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Photos by Erin Rossell Dockmaster Evans wraps his arms around one of the many pilings in place within the gangway, demonstrating its size and durability.
CHELAN –Just a few short months after breaking ground on Sunset Marina, Scott McKellar and crew are approaching the completion of the first phase in the newest Lake Chelan attraction. The year-round marina offers floating slips, adjusting with the seasonal water level changes and allowing the...

Photo courtesy of Chelan Valley Hope Gabriela and Alejandra Ruiz show the personalized caps they wore at their graduation from EWU.
CHELAN - It was an emotional event, the celebration of Gabriela and Alejandra Ruiz’s college graduation on June 17. A June 25 reception hosted by Chelan Valley Hope recognized their successes while remembering difficulties they had overcome. Listening to their story brought tears to just about...

Photo by Zach Johnson Tony Sandoval (far right) and Shea Morgan (far left) at their monthly SSVF meeting, which happened to be at Apple Cup Cafe on Thursday, July 13. Back left to right: Dan Smith and Bob Goedde.
CHELAN VALLEY - Number 22. For people that work for a veterans affair system, that number hits home. “We know that 22 veterans commit suicide daily,” Veterans Service Coordinator for Chelan County Tony Sandoval said after a meeting at Apple Cup Cafe on Thursday, July 13. “There are two...

LCM File Photo Swimmers, runners and bicyclists of all ages will be competing in the Chelan Man event this weekend, July 15 and 16. Above a mom helps her son transition from the swimming portion into the bike race portion of the children race, by helping him with his shoes.
CHELAN - For runners, swimmers and bikers of all ages in the Chelan Valley, your moment is almost here as the 10th annual Chelan Man Multi-sport weekend kicks off this Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16. The distance events (Long Course, Olympic, 10k and Half Marathon) will get the event going...

Photo by Zach Johnson/LCM Back row, from left to right: Ann Marie Wisdom, Jayden Morfin, Ashton Fretwell, Bryce Mogan, Valerie Cortes, Natalee Reyna, Eli Willard, Teagan Byquist and Teresa Garcia. Front row, left to right: Jonathon Lodwig, Giselle Lopez, Isabelle Harris, Jose Luis Leyva, Nathaniel Katzer, Griffin Harris, Elizabeth Harrington and Rhys Williams.
MANSON - What started out as just a Martin Luther King Day project evolved into a donation giving frenzy for Ann Marie Wisdom’s 5th and 6th grade class. Over the past few weeks, her students have planned and organized two separate service projects to raise money and donations for the Lake Chelan...

Chelan senior Henry Elsner stands next to fellow Scholar Athlete Kalea Bokma from Eastmont High School at the NCW Sports Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 6. Both took home a $1,500 scholarship as apart of the award.
WENTACHEE - Between an 11th place finish in the 1A State Cross Country meet, a near bid to state in basketball, and a 6th place finish in the 1A State Doubles Tournament, it has been quite a good year for Henry Elsner. To top it off, Elsner was awarded a $1,500 scholarship on Tuesday, June 6 after...

Gary Knowlton
WENATCHEE – A young Bridgeport man charged with the hit-and-run death of Brewster resident, Gary Knowlton last July was handed a 41-month prison term at a sentencing hearing in Chelan County Superior Court last Thursday, June 1. Jovany Lopez-Maciel, 22, received the maximum available term from...
 The Monthly Medal weekly competition and the final match in our Apple Blossom tournament were enjoyed by 21 players on Thursday, June 1st.   The results are in on the Apple Valley League play from May 25th. Apple Valley League Team – The winning Chelan lineup was April Talley, Barb Rayburn, Elona...

Photo by Zach Johnson Carl and Lisa Keen (owners of Keen Climate Change) stand back-to-back, symbolizing the notion that they always have each others back in times of adversity. Lisa is a testament to this as she remained by Carl’s side the 6 weeks he was in Spokane and helped him through his rehabilitation.
ENTIAT - Walking, talking, breathing and driving. Just a few of the things we take for granted in our everyday life. But what happens to your perspective when you suffer 10 broken ribs, three skull fractures, a fractured back and sinuses and a broken neck and scapula? Do you think your perspective...
CHELAN - With the school year drawing to a close, it’s time to commemorate some of the athletes in the North Central Washington (NCW) region and their achievements over the past school year at the NCW Sports Awards Banquet and Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, June 6...

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