Columbia River still closed for salmon fishing

NCW — The Columbia River remains closed for salmon fishing due to poor return numbers. The Columbia River continues to be closed for summer Chinook and sockeye salmon fishing, according to a state Department of Fish and Wildlife news release. Areas on the Columbia River above Priest Rapids Dam are typically open for salmon fishing around July 1. Chinook and sockeye returns, though, are expected...
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Knights perform at Pybus on July 11

WATERVILLE — Knights of Veritas, a nonprofit organization that focuses on educating the public about accurate medieval history, will present its “Knight Skies” program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 11 at Pybus Market. The program for all ages will discuss facts (and fiction) about medieval astronomy and also include educational demonstrations of sword cutting, medieval armor and...
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Puppet show comes to Pybus

WENATCHEE — It’s an afternoon of fun for the entire family. The North Central Regional Library puppeteers will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. July 10 at Pybus Market. The puppeteers have been a popular outreach of the library with shows that appeal to all ages. This year’s cast of puppeteers includes James Bensch, Bailey White, Dillon Clare and Alexandria McGee. There is no admission...
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Listen to Guimond, Bills at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Joe Guimond and Mike Bills are teaming up for the next Friday Night Music event from 7 to 9 p.m. July 5 at Pybus Market. Both have been regular performers at Pybus. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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Civil Air Patrol members promoted

WENATCHEE — Three members of the local Civil Air Patrol received promotions recently. Caleb Darlington of East Wenatchee was promoted to Cadet Master Sergeant. The Level 5 advancement is titled, “The Charles Lindbergh Achievement.” Elijah Rinke of Wenatchee was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class. The Level 2 advancement is titled, “The Hap Arnold Achievement.” Emmanuel Larsen of...
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Our College Students

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area Wenatchee Valley College The following students were named to Wenatchee Valley College’s winter quarter 2019 President’s List for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 in 12 or more college-level graded credits. Brewster: Andrea Baird, Roy Baker, Cleopatra Gourley, Antonia Martinez-Pio, Teresa Nila East Wenatchee: Heather Allais,...
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Serving Our Nation

U.S. Air Force Airman Ericka M. Thornton recently graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2018 graduate of Waterville High School.
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Don’t leave your dog in a hot vehicle

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is warning residents of the danger of leaving dogs in hot vehicles. Animal Care and Control has received about 45 related calls so far this summer, according to the Humane Society. Windows cracked a few inches will only drop the inside temperature by a few degrees, they said. Signs of a dog in distress include heavy panting, appearing lethargic,...
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Mayoral candidates address issues

Candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Waterville addressed issues and presented their plans for the town during a forum on June 28 that drew a substantial crowd of residents.
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Blood drive brings in 30 units

The June 20 Waterville Blood Drive took in 30 units of blood. Blood drive coordinator Ann Lewis said that the number of units collected was above the Waterville average of 25 and exceeded the goal that the Red Cross had set for the drive.
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