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Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz
  OLYMPIA – Fire season has begun, and Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is hosting three Town Hall outreach events to make sure communities are prepared and engaged. The events are scheduled in Yakima (June 26), Chelan (June 27), and Spokane (June 28).  ...
Portland, Oregon – Last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of logic and common sense: massive wildfires on public lands are emergencies that often threaten lives, property, and natural resources.  The Court’s ruling backed a decision by the Forest Service to build a community protection line –...
WENTCHEE - Working in conjunction with Chelan County, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have launched the process of updating the county-level Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Local agencies and organizations in Chelan County...

Reading The Oath is the last step the 27 recruits had to complete before becoming firefighters.
CHELAN – After working so hard for the past three and a half months, the 2018 firefighter recruit class graduated in front of their families, friends and colleagues at Chelan High School Performing Arts Center. This wouldn’t have been possible without the $924,308 volunteer recruitment grant given...
CHELAN – On June 12, the Chelan City Council meeting was short and sweet compared to the last meeting in which the council met for four hours. Before official business started, Mayor Mike Cooney, asked the attendees to give a moment of silence in memory of Steve Kline, who passed away earlier...

Administrative Office Manager Carol Kibler (right), was in charge of leading the Oath of Office for Jay Witherbee (left), new District 7 Commissioner
On Wednesday, June 13, the Chelan Fire and Rescue held its monthly meeting.   Jay Witherbee was sworn into his new position as Chelan County Fire Protection District 7 Commissioner. Jerry Isenhart, who has been involved for years in many community committees, spoke during the public comment section...

Dr. Keri Bergeson, a family physician at CVCH will serve as the program’s rural site director.
Chelan -  Lake Chelan Community Hospital (LCCH) will become the state's sixth host hospital and training site for a Family Medicine Residency Rural Program, the hospital Board voted at a special meeting Thursday, June 7. Beginning in August 2020, physician residents from the University of...
June 23 at Blueberry Hills MANSON - The third annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, June 23, 5-8 p.m. at scenic Blueberry Hills Farm in Manson. Join Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS), as it celebrates the 3,645 community pets spayed or neutered last year,...
MANSON - Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on June 17, 2018 at approximately 0249 hours an injured male subject was reported laying in the roadway in the 500 block of Manson Blvd. Aid crews arrived and it was determined the male was deceased at approximately 0300 hours. Deputies who arrived on scene...
    CHELAN - Chelan Fire and Rescue will hold a Commissioner Workshop Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 p.m. at Station 71, 232 East Wapato Avenue, in Chelan. Agenda: Flag Salute, Open workshop, and Long Range Plan Discussion. Adjournment  

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