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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...
NCW - As the Fourth of July nears and the weather soars past 100 degrees, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society offers advice for pet owners around the valley. Wenatchee Valley Animal Care and Control sees a significant rise in lost animals around the days leading up to the Fourth of July and days...

RuthEdna Keys/LCM Along with record breaking temperatures comes an increased danger for fires. Chelan County has a ban on fires and personal fireworks.
NCW – A long, record-breaking heatwave will impact the Pacific Northwest. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures of up to 110 degrees. Learn more about the forecasted heatwave at: https://www.weather.gov/.  Potential health impacts due to heatwaves include: increase in water-...

Courtesy Chelan County Public Works Cleanup costs have cost taxpayers nearly $1 million from 2003 to 2019.
Work has on started on the site of the $3.2 million Slide Ridge Retrofit bridge project.  They are preparing the site for construction, including clearing and grubbing and building the bypass route around the project site on South Lakeshore Road on the south shore of Lake Chelan. The short bypass...

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