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Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol Trooper Charles Bates and K9 Rocco are assigned to Chelan and Douglas Counties.
Wenatchee – The first narcotics K9 Trooper reported to Wenatchee on May 1.  Trooper Charles Bates and K9 Rocco will be assigned to Chelan and Douglas Counties, but will assist field forces throughout District 6.   K9 Rocco, a two year old black lab graduated from the Washington State Patrol (WSP)...

Photo courtesy Lake Chelan Community Services Council Lake Chelan Community Services Council member Kathy Miller (far right) presents a $1,000 donation to Manson Grange members (left to right) Gordon Lester, Sue Lesmeister, and Bob Lesmeister.
  The Manson Grange has been serving the Chelan Valley for 72 years.  Since 1945 when the Grange was built at the entrance to downtown Manson, this has been the place for community members to gather, celebrate, mourn, learn, campaign, debate, dance, sing, view fine quilts, and buy books to support...
  MANSON - Please mark your calendar for April 29, 2017 to help with an important Adopt a Highway Event in Manson. The melted snow has revealed a great amount of litter along the Manson highway.  The Manson Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the whole community of Manson, Wash. is part of the...
  CHELAN - Attention citizens interested in establshing an off-leash area for dogs. The City of Chelan along with Eagle Scout Candidate, Maxwell Nims, have scheduled a public open house on Thursday, April 20, from 5-6 p.m., at Chelan City Council Chambers to provide information to and solicit...
  CHELAN - Take a wondrous trip with Alice, the White Rabbit and a host of others on Saturday, April 22, as the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present Alice in Wonderland at the Chelan High School Performing Arts Center.  Show times are at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.. ...
  WENATCHEE - National Forests provide so much--clean air, water, jobs, food, wood, and more.  Each year, thousands of people heat their homes with firewood gathered from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  As snow melts from valley bottoms many people are antsy to go into the woods to...
  OLYMPIA -  The Senate capital construction budget released recently includes $80 million in funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP). While falling short of the $100 million included in Governor Inslee’s budget, the Senate’s proposed healthy program level builds on the...

Photo courtesy of USFS/ Jason Emhoff Prescribed fire helps restore the forest and remove unhealthy woody fuel build-up near Naches in 2016.
  CHELAN - ENTIAT – Beginning in April, firefighters on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will once again bringing good fire back to the dry, fire-adapted Cascade landscape. Excluded from the ecosystem for nearly 100 years, frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for healthy forests and...
  OLYMPIA - Spring is here and that means drivers in Washington have until this Friday, March 31, to remove their winter studded tires. The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day March 31. Starting...

The Chelan County Sheriff’s office will present a free program about backcountry safey and how rescue operations work on Tuesday, March 21 at the Manson Library at 6 p.m. Below: Bill Gaines, will present Ghost Bears, a look at the elusive grizzly bear on March 28, 6 p.m. at the Chelan Library.
  MANSON - CHELAN - ENTIAT - NCW- As part of North Central Regional Library’s annual Columbia River Reads initiative, several libraries will be hosting outdoors-themed programs this spring. Speakers will talk on a host of topics, including hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, backcountry safety, grizzly...

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