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[9/15/21] Sheriff’s Office View on Lake Chelan Summer

Posted in Law Enforcement

Steady, but safer. That’s how Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nigel Hunter wraps up the summer season in Chelan in a few words. He says businesses told him that it was steady throughout the season, where no one weekend or weekday was busier than another, and being a marine patrol deputy, Hunter says it was that […]

[9/15/21] Stemilt Growers Settlement

Posted in Agriculture

Stemilt Growers, the area’s largest fruit producer, will pay $3 million in a settlement with more than 10,000 visiting agricultural workers to reimburse three years of unpaid wages. The agreement hashed out in federal court is 25 times the amount the H-2A workers would have received under a settlement proposed last year. The plaintiffs claimed […]

[9/15/21] CDHD Adminstrator: Hospitals Maxed Out

Posted in Uncategorized

Chelan County is seeing a bit of a flattening in new COVID cases, according to Chelan Douglas Health District Administrator Luke Davies. But with the local case count rate still at 1,000 per hundred thousand residents, he still calls the number of new cases coming in significant. The number of COVID hospitalizations is still maxing […]

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