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Photo courtesy Manson School District The band, art and shop classrooms at Manson are getting remodeled this summer; with the art room getting relocated to the middle of the school, that will be highlighted with a courtyard.
MANSON - As soon as the last student left for the summer crews began work on the art, band and shop classrooms at Manson Middle/High School.  Each of these programs is an important piece in providing a well-rounded education that prepares Manson students for college and/or careers. The band at...
CHELAN - The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate 28 year-old Sergio I. Valdes, who has two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.  On May 29, 2017, Valdes was involved in an altercation at the Slidewaters amusement park in Chelan.  He fled the scene and took with him his two...

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...

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