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Schematic design of completed Woodin Avenue Bridge restoration and revitalization project.
CHELAN – Agenda items for Council, Tuesday, Feb. 13, included a mixture of consent items and presentations. Beginning the night’s agenda, Mayor Mike Cooney announced the appointments of Barb Koenig to the Library Advisory Board and Tara Lautiki to the Parks and Recreation Board, as well as...

Chad Rissman, Chelan County PUD Director of Engineering and Asset Management explains the extreme growth of high-density loads in communities.
CHELAN – Cryptocurrency, or Bitcoin, has been an ever-growing topic here lately. The increased interest of the peer-to-peer electronic cash system, however, also begets an increase in concerns in both safety and financial areas. One of the major concerns of the cryptocurrency is the surging from...

Firefighter Keene (left) and Lt. Rodman (right) control fire and hot spots located at the front of a garage in Union Valley, Tuesday, Feb. 20.
CHELAN – Fire and Rescue 7 responded to a structure fire on Idyl Spurs Lane, located in the Union Valley area, in Chelan shortly after noon today, Tuesday, Feb. 20. Responding units included “Command 7, Engine 71, 73, Tender 73, 74, Rescue 71, Brush 71, 73. Station 71 is staffed up with two...

Lion Mike Cushing, Lion John Page, Karen Collins-LCHWF board member, and Arlene Abbott –Exec.Director LCHWF.
The Lake Chelan Lions Club is sponsoring a Shamrock Shuffle Fun Run on Saturday, March 17th. The effort came about from the Lions dedication to helping in the fight against diabetes.  Partnering this event on our valley’s favorite parade, the Wayne Kelly Memorial Top Dog Parade, the day will be a...

Citizens Task Force members present for report included (left to right) Arturo Zavla, Jimmy Martin, Stephen Palmbush, Nan Bolomey, Bob Sheehan and Corron Polley.
CHELAN – The Citizen’s Task Force of Chelan Fire and Rescue District 7 (CFR 7) provided an update to fire commissioners and staff during a special meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Station 71. The purpose of the presentation from the Task Force was to divulge discovery after unearthing both financial and...

City of Chelan map displaying both vacant (red areas) and underutilized (yellow areas) areas available for development.
CHELAN – The walls inside council chambers were covered with papers outlining the main concerns with the lack of affordable housing in Chelan during the council workshop meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 6. The key objectives and priorities on the affordable housing crisis, as well as the upcoming curbside...

Members of the Smart Meter Awareness Group (left to right) Laura Folsom, Suzan Keller and Robin Casal.
CHELAN – From the moment Chelan County PUD presented a proposal on the replacement of the current, older analog meters with the advanced two-way meters, there was been voiced concern on the adverse health effects that these meters may present within the community. The Lake Chelan Mirror sat down...

Brandon Asher
CHELAN – Chelan Fire and Rescue 7, Entiat Fire District 8 and Orondo Fire District 4 was approved for a second safer grant in 2017. The new, 4-year safer grant would provide the funds for the cost of 20 new sets of bunker gear for new recruits each year, but also the salary for a volunteer...
CHELAN – Chelan City Councilmembers and staff will be gathering Tuesday, Feb. 6 for a workshop on various upcoming topics throughout the city. The biggest of the topics on the agenda, however, will be the discussion of how to proceed with the lack of affordable housing, after input from January’s...

Jessie Simmons (right) has joined Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties and the Guy Evans Real Estate Team as a new Realtor.
CHELAN - Former Historic Downtown Chelan Association (HDCA) Executive Director, Jessie Simmons, has joined Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties and the Guy Evans Real Estate Team as a new Realtor. “I couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead”, says Simmons. “I thrive on helping  and serving...

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