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Shown from left to right are: Bill Nance, W&J Director Musical Production; Kevin Brown, W&J Executive Director; Holly Brown, W&J Director Marketing & Community Relations; Michael Gibb, President, Chelan Valley Hope Board of Directors; Steve Clark, W&J Director of Operations; Steve Gurke, W&J Director Volunteer Coordination; and Jean Gambrielle, Executive Director of Chelan Valley Hope. Courtesy Chelan Valley Hope
CHELAN - On Friday, August 13, Chelan Valley Hope was a recipient of a generous $5,000 donation from the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival Foundation.  On May 20-23 of this year, the 3rd annual Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival showcased internationally acclaimed jazz artists and celebrated the...

Photo courtesy Butterbuck Images A trail camera in the Grouse Mountain area in the Twenty-Five Mile Creek drainage caught a firefighter as he went through the area working the Twentyfive Mile Fire on August 20.
CHELAN -  The Twentyfive Mile Fire was reported  Sunday afternoon, August 15 at  3:45 p.m. in the 25 Mile Creek drainage burning in brush and timber and forced Level 3 evacuation notices to residents in that area that day. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of...

Brian Burnett, Chelan County Sheriff
Note to readers: They say there is no better way to check up on the work of your staff than to occasionally sit in on the events you expect them to cover. I did that this week by sitting in on your city council meeting. Your city council did a reasonable job discussing the issues before them this...

Pete Kornowski
Across the country the American People are waking up to the challenges to their freedom. In Loudon County Virginia the School Board had to shut down their meeting when a crowd of concerned citizens showed up to challenge their policies. In Wenatchee this week a crowd of 30 “unmasked ” citizens...

Photo courtesy Marci Hale Firefighers along with Vince - (Tom Burnett’s son-in-law), fight fire on Sunday, August 15 on the Hale Homestead in the 25 Mile Creek drainage. They lost the Hale Homestead built in 1913 by Titus Hale; a high school project - a barn - built by Roger Hale in the 1930’s; a sawmill and all the lumber and logs stored there, and some vehicles.
  Editor's Note: On Sunday, August 22 there 9 crews, 6 helicopters, 51 engines, 6 dozers, 10 water tenders and 4 other equipment working the 25 Mile Fire. CHELAN -  The Twentyfive Mile Fire was reported  Sunday afternoon, August 15 at  3:45 p.m. in the 25 Mile Creek drainage burning in brush...
CHELAN - In a press conference on August 18, Governor Inslee announced that he is reissuing the statewide indoor mask mandate for all public spaces effective Monday, August 23. The indoor mask mandate applies to all individuals and children over five years of age regardless of vaccination status...
CHELAN FALLS  – Chelan Falls Park will temporarily close to the public starting today as a Type I incident management team establishes a fire camp associated with the Twenty-Five Mile Fire.  The 33-acre park will house between 250-400 fire personnel for about two weeks, depending on fire...

Courtesy CVHT Vin du Lac owner Larry Lehmbecker presents a $5,000 “down payment” check to the Chelan Valley Housing Trust Board of Directors, staff and volunteers. This check represents donations from the advance sales of 2,500 bottles of ABODE. Pictured left to right are: Elaine Cooper, Charlie Guildner, Maggie Palumbo, Rachael Goldie, Tim Hollingsworth, Sharon Lukas, Larry Lehmbecker (Vin du Lac), Randy Atkins, Nancy Atkins, Mike Cooney, Erica Anaya, Diane Leigh, Arlene Abbott. Not pictured are Clint Campbell, Jolene Baker, Servando Robledo and John Gasper.
CHELAN - One of the original wineries in Chelan, Vin du Lac has deep roots in the Chelan wine industry.  With the launch of their new wine brand “ABODE”, owner Larry Lehmbecker shows his commitment extends to the entire Chelan community through the donation of at least 10% of ABODE’s sale proceeds...
CHELAN - The Okanogan County Prosecutors office has declined to prosecute Celine Pulich, 58, at this time and she was released from jail last week. Detectives are continuing to investigate the case and are awaiting the complete report from the Coroner’s office on cause and manner of death of her...
Chelan Falls Park will temporarily close to the public starting today as a Type I incident management team establishes a fire camp associated with the Twenty-Five Mile Fire. The 33-acre park will house between 250-400 fire personnel for about two weeks, depending on fire conditions. The closure...

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