[3/30/20] Manson librarian finds treasure trove of masks to donate to healthcare professionals

Posted in Education, Feature, Health

Listen to librarian Cindy Simmons tell KOZI about uncovering a stash of personal protective equipment after listening to the 2nd cup morning show last week. AUDIO: 1:40 Photo from North Central Regional Library website

[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 […]

[3/26/20] Chelan teachers found a way to brighten students’ day while still keeping their distance

Posted in Education, Feature, Health

Standing on the otherwise quiet corner next to the Chelan Safeway Wednesday afternoon, you couldn’t miss the hullabaloo coming down the road. Second grade teacher Jen Polley tells KOZI about the honking parade of cars driving through the community yesterday.

[3/26/20] Chelan mayor and city administrator report on first virtual city council meeting

Posted in Health, Local Government & Meetings

Listen to City of Chelan mayor Bob Goedde tell KOZI about the importance of the new state guidelines, as well as discuss changes in city services and challenges of enforcing social distancing when it comes to vacation rentals.

[3/24/20] Chelan County law enforcement explains role in enforcement of state order

Posted in Health, Law Enforcement

Local law enforcement wants to quell any fears they’ll be enforcing new “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” restrictions with a heavy hand, and Sheriff Brian Burnett tells KOZI the agency’s primary role is to help educate people about how to comply with orders to stay home. 

[3/23/20] Local physician talks about social distancing in the Lake Chelan valley

Posted in Health

Listen to local family physician Kerry Bergeson from CVCH explain why social distancing is so important right now.

[3/19/20] Local hospitals preparing for possible patient surge

Posted in Health

Lake Chelan Hospital CEO George Rohrich and North Valley Hospital COO John McReynolds talk to KOZI about elective surgeries and personal protective equipment shortages.

[3/19/20] Lake Chelan emergency response teams prepare to care for community during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted in Fire and EMS, Health

Listen to Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Donnell and LCCHC EMS Director Ray Eickmeyer tell KOZI how local emergency services have prepared for possible spread of COVID-19 in the Lake Chelan Valley. AUDIO: 2 minutes

[3/19/20] THRIVE Chelan Valley using a creative approach to help keep kids healthy

Posted in Education, Health

Thrive Chelan Valley executive director Kayla Helleson tells KOZI how their organization is partnering with the Lake Chelan and Manson School Districts to help feed school-aged students during the temporary school closures associated with COVID-19. AUDIO: 2 minutes

[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.