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CHELAN COUNTY - The Chelan County fire marshal reminds the public that fireworks are banned throughout the county. The use of personal fireworks is not allowed in any of the unincorporated areas of Chelan County, as well as the cities of Cashmere, Wenatchee and Leavenworth and on federal lands. “...

Mike Maltais/QCH A male California quail finds good camouflage and cover in this old fruit tree in an over-grown yard of an abandoned Pateros house.

Mike Maltais/QCH There’s nothing like a good bath to bring out the best in flowers.
WENATCHEE - Current Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett is coveting his seat for a fourth term. With $30,350.31 already spent for his campaign, signs all over Chelan County, and seemingly no opponent running against him, Burnett was confident that he would win. However, a last-minute campaign...

Courtesy Habitat for Humanity of Washington State Habitat for Humanity of Washington State recently presented Rep. Mike Steele with their Golden Hammer Award. Left to right are: Diane Leigh (Board Member of Lake Chelan Valley Habitat), Michelle Fanton, new Executive Director of Lake Chelan Habitat, Rep. Mike Steele, Adan Espino, Habitat Washington’s Lobbyist and Loni Rahm, outgoing Executive Director of Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity.
CHELAN - On June 8 Habitat for Humanity presented Representative Rep. Mike Steele of Chelan, with the Habitat Golden Hammer Award for Advocacy in Affordable Homeownership. This award is reserved for leaders who create the most significant opportunities to reduce poverty through more affordable...
LAKE CHELAN - A recent aquatic invasive species survey at Lake Chelan shows that invasive aquatic plants are more widely distributed in the Wapato Basin and lower Lucerne Basin of the lake compared to survey results from eight years ago. The 2021 survey covered the entirety of the Lake Chelan...
MANSON - Patti Westby, Timi Starkweather and others presented a feasibility report on converting rooms in Heritage Heights to a memory care facility and purchasing Manson Bay Suites to convert the hotel rooms to independent and assisted living, to community members June 23 at North Shore Bible...

Courtesy Chelan Fire & Rescue
On June 22, at 3:49 p.m. Chelan Fire and Rescue, Lake Chelan Health EMS, and Chelan County Sheriffs responded to a report of a glider plane crash approximately 200 yards off shore from the 25 Mile Creek State Park area.  Chelan County Sheriffs Marine 1 with Lake Chelan Health Chelan EMS Medics and...
WENATCHEE - The spring rains Chelan County has received since April has created an issue for many orchards with trees infected with blight. To assist in mitigating this situation, the Chelan County Board of County Commissioners approved last week a request from the Fire Marshal’s Office to extend...
WENATCHEE - Starting June 21, the Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility started accepting used latex paint for recycling and safe disposal.  “To be able to drop off household paint is something our visitors have been asking for since the facility was opened in December 2019,” said Brenda...

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