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Ray Dobbs
  CHELAN - One effective way of alleviating an issue is dealing with it before it becomes a large-scale problem. That’s the path the Chelan City Council chose to take short-term rentals after holding a special council meeting on Tuesday, March 8 to discuss - among other things - how to regulate and...

Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney addresses members of the Chelan Douglas Transportation Council last week.
  WENATCHEE -- A railroad bridge in Cashmere is the main competition for immediate funding instead of a previously priority-ranked interchange project at Hwy 150 and No See Um Road in Chelan. State Senator Brad Hawkins is intimately involved with the final outcome and has asked the Chelan Douglas...

Chelan postmaster Mike Ricketts, center, talks with Chelan County Sheriffs deputies.
  CHELAN - At approximately 11 a.m. this morning, March 13, there was a report of a beeping sound from the garbage can outside of the Chelan Post Office.  According to the Chelan County Sheriff office, the bomb squad from Yakima has been called in.  ETA is a couple of hours.   Johnson Avenue is now...
Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney addresses members of the Chelan Douglas Transportation Council March 9 in Wenatchee about the need to keep funding for the No See Um  Highway 150 roundabout project in place. Funding for this long sought infrastructure improvement is an important topic for Chelan residents...
Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney donned a kilt, waved an Irish flag and joined the fun as hundreds of onlookers from around the state gathered to watch the annual Wayne Kelly Top Dog Parade. Sponsored by Kelly's Ace Hardware and the Chelan Lions Club, this year's festivities escaped the raindrops and...
  The City of Chelan staff and elected officials were greatly saddened by the news of the death of Charles Sablan in an early morning traffic accident yesterday.  Charles was the Parks and Recreation Director for the City for 8 years before leaving in 2015.  He was responsible for many great park...
  As the time change approaches on Sunday, March 12, State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy reminds residents that properly installed and maintained smoke alarms save lives – know your alarm, know your battery! When you change your clocks, also take a few minutes to test and inspect your smoke alarms. “...
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Amanda Ballou, CEO Heritage Heights, has been given the go ahead to look for potential sites for the senior living campus. She will report back at the April 19 meeting.
  CHELAN - One thing for certain is that healthcare facilities in the Lake Chelan Valley will get revamped over the coming years.  Columbia Valley Community Health is building a new center at Apple Blossom, the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinic (LCCHC) is going for a replacement hospital...

LCCHC CEO Kevin Abel explained the initial outline of the hospital at their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
  CHELAN - So far, so good.  At their regular board meeting on Feb. 21, the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinic (LCCHC) Board of Commissioners okayed the initial renderings of the proposed new hospital site, and instructed LCCHC CEO Keving Abel to proceed with the pre-application process for...

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