[9/16/19] Unemployment Rate Moves Higher
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 […]
The Douglas County Solid Waste Summer Youth Litter Crew Program has begun picking up trash on county roads. They’ll be working through August 15, Mondays through Thursdays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Douglas County Solid Waste is asking drivers to pay attention to “Litter Crew Ahead” signs and provide an extra margin of safety […]
[6/13/19] Port Consolidation
The Port Districts of Chelan and Douglas Counties will become one. On Tuesday, the three port commissioners from both counties voted unanimously to approve the merger, proposed by a task force looking into long-term planning for Pangborn Airport. The Ports jointly own and operate the airport, which is millions of dollars in debt and running […]
[6/12/19] EMS Awards
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 […]
[3/12/19] Foster Creek Conservation District
Are you an agricultural operator in Douglas County? If so, then the Voluntary Stewardship Program involves you! Like many other counties in Washington, Douglas County opted to take this voluntary, watershed scale approach as an alternative to the regulations of the Growth Management Act. As the lead agency for the Voluntary Stewardship Program, or VSP […]
[2/25/19] DFW Land Project Comments Due Today
Public comments on four projects being considered by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife are due today.
[2/4/19] Physician Assistant Suspension
State health officials have suspended the dual license of Douglas County health care provider Robert T. Lamberton pending further legal action. Lamberton holds a physician assistant license and an expired osteopathic physician assistant license. Lamberton has been criminally charged in Douglas County Superior Court with two counts of a class B felony sex offense and […]
[12/19/18] First Day Hikes
Washington State Parks is inviting the public to start the new year off with a First Day Hike on Tuesday, January 1, at nearly 40 state parks across Washington. “First Day Hikes are a terrific way to ring in the New Year and enjoy the beauty of Washington state parks in the winter,” said Don […]
Motorists going to Chelan or Wenatchee should use US 97A in Chelan County on the west side of the Columbia River. There is currently no detour available and no estimated time for reopening.