[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

[6/17/20] Graffiti on Lake’s Chelan south shore stirs debate and cleaning crews

Posted in Law Enforcement, Transportation

When video of graffiti spray-painted on rocks along the south shore of Lake Chelan began circulating on Facebook earlier this week, it prompted heated discussion, as well as spurred several community members to begin organized work parties to remove the paint. Listen to Lauren Loebsack, Department of Transportation, tell KOZI what happened when they followed […]

[5/28/20] Construction Updates

Posted in Transportation

Lauren Loebsack from the DOT tells KOZI about the road closures on 97A. us 97A rock slope start date reminder (5-21-2020)

[5/15/20] Knapps Hill Tunnel closed due to increasing rock falls; no estimated time for reopening

Posted in Transportation

Listen to Lauren Loebsack from the DOT tell KOZI about the emergency closure of highway 97A and plans to remedy the rock fall problem south of the Knapps Hill Tunnel.

[2/11/20] The DOT responds to local talk about cutting speed limits on the Manson HWY

Posted in Transportation

KOZI followed up on scuttlebutt about new speed restrictions by talking to city and state government, as well as the DOT’s north central regional office.

[2/11/20] A new mobile clinic will bring your doctor to you

Posted in Health, Transportation

Coming soon to a community to you, it’s a medical office on wheels called CVCH Connect. Katharine Bohm from CVCH tells KOZI what to expect. Pictured: the interior of the new mobile clinic that features two exam rooms