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Julie Mott
Two years ago, 32-year-old Amber Crocker was a new mom with a dream. She wanted to become a nurse but knew she would need some financial help to get her through nursing school. She applied for several scholarships at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and her application rose to...
EAST WENATCHEE - A rabid bat was found near Waterville on July 7. Chelan-Douglas Health District sent the bat to the Washington State Lab for testing and the result came back positive. The bat was brought into a house by a cat and the homeowner handled the bat bare handed.  CDHD is working closely...
WENATCHEE - In response to the Red Apple Fire that is currently burning north of Wenatchee, a state of emergency has been declared in Chelan County.   A resolution declaring a disaster in Chelan County was signed this morning by Commissioner Kevin Overbay. County policy allows for one of the...
WSDOT has closed U.S. 97A just north of Wenatchee for fire response. They are asking everyone to stay out of the area.
CHELAN - Chelan City Hall reopened on July 1. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are doing they part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. • Enforcing physical distancing • Protective barriers are in place • Regularly disinfecting & sanitizing • Symptom checks on employees performed...
CHELAN - Chelan Friends of the Public Library will meet on Monday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Chelan Public Library at 216 N. Emerson Street. This is an organizational meeting for anyone interested in being a board member or a Chelan Friends of the Public Library member. The Friends of the Library...

Courtesy Lakeside Surf, Lakeside Surf opened May 1 and has the largest stationary surf wave in the world.
CHELAN - Lakeside Surf and High Trek Chelan have invested in recent upgrades to their facilities. A new ropes course and axe throwing are in place in High Trek Chelan and a new giant surf wave is available in Lakeside Surf, a waterpark which is accessible from Slidewaters. Slidewaters and Lakeside...

Submitted photo Cherry growers are optimistic that they will have a good harvest despite the unseasonably hot weather.
NCW - Record high temperatures have been recorded across the state and the country as the valley faces an unprecedented heat wave with multiple days of triple-digit temperatures.  Far before the normal summer heat surge, extreme temperatures are weathered daily. This heat wave is unique not only in...

RuthEdna Keys/LCM Chelan Rockin 4th of July fireworks Fireworks were shot off on the lower end of the lake for the 14th consecutive year on Saturday, July 3. Manson’s display followed on Sunday, July 4.
July 4th, the 245th birthday of the United States of America was celebrated in many ways over the weekend in the Lake Chelan Valley.

Courtesy indiawest.com Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, MD
OLYMPIA – Officials from the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH) and the Vaccine Command and Coordination System (VACCS) Center held a virtual COVID-19 media briefing last Wednesday, June 30, acknowledging the official Washington Ready reopening of the state. Secretary of Health Umair A...

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