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Steve Patonai Lake Chelan Community Hospital new CEO.
CHELAN - After going into an Execitive Session during their Dec. 20 board meeting, the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board of Commissioners agreed to remove Steve Patonai as Interim CEO and voted to place him as permanent CEO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics. Board Chair Mary...

Council member Ray Dobbs, Mayor Mike Cooney, Council member Ty Witt, Council member Tim Hollingsworth and Council member Sevardo Robledo during the last Council meeting of 2018.
CHELAN – The Chelan City Council voted to adopt the new fees and charges for water and sewer, effective March 2019 during the Dec. 18 meeting. Andy Baker of FCS Group was brief and efficient as he went over the changes based on feedback from the last workshop session with the Council and staff. “We...

Five grandpas from the community attended the informational meeting to learn more about the pilot program Grandpas in the Classroom.
CHELAN – Representatives of the Grandpa Project, Thrive Chelan Valley and Morgen Owings Elementary met in an informal session on Dec. 17 to discuss the future mentoring program for third grade students at Morgen Owings Elementary (MOE). School and Community Liaison and founder of Thrive Sarah...

First Row: Shannon Leahy, Pam James, Karen Pembroke, Sue Nadon, Pat Batdorf, Kathy Witt, Beth Dietrich, Elona Teague, Kathi Fedor & Concie Luna. Second Row:  Terry Larson, Laura Larson, Tom Nadon, Cinda Gilbert, Barry Leahy, Jim Batdorf, John Pembroke, Jan Fedor and Scott Dietrich.
On Friday, December 14 Manger Mall volunteers gathered to setup the North Shore gymnasium for their 10th Manger Mall event on Saturday, Dec. 15. The volunteers are standing behind a beautiful rocking horse handmade by Allen Moore of Manson. The rocking horse was raffled off at no cost and won by a...

Chelan Fire and Rescue Firefighter Samantha Rains (right) with Mauricio and Santa Claus at the end of their shopping adventure.
The Chelan County Sheriff office Santa’s Stars program helped less fortunate kids from Chelan, Entiat and Manson, by giving them the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for both themselves and their families. The event started off with Chelan County Fire District 7 cooking up a pancake...

Gary (left) and Krysta Westmoreland (middle) of The Meat Shop in Chelan, was named the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce’s New Business of the Year, at the Mix & Mingle held Dec. 14 at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce office in Chelan. At right is Mike Steele, Executive Director of the Chamber. Other winners were: Non-profit of the Year, Historic Downtown Chelan Association, and Business of the Year, Apple Cup Cafe. Ugly Sweater Contest winner was Heather Hill. Runner up was Dave Weldy.
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...

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