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MANSON – In a three hour meeting, the Manson Parks Board voted to adopt the budget for the upcoming year, plus the change of rates at Old Mill Park. The Parks’ budget will be impacted the most by the increase of minimum wage. In 2019, it will go up to $12 per hour. At the same time, they will be...

Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Asher (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Donnell. Asher will travel to Alabama to inspect a ladder truck to replace Ladder 71.
CHELAN – In a previous special commissioner meeting, Chelan Fire and Rescue Commissioners Russ Jones, Phil Moller and Jay Witherbee voted to purchase a used ladder truck with a budget of $220,000. Fire Chief Tim Lemon informed the commissioners at the Dec. 12 meeting about a new ladder truck...
Chelan –  Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics (LCCHC) was one of many businesses and institutions across the United States and Canada that received email bomb threats Thursday, Dec. 13. According to an article on CNN, the FBI is aware of the threats and is working with law enforcement to...

PUD Managing Director Justin Erickson attended the Dec. 11 Manson Community Council meeting and updated members on the PUD strategic planning.
MANSON – Due to the Holiday season soon approaching, the Manson Community Council met on Dec. 11, the same day as voting took place for the two positions open on council. During the last meeting of the year, it was announced who will be joining the council in 2019. After the community cast their...
MANSON - Chelan County Fire District 5 in Manson will be having their December Commissioner meeting at 3:00pm on Tuesday December 11, rather than the usual time of 4:30.  This is a one-time change only, not permanent.  

Sgt. Leandro Jasso Photo courtesy of www.stripes.com
  LEAVENWORTH – A U.S. Army Ranger Team Leader killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 24, was born in Brewster 25 years ago.  Services for Sergeant Leandro Antonio Sleeper Jasso, of Leavenworth, will be held at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec.. 9, at Cascade High School where he graduated in 2012. A funeral...

Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney
CHELAN – Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney has announced that a Town Hall meeting will be planned for the early months of 2019. The topic of this Town Hall meeting will be wildfire. At the meeting, different departments will come together and talk to the community. Some of them include: Cascadia...

Realtor Guy Evans, representing Weidner Apartments, presented the Council data from Riverside 9 out of Wenatchee in hopes of reducing GFCs for the development.
CHELAN – Guy Evans and Financial Analysist Cody Vickery of Weidner Apartments talked GFC rates to the Chelan City Council during a City Workshop held on Dec. 4. Evans began the presentation by saying, “I had a great conversation with Andy Baker about how to approach the new rate structure and I...
CHELAN - The sidewalks in front of Chelan City Hall are being replaced by Murrillo’s Concrete out of Wenatchee. The project focusses on the sidewalk and curb from the entrance to the City's Building and Planning office to the Chelan County Sheriffs office. The City currently has $35,000 available...

Commissioner Russ Jones led the Nov. 29 special meeting in which the Commissioners agreed on the purchase of a dual purpose vehicle.
CHELAN – Chelan Fire Commissioners approved $220,000 to purchase a new dual engine truck to replace Ladder 71, during a special meeting held on Nov. 29. In a previous Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners meeting, Fire Chief Tim Lemon and Fleet Manager John Goyne reported on Ladder 71 being...

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