Chelan County

[9/16/19] Unemployment Rate Moves Higher

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The unemployment rate continues to tick up in Chelan and Douglas Counties, but people are still entering the labor market. That’s according to the latest county data from the State Employment Security Department. For July, the local unemployment rate was four percent, up from 3.2 percent in July last year. The rate of job growth […]

[7/27/19] Fish Runs Getting Repairs

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Migrating fish soon will have access to more than 80 miles of streams in Washington, thanks to $25 million in grants from the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board. The board will fund more than 50 projects in 20 counties to remove fish passage barriers that block salmon and steelhead from swimming upstream to their […]

[7/24/19] Lightning Strikes Put Firefighters Into Action

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Yesterday’s thunder cell dropped more than 500 lightning strikes across the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Central Washington. The U.S. Forest Service said they’ve actively responded to eight fires from 15 smoke reports in Chelan County, as well as some in Kittitas and Yakima Counties, over the last 24 hours. One spot is in […]

[7/24/19] Free Wood Chips…But There is a Catch…

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Free shredded wood chips are available at the Chelan County Leavenworth brush drop-off site for application within the Apple Maggot Quarantine Zone. The chipped product was made from brush dropped off at the Leavenworth site by people living in the quarantine area, which covers much of western Chelan County, including Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee. […]

[6/26/19] Alliance Teaches Mountain Biking to Kids

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Crunch Pak has formed a three-year education partnership with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to support its summer mountain bike youth camp program in Chelan County. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance’s Central Washington Chapter offers five-day mountain bike youth camps at Squilchuck State Park throughout the summer to kids ages 6-12, teaching the basics of mountain biking […]

[6/12/19] EMS Awards

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Last month Ray Eickmeyer, Paramedic and EMS Director with Lake Chelan Community Hospital-EMS, was honored with the Administrator of the Year Award from the Greater Wenatchee EMS Council. Eickmeyer was recognized for his exemplary EMS leadership including implementing the community paramedicine program to improve patient care and community health. Ron Evensen, an Emergency Medical Technician […]


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The Washington State Department of Health has revoked the credentials of a Chelan County health care provider. The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions including medical doctors, nurses and counselors. In April 2019 the secretary of health […]


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With graduations taking place tomorrow and Saturday, senior party season is here too. Local law enforcement is on the look-out for parties with minors in possession of alcohol and marijuana, and have so far busted one in Cashmere and one up Burch Mountain, said Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett. Burnett said three dozen minors will […]

[2/21/19] PILT Bill in State Senate

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The Payments in Lieu of Taxes bill in the State Senate could mean more money for Chelan County.