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Photo by Zach Johnson/LCM Barry Leahy gives his advice to the LCCHC Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Wednesday, June 14.
CHELAN - Now that the new hospital levy has passed, the countdown toward construction has begun. But before commissioners don their work boots and grab shovels to break ground a few steps have to be taken first. The first step is to present to the Project Review Committee about the project, which...

Chief Lemon (third from left) looks through his binoculars out into Lake Chelan as rescue swimmers attempt to locate 23-year old Donghoon Lee of Seattle in the early afternoon on Tuesday, June 20.
CHELAN - Three vessels from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office along with two divers from Chelan County, seven or eight volunteer divers from Steven’s County will head back out this morning at 10 a.m, in an attempt to recover 23-year old Donghoon Lee of Seattle, who is presumed to have drowned...
WENATCHEE -- Wells Fargo's District Manager for North Central Washington Agustin Reyes, said the Manson branch is closing Wednesday, July 12. Reyes, in an exclusive interview with NCW Media, said the closing was part of evaluating and consolidating the company's branch network. "The Manson branch...

Photo by Zach Johnson Forest Health Collaborate co-chair Lloyd McGee (left) listens to 12th Legislative District Senator Brad Hawkins (right) discuss some of the elements in Senate Bill 5546, which was prime-sponsored by Hawkins and signed into law on this April. Hawkins is hopeful the law, which advises the thinning and burning of 1 million acres over 16 years, will be a big step forward in preserving and protecting our forests.
CHELAN - After the mega-fires in 2014 and 2015, everyone in the NCW region is aware of the always looming threat of a wildfire. However, for years the federal and state governments have had a tendency to react to the disasters when they happen instead of being more proactive in finding a solution...
CHELAN / MANSON - Summer vacation may be a time to relax, swim in the lake and enjoy the outdoors, but its also a good occasion to cozy up in a blanket and read. For kids, reading during summer vacation can help fight against the ‘summer slide’, or regression of learning that some students...

Photo by Zach Johnson The UCSRB met on Wednesday, May 25 to discuss a new approach for tackling future restoration projects. They also facilitate a Forest Health Collaborative which meets at the Chelan Fire Station on Wednesday, June 7.
CHELAN - According to the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB), salmon recovery will provide benefits to the Upper Columbia region by boosting local economies, ensuring recreational opportunities and reducing Endangered Species Act related regulatory pressures.  This is the reason they -...

Mirror File Photo The collection bins located on Quetilquasoon Road have become a draw for illegal dumping. As a result, the program has incurred additional costs associated with sorting the bins because people were contaminating recyclables with garbage.
MANSON - The trash cans in Manson will likely be a little more full this summer now that the drop-of recycling site is set to be permanently closed beginning June 30. The report came out after last Thursday, June 1 after Jill Fitzsimmons, spokeswoman for Chelan Public Works, made the announcement...
CHELAN - With Memorial Day now in the rear view summer has officially begun in Lake Chelan, which means events are about to dominate the weekends for the next couple of months.  This weekend, Chelan will play host to the Cruzin Chelan Classic Car Show, the Firefighters Pancake Breakfast and the...

Chelan councilwoman Erin McCardle
CHELAN - The Chelan City Council is beginning to take more action toward monitoring the quality of the Lake Chelan after approving a request for $10,000 from Chelan County for Keep It Blue. The $10,000 will add to the $45,000 that is already funded from multiple agencies including Chelan County,...

Cong. Dave Reichert
CHELAN - The Washington State legislature might have concluded their regular session, but politics are still churning at the federal level, and there is one bill up for hearing this week that could impact all American consumers. The Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), drafted by Speaker of the House Paul...

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