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[9/15/21] Sheriff’s Office View on Lake Chelan Summer

Posted in Law Enforcement

Steady, but safer. That’s how Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nigel Hunter wraps up the summer season in Chelan in a few words. He says businesses told him that it was steady throughout the season, where no one weekend or weekday was busier than another, and being a marine patrol deputy, Hunter says it was that […]

[9/15/21] Stemilt Growers Settlement

Posted in Agriculture

Stemilt Growers, the area’s largest fruit producer, will pay $3 million in a settlement with more than 10,000 visiting agricultural workers to reimburse three years of unpaid wages. The agreement hashed out in federal court is 25 times the amount the H-2A workers would have received under a settlement proposed last year. The plaintiffs claimed […]

[9/15/21] CDHD Adminstrator: Hospitals Maxed Out

Posted in Uncategorized

Chelan County is seeing a bit of a flattening in new COVID cases, according to Chelan Douglas Health District Administrator Luke Davies. But with the local case count rate still at 1,000 per hundred thousand residents, he still calls the number of new cases coming in significant. The number of COVID hospitalizations is still maxing […]

[9/15/21] Brewster Boys & Girls Clubs Golf Tournament

Posted in Uncategorized

Monday was a busy day of golf at Gamble Sands Golf Resort, as about 95 people turned out for the sixth annual golf tournament to benefit the Brewster Boys and Girls Club. Which provides school-age kids with activities for after school and other times. It is a busy club, as explained by Club founder and […]

[9/15/21] Wenatchee Chamber Director To Douglas County PUD

Posted in Business & Economy, Public Utility

The executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce will be leaving to take a lobbying job with the Douglas County PUD. A press release from the Chamber says Shiloh Burgess, who has led the chamber for more than eight years, will step down in November. In January, she will become the PUD’s manager […]

[9/15/21] Short Term Rental Application Period Starts Soon

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

With Chelan County passing short-term rental regulations more than a month or so ago, applications for will be available soon. That’s according to Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering: And just what is a “non-conforming” short-term rental? Commissioner Gering says the County’s Community Development webpage has the answers to almost any questions about applying that you […]

[9/15/21] Highway 2 Death Investigation

Posted in Law Enforcement

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Tuesday, September 7th, at approximately 8:30 PM, a passing motorist on US Highway 2, Stevens Pass, in the Rock Mountain trail area, mile post 73, located a deceased person along the edge of the highway. Investigators from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Chelan County Coroner, Washington State Patrol, and Washington […]

[9/15/21] COVID Case Numbers

Posted in Health

The COVID case numbers have improved a bit in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Chelan-Douglas Health District puts the latest number at 1,001 per hundred thousand residents for the two week period ending last Wednesday, down from 1,076 the week prior. There were 1,226 new cases reported between August 26 and September 8. Vaccination numbers have […]