[10/15/21] HDCA and Chamber Halloween Plans

Posted in Recreation

All Hallows Eve is approaching, and you better get your CAR ready. Again this year, the Historic Downtown Chelan Association is holding a CARstume parade through Downtown on Halloween. Erin McArdle with the HDCA: McArdle says it’s being done out of an abundance of caution for the second year in a row, and hopefully it […]

[9/11/21] Chelan County Fair In Cashmere

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Lots of fun going on in Cashmere through the weekend at the Chelan County Fair. It all got underway Thursday; Fair Ambassador Natalie Sotelo-Solorio is from Manson, and says if there’s one thing you should do at the fair, it’s checking out the livestock: Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay visited the fair Thursday with his […]

[9/3/21] Labor Day Weekend

Posted in Law Enforcement, Recreation

Here it comes, the unofficial end of summer this Labor Day weekend. And from a law enforcement standpoint, it doesn’t look to be too exciting – or anyway, not as busy as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. Chelan County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Foreman: One thing he did notice is that the lake was […]

[9/3/21] Chelan Parks Input Sought

Posted in Local Government & Meetings, Recreation

About forty people showed up last Wednesday at the city’s public meeting on parks and recreation in the city. The city is looking for input on enhancing the city’s parks; Mayor Bob Goedde says they’ll be sending out a questionnaire on it: Much has been made over the past week of the condition of the […]

[8/26/21] Parking And the Parks

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It seems as though raising the fines did the trick. We’re talking about parking near the city’s parks, namely Lakeside Park, where both sides of the highway near the park were lined with orange cones last weekend. Parking around there has long been an issue during the summer months, but Chelan Mayor Bob Goedde says […]

[8/26/21] Rocky Reach Discovery Center Opens

Posted in Public Utility, Recreation

Wednesday was a day a lot of people have been waiting for: the re-opening of what used to be called the Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center. Now it’s called the Discovery Center, and it opened at noon Wednesday. It’s undergone almost two years of renovation work, according to Chelan County PUD Outreach Education Specialist Bob […]

[8/20/21] Pateros Hydro Classic This Weekend

Posted in Recreation, Sports

The thunderboats will be on the Columbia this weekend in Pateros. It’s the 2021 Pateros Hydro Classic, with some 40 limited hydroplanes from around the Pacific Northwest on the water. But one of the organizers, George Pearson says one of the best parts of the day comes before any racing takes place: The kids will […]

[8/6/21] Pateros Ice Rink In Planning Stages

Posted in Business & Economy, Recreation

Folks in Pateros are in the first stages of planning to build an ice rink in their town.  They’re calling it the North Central Washington Sports Rink and Events Center.  The group’s board chair and president is Holly Bange, she says what they’re planning is meant to bring more tourism to the area and, in […]

[7/23/21] Lavender and Art Festival This Weekend

Posted in Education, Recreation

The Lake Chelan Lavender and Art Festival runs through Sunday.  It’s at Siren Song Farms, just before you get to the Knapps Hill Tunnel on 97A.  Produced by the Lake Chelan Lavender and Art Festival Foundation and the Lake Chelan Arts Council, whose president, Dan Crandall, explains some of what will be there: And Crandall […]

[7/21/21] Senior Center Open Again

Posted in Feature, Recreation

Good news for seniors: the Chelan Senior Center is back open, and will be bringing back their programs gradually.  But they are open for lunch, as explained by Leanne Withersby with OCTN, Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition, which provides the meals: You can either come in for your lunch at the Senior Center, or have […]