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+ News for the week of September 14, 2014

Health Report: Domestic Violence9/17/2014

 With all the recent athletes in the news for domestic violence lately, how often does it occur with regular people in society? More than you think, a new study reveals. Click below to hear more. 

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Wednesday AM News 9/17/149/17/2014
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Wednesday 09/17/14 Classroom Connection9/17/2014
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Health Report: Daily Commute9/16/2014

 A new study suggests that biking or walking to work instead of the usual commute in your car will actually improve your mood and psychological health. Click below to hear more!

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Tuesday AM News 9/16/149/16/2014
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Tuesday 09/16/14 Classroom Connection9/16/2014
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Health Report: Emergency Contacts9/15/2014

 Many people believe that whomever's name and number they give to their Doctor in the emergency room is who will make medical decisions on their behalf if they become unable. However, that is not the case. Click below to hear the full report. 

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Monday AM News 9/15/149/15/2014
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Monday 09/15/14 Classroom Connection9/15/2014
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+ News for the week of September 07, 2014

Health Report: Suicide Rates are High in Washington9/12/2014

 Suicide rates are high in Washington state, especially in the young adult age group. How you can you help? What are the signs that someone might want to take their own life? Click below to hear the full report.

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Friday AM News 9/12/20149/12/2014
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Friday 09/12/14 Classroom Connection9/12/2014
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Thursday 09/11/14 Classroom Connection9/11/2014
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Health Report: Sedatives May Lead To Alzheimer's9/11/2014

A new study suggests older adults who use sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may increase their odds for Alzheimer's disease. Click below to hear the full report. 

 

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Thursday AM News 9/11/149/11/2014

 FEMA Appeal deadline is today, repairs on the Wanapum Dam underway, and municipal meetings in the area. Click below to hear your local news stories for September 11, 2014.

 

 

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Governor Files FEMA Appeal9/11/2014

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Health Report: Valuable Protein in Breast Milk9/10/2014

We've heard the benefits of feeding your baby breast milk vs. formula, but studies have now found a protein in breast milk that protects babies from a potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease. Click below to hear more. 

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Wednesday AM News 9/10/149/10/2014
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Wednesday 09/10/14 Classroom Connection9/10/2014
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Health Report: Respiratory Virus in Children Confirmed in 10 States9/9/2014

 A virus that begins with symptoms resembling the common cold has already began surfacing in 10 US Schools. Click below to hear symptoms, prevention, and what to do if you think you or your child has come into contact with the Enterovirus.

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Tuesday AM News 9/9/149/9/2014
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Tuesday 09/09/14 Classroom Connection9/9/2014
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Human Remains Identified as Male9/8/2014

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two recoveries of deceased humans, one outside of Manson found Aug. 27 and another northeast of Leavenworth Aug. 31. Sheriff Brian Burnett said the body near Manson has yet to be identified, though it is male, and they are working through their missing persons database to check for any matches. The Sheriff’s Office is also investigating badly decomposed human remains found Sunday northeast of Leavenworth. The remains were located by two people driving on a US Forest Service Road in the Beaver Creek area. They called 911 and escorted law enforcement officials to the location. Burnett said those remains have been identified, but they are not releasing the name until next of kin is notified. Burnett said there was speculation the body belonged to Hildegard Hendrickson, a seasoned mushroom hunter who went missing in early June last year northeast of Lake Wenatchee, but they know the body is not hers. In addition to checking missing persons records, DNA testing through the crime lab and working with the county coroner’s office, how does the Sheriff’s Office investigate cases such as these? And that is the work now underway for the deceased found near Manson August 27. Burnett said the pathology crime lab will conduct DNA testing. That will help them identify the male, but many questions remain such as the time of death and why he was in the remote location. Burnett said the body found outside Leavenworth has been identified and they will release that person’s name in the next few days.  

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Health Report: Oral Health Experiment9/8/2014

 Do problems in the home affect children's oral health? A recent experiment was conducted to see if that was true. Click below to hear today's health report. 

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Monday 09/08/14 Classroom Connection9/8/2014
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+ News for the week of August 31, 2014

Health Report: Fair Food9/5/2014

Want to enjoy the fair this weekend, but don't want the extra calories? Here are some healthy alternatives when you hit the fairgrounds.

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Friday AM News 9/5/149/5/2014

 This morning's local news includes Lake Chelan's Shore to Shore Marathon, A Washington Tree Fruit Merger, and Okanogan Preservation District helping fire victims! Click below to hear. 

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Friday 09/05/14 Classroom Connection9/5/2014
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Thursday 09/04/14 Classroom Connection9/5/2014
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Health Report: Food Poisoning9/4/2014
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Thursday AM News 9/4/149/4/2014
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Health Report: Super Foods9/3/2014

 Do foods have super powers? Well, it seems like these might! Click below to hear today's health report. 

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Wednesday Morning News 9/3/20149/3/2014

 This morning's news included a preview of regional council meetings, a house fire in Chelan, and Red Cross Relief efforts. 

 

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Wednesday 09/03/14 Classroom Connection9/3/2014
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Health Report: Immunizations9/2/2014

Percentages of children in Washington state getting their necessary immunizations is slowly rising. However, it still is not meeting the state's goal. Click below to hear the full health report:

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Tuesday AM News 9/2/149/2/2014
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Monday 09/01/14 Classroom Connection9/1/2014
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Red Cross Available9/1/2014

 

The Apple Valley & North Cascades Chapters of the American Red Cross still have caseworkers on duty and ready to assist anyone who has been affected by recent disasters. Over the past few weeks, Red Cross caseworkers have been working with those who have lost their homes to the Carleton Complex Fire. More recently, Red Cross caseworkers have directly assisted those who were affected by the mudslides and floods that occurred in the Methow Valley around August 21st-22nd. There may still be people unaware of available resources after such disasters. Red Cross caseworkers can help identify what resources might be available to them and can help make referrals to other resources or organizations leading the recovery efforts in the area. The Red Cross is closely coordinating with partners that are working to support both short and long-term recovery.

 

If anyone has been affected by the disasters but has not yet talked to a Red Cross caseworker, they are encouraged to make contact. Those who have questions about their current case, or have experienced changes to their situation, should also contact the Red Cross to speak with a caseworker as soon as possible.

 

Caseworkers direct line: 571-205-3464

Red Cross Apple Valley & North Cascades Chapters: 509-663-3907

 

For any further media inquiries, please contact Nicolle LaFleur, Executive Director of the Apple Valley & North Cascades Chapters of the American Red Cross.

 

12 Orondo Avenue Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 663-3907 x102 (p) ¦ (509) 670-4038 (c) nicolle.lafleur@redross.org



+ News for the week of August 24, 2014

Body Found in Manson 8/29/2014

 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on August 27, 2014 Chelan County Sheriff’s Detectives recovered the remains of an unidentified male in a remote part of Manson, Washington. Detectives responded to the scene to recover the body and collect any information leading to the cause of death for the unidentified male. Due to the condition of the body Detectives are not currently able to determine the time of death, the male’s age or his race.

Detectives are currently working to identify male, the time of death, and why the male was in the remote location.



Chelan Man Charged with Rape8/29/2014

At his arraignment yesterday, 43 year old Chelan resident Jimmie D. Allen, pled not guilty on charges of first degree incest and second degree rape. Charges were officially filed August 20th by the Chelan County Prosecutor's Office after being accused of incest and rape of an adult female relative while the woman was “incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.” The prosecuting attorney on the case is Jim Hershey, who was unable to comment on the case due to the sensitive nature. Allen retained Defense Attorney Brandon Raydoll to defend him. Allen has not posted bail, and is being held in custody at this time until his court date of November 18th. If convicted, he will face ten years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. 



Duncan Fire Update After Yesterday's Burnout8/29/2014

 Following is a brief update on conditions currently occurring in the Duncan Fire burning on the Entiat Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest:  

·       The 400-acre burnout to secure the line along the Entiat River Road and Shady Pass area went well on Thursday.  There was residual heat in the area north of Shady Pass that was causing the fire to become more active again.  Weather conditions were right to do the burnout on Thursday; it was the right time to take this suppression action at that location so the fire wouldn’t have a chance to build up steam and possibly spread outside the containment area.

·       Although there was a lot of smoke coming from the burnout on Thursday afternoon, and some smoke had settled in valleys overnight, most of the remaining smoke should dissipate throughout the day Friday.  There is still cleanup work being done, so some smoke or haze can be expected in the burnout area for several days.

·       Now that the burnout has occurred, crews will continue mopping up and improving existing fire lines.  There is a fire line around 50 percent of the fire.  The north and west flanks are in areas that are inaccessible and too dangerous to insert firefighters.  Existing old burn scars from the 2012 Pyramid Fire are being used to help hold the fire in check on the north flank. 

·       Over four miles of sprinklers are in place along the west flank from Cottonwood Campground towards the wilderness area.  Sprinklers were put in place to wet down the area and keep the fire from crossing over to the south side of the Entiat Valley.  These sprinklers will remain until all threats have been removed. The fire is not in the wilderness area.  Extensive improvements were done on the Entiat River Trail and in the shaded fuel break to slow the spread of the fire. 

·       The burnout will also help to expedite opening that area up to public use sooner.

·       The Type 3 Team managing the fire has been demobilized; about 150 personnel are still on site and will finish out today’s shift.  The fire camp at the Entiat Fish Hatchery will be closed on Saturday.  Future suppression actions on the fire will be managed by Entiat Ranger District fire personnel.

·       The Duncan Fire is 12,695 acres.



Health Report: Labor Day Safety8/29/2014

No matter your plans for the Labor Day weekend, it's important to be safe! Click below to hear Maranda's Health Report for some safety tips.

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Methow Valley School Board Meeting8/29/2014

The Methow Valley School District held their school board meeting Wednesday, at the District Office located on Twin Lakes Road in Winthrop. Tom Venable, Superintendent for Methow Schools, said the agenda was pretty full with plenty to get ready, for the start of a new school year.

Also discussed at the meeting, was the waiving of several school fees for the upcoming school year. According to a letter that was sent out in a school newsletter from Venable, the reason was to, “support of our families, and as a part of our effort to provide all students with a free and appropriate education.”

The first official day of school for Methow School District is this Tuesday, September 2nd. The school board meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 

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Pateros School Board Meeting8/29/2014

Another school board meeting that happened this week took place at Pateros School Courtyard Monday evening. Superintendent, Lois Davies was happy to announce at the meeting that the first day of school for Pateros students was finally concrete and agreed upon.

Another item on the agenda, titled “State Wide School and Organization Support of Pateros School District” was actually a topic that reflected on all the numerous area organizations and schools that reached out Pateros to provide relief and assistance.

Other items on the agenda were the approval of fall coaching staff, which included Marcus Stennes as Head Coach for Pateros Football, and Gene Dowers as Head Coach for Volleyball. Brewster High School is offering their gym space to Pateros sports until the gym is completed. Davies hopes that it will be sometime in late October. Pateros School Board meetings are held the last Monday of every month. 

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Health Report: Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Painkillers 8/28/2014

There has been a recent study that has found the use of medical marijuana has reduced painkiller overdoses significantly. Want to learn more? Click the link below to hear the complete health report.

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AAA Travel Projections8/28/2014

Want to know how your Labor Day traveling will be? Jennifer Cook, spokesperson for AAA of Washington state, has the travel information you need, whether you're flying or driving. 

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Wolfpack in Stevens County8/28/2014

 Personnel from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife continued their effort to find and remove wolves from a pack that has killed at least 22 sheep from a flock grazing in southern Stevens County. Regional Director of the Eastern Region Department, Steve Pozzanghera, says one of the operations to reduce the numbers, that involved a marksman in a helicopter, concluded this week

 

Since Aug. 14, The Department has confirmed that wolves from the Huckleberry Pack have killed 22 sheep and injured three more in six separate incidents, despite an array of nonlethal preventive measures employed by the department and the livestock owner, Dave Dashiell of Hunters, about 50 miles northwest of Spokane. Pozzanghera stresses that the use of lethal force is only to reduce the pack, not eliminate it.

 

In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the federal list of endangered species in the eastern third of the state, but the species is still protected under Washington state law. The state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and state laws set the parameters for responding to wolf predation on livestock.The Huckleberry Pack is one of 13 confirmed packs in Washington state. It was confirmed as the state's seventh pack in June 2012. There is no documented evidence that the pack, named after nearby Huckleberry Mountain, has preyed on livestock until now.

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Wednesday Morning News 8/278/27/2014

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Monday Morning News 8/258/25/2014

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