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Dr. Charles Waszkewitz
CHELAN - With the fast-growing Lake Chelan Valley community, we recognized the need for more primary care services. The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment data and extended wait times to get in to see a primary care provider (PCP) shows the need for additional primary care doctors in the Lake...

Aaron Edwards, Lake Chelan Health CEO, Mary Signorelli, Lake Chelan Health board member and Agustin Benegas, Lake Chelan Health Communication Manager, welcome everyone to come tour the new facility and to see the operating rooms, emergency department, physical therapy room, patient rooms, and other areas of the new hospital. RuthEdna Keys/LCM
A ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new Lake Chelan Health Hospital will be held this Saturday, October 15 beginning at 9:15 a.m., with the raising of the flag, followed by a ribbon cutting and opening remarks at 9:30 a.m. Self-guided tours will start after that and last until 3 p.m. The...

Claudia Swenson (left), of Tender Loving Care and Maggie Kaminoff of Matter of Balance Program and SAIL exercise program, and Link Transit. Senior Healthy Living Fair RuthEdna Keys/LCM
CHELAN - September is Fall Prevention Month and a Senior Healthy Living and Fall Prevention fair was held September 20, at the Chelan Senior Center. Those attending could consult local experts on how health care, medications, nutrition and diet, home environment safety and exercise/ balance...

Owner and Driver, Randy Christianson who is also a Chaplain, AKA "The Faster Pastor". His son Zach Christianson is his Crew Chief however he was driving and this weekend was his first time racing the Water Scamp. Photo Courtesy Laura Husa
MANSON - The Manson Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle Inboard Racing Association hosted the 7th Annual Manson Hydrofest September 23-25. Temperatures on beautiful Manson Bay were in the high 70’s to low 80’s. The skies were clear and there was no wind. Racing conditions were perfect for the 54...
WENATCHEE - On the recommendation of partner agencies and fire chiefs, the Chelan County fire marshal is temporarily extending current fire ratings and restrictions through at least Oct. 15, or until wildfire conditions ease. Current conditions, which are unchanged, have the fire hazard level at “...

Sen. Brad Hawkins (left) discussed education issues with Lake Chelan School District Superintendent Brad Wilson (right) on Sept. 16 during his 12th District Listening Tour. Courtesy Brad Hawkins
I recently concluded the first portion of my sixth annual 12th District listening tour. Traveling throughout our district with my staff has become an annual tradition each fall, the time of year when legislators begin planning for the upcoming legislative session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we will publish our Breast Cancer Awareness Section on Oct. 5. Are you a Breast Cancer Survivor - from 1 day to many years? We will include survivors in this special section, along with educational information and cancer web links. If you...
Due to the resignation of Servando Robledo the Chelan City Council has an open position on their 7 member council.   Other council members are: John Olson, Erin McCardle, Chris Baker, Peter Jamtgaard, Tim Hollingsworth and Shari Dietrich.   The City...
CHELAN - Wyatt J. Dietrich, 22, of Orondo, was injured, when he attempted to pass a semi-truck, who was stopped to make a left turn off of U.S. Highway 97 near milemarker 235, just  south of the Beebe Bridge on Sept. 15. Dietrich collided with the semi’s drivers side fuel tank which caused a fuel...
WENATCHEE – Construction of Chelan PUD’s new Service Center in Olds Station is well underway. The phased move-in plan calls for employees to start relocating to the Service Center in summer of 2023. That means road construction will begin soon on some of the surface streets near the Service Center...

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