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Left to right are: Anan and Diane Holtzheimer, Savanna Joyce, and Zach Holtzheimer. Courtesy Norm Manly
MANSON - Recently I enjoyed a visit to Silver Bell Winery, Manson Chamber of Commerce’s newest member. They have a great story, like most of the family owned wineries in the Lake Chelan Valley. Located at 21 Veroske Road in Manson, at an elevation of 1,470 feet, the view of Lake Chelan and...

Holly and Kevin Brown are the owners of The Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery, which sits above Lake Chelan on the south shore of the lake. Courtesy sirensongwines.com
CHELAN  — Columbia Hospitality is announcing a management and partnership agreement with Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery, a chateau-style winery overlooking Lake Chelan known for their award-winning wines, food pairings, as well as spectacular water views ideal for enjoying live music and...

Everywhere you look in downtown Chelan there are piles of snow everywhere RuthEdna Keys/LCM
Snow started falling late Wednesday evening, January 5 and continued thru most of Thursday, January 6, dumping anywhere from 18 inches to more than three feet of snow in the Lake Chelan Valley, closing Highways 97, 97A, 971, South Lakeshore Road. All four mountain passes where also closed due to...

Graphic Courtesy Manson Growers
MANSON - "Apple Capitol of the World," a moniker for Wenatchee that expands across Chelan County. Despite severe heat, supply-chain delays, and transportation issues, fruit-packing companies comment on how they have been faring since last season. Manson Growers' Assistant General Manager Jared...
CHELAN – Chelan Fruit Cooperative (“Chelan Fruit”), a premiere Washington-based grower, packer and shipper of apples, cherries and pears, has been acquired by International Farming (“IFC”), an institutional asset manager connecting investors at the nexus of farmland, farmers and food. Founded in...

Dr. James Wallace CDHD Interim Health Officer
WENTCHEE - The Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) Interim Health Officer Dr. James Wallace and CDHD Administrator Luke Davies held a press conference on Jan. 4, at the Town Toyota Center to speak to the public regarding the recent insurgence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The press conference...
You’ve got a few options for recycling your tree here in NCW: • If you are a city of Chelan resident, you can drop your tree off at Don Morse Park (by the marina). • The Chelan transfer station brush drop off site is open open winter hours. Typical fees apply.  • When dropping off your tree...

Shannon Leahy (purple coat) of Manger Mall accepts a check from a Mill Bay Casino representative (blue coat) from their ‘Change for Charities’ Program. Each month Mill Bay Casino chooses a charity to donate the money to. Courtesy Manger Mall
  Manger Mall is part of  Chelan Valley Hope To learn more about Chelan Valley Hope and how you can donate to their programs go to: https://chelanvalleyhope.org/donate/ There are several ways to financially support the caring work done through Chelan Valley Hope. Your donations are...
NCW - Hospitality sectors all over Washington State will  automatically stop  serving customers single-use utensils after Jan. 1, 2022.  This law is part of a series of changes published in SB 5022 on July 25, 2021. This law is centered on reducing waste and littering for the foreseeable future...

Jim Brown
WENATCHEE - Community Development Director Jim Brown handed in his resignation Monday, December 27 to Chelan County Commissioners. Brown, who was hired to lead the county’s planning department in April 2020, gave commissioners notice that his last day will be Jan. 31. He is leaving the county for...

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