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Recently, City of Chelan Planning Commission member Myrt Griffith submitted her resignation from the commission due to relocating to Montana to be with family members.  Myrt had served the community well over a long period of time, with a record of standing up to special interest groups and those...
 We all want people to have a place to live. Affordable housing is the new political motherhood and apple pie issue today. (a quote from Sean Roth 2004).  Affordable housing refers to subsidized housing for low income people.  Want a flawed scheme?  It’s affordable housing provided by a land trust...
I have resigned as commissioner of Chelan County Fire Protection District 7 (Chelan Fire & Rescue).  At the outset of my term I said I would serve as long as I continued to help improve Chelan Fire & Rescue.  After lengthy consideration I concluded I was no longer able to do so.   Let me...
  The public will be given an additional comment period concerning the Notice of Application for the Holiday Hills  proposed development and subdivision. If you are  unaware of where Holiday Hills is located, it is the  property that stretches between Slidewaters eastward  towards Chelan High...
My name is Judie Gembala.  We have been Chelan county residents since 2002 and reside in Manson.  My husband and I are in the Smart Meter Awareness group, and wish to make you aware of the effects and dangers of radiation from the smart meters P.UD. wants to install on every building receiving...
There’s an important issue that hasn’t received much media coverage but that affects every reader’s life. U.S. Representative Steve King’s (R-IA) bill, HR 3599, The “King bill,” HR 3599, undermines the authority of states to pass laws to protects animals and their citizens.  Many critical laws...
What is a staunch conservative to do? A perusal of the usual-suspects media would lead one to believe that Socialism has infiltrated our Eastern Washington stronghold of Republican conservatism. Shocking, yet true. Where is the outrage?! The evidence is obvious daily. The Farm Bureau wants the...
The Smart Meter Awareness and Citizens Opposed to Smart Meter Technology in Chelan County groups wish to thank Ann Congdon for her integrity in following her conscience, representing her constituents, and voting against the installation of the advanced meters.  Her deep concern for public health...
The presentation by Friends of Lake Chelan to the Chelan City Council (11-22-17) pointed out the need to have in depth information on providing affordable housing in our area.  The ramifications of having workers living away from their workplace indicated the many losses to Chelan.  It's impressive...
I was born in Wenatchee in 1951 and was raised by the finest folks this world had to offer. These men were dear friends of my father, Cleo. Nelson Quast, Morris Taylor, Buzz Buts.....( my spelling might not be correct.) As Memorial Day passes, I must say, these men put the fire in my life. Although...

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