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Chelan Seaplanes has formally announced that they will not be operating the seaplane service on Lake Chelan in 2017.
  CHELAN - For the first time in 60 years, Chelan Seaplanes will not be operating in Lake Chelan.  The formal decision came from owner Shane Carlson late in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 14, in a press release.   “Regretfully, Chelan Seaplanes is formally announcing that we will not be operating...

The PUD was already doing some preliminary work around the No-See-Um Roundabout on Wednesday, two days before the official decision came from the DOT. The project is expected to finish around September this year.
  CHELAN - It’s official.  As of March 17, construction on the No-See-Um Roundabout is a greenlight.  “The Department of Transportation (DOT) accepted the bid today,” Mayor Mike Cooney confirmed Friday afternoon. “We made up the shortfall, so the project should basically start (in) four to five...
Entiat kites
Entiat Kite Fest features the wind The wind was strong, the weather cool, but those who arrived in Entiat for the 2017 Kite Festival had smiles and that's all that mattered. The annual event was held Saturday, March 18 featured a good variety of kites in all shapes and sizes. Kite painting, a trio...
                                                              CHELAN - MANSON - Attend an event, hear about plans for the new hospital and have your questions addressed. March 15: Chelan Senior Meals, Chelan Senior Center – 12 noon – 1 p.m.. March 15: Mountain View Lodge, Manson – 6-8 p.m. March 17...

Robin Pittman was officially named as Parks Director for Manson Parks and Recreation on Thursday, March 9. Thus ending a four-month period where she served as the interim director after Wai Tim Peterson left the position in the fall.

Chelan County PUD Commissioner Ann Congdon (left with blonde hair) at the Vote-No Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 8.
  CHELAN - Although the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinic (LCCHC) has garnered a considerable support in favor of a new hospital levy, there are some in the Chelan Valley that are not convinced a new hospital is the best option.  On Wednesday, March 8, a ‘Vote-No’ committee met at Campbell’...

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...

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