Tragic Snowmobile Accident near Eagle Creek Road SnoPark Claims One Life, Injures Another
On February 22nd, 2024, a snowmobile accident took place in the Mo Ridge area, about 12 miles from the Eagle Creek Road SnoPark near Leavenworth. A snowmobile rental company reported the incident to RiverCom dispatch after receiving information from a rider at the scene. Two people were injured, leading to a response from Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Chelan County Fire District 3, Cascade Medical Center, and Airlift Northwest.
Semi rolls off Highway 17 near Mansfield, knocking over power poll
A semi driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries early this morning when his truck and trailer left Highway 17 and rolled over north of Mansfield. The wreck also severed a Douglas County PUD power pole. Douglas County Fire District 5 said the accident happened about 12:20 a.m. near the intersection of Highway...
Land use hearing considers 38-home Lookout subdivision in Chelan
CHELAN – A land-use hearing held at city hall on Tuesday, Feb. 20, concerns the latest 38-home subdivision in The Lookout community. Hearing Examiner Andrew Kottkamp heard a report from community development director John Ajax, who summarized the main points contained in the city’s recommendation for approval. Among those points were the critical areas review, project review, public and agency comments, and conditions of approval.
Community Meeting Scheduled for February 29 in Manson
Chelan County Public Works to discuss options for Pedoi Street and South Harris Avenue. On Feb. 29, Chelan County Public Works will have a community meeting in Manson to talk about potential changes to Pedoi Street. At the request of the Manson community, Chelan County Public Works is considering turning...
Mental Health Patient Escapes Ambulance Near Crescent Bar
A 34-year-old man with a history of violence is back in custody after briefly escaping from an ambulance that was transporting him from Spokane to a mental healthcare facility in Wenatchee. Deputies with the Grant and Douglas County Sheriff's Offices responded to the Trinidad area around 9 p.m. Wednesday after...
Chelan PUD To Restore Shoreline At Riverwalk Park In Chelan
Chelan PUD will be performing restoration work at one of its area parks. The work at Riverwalk Park in Chelan includes the installation of boulders, river cobble, native trees, and shrubs to stabilize the riverbank and help protect it from further erosion. Chelan PUD spokesperson Rachel Hansen says they're also...
Should We Lower The Requirement to Pass School Construction Bonds?
The Eastmont School District's $117 million Capital Improvement Projects Bond has received 59.49% approval as of this post, one day before the final tally and certification of February Special Election results. The Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall reported the number of ballots remaining to count that could have a bearing on the measure suggest the issue will likely fall short of the 60% super majority required to pass school bonds in Washington state.
Eastmont school board unanimously approves putting $117 million bond on April ballots
EAST WENATCHEE — Nearly 60% of voters want the $117 million Eastmont school construction bond to pass, Superintendent Becky Berg told her school board at tonight's special board meeting. "For us to ignore that or delay that doesn't seem right," she said during her presentation. The board agreed. The...
Italian Cuisine Delights: The Top Trio of Italian Restaurants in Chelan
This article presents a guide to three exquisite Italian restaurants in Chelan. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.65 and $3.97 in Chelan as of 2024-02-23. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Local Resident's Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Quincy Man Arrested in Chelan
On February 4, 2024, Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison announced a stolen vehicle incident in Chelan, Washington. A local resident reported that a friend had borrowed their car and not returned it. It was later confirmed that another person had taken the vehicle.
Local Alert: Dangerous Suspect Apprehended on Deep Powder Ln, Temporary Traffic Diversion on SR 2
Sheriff Mike Morrison stated that on 2/19/2024, the East Cascade Swat Team arrested a suspect on Highway 2 at Deep Powder Ln in Leavenworth. The operation was completed safely, without any incidents or public danger.
Manson Grange receives $6,000 grant for restroom renovations to boost accessibility
MANSON – The Manson Grange has received a $6,000 grant from the Community Foundation of NCW to support its Restroom Renovation Project, aiming to enhance universal accessibility. This financial support will facilitate participation in various community activities hosted at the Grange. The grant is part of the Foundation's Regional Impact Grant, targeting nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties for core operations and project-specific support, and is awarded on an annual competitive basis.
Leavenworth man arrested in connection with Rock Island shooting
On February 19th, 2024 at approximately 12:04 PM, Douglas County Detectives were assisted by East Cascade SWAT, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol personnel to contact and arrest a male subject in the 10 block of Deep Powder Lane in Leavenworth, WA. Travis E. Collins, a 34-year-old Leavenworth, WA resident, was arrested without incident in connection to the ongoing February 1st, 2024 Rock Island Road homicide investigation of 35-year-old Julio C. Garcia-Ramirez.
Pateros City Council grants third amendment for downtown construction project
PATEROS – The Rock Garden Holdings construction project involving eight lots in downtown Pateros received a third amendment to its agreement for development by the city council on Feb. 20. Rock Garden owner Chris Anderson was present at the council’s Feb. 21 meeting to update the council on project...
Rotary Scholarship Applications Now Open
Lake Chelan Rotary is now accepting applications for scholarships from high school seniors in the Chelan and Manson School Districts. This year, thanks to club fundraising efforts and generous donors, Lake Chelan Rotary will be offering a total of 8 academic and technical scholarships, and 4 Shine On scholarships, which are intended to assist graduating seniors who have overcome significant adversity in life.
East Cascade SWAT Called To Action For Second Time In 3 Days
The East Cascade Swat Team has been activated twice over the course of three days. Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison says the tactical unit took a dangerous subject into custody Monday in the area of Highway 2 at Deep Powder Lane in Leavenworth. Morrison declined to provide further details, except...
Open mic night
Sigillo Cellars in Chelan will host open mic night on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m. “You are welcome to attend and listen to local musicians or get up on stage and perform,” the event page states. “We will be offering happy hour prices during Open Mic every Wednesday.”
Douglas County Treasurer's Office Reports Significant Investment Growth Benefitting Local Residents
The Douglas County Treasurer's Office reported a robust growth in investment revenue in 2023, amounting to $2,285,228. This revenue, sourced from property taxes, real estate excise taxes, and state and federal apportionments, is vital for local needs and helps prevent tax hikes. County Treasurer Felisha Rosales, elected in 2021, credits this success to higher interest rates and strategic investments.
Wenatchee Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Eluding Authorities in Cashmere
On February 5, 2024, Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison reported a vehicle theft in the Cashmere area. The stolen vehicle was seen by the owner's friend, who then informed the authorities. The vehicle was spotted heading east on US Hwy 2, towards Cashmere.