[7/14/21] Okanogan Deputy Hits Car

Posted in Law Enforcement, Transportation

An Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who State Patrol says was driving while distracted, rear-ended a car near downtown Omak. 30-year-old Deputy Eric Orr of Okanogan, was southbound on Highway 215 at last Wednesday  when he failed to notice a car in front of him, said Washington State Patrol spokesman John Bryant. 65-year-old Deborah Moore […]

[7/14/21] Link Transit Free For Another Year

Posted in Local Government & Meetings, Transportation

Link Transit is offering free rides on all routes as part of a one-year program that began on July 1. The move is situated between Link’s COVID-19 fare suspension and ongoing discussions about the future of its fare policy. Link planned to resume fare collection in January after suspending fares in March 2020 due to […]

[7/14/21] Lady Cat Back In Service, Renamed

Posted in Business & Economy, Recreation, Transportation

We got this word from the Lake Chelan Boat Company: “After sitting idle for 15 years, the new owners of the Lake Chelan Boat Company dusted the Lady Cat off and started running her again in 2020.  This provided them with vital and technical information as to why she stopped running in the first place, […]

[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] Federal Money For Transportation Projects

Posted in Transportation

Some big bucks coming for transportation projects in Wenatchee. 92-point-4 million dollars.  That’s the size of the federal grant for the Apple Capital Loop project, which among other things will create a traffic bypass on North Wenatchee that includes a new bridge over the Wenatchee River. The funding is part of a $285 million project […]

[5/4/21] North Cascades Should Be Open Soon

Posted in Business & Economy, Recreation, Transportation

Good news for Withrop and Twisp, and travelers of the North Cascades: word from the Department of Transportation that crews clearing SR20 have met in the middle, and the entire length of the highway has been cleared.  That means, the roadway should be open to vehicles soon – although no official opening date has been […]

[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.  […]

[4/29/21] Chelan Airport: After Water, Then What?

Posted in Business & Economy, Transportation

So now that water will be headed to the Chelan Airport, what’s next for that facility?  A so-called blue-ribbon panel met twice this month to discuss the airport’s future, and what that looks like.  Chelan-Douglas Regional Port Authority Executive Director Jim Kuntz said they found the airport is at a crossroads: The blue-ribbon panel was […]

[4/28/21] Port Board Excited About Chelan Airport Water

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

A “game changer.”  That’s what members of the Chelan-Douglas Regional Port Authority Board are calling the news of more than 5-and-a-half million dollars in the state budget to extend a water line to the Chelan Airport.  News of that budget item placed by 12th District Representative Mike Steele, which we reported here on KOZI on […]

[7/2/20] Knapps Hill Tunnel to reopen soon

Posted in Transportation

Listen to Lauren Loebsack from the DOT tell KOZI about plans to reopen the tunnel on US 97A