Posted Thursday, 09-18-14 Nearly a quarter of a century and still "swimming strong". The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival celebrates its 24th anniversary this year and officials say it is even more fun and vibrant than last year. Organizer Corky Broaddus says one of the highlights is the Native American Encampment. listen here Broaddus, who's been involved in the Festival since it's inception, says there are lots of fun hands on events for kids and adults. listen here Schools from around the region have been taking in the event at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatcher for the past couple of days. The free event is open to the general public Saturday from 10am to 5p.m.
Posted Thursday, 09-18-14 A late summer day of fishing in Grant County turned into a tragedy. Kyle Foreman with the Grant County Sheriff's Office says an elderly Moses Lake man died after he fell from a small boat into the Potholes Reservoir early Thursday afternoon. listen here The victim, 80 year old Tommie Chapman, was not wearing a life jacket. His body was recovered around two p.m. Thursday. His remains are in the care of Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison whose staff will conduct an autopsy.