took four of the 11 generating units at Rocky Reach Dam out of service last week. Kirk Hudson, Managing Director for Generation and Transmission with the PUD, stops by the studio to give the specs on the situation at Rocky Reach.
Wenatchee police are investigating the death of two people at a condominium complex on Elliott Avenue today. Police found the bodies of an elderly man and woman in a vehicle in a garage. They also found a handgun in the vehicle. The victims appear to have been shot. The Chelan County Coroner is also investigating.
Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz joins us for his weekly visit to the KOHO studio to talk budget season, contract issues with the city's Executive Services Director and street striping projects across the city.
Award-winning author Terry Persun is coming to the Write on the River writing conference Oct. 5 at Wenatchee Valley College. He joins us on KOHO to talk about the creative process and his upcoming workshop at the conference.
It's a heated issue not just here in North Central Washington, but around the country. Government officials want low-income residents to be prepared for a reduction in food-assistance benefits – some $4 billion starting in 2014. That works out to a loss of $114 million here in Washington over the next year. How could these cuts affect people on food stamps here in our region? Our own Dan Langager filed a report.
Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar and City Administrator Joel Walinski join us for an update on the Meadowlark Affordable Housing Development, a Community Development Block Grant and several upcoming events.
Leavenworth's 50th annual Autumn Leaf Festival is coming to town this weekend and joining us in studio to talk about it are Heidi Forchemer, the 2013 Royal Lady, and Kathy and Rick Leal, officers with the festival.