Chelan County News Archive

Post-wildfire safety measures being put in place at 25-Mile Creek

Post-wildfire safety measures being put in place at 25-Mile Creek

While the wildland firefighters are now gone, that doesn’t mean work on the Twenty-Five Mile Fire is over. Chelan County has been not only evaluating the wildfire damages to public infrastructure but also putting some safeguards in place for potential impacts that may last long into the future.

Turkey fryers increase risk of holiday fires

Turkey fryers increase risk of holiday fires

A local house fire over the weekend that was started from the hot oil of a turkey fryer has prompted the Chelan County fire marshal to remind residents that using the outdoor fryers this Thanksgiving can increase the risk of starting a fire.

In-custody death investigation is ongoing at Chelan County jail

In-custody death investigation is ongoing at Chelan County jail

The Chelan County Regional Justice Center reports an incarcerated woman was found deceased Sunday, Nov. 22, by corrections deputies while they were serving the dinner meal. The investigation of the incident has been turned over to the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit.

Cook with caution this Thanksgiving

Cook with caution this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is by far the leading day for home cooking fires, with more than three times as many cooking fires occurring on that day as a typical day of the year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

21C12020 - Boodry Street Shooting

21C12020 - Boodry Street Shooting

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on November 3, 2021 at approximately 6:30 PM RiverCom 911 Dispatch Center received reports of gunshots fired near the 200 block of Boodry Street in Wenatchee.

Flooding After a Fire

Flooding After a Fire

You may be at even greater risk of flooding due to the recent wildfires that have burned across the region. Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Download our two-page flyer that will help you better prepare before a flood impacts you and your family.

21C11828 - Terminal Avenue Shooting

21C11828 - Terminal Avenue Shooting

At approximately 5:53 am on Friday, October 29, 2021 the RiverCOM 911 Dispatch Center received reports of what sounded like four gunshots in the 300 block of Terminal Avenue Wenatchee.

County project receives governor’s Smart Communities Award

County project receives governor’s Smart Communities Award

The Governor's Office recently announced the 11 Smart Communities Award winners for 2020-21. Among the winners are Chelan County and the cities of Chelan County, who are recognized for their partnership in building the Moderate Risk Waste Facility, a year-round community resource that safely disposes of household hazardous wastes.

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

The goal of the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) is to bring all parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions such as available state and local rental assistance, or achievable payment plans that could help tenants retain their housing and divert many situations from the legal eviction process.

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

The goal of the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) is to bring all parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions such as available state and local rental assistance, or achievable payment plans that could help tenants retain their housing and divert many situations from the legal eviction process.

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 15
    Dec 2021
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 15, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 15
    Dec 2021
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Boundary Review Board

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The newly formed Chelan County Boundary Review Board meets on Dec. 15.

    By Zoom video conference
  • 11
    Dec 2021
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 10
    Dec 2021
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Coffee with Bob

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    A quarterly update for the Upper Valley community

    Online via Zoom
  • 01
    Dec 2021
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 1, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference