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Lake Chelan Mirror File Photo Aiden Aday of Chelan shows off his inflatable duck to a guy who knows a little about ducks and all things wildlife, the inimitable Smokey Bear.
  CHELAN - It’s April, which means - other than the start of baseball season - that it is Earth month and a time to show a commitment to a healthy and sustainable world. The first Earth Day was in the Spring of 1970 after U.S Senator Gaylord Nelson envisioned the idea in 1969. Nelson was inspired...
  CHELAN - After a brief slumber through the bitter winter months the Chelan Valley is about to be re-energized with a few events in addition to the Chelan Earth Day Fair this weekend. • Manson Parks East Egg Hunt  The Manson Easter Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday at 10 a.m. for ages 0-3 at...

Preliminary work on the Woodin Avenue Bridge renovation will begin this month.
  CHELAN - The Chelan City Council addressed a few housekeeping issues in order to get ready for the Summer season in their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 28.  • Pickleball / tennis courts One of the approved 2017 Capital Projects was to resurface the tennis / pickleball courts at Don Morse Park...

Guy Evans
  CHELAN - After months of going tit-for-tat, the ‘Citizens for a New Hospital’ and the ‘Vote No’ Committee met last Thursday, March 30 to present their side of the argument of the proposed $44.5 million hospital at Apple Blossom Center.  The forum came at an opportune time as the vote is set to...

Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski, right, explains the phases of the No See-Um project to a couple at the Manson open house.
  CHELAN - Get ready for traffic delays and the soothing sounds of heavy construction equipment ringing across the Chelan Valley this summer as the Washington State Department of Transportation has three projects on tap.  WSDOT held two open houses on March 28 and 29 last week in Chelan and Manson...

Despite overwhelming criticism at the public hearing, Bear Mountain Water District Commissioner Jim Batdorf said they were not going to vote down the ULID at the meeting.
  CHELAN - There are intense meetings, and then there was the Bear Mountain Water District public hearing.  If you happened to squeeze your way into the standing-room only pavilion at Tsillan Cellars around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, you certainly would have sensed the frustration that was...

Bear Mountain Water District Attorney Mark Peterson giving his presentation which kicked off the two hour public hearing. Over 50 property owners gathered in the Tsillan Cellars pavilion to voice their concerns with the project and how it was conducted.
  CHELAN - The feel around Lake Chelan was as calm and peaceful as any other Wednesday, but if you were to walk into Tsillan Cellars some time after 1 p.m, the ambiance painted quite a different picture. If you happened to squeeze your way into the standing-room only pavilion, one of the first...
  OLYMPIA – Washington state 12th District legislators Cary Condotta, R-Wenatchee, and Mike Steele, R-Chelan, fielded citizens’ questions and participated in live public polls during a one-hour Telephone Town Hall from their offices in the state capitol, on Wednesday, March 15. Following a short...
  CHELAN - Fireworks might be banned in Chelan County, but there are bound to be some from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Hospital forum at the Chelan High School Performing Arts Center as the Hospital Vote Yes committee squares off in a public forum with the Hospital Vote No...

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