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Lithium-Ion battery safety advisory issued

OLYMPIA – The ubiquity of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-scooters, and even vehicles brings convenience alongside a risk of fire or explosion if mishandled or …

CHELAN - Tsilly, the whimsical statue designed by local artist Jerry McKellar and depicting a legendary Lake dragon, is one step closer to finding its new home in downtown Chelan thanks to a $1,500 …

CHELAN - The NCW Libraries Board of Trustees has allocated $10.3 million for a project to redesign 27 libraries across North Central Washington. The initiative, titled "Reimagining Spaces," aims to …

Chelan secures $248,900 state grant for stormwater plan, eyes future infrastructure projects

CHELAN – The state Department of Ecology (DOE) has awarded the city a quarter-million-dollar stormwater grant. Public Works Director Jake Youngren made the announcement at the regular …

Chelan and Douglas Counties show strong support for school levies

CHELAN – Early ballot results from Chelan and Douglas counties counted after the Feb. 13 voting deadline for local school levies are looking very favorable for Educational Programs and …

Chelan mayor puts paw print on World Spay and Neuter Day proclamation

CHELAN – The city council, in its regular bi-monthly meeting on Feb. 13, was treated to a presentation by the Chelan Valley Feral Cat Project (CVFCP) in conjunction with a special proclamation …

OLYMPIA - House Bill 2257, sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner to create the Backcountry Search and Rescue Account, passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Tuesday.

Chelan County launches short-term rental monitoring system

WENATCHEE - Chelan County has launched a 24-hour monitoring system for short-term rentals, contracting with Deckard Technologies, a San Diego-based company specializing in real estate data analytics …

OLYMPIA – JC Baldwin, a Chelan County resident, was unanimously confirmed by the Washington State Senate to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission on Feb. 12. The …

Lake Chelan Museum volunteer demonstrates historical soap-saving tool

CHELAN - In a blend of historical appreciation and physical activity, Gaylen Willett, a volunteer at the Lake Chelan Museum and leader of the SAIL Exercise Program at Heritage Heights, recently …

Heritage Heights receives estate gift to enhance end-of-life care services

CHELAN - Heritage Heights at Lake Chelan has received an estate gift from the Tipler Estate, marking a significant contribution to the assisted living facility's end-of-life care services. During the …

Chelan council workshop discusses TBD options, benefits

CHELAN – The Chelan city council workshop convened on Feb. 6 to discuss elements of the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) adopted by the city on Jan. 23. The workshop included a review of …

Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest vehicle theft suspect

CHELAN - Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison reports a vehicle theft incident leading to an arrest. On Feb. 4, at around 4:21 p.m., deputies received a report from a citizen at Jerry’s Auto …

Annual PIT count uncovers increased unsheltered homelessness

WENATCHEE – The latest Homeless Point in Time Count reveals a shift in homelessness trends in Chelan and Douglas counties. The count, conducted on Jan. 25, shows a 16.5% rise in the unsheltered …

WENATCHEE - Chelan County is currently seeking public feedback for the 2024 update of the Recreation Element of the Chelan County Comprehensive Plan, a process conducted every seven years. This …

Community Foundation Announces New Legacy Funds Grant Program

WENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce a new Legacy Fund Grant program that will focus on place-based, community-centered grant distribution to charitable organizations …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will host a meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 PM at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, located …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society invites the public to a special hybrid meeting on Monday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m., featuring a presentation by Mary Horabik, an esteemed educator …

2024 Writers competition now open

WENATCHEE - The 2024 Writers Competition is now accepting submissions. Established in 2007, the competition has recognized over eighty regional authors with awards of $300, $200, and $100 for their …

Chelan School Board discusses minor water damage, celebrates savings initiatives

CHELAN – The bitter cold snap that recently passed through the region almost spared Chelan High School – almost. In a report delivered to the Jan. 22 bi-monthly meeting of the Lake …

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