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CHELAN - Link Plus representatives, Maggie and Adina, worked with 11 Chelan and Manson residents and their family/caregivers Friday, July 27 at Heritage Heights. They reviewed their applications, did the “transit walk” activity and talked with them about issues that prevent them from using the...

Museum manager Ron McGaughey installs the new display panels on the Lady of Lake I pilot house railing in Riverwalk Park.
CHELAN - Come see the new interpretive information boards at the pilot house site near the pavilion at Riverwalk Park. The pilot house of the Lady of the Lake I (1944-1998) was put the park in 2008 after a great community fundraising effort spearheaded by Dick Simonds. The Lake Chelan Historical...

After starting his career here in the Lake Chelan Valley, Tucker Cool is one of the most sought-after voices in the Northwest rodeo industry.
CHELAN - Tucker Cool is a fourth-generation rodeo cowboy.  In fact, his great-grandfather put on the very first Lake Chelan Rodeo 97 years ago on the beach in what now is Don Morse Park in 1921. His rodeo announcing career started right here in the Lake Chelan Rodeo Arena while he was still in high...
CHELAN - Mel Layton and Mark McMillan have been partners in the rodeo business for over 20 years.  They pride themselves on bringing you the best rodeo performance possible every time a chute cracks at rodeo arenas all over the Northwest.  So, after the Grand Entry has left the arena, The Anthem...

Packing the barrel during the bullriding is something that bullfighter and rodeo clown Kyle Bode takes pride in.
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Rodeo would like you to meet Kyle Bode, Professional Bullfighter and Rodeo Clown.   “I grew up in the small town of Quincy, Wash. on a dairy farm. My father took me to a lot of rodeos when I was young, so my mother likes to blame him for my career choice. But the rodeo...

1958 Lake Chelan Rodeo at the current rodeo grounds.
CHELAN - The first rodeo in Chelan was in 1921 on the beach between where the Marina (Lake Chelan) is located to up around the park swimming area. There was no arena just everyone’s wagons, buggies, cars parked in a big circle.   It was a ranch rodeo between ranches up the Methow and Okanogan...

Interim CEO Steve Patonai
CHELAN – The Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics board held its monthly meeting last Tuesday, July 24 to go over the Board Retreat, general updates and the quality and patient care services data. This year the Board Retreat will take place on August 8 and 9 in Howard's on the River in...

Braiden Boyd
Chelan athletes, Braiden Boyd (right) and Reed Stamps (left) have had a busy summer on the diamond and in the field. Both boys have helped lead the 13U NCW Farmers Baseball Team and the Brewster Bears Select All Star Team to championships throughout the summer. Incoming 8th grader Boyd and incoming...
Local cideries participating CASHMERE - The majority of the Wenatchee Valley’s hard cider makers will be in Cashmere this weekend pouring their samples at The Big Chill Ciderfest.  Eleven cideries will participate in the first time event, slated for July 28,  from 4-10 p.m.  The Big Chill is being...

Chelan High School junior Christopher Knight won first place in Chelanman Half Marathon with a time of 01:22:5.
Last weekend (Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22) ChelanMan Multisport Weekend took place at Lakeside Park in Chelan. Very early in the morning, the different activities got started. People of all ages participated and showed their skills in swimming, biking and running. This year Chelan High...

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