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[11/26/21] HDCA’s McArdle Resigns

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Erin McArdle is resigning as executive director of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association, effective the end of the year. HDCA Board President Allison Flaten tells KOZI she was surprised: McArdle has held the executive director role for four years. She’s resigning to devote more time to her own business, the Barn Fitness Center, which she […]

[11/10/21] Lawsuit Against Chelan Fruit

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Last week, a class-action lawsuit was filed in Chelan County Superior Court against the Chelan Fruit cooperative.  According to an email from Nathan Arnold of Arnold & Jacobowitz PLLC, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, the suit was file by four members of Trout-Blue Chelan-Magi, Inc. after months of investigation, whistle-blower reporting, and after attorneys for […]

[11/5/21] Report: Cub Creek 2 Fire Started By Torch

Posted in Breaking News, Fire and EMS

It all started with a propane torch being used on a hot, windy day. When it was over, more than 70-thousand acres had been burned. That’s according to the state Department of Natural Resources investigation into the cause of the Cub Creek 2 fire, which started July 16th. According to the report, obtained by the […]

[10/29/21] Bridgeport Shooting

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A Bridgeport man is in the hospital after being shot Thursday afternoon. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris reports that deputies were dispatched to 15th Street and Douglas Avenue in Bridgeport shortly before 3 p.m. for a report of a male subject that had been shot. When they got there, they found a 25-year-old man with […]

[10/10/21] Search Begins For New Hospital CEO

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Lake Chelan Health has started the search for a new Chief Executive Officer, that after the resignation this week of George Rohrich, who has been at the helm the past two years. Lake Chelan Health’s Board Chair Mary Murphy told KOZI Rohrich had signed a three-year contract with the hospital, and asked to be released […]

[10/7/21] Lake Chelan Health CEO Resigns

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Lake Chelan Health Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich has tendered his resignation.  Rohrich says he’s resigning to pursue other opportunities.  A press release issued Wednesday by Lake Chelan Health Commission Chair Mary Murphy says Rohrich will stay on for several weeks as a consultant during the selection of an interim CEO.  The board will look […]

[8/18/21] Twenty Five Mile Fire Update

Posted in Breaking News, Wildfire

The fire continues to burn in timber, brush and grass. The fire size is estimated at 7072 acres. Crews staffed the fire overnight and continued to reinforce structure protection lines. Today crews will work on constructing and reinforcing new containment lines. The fire may continue to move to the south and east, wind-driven in extreme […]

[8/16/21] Twenty Five Mile Fire

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The Twenty five Mile Fire was first reported Sunday at 3:45 p.m. and is burning on the south shore of Lake Chelan near Twenty five Mile Creek. The fire is under joint jurisdiction of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Chelan County Fire District 7.   The fire is burning in […]

[7/14/21] Okanogan County Fires

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Several wildfires are burning in Okanogan County, prompting an evacuation order for the town of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation. The state Department of Natural Resources said there were power outages in the area and phone lines are down. Okanogan County Emergency Management said Nespelem, Buffalo Lake, Cache Creek and surrounding areas are under […]

[7/1/21] Overnight Rescue From Semi In River

Posted in Breaking News, Environment, Fire and EMS, Police Blotter

A rescue on the river in the middle of the night.  No one injured, but a semi and trailer has now been fished out of the Columbia. It happened around 1 am, according to a press release from Douglas County Fire District 4 in Orondo.  A  motorist reported rocks in the roadway on Highway 97, […]