More Storm Damage In North Central Washington Another Tragedy
All Major Media Are On It

Mountain View Summer Music Series Final Show
Blake Noble lights up the stage August 24th

Last Call to ''Fill The Bus'' for Manson Students
Organizers gearing up for final days of school supply collection

TEE Time for August 21, 2014
Sign-up for the Women’s Invitational September 11

Chelan Valley Citizens for a New Hospital 8-22-14
By Lester C. Cooper, President, Board of Directors, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Fire Commissioners Authorize Down Payment for New Tender
Fixing the old truck was not cost-effective

Max’s Family Facebook Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the D’Orazio family of Chelan

HDCA and City Exploring Ideas for Entrance to Riverwalk Park
Follow-up planning meeting was held Thursday in Campbell’s Parkside Room

The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival Says THANKS!
By all accounts a huge success!

Echo Valley Fundraiser at Slidewaters Labor Day
Lowest price of the year for Slidewaters!

Seats Going Fast For
"Rediscover Your PUD" Cruise Next Tuesday
Event is a big hit with locals.

Union Valley Fire August 16th Likely Caused by Lightning Strike 3 Days Earlier
Union Valley Station Plays Important Role in Fast Attack

Lightning Strike Ignites Fire Near Emerson Acres Tonight
And that was just 1 of several storm related events!

Flash Flood Warnings / Thunder & Lightning in Immediate Weather Forecast
So says National Weather Service

Suspect in July 31st Stabbing in Okanogan County Apprehended in Wenatchee Last Night
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers reports ...

Rollover Accident South of Wenatchee Claims Life of 18 Year Old Wenatchee Girl
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports ...

Chelan PUD Looks Ahead to Benefits of Smart Grid Technology for Customers
And a PUD meeting recap

Guild ''B'' Home #5 - Dale & Tara Terwedo
Event is Sept 20th - Get your tickets NOW!

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Campfire Ban Lifted
Fire fighting resources are now freed up

Back to School - Share the Road
Chelan Fire and Rescue reminds us that soon students will be walking to school

More Pictures from Saturday's Union Valley Fire
Thanks to Mark Lippincott

Fast Attack Stops Union Valley Fire Saturday Afternoon
USFS / 2 Copters & Chelan Fire #7 All Respond Quickly. Fire contained and out within 2 hours or less

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society's “Pearls and Paws ~ A Humane Affair”
September 19th from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Tsillan Cellars

City of Chelan Special Meeting August 19
Topic: Compliance with the 2014 Open Government Trainings Act

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Storm Damage Across North Central Washington Another Tragedy
Local News August 22, 2014
Major Media Eyes Remain On North Central Washington

Q13 Fox has an excellent report of extensive damage in Okanogan County

Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Friday, August 22 @ 14:53:58 PDT

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Mountain View Summer Music Series Final Show
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - August 22, 2014
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Mountain View Summer Music Series Final Show
Purchase your tickets to the last of the Mountain View Summer Music Series featuring BLAKE NOBLE with Open COUNTry Joy.

Advance ticket sales to this Sunday evening's (8/24) concert benefit Chelan Valley Citizens for A New Hospital. Call John Swenson at 360-359-3506 to purchase tickets. Tickets are $8, and $4 of the pre-sale ticket price goes to support the community committee's efforts for the nov. 4 election.

Check out Blake Noble at his website: www.blakenoblemusic.com.

Mountain View Summer Music Series Lineup and ticket purchases are also available on Facebook.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 13:44:46 PDT

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Last Call to ''Fill The Bus'' for Manson Students
Manson School District Janice Stewart - August 22, 2014
(L to R) Mary Nordbeck, Monica Kalma, Mandy Cook, Marilyn Westphal and Marlene Larson take a moment from collecting school supplies for Manson students to have a little fun during the month long Fill The Bus Event.
Last Call to "Fill The Bus" for Manson Students
This weekend will mark the last days for Manson School’s first ever Fill The Bus event.

The school supply collection was held every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of August- and organizers are gearing up for their final days.

Mandy Cook, of Snoqualmie, spearheaded the campaign and after getting the nod of approval from the School Administration, enlisted the help of her three sisters.

The group is not new to volunteer work. “One of us is always looking for something to do to help,” said Mandy. “Then we get the others involved.”

Mandy, along with her sisters: Marlene [Arlington], Monica [Marysville], Mary [Dent, Minnesota] and Marilyn [Marysville] have watched the school supply list grow as their children and now grandchildren have made their way through school.

“The list of supplies that kids have to bring each year keeps getting longer and longer. When you have several kids in school the cost adds up fast,” added Mandy. “One way we could help was to gather supplies for the school to distribute as needed.”

Three of the sisters have part time homes in Manson, and all four know first hand the amazing support that comes from this community. “We have done fundraisers for cancer in the Manson area in the past. The community is very generous.”

Manson Elementary currently has 373 students registered for the 2014-2015 school year; however, administrators expect that number to climb before the first day of school, which is set for Wednesday, September 3rd.

Heather Ireland, Principal for the Elementary School, said the school supplies that are collected during the Fill The Bus campaign will be organized and ready for students who need them at the Back To School Night on Thursday, August 28th. Some will also be set aside to meet student needs throughout the school year.

“I am so grateful for the community support and the organizational efforts of Mandy Cook,” Ireland said. “The cost of back to school can be overwhelming for families. Support with school supplies is so helpful.”

People wishing to donate are asked to bring their donations to the yellow school bus parked at the Manson Grange on Saturday, August 23rd and at Manson Red Apple Market on Sunday, August 24th.

For a complete list of school supplies for Manson Elementary School, click: http://www.manson.org/files/documents/2014_15_Elem_School_Supply_List.pdf.

Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 11:41:46 PDT

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TEE Time for August 21, 2014
Strictly Fun Alice Soma - August 22, 2014

TEE Time
with Alice Soma
TEE Time for August 21, 2014
A light breeze and cooler temperatures greeted the 27 who turned out for ladies golf. Competition of the week was Even Nine (total of even holes less ˝ handicap). Div. 1 produced a tie for 1st: Carol Ferguson and Linda Hahn. Div. 2 winner was Gail Bender followed by Alice Soma for 2nd. We had a tie for 3rd with Judy Johanson and Susie Clausen claiming those spots. Div. 3 winner was Carolyn Tobey followed by a two-way tie between Micki Morris and Patty Myers for 2nd. Judy Johanson and Mary Couchée holed chip-ins. The lone birdie girl of the day was Barb Rayburn.

Chelan Apple Valley league play took place at Three Lakes last week. They played the ever strong Apple Tree Yakima team. They were lucky with the weather with only some sprinkles.

Jenna Miller, April Talley, Barb Rayburn, Carol Ferguson, Linda Reister, and Kim Thiel made up the Chelan team this month. The girls won overall, earning 58.5 points for this match. They had a couple of awesome low scores posted on a fun, yet challenging, course!

Play next week, August 28, will be T’s and F’s (total all holes beginning with a ‘t’ or an‘f’ less ˝ handicap). Round 2 of the Club Championship will have taken place August 26 and the final round will be played Aug. 28. Check-in continues at 7:30 AM for the 8:00 start. Sign-up for The coming Women’s Invitational September 11 is on-going. Registration forms are available in the ladies' locker room or email Rhonda Vaglio for a form ().

Fore now,

Alice Soma

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 11:13:58 PDT

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Chelan Valley Citizens for a New Hospital 8-22-14
GLC Community News Greg Kennedy - August 22, 2014
Chelan Valley Citizens for a New Hospital 8-22-14
"Chelan Valley Citizens for a New Hospital" have committed to writing one letter per week leading up to the November levy vote. These letters to the editor are the opinions of the submitting parties. GoLakeChelan will also provide stories from dissenting opinions and remains neutral so we can offer the information to help you make your decision on this important topic.
Lester C. Cooper, President, Board of Directors, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce
Dear Editor,

I am writing on behalf of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. At a recent board meeting we voted to support and endorse the upcoming Hospital Levy on November 4, 2014.

This vote is not just about replacing an aging hospital facility. It is about maintaining the quality of life we enjoy in the Lake Chelan Valley and about further developing the economic vitality of our communities. A new hospital will improve our ability to recruit physicians and will encourage new businesses to relocate and bring with them well paying jobs that are compatible with the “Quality of Life” we all enjoy. A new hospital for the Lake Chelan Valley and surrounding hospital district will have a significant effect on our local economy both in the short and the long term.

The Lake Chelan Community Hospital is a Rural Critical Access Hospital. The National Center for Rural Health has measured the economic impact that Critical Access Hospitals have on their communities. For every three jobs at a Critical Access Hospital another job is created in the local community. Our local hospital employs over 250 people and is one of our community’s largest employers. They provide a large portion of families in our valley with living wage jobs. Those families pay property tax, enroll children in our schools and contribute to our retail districts. The total impact, including retail sales that Critical Access Hospital has on a community exceeds $10.5 million.

Beyond the economic impacts of hospital operations the community hospital brings to our valley, there are tremendous economic impacts when constructing a new facility. Average direct employment resulting from construction of a new Rural Critical Access Facility is 182 jobs with a secondary impact of 66 jobs. The average total income impact for the combined operations and construction of a new facility is $10.3 million. Retail sales can be expected to increase by about $2.5 million.

The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce exists to drive economic growth through leadership, advocacy, and promotion that enhances the quality of life in the Lake Chelan Valley. We believe that building a new Lake Chelan Community Hospital meets that mission and we ask you to join us and vote YES for a new hospital on November 4, 2014.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lester C. Cooper, President
Board of Directors, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 11:07:10 PDT

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Fire Commissioners Authorize Down Payment for New Tender
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - August 22, 2014
Commissioner Tom Peters agreed that fixing the old truck is probably not the best way to go.
Fire Commissioners Authorize Down Payment for New Tender

By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Firefighters Association has been busy over the past several months. It was reported at the last Fire Commission meeting held on August 13, that the association held a dinner meeting of Chelan and Douglas County fire chiefs with 56 people attending. It also included an auction/raffle. Association President Dan Crandall said, “It was enjoyable and successful.”

The association gave $500 to purchase backpacks for a ‘Back to School’ affair. They are also donating $1,000 to two Pateros firefighters who lost their homes in the Carlton firestorm that ravaged both Pateros and Alta Lake along with other homes up the Methow River.

Unfinished Business:

There will be a Media Relations meeting on Wednesday, August 20, to discuss the relationship between media outlets and the district.

New Business:

The new tender will be ready for delivery sometime in late August or early September. However, it was reported to the Commissioners that during the recent fire activity that the District’s other tender had a catastrophic failure.

Three options were offered for the Commissioners consideration.
  1. Do nothing and surplus the broken tender.
  2. Repair the engine at a cost of $19,000 to $26,000 without any further improvements to the vehicle.
  3. Move forward with another new tender.
The Commissioners were told that a chassis that comes from the same family of trucks that the current tender being built is from has been offered to the District. This particular truck only has 17,000 miles on it.

Commissioner Bob Gervais said it was difficult for him to spend a whole lot of money on a “piece of junk. I think we need another one,” he said.

Commissioner Rick Nedrow said, “Let’s get the one we are getting and see what we don’t like first.” Commissioner Tom Peters agreed that fixing the old one is probably not the best way to go.

Mechanic John Goyne stated that the tank on the old tender is brand new and the pump could be removed and put on a new tender. Peters asked, “Where does that put us financially?” Chief Tim Lemon said it would be another $140,000 which would waylay other prioritities. “This would move it up to the top.” He suggested they wait until next year to give the District time to look at the new tender.

Peters asked if the District shouldn’t go ahead and purchase the chassis and Lemon replied he thought they should. He felt they shouldn’t have to put more than $5,000 down to hold the truck.

Goyne said the old chassis could be sold at the County action. “We will only get $1,500 to $2,000 for it.

The Board approved up to $10,000 to pay down on the new chassis.


Peters commented about how impressed he was with the way all the agencies worked together. He complimented Chief Lemon on how the District supported the California Type 4 Incident Management Team while they were camped at Chelan Falls Park.

Agenda and Minutes:

Peters remarked that he was having difficulty with the minutes especially receiving them for review three to five weeks after a meeting. “I don’t remember all the nuances by that time,” he remarked, and suggested the District simplify them with Action notes describing the vote and commitments by the board.

Gervais disagreed. “We would be cutting the public out from our meetings.”

Peters replied that he would like to get the minutes out a great deal faster. Nedrow suggested a detailed summary at minimum. He researched how other agencies kept minutes.

The decision was to get the minutes out faster and to also have Action notes within a week of each Commission meeting.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 10:50:31 PDT

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Max’s Family Facebook Challenge Winners
Lake Chelan Hospital News Updates Celeste Thomas - August 22, 2014
Max’s Family Facebook Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the D’Orazio family of Chelan! Giovanni (age 8), Sicily (age 5), and Elliott (age 4) took home the grand prize in Max’s family facebook challenge.

Local families performed daily fitness and nutrition challenges on Max’s facebook page and earned a chance to win with each comment or photo posted.

North Cascades Bank donated an ipad mini to the winner. Way to go all of our Max fans!

Max is the ambassador of the kids’ wellness program at Lake Chelan Community Hospital. The program is funded by the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 10:35:51 PDT

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HDCA and City Exploring Ideas for Entrance to Riverwalk Park
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - August 22, 2014
Mike Mackey, Libby Manthey and City Administrator Paul Schmidt worked on a number of ideas to improve the area between the Parkside Building and B.C. MacDonald’s.
Clint Campbell, pen in hand, added his ideas of what he would like to done to the Gateway to Riverwalk Park.
HDCA and City Exploring Ideas for Entrance to Riverwalk Park

Follow-up planning meeting was held Thursday in Campbell’s Parkside Room

By Richard Uhlhorn
On Thursday, August 7, the Historic Downtown Chelan Association held a charette (planning meeting) on-site at the Riverwalk Park Gateway to gather ideas from the community for improving the space between Campbell’s Parkside Room and B.C. McDonald’s Restaurant.

A number of downtown business owners and community members showed up and worked in small groups to come up with ideas on how they would like the popular entrance to Riverwalk Park improved.

A number of wide ranging ideas were shared with most of them falling into one of the following groups:
  • Clean up the space; Garbage can containment, better maintenance, and improving un-kept areas were common themes.
  • Improve pedestrian and trail access within and through the area. Provide easy, clear, and safe passage for pedestrians, joggers, and bikes to move through the area. Sidewalks need to kept clear of permanent obstructions and be designed and maintained for pedestrians.
  • Design the spaces so that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic can easily and safely move through the areas. minimize the vehicular traffic.
  • Maintain and improve the views of the lake, mto ountains, and river. Minimize the impact of the City Pump House.
  • Improve and increase boater’s access to the downtown. Construct more day use moorage.
  • Make the spaces more park-like with more green, vegetation, with places to stop & relax. Extend the “park” into the street.
  • Create a water feature, or similar point of interest and activity at the intersection of the entrance corridor and the park.
  • Develop a partnership between the City, PUD, Port District, businesses, and community members that can jointly together with a common vision to create spaces that are functional and beautiful.
A second charette was held this Thursday, August 21 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. in Campbell’s Parkside room adjacent to the Gateway to Riverwalk Park to continue the planning process. Ideas were further refined and developed from the first meeting. Followup story to be published soon.
A number of business owners, city officials and community members showed up between Campbell’s Parkside Room and B.C. McDonalds to give input on how to improve and beautify the gateway to Riverwalk Park.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 10:27:39 PDT

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The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival Says THANKS!
Strictly Fun Lake Chelan Arts Council - August 22, 2014
Click Here for the Lake Chelan Arts Council Facebook page
The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival Says THANKS!
The 5th Annual Lake Chelan Arts Festival is in the books, and by all accounts was a huge success!

The Lake Chelan Arts Council would like to thank Sponsors: the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, KOZI radio, North Cascades Bank and Lake Chelan Rotary; Supporters: Orondo Cider Works, Allisons of Manson, MarksHabs, Steve Palmbush at Edward Jones, Main Street Gallery and Red Apple Markets; In-Kind Contributors: Sign Girl, Wade Miller at All Seasons Rental, Chelan Fruit, Chelan Valley Hope, the First United Methodist Church, the City of Chelan and the Chelan County PUD; all the local businesses who “hosted” posters; and the media who got the word out!

The Festival Committee was comprised of Mary Ann Warren, Head; Barb Koenig, Operations; Sherry Fisk, Art by the Foot; Connie McKellar, Entertainment; Mary Couchee, Mapping and Logistics; Mark Tesch & Michelle Jerome, Children’s Art Center; Tina Johnson & Susan McKinnon, Hospitality; Jane Lloyd, Volunteer Coordinator; and Laura Freeman, Publicity. The Committee is grateful to the army of volunteers who helped set up, tear down, serve snacks and spell artists so they could take a break from their booths.

The 26 pieces in the Art by the Foot Silent Auction raised over $1500 for the Arts Council’s programs – thank you to all who bid, and to the local artists who donated works! Lucky winners who have not picked up their pieces may collect them at Main Street Gallery during shopping hours.

Artists who displayed at the show were A.K. Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Bridget Boylan, Lindsey Brooks, Kevin Budde, Carolyn Burt, Phoebe Carpenter-Eells, Anne Clausen, Rick Davenport, Tahereh Dehghan, Shannon Farnham, Ann Haines, Renee Healy, Madalynne Homme, Joseph Jowdy, Dennis Kagele, Brent Knott, Sarah Lightner, John Luke, Melissa Luna, Terry MacDonald, Karen Martin, Marijo Martini, Don McIvor, Ronda Miller, Katelyn Mingo, Sherry Orchard, Diane Paton-Peel, Julie Peterson, Hung Pham, Michael Sage, Dave Schmoker, Chris Stiles, Sylvia Swasey, Cherry VanCour, Melissa Wisen, Patrick Woods and Terri Young-Peterson. Many reported that the show was their best of the season, and all were pleased with the spacious layout in the park, friendly crowds and spectacular weather!

Entertainment was provided by Brian Shaffer, Marcus Ray, Dale Ayotte, Q3, Kayla Good, Velvet Elvis and CherylAnn Crego. A special thank you to Joe Guimond who, in addition to performing, managed sound for all the acts.

Food vendors were the Lake Chelan Eagles’ Walking Tacos and Two Lakes Catering. Everyone agreed that it was great to have food back at the Festival!

The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival always takes place the 3rd Weekend in August in Chelan’s downtown Riverwalk Park. For information on next year’s event, please check Facebook/Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival or contact the Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 09:52:44 PDT

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Echo Valley Fundraiser at Slidewaters Labor Day
Strictly Fun Terrie Carleton - August 22, 2014
Click Here for the Echo Valley website
Echo Valley Fundraiser at Slidewaters Labor Day
Join us at Slidewaters for our "Last-Blast-of-Summer" fundraiser.

All you need to do to support Echo Valley Ski & Tubing Area is purchase a $10 bargain ticket to the Slides! That's it. That's all.

Then on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st from noon to 6:00 p.m. come to Slidewaters to float the lazy river, play on the slides and listen to live music by the LakeBoys! Ahhhhh ...

Monday, September 1st
Noon - 6 p.m.
Bargain Price - $10.00

You must purchase tickets in advance from:

Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Lake Chelan Sports, Allison's in Manson, and Orondo Cider Works

Or send a check to P.O. Box 99, Chelan, 98816 and we'll send your tickets in the mail! Easy/Peasy ...

If you can't use your ticket, but still want to support Echo, just let us know and we'll donate your ticket to the Chelan or Manson Library for them to give away during their summer reading program! Send a kid to SLIDEWATERS!

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, August 22 @ 09:43:58 PDT

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Chelan PUD Reaching Out To Know The People of The Lake Chelan Valley Better
Strictly Fun Aug 21, 2014
Seats Going Fast For Chelan PUD
"Rediscover Your PUD" Cruise Next Tuesday

In an outward effort to know consumers in the Lake Chelan Valley better, staff leaders of the Chelan County Public Utility District are being pro-active and hosting a first ever, Rediscover Your PUD 2 Hour Cruise and social mixer this coming Tuesday, August 26th aboard the Lady of the Lake.

The cruise is FREE - but seating is limited, and going fast, according to event coordinator, Debbie Gallaher.

Debbie told GoLakeChelan ... We want to help you get to know us better, and have some fun while you're at it.

Call and reserve your seat and enjoy a FREE info-cruise from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from Chelan to Manson Bay aboard the Lady of the Lake as Chelan PUD staff talk lake level, licensing and fish.

Call (509) 663-7522 to reserve your spot!
And a suggestion ~ If all seats are taken - ask to be put on "waiting list" in the event of cancellations. Or Click Here for More Details

Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Friday, August 22 @ 01:20:32 PDT

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Fire in Union Valley Saturday Likely Caused By Lightning Strike 3 Days Earlier
PHP-Nuke Aug 21, 2014 - By Jerry Isenhart
Union Valley Fire on August 16th Likely Result of Lightning Strike 3 Days Before
Quick Response from New Union Valley Fire Station Credited With Containing Blaze to a Quarter Acre

Chelan District #7 Fire Chief Tim Lemmon told GoLakeChelan that the cause of the fire last Saturday at the top of Union Valley near Cagle Gulch was a lightning strike that probably occured 3 days before.

"It was a sleeper" he said, and noted, it was first reported by citizens across the lake on the South Shore who spotted the small plume of smoke, quite some time before the same smoke was visible from Chelan.

He pointed out the importance of the citizen report as it gave his organization a head start on calling out the troops, which included 2 Helicopters from the Carlton Complex in the Methow Valley, and a crew of 20 from the USFS, as well as the 9 firefighters from District 7. Lemon pointed out that the fast response that was possible from the new Union Valley station played an important role in holding the fire to less than a quarter of an acre.

Access to the fire was the biggest problem. The fire was over a steep embankment but not all that far from an unoccupied structure. First responders were challenged by the terrain ... a 60% slope and about 1,000 feet below a road.
As the event unfolded last Saturday, we pointed one of our 'streaming web-cams' on the Union Valley event, and captured some great video of fire fightinig and helicopter water drops at their best:

Click Here To View

Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Friday, August 22 @ 00:43:47 PDT

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Lightning and Heavy Rain Hit Lake Chelan Tonight
PHP-Nuke Aug 21, 2014
Lightning Strike Ignites Fire on North Shore at Emerson Acres
A big thanks to GoLakeChelan reader George Godfrey who shares this 'striking' photo of the hit that sent Manson Fire District #5 firefighters to Emerson Acres on the north shore of Lake Chelan this evening around 8pm.

Just as predicted - a storm raced across North Central Washington this evening, sending everyone heading for cover and authorities to the scene of several incidents.

For those unfamiliar, Emerson Acres is approximately across from Fields Point uplake from the Yacht Club but on the opposite shore. Another locater would be to say Emerson Acres is on the North Shore above the Mitchell Creek drainage and campground. Access to Emerson Acres is limited; by boat or on a forest service and private road system that is reached by way of Antilon Lake.

For those watching the storm pass through the Lake Chelan Valley, it seemed that most of the lightning was on the north side of the lake, and no doubt the stormed moved into the Methow Valley when it moved on.

That's not to say there were no strikes downlake of or on the south shore. For a while it seemed that there were strikes everywhere.

We were up McNeil Canyon as the rains poured down... like buckets full ... with standing water on the roadway from halfway up the canyon on to the top. Lighning and thunder there too.

South of Chelan, Highway 97 and 97A traffic was stalled on both roadways as rocks and debri was reported on both roadways. Highway 97 near Orondo was closed fopr a brief period due to flooding and debri, and 97A south of Entiat also experienced similar conditions.

In the Methow Valley, highway 20 (between Okanogan and Twisp, was closed at one time this evening.


Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Thursday, August 21 @ 23:31:29 PDT

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PHP-Nuke August 21, 2014
Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warnings for Central Washington
Thunderstorms / Lightning in the Forecast & Happening Now!


Click Here for Details

Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Thursday, August 21 @ 17:38:16 PDT

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Suspect in Okanogan County Stabbing Arrested in Wenatchee Last Night
PHP-Nuke Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers - August 21, 2014
Okanogan County Sheriff Reports Suspect in July 31st Stabbing Near Oroville Has Been Arrested Near Wenatchee Last Night
From the desk of Sheriff Frank T. Rogers
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office

Ryan P. Mulligan was located and arrested last night in Wenatchee by the Wenatchee Police Department.

Arrangements will be made to bring Mulligan back to Okanogan County.

In an earlier Press Release Sheriff Rogers reported:
On 07-31-14 a stabbing was reported at 1 Balmes Road in Oroville. The victim, John R. Omer, 58 of Oroville, who was at home sleeping, when he was woken up by an intruder in his residence. Omer was stabbed several times during the attack, including wounds to his side, chest area and head. Omer was not able to get a look at the suspect but has been working with Detectives and Deputies on a possible suspect in the case. Detectives and Deputies have also interviewed several other witnesses in the case.

Detectives are currently looking for Ryan P. Mulligan, 28 of Oroville. Mulligan is considered homeless but has been staying in the Oroville area since 2013. Detectives have requested an arrest warrant for Mulligan reference this case. At this time robbery appears to be the motive of the stabbing.

Mulligan is wanted for the following;
  • Attempted Murder in the First Degree
  • Robbery in the First Degree
  • Residential Burglary
  • Theft in the Third Degree

  • Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Thursday, August 21 @ 15:50:16 PDT

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    Rollover Accident South of Wenatchee Claims Life of 18 Year Old Wenatchee Girl
    PHP-Nuke August 21, 2014
    18 Year Old Wenatchee Girl Dies in Roll-Over Accident South of Wenatchee
    Incident occured at about 7:00pm Wednesday evening (8/20/2014) near the 19 mile marker on Colockum Road

    Chelan County Sheriff Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on August 20, 2014 shortly before 7:00pm, Chelan County Deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident near the 19 mile marker on Colockum Road, Chelan County.

    Driver of the vehicle is identified as 55 year old Karl Jones of Wenatchee. Jones was transported to Central Washington Hospital for his injuries.

    The passenger, 18 year old Sarah Underwood also of Wenatchee, was partially ejected during the rollover and sustained fatal injuries.

    Preliminary investigation indicates that Jones drove off the traveled portion of the roadway and rolled the vehicle. Investigators believe that neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. Due to the nature of the crash Chelan County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators were called to the scene to conduct the investigation. The investigation continues to see if alcohol was a factor of the collision.

    Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Thursday, August 21 @ 15:06:52 PDT

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    Chelan PUD Looks Ahead to Benefits of Smart Grid Technology for Customers
    Chelan County PUD Kimberlee Craig, CCPUD - August 19, 2014
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    Chelan PUD Looks Ahead to Benefits of Smart Grid Technology for Customers
    Fiber network, other upgrades offer opportunities to help large load customers manage power use; save energy

    Chelan County PUD has built a strong foundation of software, systems and automated equipment over two decades to support the move toward a smart grid and the benefits that the technology can offer customers, John Stoll, Customer Utilities managing director, reported to PUD commissioners Monday.

    Stoll outlined a proposed approach to expanding the PUD’s use of technology that would focus first on industrial and large commercial customers.

    Just wanted to give you a heads up on an event we’re hosting from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, aboard the Lady of the Lake in Chelan.

    As you know, Lake Chelan is the reservoir for the Lake Chelan Hydro Project. Managing the level of the popular lake requires balancing seven objectives in our operating license that together provide recreation, protect fish, reduce erosion and restore year-round flows to the Chelan River.

    To talk about how we balance those interests, we're inviting customers to come out and visit with us while we enjoy the scenery.

    We wanted to extend this invitation to you as well. If you’re interested in attending, please call us soon at (509) 663-7522 to reserve a spot.

    - Christy Shearer, CCPUD
    “Our plan is to take prudent, pragmatic steps toward smart grid technology and to adding programs that make the most of its benefits,” Stoll said. “We want to help customers with technology to use energy efficiently as well as help the District control costs in the future.”

    It is logical to focus on larger customers with higher energy loads, he said, adding that many of those customers have asked for advanced services to help them monitor and manage power use as well as conserve.

    He emphasized that moving ahead with smart grid technology will be, “at the speed that it shows value to our customers.”

    The plan is to use technology such as the District’s fiber network as a base for adding other systems to provide more information for decisions about reliability, power quality and customer services. The analysis planned for 2015 would include a look at updates for the District’s customer billing software and at how best to manage the increased data generated by advanced meters.

    If the results show positive benefits, the team would move ahead to installing two-way meters for the PUD’s “Top 500” industrial and large commercial customers that represent about 40 percent of its electric load.

    Stoll noted that about one third of the PUD’s residential customers have automated meters, including 2,000 just installed for customers in Cashmere during upgrades made after the District purchased the city electric system. PUD water customers have had automated meters since 2006.

    “We want to understand the benefit and the value of the technology,” he said. “We don’t want to get ahead of our customers.”

    In other business Monday, commissioners:
    • Received an update on discussions about transferring electric service for McNeil Canyon, which is in Douglas County, to Douglas PUD. Chelan PUD has served the area since 1955 when it acquired the Lake Chelan Hydro Project along with transmission and distribution lines from Washington Water Power. McNeil Canyon customers were mailed a letter about the discussions and there are plans by both PUD commissions to discuss the proposal at future public meetings.
    • Heard from Distribution Engineering Manager Chad Rissman about evaluation of how the PUD responds to power outages and plans to fine-tune the response, focusing on mid-size outages affecting more than 50, but less than 2,000 customers.
    • Heard from Jeff Smith, District Services managing director, about the next steps planned for evaluating the more than 850 ideas that have come in from about 600 community members and dozens of PUD employees on how the PUD could help improve life in Chelan County for the future. The first round of community conversations and idea gathering is wrapping up, although ideas are still welcome on the PUD’s strategic planning website, ourpublicpower.org.
    • Received a plaque and heartfelt thank you's for their support from Andrew York Lineman Rodeo committee members Sarah DeLozier and Daryn Klinginsmith. The lineman rodeo raised more than more than $160,000 for the Andrew York Memorial Scholarship in its 10-year run. With interest earnings, the endowment will provide scholarships for years to come to Washington state high school seniors active in preventing drunken driving, said Klinginsmith. In addition, proceeds from the rodeo made it possible to award $30,500 in scholarships in the last 10 years. The finale event was June 21.

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, August 19 @ 09:13:20 PDT

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    Guild ''B'' Home #5 - Dale & Tara Terwedo
    Lake Chelan Hospital News Updates Greg Kennedy - August 18, 2014
    Guild "B" Home #5 - Dale & Tara Terwedo
    Event is September 20th - Get tickets now!
    The 13th Annual Guild "B" Home Tour is only one month away! This popular event showcases homes representing the beauty and elegance of the Lake Chelan area. Proceeds from the event help Lake Chelan Hospital purchase much needed medical equipment. Get your tickets today!
    Home #5

    Dale & Tara Terwedo
    Clos Chevalle Comfort – Chelan

    The Terwedo’s 3700 sq foot rambler reflects the owners’ commitment to charitable endeavors, such as Angel Flight, in an inviting way. The dramatic redwood, open-beam entry leads into the spacious living area with a view of the ‘waterfall’ pool and Lake Chelan beyond. Three master suites--one with a full kitchen- take full advantage of a panoramic setting above the lake. Slate floors and vibrant cherry wood floor-to-ceiling cabinets grace the spacious kitchen, while the must-see pantry features fabulous custom-designed spice racks. The owners’ favorite room and retreat is the Coffee Room with a perfect view of incoming storms from the Northwest. See if you can spot the 10 TVs located throughout the home.
    The Home Tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The tour consists of 5 private homes located around the Lake Chelan Valley.

    Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in Manson at Allisons and in Chelan at the Culinary Apple or the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce (509) 682-3503 or 800-4CHELAN. Tickets are also available online at www.LakeChelanHomeTour.com .

    The Home Tour is always accompanied by the Art Show at Tsillan Cellars. This year 23 Northwest artists grace the show. No ticket is required for the art show. The show runs the same time as the home tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    For more information go to the website LakeChelanHomeTour.com .

    You can also visit the Home Tour Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GuildBLakeChelanHomeTour.

    Please no cameras ... no children under 12 ... no food or beverages

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, August 18 @ 09:02:12 PDT

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    Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Campfire Ban Lifted
    National Park Service Ken Hires, NCNPC - August 18, 2014
    Click Here for the NPS North Cascades webpage
    Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Campfire Ban Lifted
    With several days of rain and cooler weather recently, conditions are such that the Campfire ban for camp sites in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area has been lifted. The ban was implemented when resources for containing any escaped fire were severely taxed by the many fires burning in the vicinity.

    Superintendent Karen Taylor-Goodrich said, “I would like to express our appreciation for the cooperation and understanding from the visiting public. No campfires were reported in the banned area which kept the firefighters focused on controlling the large fires surrounding North Cascades National Park Service Complex.”

    For camping and fire information, contact any visitor center or refer to the North Cascades National Park website at www.nps.gov/noca.

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, August 18 @ 08:50:17 PDT

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    Back to School - Share the Road
    Chelan Fire and Rescue Faye Barker - August 18, 2014
    Back to School - Share the Road
    Chelan Fire and Rescue reminds us that soon students will be walking to school. The list of precautions below can save lives.
    Sharing the road safely with child pedestrians
    All drivers need to recognize the special safety needs of pedestrians, especially those that are children. Young, elderly, disabled and intoxicated pedestrians are the most frequent victims in auto-pedestrian collisions. Generally, pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections; however, regardless of the rules of the road or right-of-way, you as a driver are obligated to exercise great care and extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians.
    • Drivers should not block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn. Do not stop with a portion of your vehicle over the crosswalk. Blocking the crosswalk forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation.
    • In a school zone, when a warning flasher or flashers are blinking, you must stop to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk.
    • Always stop when directed to do so by a school patrol sign, school patrol officer or designated crossing guard.
    • Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks.
    • Don’t honk your horn, rev your engine or do anything to rush or scare a pedestrian in front of your car, even if you have the legal right-of-way.

    Walking to School!
    Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions. Here are some tips to share with your children to ensure their safety when traveling to school.
    • Walk to school with a group of kids and always have a responsible adult with you.
    • Always walk on the sidewalk if one is available.
    • If no sidewalk is available, walk facing the traffic.
    • The safest place to cross is at a street corner or intersection.
    • If you are 10 years old or younger, you need to cross the street with an adult. You should not cross by yourself.
    • Before you step off the curb to cross the street, stop and look all ways to see if cars are coming.
    • When no cars are coming, it is safe for you and an adult to cross. But look left-right-left as you do it and hold the adult’s hand.
    • Walk, don’t run. This gives time for drivers to see you before you enter the roadway. Running also makes you more likely to fall in the street.
    • Don’t dart out in front of a parked car. The driver of the car coming down the street will not be able to see you.

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, August 18 @ 08:28:38 PDT

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    Fast Response Stops Fire at Top of Union Valley
    PHP-Nuke August 16, 2014
    Union Valley Fire Stopped Dead With Fast Attack

    Click Here for Library of 8 Still Action Photos from Mark Lippincott

    Scroll Down for Video of Event
    Helicopters, USFS Ground Crews and Units from Chelan Fire #7 were quick to respond to a small but potentially serious fire at the top of Union Valley around 4 PM Saturday afternoon.

    We have no factual details on the incident, but by observation and scanner listening it appears the fire started around 4 PM , and as readers will see and hear by 4:30 (about the time our Live Streaming Video) began, 2 helicopters were dropping water on the area at the top of Union Valley, not all that far from residential structures.

    An hour later there was chatter of wrapping up and shortly thereafter, we noted the helicopters departed the mission, and not long after that some of the assigned fire fighters were released to return to their posts.

    We have no idea of the possible cause of the fire, but the obvious - conditions in the rangelands are extremely dangerous, and it would take very little to trigger a tragic fire.

    Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Saturday, August 16 @ 17:51:54 PDT

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    Wenatchee Valley Humane Society's “Pearls and Paws ~ A Humane Affair”
    Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - August 16, 2014
    Click Here for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society "Pearls and Paws" page
    Wenatchee Valley Humane Society's “Pearls and Paws ~ A Humane Affair”
    Wenatchee Valley Humane Society’s “Pearls and Paws ~ A Humane Affair” is scheduled Friday, September 19th from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Tsillan Cellars in Lake Chelan. Enjoy the breathtaking of Lake Chelan while enjoying a delicious dinner by Sorrento’s Ristorante and Fromaggio Bistro paired with local wines provided by Tsillan Cellars, Mellisoni Vineyards, and Tunnel Hills Winery.

    Tickets are $100 per person. Proceeds from the event will help open the doors to your new animal shelter. To purchase tickets, go to wenatcheehumane.org/pearls-and-paws or call 509-662-9577.

    Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is the only animal shelter serving Chelan & Douglas Counties, providing care for displaced pets. Other services include rescuing injured & lost animals, spay/neuter services with each adoption, investigating cruelties & finding new homes for abandoned & stray animals. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is an independent non-profit shelter, relying on donations & support from the local community in order to provide these crucial services to our area.

    You can contact the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society by calling (509) 662-9577.

    Click Here for the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society facebook page.

    Click Here for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Donation page.

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    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, August 16 @ 10:01:31 PDT

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    City of Chelan Special Meeting August 19
    City of Chelan Peri S. Gallucci - August 7, 2014
    City of Chelan Special Meeting August 19

    Chelan City Council will meet in special session beginning at 6:00 p.m. up until 8:00 p.m. on August 19, 2014, in Council Chambers, Chelan City Hall, 135 East Johnson Avenue in Chelan, Washington. The purpose of this special meeting is to complete training on the Open Public Meetings Act, the Public Records Act, and Records Retention and Management in compliance with the 2014 Open Government Trainings Act.

    Peri S. Gallucci
    Chelan City Clerk

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, August 16 @ 09:53:16 PDT

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    Support the Vikings and Victims of Fires
    PHP-Nuke Greg Kennedy - August 16, 2014
    Support the Vikings and Victims of Fires
    Come see the Vikings, support local fire victim relief and watch LOCAL ATHLETES!!

    Kristina Tribley (Wenatchee High School), Arielle Turner (Cascade High School), Brette Boesel (Brewster High School) and Abby Phelps (Chelan High School) are all now part of the WWU Women’s Volleyball team!

    Chelan High School Gym
    Sat. Aug 23rd
    7:00 PM
    Admission by donation
    All proceeds go to victims of the Carlton Complex Fire

    This is an opportunity to watch the current GNAC champs as they prepare to defend their title. The 20 players and 3 WWU coaches have generously donated their time and energy to help with the clean up effort in Pateros and Brewster. They have also agreed to put on a charity event to raise funds for Carlton Complex fire victims.

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, August 16 @ 09:48:52 PDT

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    Douglas County Sheriff Deputy's Home Burglarized
    Douglas County Sheriff Report Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, DCSD - August 16, 2014
    Douglas County Sheriff Deputy's Home Burglarized
    Douglas County Sheriff Report 8-16-14
    From the desk of Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
    Douglas County Sheriff's Office
    On 08/14/14 at approximately 5:21 PM Douglas County Deputies responded to a burglary complaint on Rd. 6 NW near Waterville. The victim, who is a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy, reported that sometime during the day unknown persons broke into their home and stole numerous items.

    The intruders stole a wedding ring, a gold braided chain, two “Point Blank” bullet proof vests, A “Douglas County Sheriff’s Office” marine patrol bag with diving equipment, a large camouflage backpack with hunting equipment, four folding knives (Kershaw, Case, Buck), a box of 300 Ultra mag ammunition, a jar of change, and two jewelry boxes with jewelry.

    Anyone with information about the suspect or the stolen property is urged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Officer or RiverCom dispatch.

    Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, August 16 @ 09:11:55 PDT

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