GoLakeChelan.com

TODAY'S NEWS

Chelan Fire and Rescue Report of Pat & Mike's Car vs Building
More details from the fire department perspective


Christmas Bazaar Gala and Fundraiser at Campbell's Dec 5-7
Eden Moody will be performing Saturday


Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 11-25-14
Visit to Glacier Valley High School on the agenda


Popular Sage Hills Trails to close for the winter on Dec. 1
Annual closure to protect habitat for mule deer and other wildlife


Chelan Schools Make Beautiful Music
Five short pieces about our music programs


Skating on a Newly Frozen Lake Above Stehekin
Bob Nielsen shows us a beautiful side effect of cold weather


Followup to Triple Fatality - Victims Names Released
Which person was driving remains a mystery


Alcohol, Phone Use were Factors in Pat & Mike's Collision
The Chelan County Sheriff reports on last night's bizarre crash through the front of the popular store


The Dangers of Turkey Fryers
Consider the oven ...


Vehicle Plows Through East Wall of Pat & Mikes Late Wednesday Night
Update: We have added new Daytime Photos


Public invited to comment on future transportation projects
Feedback on projects list welcome Nov. 18 – Dec. 17


Camp Fire Volunteers Needed!
Make a meaningful difference


Fatality Accident Claims Three Lives
Single-vehicle rollover was first reported as abandoned vehicle


Manger Mall Movie "elf" at the Ruby November 22nd
$7 at the door or bring a new toy and get in free!


"Holiday Extravaganza" at the Manson Grange Hall Nov 29
BUY LOCAL! Soaps, candles, jewelry, crocheted items, paintings and more!


Rebuilding Turbine-generators at Rock Island Dam would extend reliable operation
Chelan PUD commissioners consider rehabilitating four more units in Powerhouse 1 starting in December


Stage 1 Burn Ban Ends for Chelan County - Ban Extended in 3 Other Counties
Stagnant air extends ban in Franklin, Okanogan and Walla Walla counties


Lake Chelan Hospital Board of Commissioners and Administrative Staff Meeting Today in Day Long Special Session at Lakeside Lodge
Meeting begins at 9:30 am - adjourns at 4:30 pm and is open to the public.


SUNNY FM, KCSY-FM Honored at Sparky Taft's Media Party of The Year
Dave Herald receives award for “Best Client Promotions of the Year”


Chelan FFA Tested on Potatoes and Tractors in Moses Lake
Matching skills and knowledge with FFA members from all corners of the state


Lake Chelan Sailing Association presents its purpose
Teaching new people how to sail!


Investigation reveals Skagit River Bridge truck was two inches over-height
Trailer hit 11 sway braces on bridge, leading to collapse


84 Year Old Chelan Man Assaulted/Held at Gunpoint Nearly 14 Hours
2nd victim escaped and called 911


Chelan Middle School Students of the Month for Nov 2014
Students selected for exhibiting the Pirate Practices of: Positive Attitude, Respect, Accountability, Safety, and Perseverance!


It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like "Brrrrr"
And more 'brrr" is on the way!









© GoLakeChelan.com



Why Buy When You Can Rent?
All Seasons Has It All!
And Affordable Too!
611 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA
(509) 682-5544
M-F 7:00am–5:00pm
SAT 7:00am–12:00pm
SUN 9:30am–1:30pm







GLC Community Calendar
Our Calendar Sponsored By


Does your group or organization have an event you would like added to our calendar?
Email the details to

CLICK HERE for Full-Sized Calendar





















EVERYONE READS
GoLakeChelan!

Advertise here!



Chelan Fire and Rescue Report of Pat & Mike's Car vs Building
Chelan Fire and Rescue Greg Kennedy - November 21, 2014
Chelan Fire and Rescue Report of Pat & Mike's Car vs Building
This report from Chelan Fire and Rescue contains some more information concerning the Car vs Building that took place at Pat & Mike's on November 19th.

Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Engine 71, Chief 701, LCCH EMS Medic 3171 and Chelan County Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle vs. building on 11/19/2014 around 2247 hours at Pat and Mikes Texaco.

Initial reports indicated one vehicle was in the building with an occupant calling for help. CFR arrived and confirmed one vehicle was in the building about 20 feet. The structural integrity had been compromised, leaving a main beam unsupported due to the post being knocked out of position.

CFR and EMS personnel quickly extricated the sole occupant out of the vehicle that was inside the building. The driver of the vehicle was treated and transported to LCCH.

A Chelan County Deputy had turned off the power at the breaker boxes. Upon arrival of the business representative, the fuel tanks were turned off at the underground valves at the base of the tanks. The unsafe area of the building was cordoned off with Fire line. The building/business representative was directed to contact the owner, their insurance company and a general contractor to shore up the building before making entry. The vehicle was left in the building until it was safely be removed.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, November 21 @ 14:18:04 PST

(_ | )



Christmas Bazaar Gala and Fundraiser at Campbell's Dec 5-7
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - November 21, 2014
Christmas Bazaar Gala and Fundraiser at Campbell's Dec 5-7
The Lake Chelan Artist Alliance is holding a Christmas Bazaar Gala and Fundraiser at Campbell's Resort Park Room on December 5th through the 7th.

Local talent Eden Moody will be performing at the Gala Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Two more artists will be performing on Saturday and Sunday. Those artists will be announced soon.

On Saturday enjoy the local fine arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can see pet portrait artist Cy Hundley in action on Saturday.

More news about the event to follow!

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, November 21 @ 13:52:33 PST

(_ | )



Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 11-25-14
Lake Chelan School District Georgia Mashayekh - November 21, 2014
Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 11-25-14
LAKE CHELAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: November 25, 2014
TIME: 5:00pm
LOCATION: District Board Room

AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 11, 2014
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS OR REQUESTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
5. FINANCIAL REPORT
   * County Treasurer’s Report
   * Balance Sheet
   * Cash Flow Statement
   * 2013-2014 F196 Summary
   * Enrollment
6. ACTION ITEMS
   * Payables and Payroll
   * Personnel
   * Surplus
7. BOARD EDUCATION
   * Visit to Glacier Valley HS
8. ADJOURNMENT


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, November 21 @ 13:24:05 PST

(_ | )



Popular Sage Hills Trails to close for the winter on Dec. 1
Chelan County PUD Kimberlee Craig, CCPUD - November 21, 2014
Click Here for the Wenatchee Foothills Trail Map
Popular Sage Hills Trails to close for the winter on Dec. 1
Annual closure to protect habitat for mule deer and other wildlife

The much-loved and used Sage Hills Trails, which traverse the hills west of Wenatchee, will close to all recreational use on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to protect habitat for wintering wildlife.

Chelan County PUD, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coordinate the winter area closure to protect wintering mule deer and other wildlife. The seasonal closure, which includes the habitat stretching across the Sage Hills, is monitored and enforced.

The annual area closure protects habitat for wintering mule deer and other wildlife and affects all lands owned by Chelan PUD and CDLT that are located between Number 1 Canyon and Horse Lake Road, including the Horse Lake Reserve.

The PUD owns about 960 acres in the heart of the Sage Hills and manages the area as a wildlife preserve as required by its federal license to operate Rock Island Dam. The CDLT supports the area closure by closing public access to the Sage Hills Trail system at area trailheads.

Plans are to reopen the Sage Hills Trails to hikers and bicyclists on April 1, 2015, if habitat conditions allow.

Until the Sage Hills Trails reopen, hikers and mountain bikers are encouraged to use the Apple Capital Loop Trail, Saddle Rock, Dry Gulch (hikers only), Lower Castle Rock and the Jacobson Preserve trails. A trail map showing alternative routes is posted on the CDLT website.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, November 21 @ 11:46:20 PST

(_ | )



Chelan Schools Make Beautiful Music
Lake Chelan School District Greg Kennedy - November 21, 2014
Chelan Schools Make Beautiful Music
Music is a part of all of our lives - a universal form of communication that can express feelings and emotion beyond words.

Music education is known to increase comprehension in mathematics and gives students more pathways of self-expression. Enjoy these five short pieces from the Lake Chelan School District highlighting the music programs.

Eva Aneshansley
Audition Earns Aneshansley Acceptance to Western International Band Clinic
Eva Aneshansley is a junior at Chelan High School. Recently, Eva prepared an audition using Smart Music computer software and submitted it to the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC) along with over 1000 other students from across the country. The audition was assessed by a panel of music judges and Eva won a seat in the Thunderbird Band at WIBC!

Eva will be traveling to Seattle with Mr. Burdick, her concert band teacher, later this month. Eva is in the process of preparing an extensive list of concert music composed by the clinic’s guest conductors.

Guest artists at the clinic include two of the most renown flute players in the world including Jim Walker (famous for his parts in countless movie soundtracks including Star Wars and Schindler’s List to mention a few). The clinic will involve students from all over the United States.

Eva will have the privilege of listening to several high quality college and professional concerts each evening. Eva is not only an impressive musician, she also plays varsity volleyball, is a member of the ASB, leader and co-founder of the Kind Club, and she is an outstanding student. Eva began playing trumpet at MOE in the 5th grade. Congratulations Eva!
WIBC 2012 when Marcus Ray and Jordan Paget were accepted and performed.

Morgen Owings Elementary School
MOE 5th Grade Band – FIRST NOTES OF A NEW SEASON – Concert on December 11, 2015 – Community Gym
As we all know, learning to play an instrument and learning to read music has some very important correlations to helping kids with symbolic representation among other things. After talking with our math teachers here in Chelan, I have heard this is one of the hardest transitions for math students. The shift to symbolic representation in our Algebra classes is a hurdle for many of our students. What better way to get a jump start, than by learning an instrument in 5th grade and continuing into our upper level music classes!

Our students are provided an opportunity to select and receive group lessons from our music staff on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or percussion. Through the ongoing support of the M&O Levy and the Lake Chelan Rotary, we have been able to provide an instrumental experience for anyone interested regardless of financial status. This truly gives our students an edge in academics and in representing our community on the regional, state, and national stage.

This year we re-organized the program a bit to better meet the needs of our students and get them off to a great start. Beginning Band is meeting Tuesday thru Thursday in small like-instrument groups and on Fridays all 5th grade band students are bused to the Middle/High School to rehearse together in the Middle/High School Music Room. We worked closely with Mr. Peck and the 5th grade team to shift minutes to decrease the minutes weekly of band, and still accommodate the small group lesson model that is so vital to this process.

A big advantage to the design this year is that 15 minutes weekly have been retained in 5th grade classrooms while allowing students to receive small group instruction 3 days a week and a full team rehearsal on Fridays. This new schedule will prove beneficial in years to come! Thanks for everyone’s support of the arts and a comprehensive education!

7th Annual Chinook Beginning Band Festival on May 12, 2015
We are excited to announce that we will once again be organizing and hosting the 2015 Chinook Beginning Band Festival. 7 years ago, Bob Soost and Stephen Burdick decided that our youngest musicians need a stage to perform on that would allow them the opportunity to see that students all over the country have the very same opportunities to learn wind and percussion instruments in their elementary schools. We also value the chance to invite other communities into our school and share an afternoon of music making culminating with a concert for our family and friends sponsored by Chinook Music of East Wenatchee.

For the 7th year in a row, we will be inviting the beginning bands of Entiat, Manson, Pateros, Waterville, Bridgeport, and Brewster to join us for the afternoon of rehearsals and concert. This year’s festival will be guest conducted by Kent Chalmers of Cashmere, WA (Pictured Left). Kent earned an undergrad degree in trumpet performance and education, most recently earning a Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Southern Oregon University. He will be rehearsing this mass band of over 200 beginning band students. We are also fortunate to have a local music teacher, Jonathan McBride from Pateros, WA who is a published composer with C.L. Barnhouse Publishing. This year we will be performing one of his recent published works entitled “Nature’s Fury.”

NAfME Northwest Division Conference
Outstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of our 2015 NAfME All-Northwest performing groups. Eva Aneshansley will join over one thousand other outstanding high school student musicians in this gala event.

Eva Anashansley was accepted on Trumpet Chris Whethersby auditioned on Alto Saxophone
NAfME All-Northwest high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Spokane, Washington February 12-15, 2015. Eva will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. Eva was selected from over 5,200 students who auditioned to participate in this outstanding event, which is managed by the Washington Music Educators Association.

Many professional musicians credit their All-Northwest experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Thousands of others whose career paths took them in different directions have great memories of participating in this inspiring and motivating musical experience and claim that it was a life-changing experience for them.

Well-known Northwesterners who have participated in past years’ All-Northwest groups include trumpeters Doc Severinson and Allen Vizzutti, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz saxophonist Kenny G.

7th Annual Chinook Beginning Band Festival on May 12, 2015
Kent Chalmers Jonathan McBride
We are excited to announce that we will once again be organizing and hosting the 2015 Chinook Beginning Band Festival. 7 years ago, Bob Soost and Stephen Burdick decided that our youngest musicians need a stage to perform on that would allow them the opportunity to see that students all over the country have the very same opportunities to learn wind and percussion instruments in their elementary schools. We also value the chance to invite other communities into our school and share an afternoon of music making culminating with a concert for our family and friends sponsored by Chinook Music of East Wenatchee.

For the 7th year in a row, we will be inviting the beginning bands of Entiat, Manson, Pateros, Waterville, Bridgeport, and Brewster to join us for the afternoon of rehearsals and concert. This year’s festival will be guest conducted by Kent Chalmers of Cashmere, WA. Kent earned an undergrad degree in trumpet performance and education, most recently earning a Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Southern Oregon University. He will be rehearsing this mass band of over 200 beginning band students. We are also fortunate to have a local music teacher, Jonathan McBride from Pateros, WA who is a published composer with C.L. Barnhouse Publishing. This year we will be performing one of his recent published works entitled “Nature’s Fury.”

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, November 21 @ 11:02:24 PST

(_ | )




http://bluewaterconcierge.com


Skating on a Newly Frozen Lake Above Stehekin
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - November 20, 2014
Click ABOVE for the video
Skating on a Newly Frozen Lake Above Stehekin
Stehekin mountain man and frequent GLC contributor Bob Nielsen sends us this meditative video of him ice skating on a newly frozen lake above the town of Stehekin.

Bob comments that his dog Maya refused to walk around much thinking her next step could be a wet one!

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, November 20 @ 11:17:47 PST

(_ | )



Followup to Triple Fatality - Victims Names Released
Douglas County Sheriff Report Undersheriff Don Culp, DCSD - November 20, 2014
Followup to Triple Fatality - Victims Names Released
Click Here for the original story: Nov 19, 2014: Fatality Accident Claims Three Lives
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Reference: DCSO case 14D05978, Fatal Traffic Collision

This is a follow up release concerning this triple fatal collision in northern Douglas County. The victims from this collision are as follows:

Arnulfo Rivera Sanchez, age 47, Wenatchee resident

Clydene Mae Comeslast, age 39, Wenatchee resident

Nakota Storm Wolverine-Sturgill, age 2, Wenatchee resident

Indications at the scene are that neither of the adults were wearing safety belts. The child was properly secured in a child safety seat. It is currently unknown who was driving the vehicle.

The incident is still under investigation.

Undersheriff Don Culp


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, November 20 @ 10:33:26 PST

(_ | )



Alcohol, Phone Use were Factors in Pat & Mike's Collision
Chelan County Sheriff Greg Kennedy - November 17, 2014
Alcohol, Phone Use were Factors in Pat & Mike's Collision
The Chelan County Sheriff has released an official statement regarding the vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday evening just before 11 p.m. You can read our previous story HERE .

From the press release:

On November 19 at just before 11:00 PM, Rivercom communications received an alarm call from Pat and Mike’s store located at 53 South Lakeshore in Chelan. A responsible party arrived at the store and observed some major damage to the wall and believed someone crashed through the wall and then fled. It wasn’t until Deputies arrived did they discover a vehicle that had driven into the building, was in fact still inside inside the building.

The vehicle, a black 2013 Ford Explorer was being driven by 23 year old Justyn Corter of Chelan. He was northbound on Hwy 97 and left the roadway at SR 971, just missing the guard rail and gas pumps of the store. The vehicle crashed through the wall and stopped deep inside the building causing a large amount of damage.

Corter was transported to the Lake Chelan Community Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

The owner of the store was notified and there was an attempt to tow the vehicle out of the store, but before they started, it was determined to be too dangerous, as the structural integrity of the building was compromised. It was decided to tow the vehicle out in the daylight after the building was shored up a bit to facilitate a safe removal of the vehicle.

Alcohol and cell phone operation was a factor in the collision, which is still being investigated.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, November 20 @ 09:47:38 PST

(_ | )



The Dangers of Turkey Fryers
Chelan Fire and Rescue Faye Barker - November 20, 2014
The Dangers of Turkey Fryers
NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that cook the turkey in hot oil. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the destruction of property.
Why Turkey Fryers are Dangerous
  • Hot oil may splash or spill during the cooking. Contact between hot oil and skin could result in serious injury.
  • A hot oil spill can happen with fryers designed for outdoor use using a stand. The fryer could tip over or collapse causing the hot oil to spill. Newer counter top units using a solid base appear to reduce this risk. NFPA does not believe the risks of either type of turkey fryer to be acceptable because of the large amount of hot oil involved and the speed and severity of burns.
  • In deep frying, oil is heated to temperatures of 350° Fahrenheit or more. Cooking oil is combustible. If it is heated above its cooking temperature, its vapors can ignite.
  • Propane-fired turkey fryers must be used outdoors. They are very popular for Thanksgiving. Many parts of the country may have rain or snow at this time of year. If rain or snow hits the hot cooking oil, the oil may splatter or turn to steam, leading to burns.
  • Turkeys must be completely thawed before placing in the fryer, because a partially thawed turkey will cause the oil to splatter causing serious burns.
  • The fryers use a lot of oil, about five gallons. Considering the size and weight of the turkey, extreme caution must be taken when placing and removing the turkey from the fryer to be sure it is not dropped back into the fryer, splattering the oil on the chef.
OIL-LESS FRYERS

NFPA urges those who prefer fried turkey to look for grocery stores, specialty food retailers, and restaurants that sell deep fried turkeys, or consider a new type of “oil-less” turkey fryer.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, November 20 @ 09:17:49 PST

(_ | )



Vehicle Plows Into Pat & Mikes Convenience Store Late Wednesday Evening
PHP-Nuke Nov 20, 2014 ~ By Jerry Isenhart / Photos by Will Isenhart & Todd Kelly
Vehicle Plows Into Pat & Mikes Late Wednesday Evening
UPDATE: Thursday Morning: Thanks to GoLakeChelan's Todd Kelly we add daytime photos taken Thursday morning at Pat & Mikes. These better show the apparent route of the vehicle as it plowed into the popular convenience store, and a better look inside the store - where the vehicle remained as of early Thursday morning.

It is our understanding that electrical and structural issues made removal of the car unsafe until Chelan PUD was able to completely shut down power to the location and officials chose to wait for daylight and a safer time to shore up the heavily damaged structure. We will have more on this story soon.

CLICK HERE FOR ENLARGEMENTS



CLICK HERE AND STEP THROUGH MORE PHOTOS

As shown in this annotated photo, a vehicle apparently plowed through the east wall of Pat & Mike's around 11 PM Wednesday evening, doing major damage to the popular convenience store located at the intersection of Highway 97A and the South Shore road.

Cause of the accident, driver of the vehicle, and other details of the accident were unavailable when Will Isenhart snapped this photo and photo library about 11:15 p.m.

GoLakeChelan will have more on this story when authorities release the information. Units from local Fire/ EMS and Law Enforcement were all on the scene promptly as shown in the photo library.

CLICK HERE & KEEP CLICKING THROUGH A SERIES OF 4 PHOTO ENLARGEMENTS


Posted by GoLakeChelan on Thursday, November 20 @ 05:11:47 PST

(_ | )




http://bluewaterconcierge.com


Public invited to comment on future transportation projects
WSDOT Nancy Huntley, WSDOT Local Programs - November 19, 2014
Click Here for the STIP document
Public invited to comment on future transportation projects
Feedback on projects list welcome Nov. 18 – Dec. 17

After months of collaborating with local and regional transportation planning organizations, the Washington State Department of Transportation is ready to present its annual list of future statewide transportation-improvement projects to the public for review and comment.

Anyone is welcome to provide feedback on WSDOT’s draft of the 2015–2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) beginning Tuesday, Nov. 18, until Wednesday, Dec. 17. The 30-day comment period is the last step of a process that finishes near where it began: talking with local residents, leaders and planners in communities across the state. Any comments WSDOT receives will be sent to the appropriate local-planning organization for consideration.

About the projects list
More than 1,100 transportation-improvement projects statewide utilizing $2.6 billion in federal funds are included in the 2015–2018 STIP. Improvement projects include pavement overlays, roadway widening, bridge replacement or repair, signal systems, safety enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit facilities.

WSDOT developed the project list in coordination with metropolitan and rural transportation planning organizations statewide to ensure that projects are consistent with local, regional and state transportation plans.

About the STIP
The STIP is a four-year, prioritized program of federally funded transportation projects. The list also includes some state and local transportation projects. A new four-year STIP is created every year, and projects may carry over as they move from design to permitting and, ultimately, to construction.

Projects included in the STIP are funded by a combination of federal, state and local sources. Federal-aid projects must be included in the STIP before the Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration can authorize the expenditure of federal funds.

The 2014-17 STIP is also available online. A similar, searchable database of the 2015-18 STIP will be created in early 2015, following FHWA and FTA approval. Some county projects are not included in the draft STIP. By state law, counties are required to complete their transportation-improvement programs by the end of December, and their projects will incorporated into the final version in January.

How to participate
Written comments can be sent to:

Nancy Huntley, WSDOT
PO Box 47390
Olympia, WA 98504-7390
.
Fax: 360-705-6822

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, November 19 @ 11:46:39 PST

(_ | )



Camp Fire Volunteers Needed!
GLC Community News Theresa Samuelson - November 19, 2014
Camp Fire Volunteers Needed!
Camp Fire North Central Washington is a leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to helping youth thrive- For over 100 years Camp Fire has actively engaged youth and teens in building essential skills for life. Camp Fire provides unique, focused programs that encourage personal exploration and empower youth to thrive. Whether it is before and after school activities, co-ed kids camp at Camp Zanika and learning outdoor skills, or teen service and leadership programming, youth gain the skills necessary to succeed and reach their full potential throughout their lives.

We need volunteers!! As a Camp Fire volunteer, you will make a meaningful difference, whether your time is devoted to youth programming, Camp Zanika panel ( think tank) fundraising, event planning, serving on a board of directors, or in other ways that you help determine. As a Camp Fire volunteer, you are provided with training and staff support specific to the role you select. In addition, you will give service to others, get involved in your community, be recognized for your achievements, and have some fun yourself!

Please call the Camp Fire office at 663-1609 for more information on how you can help!

Camp Fire NCW is a proud United Way Agency

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, November 19 @ 11:00:44 PST

(_ | )



Fatality Accident Claims Three Lives
Douglas County Sheriff Report Undersheriff Don Culp, DCSD - November 19, 2014
Fatality Accident Claims Three Lives
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Reference: DCSO case 14D05978, Fatal Traffic Collision

On November 18, 2014 at about 07:45 AM, Douglas County deputies were dispatched to a report of a one vehicle roll over traffic collision in the area of County Roads “P” NE and “27” NE. This location is in the northern portion of Douglas County approximately 17 miles east of Bridgeport. The report indicated there were three victims in the collision and all were deceased.

Investigation revealed that a Dodge van was traveling north on Road “P”, which is a paved roadway. At the intersection of roads “P” and “27”, the roadway turns to gravel. The vehicle proceeded straight through the intersection onto the gravel portion of Road “P” but was on the south bound side of the road. It appears the driver attempted to move over to the north bound side of the roadway but over-steered. The driver then over-corrected back to the left causing the vehicle to slide. When the vehicle reached the west shoulder of the roadway, it rolled over several times coming to rest on its top in the field. An adult male and adult female were both ejected from the vehicle and were deceased at the scene. A young toddler aged child was located deceased inside the vehicle still secured in a car seat.

It is believed the collision occurred sometime prior to 4:00 PM on November 17th as deputies have learned that one person drove through the area at about 4:00 PM on the 17th and saw the vehicle in the field but did not report it to law enforcement. It appears that a second person stopped at the scene at about 4:30 AM on November 18th but did not see anyone around the vehicle. That individual later made a report of what he thought was an abandoned vehicle at the scene. The Fire Chief from Fire District 3 went to the scene and located the victims.

The identities of the victims will not be released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The incident is still under investigation.

Undersheriff Don Culp


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, November 19 @ 10:49:14 PST

(_ | )



Manger Mall Movie ''elf'' at the Ruby November 22nd
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - November 19, 2014
Manger Mall Movie "elf" at the Ruby November 22nd
It is a tradition of helping families in need to have a better Christmas.

This Saturday, November 22, the Ruby Theatre in downtown Chelan will be hosting a movie event as part of the annual Manger Mall Toy Drive. The Lake Chelan Rotary, the Chelan High School Interact Club and The Kind Club have joined together to make this year's fund/toy raiser a successful event.

Watch the funny holiday movie "elf" for a $7 donation or get in free with a new toy that will become a child's gift at Christmas.

This is the beginning of a Merry Christmas for those in need in our valley.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, November 19 @ 10:13:07 PST

(_ | )



''Holiday Extravaganza'' at the Manson Grange Hall Nov 29
Strictly Fun Sue Crinklaw - November 18, 2014
Click Here for the Manson Apple Blossom website
"Holiday Extravaganza" at the Manson Grange Hall Nov 29
Manson Apple Blossom is sponsoring their annual "Holiday Extravaganza" on Saturday, November 29th at the Manson Grange Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Various vendors will be selling items such as soap, candles, jewelry, crocheted items, paintings and other homemade items.

The Apple Blossom committee will be selling a baked potato lunch with all of the trimmings! Come on down!

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, November 18 @ 09:22:06 PST

(_ | )




http://chelanrealty.com


Rebuilding Turbine-generators at Rock Island Dam would extend reliable operation
Chelan County PUD Kimberlee Craig, CCPUD - November 18, 2014
Click Here for the Chelan PUD YouTube page
Rebuilding Turbine-generators at Rock Island Dam would extend reliable operation
Chelan PUD commissioners consider rehabilitating four more units in Powerhouse 1 starting in December

Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday received a recommendation to resume rebuilding 1950s-era turbine-generators in Powerhouse 1 at Rock Island Dam.

Brett Bickford, Engineering Services manager, said extensive review led to the recommendation to restart the project that was put on hold in 2010 as District staff focused on stabilizing PUD finances.

Now that Chelan PUD has met, and in some cases exceeded, financial goals in the 2010 strategic plan, General Manager Steve Wright has said it is time to turn attention to key investments in the utility’s dams, power grid and people while continuing to pay down long-term debt.

On Monday, Bickford and John Yale, hydro plant engineering manager, outlined the reasons for rehabilitating units B5-B8, starting in December with B6. Work on each unit would take about three years, with the project wrapping up in 2020.

Among the reasons customer-owners will see increased value in restarting the project are:
  • Risk of unit failure is reduced
  • Capability to produce power is maintained
  • Expected 40 or more years of reliable operation is added
  • Restoring moveable turbine blade capability means protection for fish is increased
The recent analysis shows the need for more work than was identified in the mid-2000s when the project was first proposed, Bickford said. They recommend increasing the capital budget for B6 from $9.8 million to $23.8 million. The total project cost for all four units is now about $99 million. The revised estimates are included in the five-year business plans guiding District operations and in the proposed 2015 budget.

Commissioners will be asked on Dec. 1 to restart the work by amending the existing contract with Andritz Hydro. The firm rehabilitated units B9 and B10 before work was deferred. The changes will cover the revised scope, schedule and price for unit B6. Spending approval would come in the vote on the 2015 budget, also on Dec. 1.

There will be more review before starting each additional unit, and board action on each one would be required to proceed, Bickford said.

In other business Monday, commissioners:
  • Authorized approval of documents to resolve the water utility tax litigation with the city of Wenatchee.
  • Held a second public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget. Mark O’Bryan, strategic financial planning director, outlined updates including about $1.5 million in additional capital spending and an $800,000 improvement to the bottom line, now forecast at $98.6 million by the end of 2015. No change is planned for electric rates. Commissioners will be asked to approve the 2015 spending plan at their Dec. 1 meeting.
  • Approved updates to policies for the seven PUD –operated parks that include designating sites for posting information without a permit, for locating display racks of commercial print material with a permit and for holding demonstrations in the park (with permits needed for demonstrations of 25 people or more). PUD commissioners asked for the review and for recommendations on updates after receiving requests from firms to advertise or display brochures in PUD parks. The changes are effective Jan. 1, 2015.
  • Heard a recommendation to finish replacing the Rock Island Powerhouse 2 turbine governor and unit controls originally installed in 1978. Two units are done. Benefits of the project include increased reliability and more efficient operation. The project cost for eight units is estimated at $10.7 million. Commissioners will be asked to approve the request on Dec. 1.
  • Received an update on strategic planning including videos about options under consideration for each of the six topic areas on Chelan PUD’s YouTube channel.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, November 18 @ 09:09:38 PST

(_ | )



Stage 1 Burn Ban Ends for Chelan County - Ban Extended in 3 Other Counties
PHP-Nuke Department of Ecology - November 18, 2014
Stage 1 Burn Ban Ends for Chelan County - Ban Extended in 3 Other Counties
The Washington Department of Ecology is extending a Stage 1 burn ban in Franklin, Okanogan and Walla Walla counties to 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20. The burn ban will expire for Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 as scheduled.

Continued stagnant air conditions are forecast for Franklin, Okanogan and Walla Walla counties, putting them at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, November 18 @ 08:53:57 PST

(_ | )



Reminder: Lake Chelan Hospital Commission Holding Special Board Meeting Today
Lake Chelan Hospital News Updates Nov 18th, 2014 - From Press Release
Lake Chelan Hospital Commissioners
Holding Special Day Long Meeting Today


PUBLIC NOTICE

Chelan County Public Hospital District #2
Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
Chelan County Public Hospital District #2 will be holding a special board meeting on Tuesday November 18, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at Lakeside Lodge, located at 2312 W Woodin Avenue, Chelan, Washington.

This meeting will be a strategic planning session for the Board of Commissioners and Administration of Lake Chelan Community Hospital.

Note: The meeting today is open to the public.

Posted by GoLakeChelan on Tuesday, November 18 @ 06:33:41 PST

(_ | )



SUNNY FM, KCSY-FM Honored at Sparky Taft's Media Party of The Year
News with Greg Kennedy Greg Kennedy - November 17, 2014
Click Here for the article
SUNNY FM, KCSY-FM Honored at Sparky Taft's Media Party of The Year
Dave Herald
Long-time friend of GoLakeChelan, Dave Herald, was honored at the "Sparky Taft's Media Party of the Year" held in Seattle on November 14th.

PugetSoundRadio.com has a nice writeup on the event in which Dave Herald accepted an award for the “Best Client Promotions of the Year”.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, November 17 @ 12:58:34 PST

(_ | )



Chelan FFA Tested on Potatoes and Tractors in Moses Lake
Our local Lake Chelan FFA Rod Cool - November 17, 2014
The Chelan FFA brings home the 6th place plaque in the Washington State FFA Potato Grading CDE. The first award in the CDE in the Chapter’s history.
Chelan FFA Tested on Potatoes and Tractors in Moses Lake
11 members of the Chelan FFA were up bright an early to travel to the Washington State FFA Tractor Operators CDE and State FFA Potato Grading CDE in Moses Lake on Friday November 14th to match skills and knowledge with FFA members from all corners of the state.

In the Tractor CDE members had to take a knowledge test about tractor operation, maintenance and safety, complete a parts identification practicum, and then individually drive a course. The course required students to drive a course with a John Deere 5093 EN tractor and trailer through a serpentine of 5 cones both forwards and backwards then back in the trailer into a parking spot with 4” of clearance all under 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Students are evaluated on not touching or knocking over markers, riding the clutch, changing directions unnecessarily, skidding, reckless driving, and not deviating from the course. The team of Luke Gleasman, Logan Fifer, and Ken Housley placed 9th and the Michael Tutino and Jake Horlebien placed 13th in the 31 team field.

In Potato Grading, students have to identify blemishes, grade Russet and Round Potato Varieties using industry standards for US No. 1, US No. 2 or Cull, evaluate seed potatoes, and do an oral reasons class where they grade 10 potatoes in 2 minutes giving 5 characteristics that establish the grade for each. The Chelan FFA was represented by Erick Straub, Dane Schwartz, Sarah Goyne, Bobby Hanson, Annadetra Doty and Stephanie Olivera and earned a 6th Place Plaque which is the first state award in the Potato CDE ever for the Chelan FFA.

Chelan members now switch their time and energy to the Apple CDE which will take up the next 3 weeks of after school time.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, November 17 @ 12:36:02 PST

(_ | )




http://englandchiro.com


Lake Chelan Sailing Association presents its purpose
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - November 17, 2014
Russ Jones gave a colorful presentation to City Council about the Lake Chelan Sailing Association at its Thursday, November 13 meeting.
Lake Chelan Sailing Association presents its purpose

By Richard Uhlhorn
Russ Jones, Lake Chelan Sailing Association, told the Chelan City Council at its Thursday evening meeting, November13, that this Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta had 42 boats competing.”The regatta draws folks from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and BC,” said Jones. “It is the largest in Washington.”

In thirty years, that the regatta has taken place, only one year lacked the wind needed to compete. “The competition is pretty tight,” said Jones who added that he hoped the regatta added diversity to the Valley.

Jone’s presentation also explained the Lake Chelan Sailing Association’s primary purpose which is teaching new people how to sail. “We pay the City back for services by providing sailing lessons,” said Jones. He reported that beginning classes numbered 25 strong this year and that 29 students took the mandatory boater education course for their boating certification card.

Students begin their sailing experiences with a ground course. “We introduce them to the boats before getting them into the water,” said Jones. “We like to get them out on the water as soon as we can.” A part of the beginning sailing class is to get a capsized boat upright.

The association also has work parties on the boats and also up-lake. Every year, the members sail to Mitchell Creek and clean that campground up, get rid of any graffiti that has been painted and enjoy the weekend camping. “One of our goals is to get people to enjoy the up-lake portion of Lake Chelan and to learn how to respect it.”

For more information on the association, visit their website at: http://www.sailchelan.com
Lake Chelan’s sailing regatta attracted 42 boats from Idaho, Oregon, B.C. and Washington this year reported Russ Jones, association representative.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, November 17 @ 12:23:33 PST

(_ | )



Investigation reveals Skagit River Bridge truck was two inches over-height
Washington State Patrol Lieutenant Shane Nelson, WSP - November 17, 2014
Click Here for the Detective’s Report of Investigation
Investigation reveals Skagit River Bridge truck was two inches over-height
Trailer hit 11 sway braces on bridge, leading to collapse

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol have determined that the truck which struck the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was two inches over-height.

In a report released today, detectives found the truck was permitted to carry a load of no higher than 15-feet nine inches. After the collision, they noted the load measured 15-feet eleven inches. The over-height load struck eleven of the bridge’s sway braces as it crossed the structure.

The collision happened on May 23, 2013, shortly after 7:00 p.m. After the collapse, two vehicles fell into the river and the occupants had to be rescued by a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol unit. They suffered non-life threatening injuries and have recovered.

The only fatality related to the collapse came on May 31, 2013, when WSP Trooper Sean O’Connell was killed while directing traffic at a detour around the scene.

Detectives also determined that the pole carried by a pilot car hit the bridge structure, which should have triggered a warning. However, the driver of an over-height load is the person legally responsible for safe transit, not the driver of any support vehicle or pilot car.

Driver William D.W. Scott of Alberta, Canada was cited by the State Patrol for Negligent Driving in the Second Degree which is a traffic infraction carrying a fine of $550.

The report states Scott should have moved into the center lane of the bridge, which would have accommodated even the over-height load. Investigators determined only four seconds passed between the time the pilot car’s pole hit the bridge and the truck’s load hit the first sway brace. The truck was following approximately 350 feet behind the pilot car.

The detective’s Report of Investigation is available here: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/_secured/cid_reports/skagit_case_summary_redacted.pdf.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, November 17 @ 12:14:35 PST

(_ | )



84 Year Old Chelan Man Assaulted/Held at Gunpoint Nearly 14 Hours
Chelan County Sheriff Chief Dave Helvey, CCSO - November 17, 2014
84 Year Old Chelan Man Assaulted/Held at Gunpoint Nearly 14 Hours
On 11/14/14 at 9:16 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a welfare check in the 900 block of Okanogan Street Lake Chelan, WA. The reporting party described how an 84 year old male had been held at gun point and assaulted by an unknown suspect.

Deputies arrived and through the course of the investigation discovered suspect Joseph D. Brooks (6/1/80) of 516 E. Johnson Ave. Chelan, WA had entered the victim's residence through an unlocked basement door on 11/13/14 at approximately 1500 hrs. While the suspect was inside the residence, the 84 year old confronted suspect Brooks. Brooks produced a pistol and repeatedly assaulted the 84 year old at gun point for nearly 14 hours.

Additionally, a friend of 84 year old victim (a 46 year old Chelan resident) happened to visit the Okanogan address the same day, at 9 p.m. and he too, was assaulted and held at gun point by suspect Brooks from 9:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. This victim escaped out a bathroom window, ran to a neighboring residence and called 911.

EMS transported the 84 year old to Lake Chelan Community Hospital. He was treated for a laceration about his head and three cracked ribs. He was listed in stable condition as of 9:00 a.m. 11/15/14. The 46 year old victim transported himself to Lake Chelan Community Hospital. He was treated and released for a minor laceration and bruising about his head.

Suspect Joseph Brooks was located and booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail on numerous felony charges to include:
  • Burglary 1st degree
  • Assault 2nd degree
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Harassment Threats to Kill
  • Theft 2nd Degree
  • Malicious Mischief 3rd

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, November 17 @ 12:03:37 PST

(_ | )



Chelan Middle School Students of the Month for Nov 2014
Lake Chelan School District Brad Wilson - November 17, 2014
Chelan Middle School Students of the Month for Nov 2014
Congratulations to the November 2014 Chelan Middle School Students of the Month!

Students are selected for exhibiting the Pirate Practices of: Positive Attitude, Respect, Accountability, Safety, and Perseverance!
Back Row: Juan Uvalle, Alberto Mendivil, Gavynn Peterson, Andrea Villa, Eleno Rivera, Kaitlyn Cerenzia, Kyle Short, Diana Lopez

Front Row: Brennan Moody, Yovanni Sanchez, Shaylnn Wells-Davis, Kaylin Boykin, Abilene Castillo, Katie Rainville, Bella Gatzemeier, Jessica Wiese

Not Pictured: David Chaves and Mia Bordner


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, November 17 @ 09:03:55 PST

(_ | )



Darn Right Cold Out There & Colder (14 Degrees) Tonight!
Strictly Fun Nov 16, 2014
Look for More Cold Nights - And Stagnant Air
As shown below - temperatures overnight dropped into the teens, notice that the overnight Sunday-Monday forecast calls for the LOW TEENS ( 14 degrees ).




Click Here for More


Posted by GoLakeChelan on Sunday, November 16 @ 07:11:48 PST

(_ | 1014 bytes more | )




http://chelanrealty.com


Other Recent Articles

Saturday, November 15
· Chamber president presents results of Chamber marketing activities to City Counc
· Stage 1 Burn Ban Called for 15 Counties in Central and Eastern Washington
· Two Public Notices from Manson Schools
· Manson Students Celebrate Local Veterans
· Echo Valley Ski Swap Next Saturday at MOE - Nov 22
Friday, November 14
· Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club Membership Drive at Local Myth Pizza Nov 17
· Chelan Mountain Goats finish exciting 2014 Football Season
· Lunch Buddies Are Back - Program Kicks-Off for 2014-15
· Travel Channel Program, Hotel Impossible, to Feature Manson’s Mountain View Lodg
Thursday, November 13
· Manson’s Legend Cellars Release Party Nov 14
· I-90 East of Snoqualmie Pass to Close Saturday and Sunday Mornings for Tree Remo
· Hats Off to a BIG WEEK for the Chelan Goats
· Chelan Middle School Students Work Towards ''Green School''
· Photos and Video of the 2014 Veteran's Day Parade
· Check This Editorial - See Why We're Proud Again
· HDCA INVITES YOU DOWNTOWN CHELAN THIS SATURDAY EVENING!
Wednesday, November 12
· Manson Parks and Recreation District Meeting Agenda 11-13-14
Tuesday, November 11
· Welcome Ryan Gunn to Chelan
· Powerpay Customer Number 10,000 Chooses Convenience and Saving Money!
· Chelan Middle/High School Veteran's Assembly Nov 12th
· Electrical Fires - More Common Than You Might Think
· Veteran's Day Parade Starts at 11 a.m. Today
Monday, November 10
· Lows in the Teens, Chance of Snow on Thursday
Sunday, November 09
· Hospital Bond Issue Goes Down to Defeat
Saturday, November 08
· Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
· Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 11-11-14
· Chelan FFA Attends 87th National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY
· Daytime Rolling Slowdowns, Nighttime Single-Lane Closures Next Week on Snoqualmi
· Chelan Goats Win On and Off The Field This Weekend
Friday, November 07
· Local Hospital Bond Measure Loses Ground on Required 60% Favorable Vote
· Freezing Temperatures in Next Week's Forecast
· Chelan Fire and Rescue Fire Commissioner Regular Meeting 11-12-14
· Methodist Harvest Dinner this Saturday Nov 8
Thursday, November 06
· WSP Unveils Next-Generation Breath Test Instrument
· Help Us Prepare Our Ball Fields Nov 8
· Genealogist Donna Potter Phillips at the Chelan Public Library Nov 8
· Public Open Houses in November on Plan to Replace Administrative Facilities at S
Tuesday, November 04
· Mayor Bob Goedde Polls Well Despite No Campaign
· Outcome of Lake Chelan Hospital Bond Too Close To Call
· Interest in Local Lake Chelan Hospital Bond Brings Out The Voters
· Chelan Middle/High School Collecting Leaves
· Chelan Fire and Rescue Receives Management Award
· Manson Veteran's Invited to Breakfast at Manson School Nov 10th
· Suspect Arrested for October 30th Burglaries at Chelan Businesses
· November 4 - Girl's Night Out - Balanced Blood Sugar
· Chelan PUD’s Plan for the Future Invites More Customer Conversations
· Missing Dog - Please Help Bring Flash Home
· Construction Delays - Carlton and Methow Bridges
Monday, November 03
· One More Letter Concerning the Hospital Bond - 11-3-14
· Thursday Nov 6 is Math Night at Chelan Middle School

Older Articles

Time and Temp

Click for Chelan, Washington Forecast




Tell Our Sports Sponsors
THANKS!












Mid-Lake Weather
Lake Chelan Midlake Weather Conditions
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 07:00 AM
Temp: 51 °F.° F
Winds: No winds--the Straights are calm.
Skies: Presently raining.
Barometer: 29.64 inches and falling.
Rainfall: 0.75 inches in the past 36 hours.
Last report for 2015. Next report in March, 2014.
Jim and Sarah at the Llama Ranch

Chelan PUD Lake Level
Click for the Latest
Lake Chelan Lake Level Data

CURRENT FIRE INFO

Click Here now
AIR QUALITY MAP


Lightning Strikes Map







 

http://englandchiro.com







Contact Us?

Jerry Isenhart
Box 1000
Chelan, Wa 98816
509-860-3641


Steve Byquist
509-670-0426


Richard Uhlhorn
509-679-0282 ~ 509-682-0602


Heidi Neal
Cell: 630-3115


Nancy Miller
Phone 509-687-9743


Gregory Kennedy
509-630-7679


Dave Rogge
509-679-8931



GoLakeChelan Policy on Letters To The Editor
And OP-ED SUBMISSIONS
GoLakeChelan may publish from time to time, Letters To The Editor, on topics we find of general public interest.

Our goal will be to provide healthy dialogue on topics of community value.

Letters published will be moderated (that is approved before being published), and may be edited to fit our format, or returned with a request that they be shorter.

Letters need to be submitted by email to and must include the authors name, valid email and working phone number. We will call and verify the authenticity of the author before publishing.

The authors phone number and email will not be published at the author's request, but will be available to readers who requests to know.

We ask that submissions be civil and concise and respectful of those with differing opinions. Our goal is to provide for responsible dialogue on this important community issue. We will only publish one letter per writer, and retain the right to decline publishing a letter at our discretion

Site Meter
.


Web site engine's code is Copyright © 2003 by PHP-Nuke. All Rights Reserved. PHP-Nuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
 

Page creation at server took 0.14 seconds |
internet pharmacy