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The new playground equipment at Singleton Park will cost anywhere from $120,000 to $125,000.
MANSON - With the efforts of moving forward with grant applications, by unanimous decision the Manson Parks Board agreed to commit $75,000 for the Singleton Park playground renovation. The monies will come from the reserve fund that currently has $215,000 set aside for emergency projects. It is...

Councilwoman Erin McCardle mentioned that the basketball courts in Don Morse could be a good location for the new skatepark and pumptrack.
CHELAN - After three long weeks of not meeting, the Chelan City Council gathered at Council Chambers on July 9 to get caught up with city’s business. On the evening’s agenda was the proposed agreement with Prothman consulting firm for the recruitment of a Chelan Park and Recreation Director. City...

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CHELAN – A $52,000 grant from the legislature was received by the Campus of Care Task Force of the Senior Living Initiative program – the monies will be covering “soft costs” of the land purchase such as appraisals, hazardous waste inspections as well as feasibility studies. Amanda Ballou of the...
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics (LCCHC) Board of Commissioners met earlier on today, July 9 in executive session to discuss Chief Executive Officer (CEO) qualifications. In a regular session held afterwards, the Board voted to the approve the following skillsets and...
NCW Media, Inc. had an exclusive interview with RiverCom Executive Director Misty Viebrock at the end of June. Viebrock explains why the upcoming August ballot measure is so important to the multi-jurisdictional agency. NCW:: What is your viewpoint of the role RiverCom has played and continues to...

Mike Cooney, 64, of Chelan, running for Mayor of Chelan. Graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor degree in Business (Marketing) Married to Janice (42 years), we have two great children Jacob and Katie and now have three grandkids. Upon graduation, I went to work for our family owned food brokerage business selling groceries for 30 years. It was our goal to move to a small historic NW town and open a retail shop on Main Street. Chelan was the town we chose and The Vogue is the business we created and are now in our 15th year. I have coached basketball for 32 years, including several years at Chelan Middle School. Hobbies include; camping, hiking, skiing and music. Why are you running for this position and if re-elected or elected what are your areas of concern: I am running for re-election because I love the service aspect of the office. I’d like to think that we have played a role in bettering our community and have things that I’d like to continue on with. Areas of concern are; with the accumulated wealth on the west side headed our way, I see challenges ahead for us to help save the Chelan we know and love. It will take involved, strong leadership to keep growth in check and keep our community intact. Part of this equation is an area that several of us have started...to build homes that are affordable to buy for the lower/ middle income segment. Housing is an area of concern and ranks #1 in a recent local survey as the communities top priority. We are working hard on finding solutions to traffic concerns, part of the equation is to make it a more bike/pedestrian friendly town and less reliance on vehicles. We do have a series of “fixes” in the works that will allow for better traffic flow. A goal of mine is to buy the Butte with other key funding sources. The purpose is to protect the incredible views of it and to preserve it for future generations for recreation. Keeping the lake quality in good condition and creating more access for our residents is a top priority. Continue to focus on clean, safe neighborhoods is a key focus of mine. “ Service is at my core”
CHELAN - Chelan County’s Primary Election is less than a month away. The election will take place on August 6 countywide and citizens will have the opportunity to have their say. Ballots will be mailed out beginning July 19 and ballot drop box sites are available for use 18 days prior to Election...
MANSON/CHELAN - Crowds flooded Manson Bay Park on land and water for the big 40-year celebration of the Fourth of July Fireworks show in Manson. Shortly after noon, the crowds began to gather to witness a fly-over of a U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jet from NAS Whidbey Island. The F-18 performed at a low...
CHELAN - Chelan Fire and Rescue’s first two-day rescue swimmer course began June 29 in the waters of Lake Chelan in the area of Riverwalk Park. Eleven people from Chelan are being trained by Lieutenant Shawn Sherman and four other career firefighters. Deputy Fire Chief Mark Donnell described the...
CHELAN - Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle in the lake on July 5, at 433 SR 150 (near Rocky Point) with Chelan County Sheriff Officers and Lake Chelan EMS. The vehicle was completely submerged and the three occupants were able to self-extricate without injuries, but were still evaluated...
ENATCHEE- The Fourth of July can be a fun day, sunshine, barbeques, swimming, music and, of course, fireworks. It isn’t necessarily fun for all members of your family though. Many pets are frightened by fireworks and escape from homes, yards or kennels due to panic. Each year, Wenatchee Valley...

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