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Lake Chelan Rotary members and volunteers were busy on Saturday, July 23 accepting donations of glass, selling the final product, and crushing glass. RuthEdna Keys/LCM
CHELAN - 911 Glass Rescue celebrated Paulie the Pulverizer’s one-year birthday with a party on July 23, at the Chelan Recyle Center, located at 23235 Highway 97A across from Walmart. Paulie is a big girl, and many came to drop off their bottles to be crushed and to offer your best wishes. Paulie...
WENATCHEE - With a fully staffed Code Enforcement Unit and the review of all provisional permits now complete, Chelan County Community Development advises short-term rental owners that the county is actively pursuing unpermitted operations. “We are in a better position now to be able to respond to...
CHELAN - A 17-year-old Chelan youth is suspected of setting fire to a barn near the Chelan Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, July 17 according to Chelan County Sheriff's Office Chief of Operations Chris Foreman. Members of the Chelan Fire and Rescue  extinguished the blaze  which had moved into brush and...
On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned rights given in Roe v. Wade, upholding Dobbs v. Jackson and declaring that the constitutional right to an abortion no longer exists, leaving legislation surrounding abortion up to individual states. While some residents and groups agree with the decision...

Levi Simmons triumphantly hoists up the hen he captured on July 15 in the World Famous Chicken Chase in which children 10 an under scramble around the area chasing chickens with prizes up for grabs. Matthew Ockinga/LCM
CHELAN - For Frank Thorp it was, quite literally his first rodeo. Returning for an encore after last year, the Chelan Rustlers Saddle Club teamed with Aces Wild Pro Rodeo for the Lake Chelan Pro Rodeo held July 15-16 at the club grounds. Horse enthusiasts and Chelan natives, Thorp and his wife...
WENATCHEE - The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Wenatchee Police Department, East Wenatchee Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chelan County Regional Justice Center, was awarded $175,503.74 from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police...

On Sunday, July 17, at 2:05 p.m., fire crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the Chelan Rodeo grounds for a reported structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 20’ x 20’ stable completely engulfed in flames spreading into nearby brush. First arriving crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire with help from Chelan Saddle members and no horses were in danger as they were at the stable owners property. Chelan Fire & Rescue was subsequently contacted by Chelan County Sheriffs with information that the fire was allegedly started by an individual that they were pursuing earlier. The alleged suspect suffered critical burns requiring transport to Harborview Medical Center. The cause of this fire is currently being investigated as an arson with no fire loss estimate at this time. Courtesy Mark R. Donnell, Chelan Fire Fire Duty Officer

The Lake Chelan Valley celebrated America’s 246th birthday with many events over the 4th of July long weekend in Chelan and Manson. Lake Chelan Patriotic Singers, under the direction of Steve Davis, entertained Heritage Heights residents and guests on the 4th of July. RuthEdna Keys/LCM

Kim Dunbar-Wall, Edward Jones financial advisor in Chelan
CHELAN - Kim Dunbar-Wall, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Chelan, recently received the firm's exclusive Ted Jones Prospecting Award, which recognizes financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers. She was one of only 775 financial advisors firmwide to receive...

Firefighters initial efforts were hindered by difficult access and high voltage power lines. Once the power lines were de-energized firefighters extinguished the fire on both the tractor and helicopter. The initial investigation showed the helicopter struck high voltage power lines careening into a cherry orchard where it struck a tractor and sprayer upon impact that were operating in the orchard. Emergency responders where on scene from Orondo Fire Department, Ballard Ambulance and the Douglas County Sheriff department. Courtesy Jim Oatey, Douglas County Fire District #4
ORONDO - A helicopter crashed in a cherry orchard on Wednesday, July 6 five miles south of Orondo injured two men and igniting a small fire around 9:20 a.m. On its descent, the aircraft struck a high voltage powerline before landing on an orchard sprayer being driven by an 18-year-old orchard...

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