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Chelan City Administrator Mike Jackson (right) and Bike Park Development Manager for American Ramp Company Tim Babcock (left).
CHELAN - Parents, children and skateboarders raised their voices during the pumptrack/skatepark community meeting  - they want to see the park be done right this time around. “This can become whatever the community decides they want,” said Chelan City administrator Mike Jackson. Jackson then...

Fire Commissioners debriefing on the May 30 Town Hall meeting during the June 19 regular meeting. Left to right are Jay Witherbee, Phil Moller and Russ Jones.
CHELAN - Fire Commissioners Russ Jones, Phil Moller and Jay Witherbee did some town hall meeting debriefing during the June 20 regular meeting, all thought it was a good start. “We had 17 of our staff and 17 citizens over there,” said Fire Chief Tim Lemon on the town hall’s attendance. “The purpose...
CHELAN – Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics Chief Executive Officer Steve Patonai will be retiring in September. In a letter addressed to the LCCHC Board of Commissioners, which was read by Board Chair Phyllis Gleasman at the June 18 meeting, Patonai notified the Board on his intent to...
  WENATCHEE - One of the oldest companies in Central Washington, 56-year-old Jerry’s Auto Supply, is pleased to announce that it is linking up with the nationally known NAPA Auto Parts organization, a move it says will propel the family-owned company into the future. Under the arrangement announced...
  MAZAMA – A Canada-Washington state cross border drug smuggling operation was intercepted on June 17 when elements of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) working with Homeland Security discovered a cache of narcotics near the town of Mazama. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley reported...

Representatives from the Manson Chamber of Commerce, North Shore Bible Church Staff joined project manager Timi Starkweather and Sower’s Board member Launie Buck for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Sower’s Community Center. Left to right: Pastor Craig Rayment, Whitney Pittman, Norm Manly, Mariah Pyle, Debbie Conwell, Jeff Conwell, Launie Buck, Benji Vasquez, Efren Alejo, Timi Starkweather, Naomi Plueger and Chris Rayment.
MANSON - On a hot June 12 evening, the ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of the Sower's Community Center took place at North Shore Bible Church in Manson. The celebrations kicked off at the HUB. There the attendees got a chance to network while they enjoyed food and cake provided by the...
ENTIAT - Entiat Valley, Washington- From a picnic table at the Fox Creek Campground, Entiat Ranger District Recreation Program Manager, Jon Meier, looks over a handful of old photographs from the 1960s of folks camping, skiing, and fishing in the Entiat Valley. In the five decades since these...

Sharon Lukacs was recognized for her community service efforts on the June 11 City Council Meeting.
CHELAN - Sharon Lukacs, Executive Director at Chelan Valley Hope (CVH), was recognized by Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney at the beginning of the June 11 Council Meeting. “Sharon wears a lot of different hats in our community and one of them is coming to an end,” said Cooney. Lukacs was recognized due to...

Steven Patonai, CEO of LCCHC
Editors Note: Steven Patonai was hired by the LCCHC Board of Directors as interim CEO in March of 2018 and named permanent CEO in December of 2018. The LCCHC Board of Commissioners will be holding a special board meeting on Thursday, June 20, 1-3:00 p.m., in the board room at Lake Chelan Community...

Ann Diamond, MD, has joined Lake Chelan Clinic
CHELAN - Family physician Ann Diamond of Mazama will care for patients at the Lake Chelan Clinic as a part-time provider. Diamond, who has been a family physician since 1993, trained in Tacoma with the intent to move to a rural community. “I always knew I wanted to work in a rural area,” she said...

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