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NCWEDD Chair Wendy Isenhart (left) looks over the map of the North Central Washington region on the TOTA visitors guide to see if there are any mistakes or things that need correcting before this year’s edition goes to print.
  CHELAN - The competition is not between the people in the room, but the ones beyond our borders and region.  That was the message Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) CEO Glenn Mandziuk gave to representatives from Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan County at the NCW Regional Tourism convening...

Bob Knauss points to a map illustrating the suggested height change at the Community Council meeting on April 18.
  MANSON - The Manson Grange was packed for the regular Manson Community Council meeting on Tuesday, April 18. The main topic for discussion was a suggestion from resident and long time local Bob Knauss to change the height limit from 35 to 50 feet, adding a residential use on the ground floor in...

After John Olson went through the preliminary list of 18 sites, members of the Senior Living Initiative got up and voted for their top three choices. By the end of the meeting the SLI identified three locations in the downtown Chelan area and will now move on to the next phase, where they begin to talk to property owners.
  CHELAN - The only way to start the process is to start the process.  That’s the expression Chelan resident John Olson said when he began his presentation on potential sites for a senior living campus of care in downtown Chelan at the Senior Living Initiative meeting on Wednesday, April 19.  Olson...

LCCHC CEO Kevin Abel (Left), COO Brad Hawkins, Wellness Coordinator Agustin Benegas, CFO Vickie Brodie (middle) Ty Witt, MD, Christy Nielsen, pharmacist and LCCHC Board Commissioner Tom Warren (far right) celebrate after the special elections results come out shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.
Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics (LCCHC) thanks the Lake Chelan Valley community for its support of a replacement hospital facility. The commitment made to support the future of local healthcare is appreciated and will positively impact the community for many years. “As your Hospital...

Scott Beaton giving his annual presentation at the April 11 Chelan City Council meeting.
  CHELAN - Maintaining a healthy Earth was certainly a topic of discussion at the Chelan Council meeting on Tuesday, April 11.  Before the council moved into their regular business, they listened to two special presentations on Arbor Day, Earth Day and gave a proclamation for a bike, walk or run to...
  CHELAN - Well, the people won this battle.  The Bear Mountain Frontage Utility Local Improvement District (ULID) was officially shut down last week after former Bear Mountain board member and Tsillan Cellars Owner Bob Jankelson withdrew his support for the ULID, effectively giving the lakefront...

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Stubbs.
  In a press release from the Washington State House Republican Communications it was reported that Representative Mike Steele, R-Chelan secured $280,000 for improvements to the Woodin Avenue bridge in Chelan. The funding allocation was adopted by the House during negotiations of the 2017-19 House...

The news owners of the Panda Chinese Restaurant pose with their children: left to right are: Anna, Fu Zhong, Jennifer, David, Calvin and Qun Luo.
  CHELAN - Meet the new owners of Panda Chinese Restaurant located at 127 E. Johnson  Avenue in Chelan. Qun Luo and Fu Zhong purchased the building in November of 2016 and moved their family here from Alva, Oklahoma shortly thereafter.  They liked the feel of the small community of Lake Chelan...

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...

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