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Sen. Brad Hawkins (left) discussed education issues with Lake Chelan School District Superintendent Brad Wilson (right) on Sept. 16 during his 12th District Listening Tour. Courtesy Brad Hawkins
I recently concluded the first portion of my sixth annual 12th District listening tour. Traveling throughout our district with my staff has become an annual tradition each fall, the time of year when legislators begin planning for the upcoming legislative session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we will publish our Breast Cancer Awareness Section on Oct. 5. Are you a Breast Cancer Survivor - from 1 day to many years? We will include survivors in this special section, along with educational information and cancer web links. If you...
Due to the resignation of Servando Robledo the Chelan City Council has an open position on their 7 member council.   Other council members are: John Olson, Erin McCardle, Chris Baker, Peter Jamtgaard, Tim Hollingsworth and Shari Dietrich.   The City...
CHELAN - Wyatt J. Dietrich, 22, of Orondo, was injured, when he attempted to pass a semi-truck, who was stopped to make a left turn off of U.S. Highway 97 near milemarker 235, just  south of the Beebe Bridge on Sept. 15. Dietrich collided with the semi’s drivers side fuel tank which caused a fuel...
WENATCHEE – Construction of Chelan PUD’s new Service Center in Olds Station is well underway. The phased move-in plan calls for employees to start relocating to the Service Center in summer of 2023. That means road construction will begin soon on some of the surface streets near the Service Center...

RuthEdna Keys/LCM A ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new Lake Chelan Health Hospital will be held Saturday, October 15 beginning at 9:15 a.m., with the raising of the flag, followed by a ribbon cutting and opening remarks at 9:30 a.m. Self-guided tours will start after that and last until 3 p.m. The new hospital is located at 110 S. Apple Blossom Drive, across from Columbia Valley Community Health and near Walmart. Lake Chelan Health recently got their temporary certificate of occupancy so staff is working on preparing the inside of the hospital for the move into the new facility. Opening date of the new hospital is scheduled for Nov. 7. On the outside, paving has been completed, signs are up and crews are busy on the hospital grounds with landscaping. Ruth Edna Keys/LCM

Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering
CHELAN -  A community meeting hosted by Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m. at the Chelan Fire & Rescue community room, 232 E. Wapato Avenue in Chelan. Joining her will be: Sheriff Brian Burnett, County Assessor and interim Community...

13-year-old Cash Eygabroad of Chelan competed in the first annual Continental Surf Cup hosted by Lakeside Surf. Photos Courtesy Lakeside Surf
CHELAN - In front of back-to-back capacity crowds Labor Day weekend at Lakeside Surf, 32 river surfers from around the world put on a show and competed in the first-ever Continental Surf Cup hosted by Lakeside Surf in cooperation with German surf pool manufacturer citywave. After a tight battle for...
CHELAN - September is Fall Prevention Month. Falls do not have to be a part of normal aging.  Please mark your calendar for the Senior Healthy Living and Fall Prevention event on Tuesday, September 20, 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Chelan Senior Center, 534 E. Trow Avenue. Consult local experts on how...

ABOVE: The crew from the Men’s Coffee Connection at North Shore Bible Church gather around and on the BIG Chair at the new office on September 8. The Coffee Connection meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. at North Shore Bible Church. Great coffee and interesting conversations. You do not need to be a member of the church to attend. Photo courtesy Megan Artz
The Manson Chamber Visitor Center opened its doors, at their new location, 17 Hale Street in Manson on Sept. 1. “It’s a great location and offers an impressive venue to serve visitors and our local businesses,’’ said Debbie Conwell, Executive Director Manson Chamber of Commerce. You can share your...

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