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Washington Department of Ecology – Air Quality   Burn ban area: Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Douglas counties   Burn ban started: Noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022   Burn ban ends: Until further notice. (Restrictions will reassessed on Wednesday, Nov. 16 or Thursday,...
WENATCHEE – Chelan County Commissioners have surplused 35 county-owned properties that have a combined value of more than $4.7 million. On Monday, Oct. 31 commissioners passed a resolution, declaring the properties as surplus and unnecessary for county purposes. The properties, located throughout...

Children show their flags as the VFW and American Legion color guard passes by during the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, in downtown Chelan. The parade was followed by a community lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs at Chelan Fire & Rescue, prepared by Chelan District #7 Firefighters Association and Chelan Firefighters Local 4816. Lunch was free to all Veterans and currently serving military personnel and their immediate families. RuthEdna Keys/LCM
CHELAN - Join Lake Chelan Health staff for a guided tour on either Thursday, November 17, at 4 p.m. or Friday, November 18, at noon. Each tour will take approximately one hour. No reservation required to attend one of the two guided tours.  Meet at the new facility located at 110 South Apple...
Chelan County residents with an interest in building climate resiliency at the local level are encouraged to participate in a roundtable discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17 The Chelan County Climate Resilience Roundtable will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at...
NCW Tech Alliance received grant funding from Microsoft Philanthropies to rebrand our successful UpSkill program and to lead communities across the country in launching their own skilling program.  The rebrand is called Community Skills Initiative and aims to help job seekers and professionals gain...
Manson - Chelan Valley Republican Women (CVRW) will hold their General Club Meeting at WineGirl Wines, 222 E. Wapato Way, Manson (Indoors) on Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. Join us for our 'Red Wave” Victory Party and meeting. Guest Speaker: will be Mike Steele. There will also be Post-Election...
November 11, 1921 was the first Veterans Day. Armistice Day, as it was then called, was set aside by Congress to honor the veterans of World War I and marked the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice with Germany. In June 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill to honor all veterans...

Gene Kelly (seated) of Kelly’s Ace Hardware in downtown Chelan, was presented the Estwing Gold Hammer Award - for Dedicated Service to the Hardware Industry on Nov. 2 at the store with family, friends and staff looking on. The award was presented to Gene by Vic Weston, (right) District Manager of Retail Operations for Ace Hardware Corporation. Also pictured is Pat Kelly (left) Gene’s nephew. The plaque on the hammer award, read in part, ‘Thank You Gene, for 63 years of dedication.’ Gene joined his brother Wayne Kelly at Kelly’s Ace Hardware in 1958. Next week a look back at the hardware store, which has been serving the valley since 1925. RuthEdna Keys/LCM

Workers prepare to install the paving bricks on a cold and rainy Saturday, November 5. Courtesy Mary Signorelli
New hospital opening pushed to Dec. 5 On October 31  the Lake Chelan Health Board and staff postponed their move into the new hospital.  Delays with the kitchen pushed their final Department of Health, L&I, and City inspection to close to their original target move date of Nov. 7. They could...

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