Business & Economy

[3/30/20] Local construction grinds to halt as result of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”

Posted in Business & Economy, Health

Local construction all but ground to a halt last week after Governor Inslee clarified that almost all residential and commercial construction is not considered an essential activity under the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which was implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington state. Lee Pfluger, CEO of Building North Central […]

[3/18/20] Local dentists following national recommendation to limit dental services

Posted in Business & Economy, Health

Unless you have a really bad toothache, you may need to put off your dental appointment for awhile. Two local dentists tell KOZI about their plans to temporarily stop the majority of their dental services.

[3/4/20] Transitions for Lake Chelan Building Supply and owner Brett LaMar

Posted in Business & Economy, Feature

Brett LaMar, owner of Lake Chelan Building Supply, started by his parents in 1979, tells KOZI about coming changes to the business.

[2/25/20] Work starts on medical clinic’s new addition partly in response to increase in patient volumes

Posted in Business & Economy, Health

While the community waits to see if the hospital will break ground on its new building, concrete flows across the street as CVCH expands to meet an unexpected influx of patients and house an exciting new program. Click audio above to hear Dr. Kerry Bergeson tell KOZI about recent growth and expansion plans. Chelan’s Columbia […]

[2/5/20] Hear two sides of the WVC presidential controversy

Posted in Business & Economy, Education

Trouble brewing at Wenatchee Valley College came to a head last month when members of the faculty union overwhelmingly voted “No Confidence” in President Jim Richardson and called on the college Board of Trustees to replace him immediately. Listen to Patrick Tracy of the union tell KOZI staff concerns, while Richardson responds.

[2/4/20] Chelan hospital’s new CEO hits stride as he tackles tough challenges

Posted in Business & Economy, Health, Local Government & Meetings

(Listen for full story, including audio by CEO George Rohrich) New CEO George Rohrich has been at the helm of Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics for almost two months. While he started the position at the end of a calendar year that saw a loss of doctors, revenue and patient volume for the organization, […]

[1/28/20] A local bird is gaining ground after a long-time ranching family takes steps to protect its habitat

Posted in Agriculture, Business & Economy, Environment, Wildfire

The state’s few remaining Greater Sage-Grouse, which are known for the males’ flamboyant mating dance, just got a helping hand in securing their future. Listen to how a family’s five-generation ranch partnered with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust to make it happen.  

[1/22/20] Chelan Valley Hope hosts You Count event to support local homeless

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Tomorrow is the National Homeless Count, and Judi Stanford tells KOZI about the organization’s annual You Count event, where people without fixed or stable homes are invited to come to their center, enjoy a hot meal and meet with volunteers.

[1/13/20] LINK to send out surveys to help develop local programs

Posted in Business & Economy, Local Government & Meetings, Transportation

Listen to LINK communication coordinator Eric West tells KOZI what residents can expect to find in their mailboxes later this month.