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[5/25/22] Construction Theft Cases Cracked – Part Two

Posted in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officials say they were surprised at the amount of stolen items they found in a house in East Wenatchee last Friday, when officers with the Columbia River Drug Task Force served a search warrant and brought to an end a long string of thefts at construction sites in four counties. Task Force Commander, […]

[5/25/22] Lake Chelan Refilling Delayed

Posted in Public Utility

If you think Lake Chelan is at a lower level that it usually is at this time of year, you’re right. The Chelan County PUD says the cooler temperatures along with a healthy snowpack that’s slow to melt, has delayed the refilling of the lake. Temperatures have averaged six degrees below normal this spring, and […]

[5/25/22] Memorial Day In The Forest

Posted in Recreation

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us, and a lot of people are planning to get out and do some recreating. If your plans include going into the forest campgrounds, Acting Chelan District Ranger John Mayer (MY-err) says there are some campgrounds open for you: But Mayer says it’s a good idea to make […]

[5/24/22] Construction Theft Cases Cracked

Posted in Breaking News, Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is calling it one of the biggest caches of stolen property this area has ever come across. And it might just crack the case of all the construction thefts happening in Chelan County. A statement from the Columbia River Drug Task Force reports a search warrant served Friday in the 100 block of […]

[5/24/22] Sunday Water Rescue

Posted in Uncategorized

A Wenatchee girl drowned, and an East Wenatchee man rescued as multiple agencies responded to a water rescue Sunday afternoon at the Lake Creek Campground, about 28 miles up the Entiat River Road. Chelan County Brian Burnett reports in a statement that the call came in around 4 p.m. Sunday. The caller reported a 14-year-old […]

[5/24/22] USDA Loan To Finish Twisp Project

Posted in Community

The Town of Twisp will take advantage of a low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to restore some features to the nearly completed civic building and regional communications center on Glover Street. Our friends at the Methow Valley News reports the Town Council approved the loan agreement, the town will […]

[5/23/22] Manson Council To Hold Community Forum

Posted in Community, Local Government & Meetings

The Manson Community Council is planning a special community forum for next Tuesday to talk with Chelan County about the proposed Sundance Estates development across from Mill Bay Beach. The council is concerned that the project doesn’t comply with the county code for planned developments, failed to disclose soil contamination test results and a remediation […]

[5/23/22] Sheriff Explains Code Enforcement

Posted in Law Enforcement

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett gave an update on code enforcement during last week’s Manson Community Council meeting. Right now, there are two code enforcement officers hired, one of them was hired just last week to replace an officer who had retired due to medical reasons. One officer is trained, the second officer needs training, […]