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RuthEdna Keys/LCM A ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new Lake Chelan Health Hospital will be held 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 new hospital is located at 110 S. Apple Blossom Drive, across from Columbia Valley Community Health and near Walmart. Lake Chelan Health recently got their temporary certificate of occupancy so staff is working on preparing the inside of the hospital for the move into the new facility. Opening date of the new hospital is scheduled for Nov. 7. On the outside, paving has been completed, signs are up and crews are busy on the hospital grounds with landscaping. Ruth Edna Keys/LCM

Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering
CHELAN -  A community meeting hosted by Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m. at the Chelan Fire & Rescue community room, 232 E. Wapato Avenue in Chelan. Joining her will be: Sheriff Brian Burnett, County Assessor and interim Community...

13-year-old Cash Eygabroad of Chelan competed in the first annual Continental Surf Cup hosted by Lakeside Surf. Photos Courtesy Lakeside Surf
CHELAN - In front of back-to-back capacity crowds Labor Day weekend at Lakeside Surf, 32 river surfers from around the world put on a show and competed in the first-ever Continental Surf Cup hosted by Lakeside Surf in cooperation with German surf pool manufacturer citywave. After a tight battle for...
CHELAN - September is Fall Prevention Month. Falls do not have to be a part of normal aging.  Please mark your calendar for the Senior Healthy Living and Fall Prevention event on Tuesday, September 20, 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Chelan Senior Center, 534 E. Trow Avenue. Consult local experts on how...

ABOVE: The crew from the Men’s Coffee Connection at North Shore Bible Church gather around and on the BIG Chair at the new office on September 8. The Coffee Connection meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. at North Shore Bible Church. Great coffee and interesting conversations. You do not need to be a member of the church to attend. Photo courtesy Megan Artz
The Manson Chamber Visitor Center opened its doors, at their new location, 17 Hale Street in Manson on Sept. 1. “It’s a great location and offers an impressive venue to serve visitors and our local businesses,’’ said Debbie Conwell, Executive Director Manson Chamber of Commerce. You can share your...
CHELAN - The City of Chelan has been named Tree City USA for the 15th year by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA...

DNR is asking for the public’s help in its ongoing investigation of the Union Valley Fire. Fire investigators are attempting to contact potential witnesses with information relating to the cause and initial location of the fire. Photo courtesy Orondo Fire District #4 Facebook
ELLENSBURG – DNR is asking for the public’s help in its ongoing investigation of the Union Valley Fire in Chelan. Fire investigators are attempting to contact potential witnesses with information relating to the cause and initial location of the fire. Investigators would like to speak with drivers...

The orange line shows the area downstream of Rocky Reach Dam that’s off-limits to fishing and recreation. Courtesy Chelan County PUD
WENATCHEE – The area below Rocky Reach Dam is a favorite among anglers this time of year, but please keep a safe distance away from the dam and the fish bypass outfall pipe. By state law, boats and anglers fishing from the riverbank are not allowed within 400 feet downstream of man-made dams and...
OLYMPIA – Washington state is in the midst of wildfire season and, although it’s been a mild season to date, it is important to be prepared and ready to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke before the smoke hits. When it does get smoky outside, the best way to protect everyone,...

A Chinook helicopter dipped water from Lake Chelan to dump on the Union Valley fire. Photo courtesy Tim Sullivan
CHELAN - The Union Valley Fire was called into RiverCom on Tuesday, August 30 at 2:10 p.m. The third alarm fire was fought by Chelan County Fire Districts 4, 5, 7, 6, 8, Cashmere Fire, Douglas County Fire Districts 1, 2, and 4, U.S. Forest Service, DNR and BLM crews and air support, which included...

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