Chelan County District Court Judge Kyle Mott has announced he is stepping down from his position in early December. With his resignation, the Board of County Commissioners is now calling for the resumes of those potential appointees interested in replacing Mott.
Chelan County News Archive
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. Recreational fires and outdoor burning remain banned.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Saturday September 24th, 41-year-old Swaminathan Sundaram of Redmond died while hiking Aasgard Pass south of Leavenworth, WA.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on September 23, 2022 at approximately 11PM, Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 100 Block of Aplets Way in Cashmere for a single victim with gunshot wounds resulting in a fatality.
Area veterans are invited to a daylong seminar on Sept. 29 to learn more about those benefits and programs that assist people who have served in the armed forces.
The public is invited to a community meeting hosted by Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering. The meeting will be held 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Chelan Fire & Rescue community room, 232 E. Wapato Ave., in Chelan.
The Board of County Commissioners is investing $4 million of its overall $14.9 million in ARPA funding into the community via grants to local nonprofits and community agencies as well as to small agricultural operations. Applications are by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Chelan County is exploring the building of a Forest Products Campus that will harvest timber from overburdened Central Washington forests and produce lumber products for market, in turn improving forest health and preventing wildfires.
Washington’s newest community forest was brought to life on April 14 when Western Rivers Conservancy transferred the 3,714-acre Nason Ridge property on Lake Wenatchee to Chelan County.
Beginning Sept. 12, a contractor for Chelan County will start work on renovating the open breezeway between the County Courthouse and its adjacent Regional Law and Justice Center into one enclosed and secure entryway. The construction will impact visitors to the two county buildings.
The artwork on the Juvenile Justice Center webpage (see the above slider) was made by youths staying at the facility. It is on display in the wall case in the lobby area of the facility for the public to enjoy.
Ohme Gardens will be donating wood from trees that needed to be removed to the Wenatchee Rescue Mission, which in turn uses the wood to keep its shelter warm during the winter. Gardens and mission staff need help collecting, cutting and loading the firewood on Oct. 22.
Chelan County has $280,000 in funding available to assist in the promotion of tourism activities. Apply by Oct. 14.
Chelan County commissioners recently awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding to three affordable housing projects and a new firefighter training center in Manson.
The Cascade Orchard Bridge on Icicle Road in Leavenworth will be closed for a month beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, as a contractor for Chelan County begins to repair the deck of the 57-year-old bridge. It is expected to be re-opened on Sept. 27.
Summer school at the Chelan County Juvenile Center wrapped up in mid-August. Youths housed at the facility attend summer school, which is offered for eight weeks each year. Summer school is another opportunity for teachers and staff to have a positive impact on the kids while giving them something to look forward to five days a week.
Beginning Sept. 1, Chelan County Public Works will increase development fees that the department collects on permit applications and reviews of land use permits and road construction projects.
Chelan County Public Works and the City of Cashmere will host an open house on Aug. 30 for citizens interested in a $3 million improvement project to Goodwin and Sunset roads.
Auditor seeks citizens to serve on 'For' and 'Against' committees for ballot measures in the November General voters’ pamphlet
On Aug. 8, Chelan County Superior Court Judge Robert Jourdan sentenced a Wenatchee man to 23 years and three months in prison for the rape of a child.
The Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility started accepting used latex paint for recycling in late June. The facility is now collecting about 70 gallons a day from the public.
For his longtime dedication to building a stronger Malaga community, Herb Gardner was honored by Chelan County commissioners, who proclaimed a day in his honor. Herb Gardner Day will be celebrated on May 10, 2023.
The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs have released the 2021 Crime In Washington Annual Report.
Chelan County on Aug. 13 will sponsor a Public Safety Testing event for people interested in working in corrections, law enforcement, fire fighting or 911 communications.