A decision on whether Wenatchee School District will appeal a supreme court decision to reinstate Ed Knaggs could happen during an executive session Wednesday. A statement pertaining to the matter was released by the school district Wednesday. Knaggs, a teacher and coach was fired after the accidental drowning of freshman Antonia Reyes in 2011. Officials say an appeal needs to be filed by Friday, April 18th. Knaggs was put on payroll last month, but he remains on administrative leave while the district decides whether it will appeal the judge’s decision.
Firefighters battled gusty winds in putting out a structure fire in Cashmere this morning. The fire damaged an outbuilding on Webster Street and Cashmere Fire Chief Matt Brunner says crews were able to limit the damage. Brunner says firefighters had to cope with gusty winds which fanned the flames toward neighboring property. There were no reported injuries
A major land purchase will preserve about 3-thousand acres in the Stemilt Basin SouthWest of Wenatchee for recreation and agriculture. Chelan County Commissioners have exercised an option with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to purchase the lands owned by Longview Fiber in the Squilchuck and Stemilt basin. Commissioner Ron Walter says the deal comes as a result of a three-year planning process with the working group, Stemilt Partnership, which is comprized of a variety of stakeholder groups. Commissioner Walter says the land purchase closed this week. He says the next step will be formulating a management plan through the Stemilt Working Group
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON...EAST CENTRALWASHINGTON...NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...NORTHEAST WASHINGTON ANDSOUTHEAST WASHINGTON..DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHTWINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AND PEAK THIS AFTERNOON.SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH WILL BEPOSSIBLE...