[7/23/21] Don’t Put Glass In Recycle Bins!

Posted in Environment

We got an email from Julie McCoy with the 911 Glass Rescue project yesterday; it seems that some of you are now putting glass bottles in your blue recycling bins, expecting them to go to the new glass pulverizer.  Don’t do that – it doesn’t work that way.  And it actually does a lot of […]

[7/21/21] Wednesday Fire Update

Posted in Environment, Fire and EMS, Wildfire

Cedar Creek Fire The inversion was slow to lift this morning limiting fire growth and use of aerial resources.  A full complement of air resources were available but use was very limited until after 5:00 PM due to visibility.  Once the inversion lifted, fire activity increased. As of this evening, the fire had moved south along […]

[7/16/21] Manson Waterline Crack

Posted in Environment, Public Utility

Lake Chelan Reclamation District crews had an early morning of it Tuesday.  Rod Anderson told KOZI what it was all about: Anderson told us it was at a home on Lizzy Lane in Manson, on the lake side of the highway, near Mill Bay Marine: Although it was considered a minor break, notification still had […]

[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, […]

[6/30/21] Watch For Sticky Roads

Posted in Environment, Transportation

Something to look out for as you’re driving during this heat wave: tar.  With the record-breaking temperatures we’re experiencing, Chelan County Public Works is warning you may notice tar “bleeding” through the asphalt on recently chip-sealed county roads. Public Works is receiving some reports of oil coming up on county roads. Excessive temperatures are heating […]

[6/30/21] Tips On Staying Cool From PUD

Posted in Environment, Health, Public Utility

With another day of triple digit temperatures in the offing – and continuing through the week, any blankets you’ve got have a better use than keeping you warm – they’ll keep you cool, according to Josh Mitchell with the Chelan County PUD, who has a couple of tips you can do to keep your house […]

[6/8/21] All About Goatheads

Posted in Environment, Feature

‘Tis the season to be on the lookout for tribulus terristris – Puncturevines, also known as Goatheads.  The pesky little devils emerge this time of year, and if you’ve ever stepped on one, or had one flatten a bicycle tire, you know what rotten little things they are.  The Chelan County Noxious Weed Board will […]

[5/26/21] Rotary Glass Crusher Update

Posted in Business & Economy, Environment

Now an update on a project that’s getting closer to completion.  The glass crusher being purchased by the Lake Chelan Rotary Club with grants from the City of Chelan, the State Department of Ecology, and from a number of wineries in the valley.  It’ll be placed at the Chelan recycling center across from Walmart, pulverize […]

[5/11/21] Forest User Fee Increases Proposed

Posted in Environment, Recreation

It could cost you more to use the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  The proposed fee increases would involve more than 60 recreational sites, campgrounds, lookouts, trailheads and rental cabins and include the Tonasket Ranger District of the Colville National Forest.. The Forest Service said the fee increases would help offset the increased costs of maintenance and […]

[4/29/21] Chelan County Trails Survey Ends Friday 4/30

Posted in Environment, Local Government & Meetings, Recreation, Transportation

Where do you want to walk, bike or scooter to?  Chelan County wants to know.  Two years ago, the county began to put together what they call a County-wide Multi-Use Pathways Plan.  The county says they’ve long recognized the value and importance of non-motorized pathway networks, supporting resident quality of life and the regional economy.  […]