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A Barrow’s goldeneye, six of which were between the old bridge and Chelan Dam.
CHELAN – What has happened to our normal volume of wintering birds here in the Chelan-Manson area?  Our annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the 30th in a series that began in 1989, tallied up 70 bird species and 6882 total individual birds.  The date was December 28. At least the 70 species was a...

January 1, 2019  air temp 32 degrees and water temp 37 degrees. left to right: Connor Belmont, Copeland Belmont, Minet Belmont, Ginger (Belmont) Ewing, Layne Belmont, Claton Belmont.
CHELAN - 2019 has arrived and with that comes family traditions that are past on from generations to generations to welcome in the new year. For example, night before it strikes midnight everyone in my family eats 12 grapes. Each grape represents a resolution or a goal the person wants to...
CHELAN – Do  you have:  Leadership, vision, time, teamwork-orientation, organizational skills, and/or passion in helping others in the Chelan community?  Chelan Valley Hope (CVH) has openings on its board of directors. As a one-of-a-kind, social services, non-profit agency, CVH has been...

left to right: Art Campbell, Eric Campbell, Rachael Goldie Chelan Valley Housing Trust’s Administrator and Tom Campbell.
CHELAN – Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan donated $25,000 to the Chelan Valley Housing Trust (originally the Affordable Housing Initiative in Chelan). The goal of the Chelan Valley Housing Trust is to address the housing crisis for moderate to low income residents in the Chelan Valley in an effort...

Architect rendition of what the new Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics Emergency entrance could look like.
CHELAN –  A recent drop in interest rates means tax savings for local homeowners, who will pay approximately 33 cents per thousand for 25 years on the community’s new hospital building project. This is both a lower amount and a shorter time period than anticipated. When the capital bond measure was...

Mike Johnson of Nash Architects presenting the cottage style homes.
CHELAN – Members of the Chelan Valley Housing Trust board, engineers and architects came together to determine layouts and footprints of the future affordable neighborhood, on Monday, Dec. 17. The group met for majority of the day at Campbells’ River Room. The day started with introductions from...

Steve Patonai Lake Chelan Community Hospital new CEO.
CHELAN – After going into an Executive Session during their Dec. 20 board meeting, the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board of Commissioners agreed to remove Steve Patonai as Interim CEO and unanimously voted to place him as permanent CEO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics. Board Chair...
CHELAN - Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on December 20th, 2018, at around 2:45 pm the loss prevention department at the Chelan Walmart called RiverCom to report a theft in progress.  The suspects were seen carrying various items out a fire door exit where they had staged their vehicle for a quick...

Steve Patonai Lake Chelan Community Hospital new CEO.
CHELAN - After going into an Execitive Session during their Dec. 20 board meeting, the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board of Commissioners agreed to remove Steve Patonai as Interim CEO and voted to place him as permanent CEO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics. Board Chair Mary...

Council member Ray Dobbs, Mayor Mike Cooney, Council member Ty Witt, Council member Tim Hollingsworth and Council member Sevardo Robledo during the last Council meeting of 2018.
CHELAN – The Chelan City Council voted to adopt the new fees and charges for water and sewer, effective March 2019 during the Dec. 18 meeting. Andy Baker of FCS Group was brief and efficient as he went over the changes based on feedback from the last workshop session with the Council and staff. “We...

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