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Echo Ridge Vistas by Misha Stepanov
And a look at the lake from the golf course!


Lake Chelan Artist Alliance Meeting Jan 28
Everyone is invited to come!


Lake Chelan Nicaragua Youth Mission Preparing to Make a Difference
Fundraising Dessert Auction this Friday!


Area Mourns Chelan Youth Who Left Us Too Soon
A statement from Rob Manahan


Manson Apple Blossom Selection Recap
An inside look at the selection event by Nancy Miller - Photo Gallery Added!


Hundreds celebrate Winterfest in Manson
From the Ale Fest to the Lantern lighting, Saturday night’s festivities were a hit - New video added!


Get Your Seahawks Gear On and Enter Our Seahawks Giveaway!
Find the Two Yellow Chairs and send us your photo! - New submission date!


Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Allisons of Manson!
Allisons of Manson has gifts and décor that will both surprise and delight you


Your 2015 Manson Apple Blossom Royalty has been chosen!
Nancy Miller will have more photos soon


Chelan County Deputy Bob Francis Retires
Deputy Sean Duke moves into School Resource Officer position


City saving $35,000 a year in energy usage
City Council discusses a variety of issues


Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 1-27-15
Capital Projects updates on the agenda


Chelan Youth Fatally Injured in Skiing Accident Friday Afternoon at Mission Ridge
Name withheld pending notification of family


Voters Asked to Continue Supporting Success at Manson Schools
New M & O Levy to Replace Expiring Levy


Support Services for Veterans Families presents program to City Council
“We are finding veteran encampments in the woods … they need help.”


Large Woody Debris issue to get new hearing at County Commission meeting Monday
Russ Jones would like to resolve this issue once and for all


Lane closures planned on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass next week for repairs to overpass
Drivers should plan for delays


Chelan PUD still looking for customer-owner feedback
Where should the PUD invest revenues in the future?


Teens: Earn a Scholarship for Helping Keep Classmates and Community Safe
Andrew York Memorial Scholarship is for students spotlighting dangers of drinking or texting and taking the wheel


Early Morning Raids in Bridgeport Net 3 Arrests
Charged with methamphetamine sales and cocaine delivery within 1000 feet of school grounds


LOST DOG - Help Us Find George!
Last seen in Crystal View Estates area


State Transportation Commission Releases Final Washington Transportation Plan 2035
Comprehensive Plan Establishes 20-Year Vision for Development of Statewide Transportation System


Watch NFL Super Bowl XLIX at the Ruby Theatre February 1!
The Biggest Screen In Town!


Go Red for Women at Tsillan Cellars Feb 6
Get tickets now! Space is limited!


Learn How to Download E-Books at Manson Library Feb 3
Space is limited and registration is required


Congratulations to the Most Recent Winners of Our $50 Gift Certificate Giveaways!
You could win a gift certificate to one of your favorite spots in the Lake Chelan Valley or discover something new!


Informational Meeting TONIGHT at Manson School
Maintenance and Operations Levy to be discussed at 6:30 p.m.


Lake Chelan Enjoys a Magical Winterfest
We have a great video of the event!


Chelan FBLA 2014 Annual Food Drive Report
Food donations filled three SUVs!


Clear Winter Day at Lake Chelan
Ken Graves captures a wonderful view from the south shore


City of Chelan PUBLIC NOTICE - Airport FONSI
Finding Of No Significant Impact for areas around Chelan Airport protects airport accesses


Lake Chelan Area Fishing Report for 1/20/15
Lake Chelan is hot, trolling for Mackinaw in the Barrens, Kokanee on Colyar Ledge and Rainbow in Mill Bay


The Chelan District 7 Firefighters Association is hosting a ‘FIRELIGHT GALA’
February 14th at Campbell's Centennial Ballrom










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Echo Ridge Vistas by Misha Stepanov
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - January 26, 2015
CLICK ABOVE for a relaxing video of Echo Ridge vistas and Lake Chelan wonder
Echo Ridge & Lake Chelan Vistas by Misha Stepanov
Misha Stepanov put together a great video of Echo Ridge vistas above the clouds and Lake Chelan shot from the Municipal Golf Course below the clouds from this weekend.

He comments, "Lake Chelan was in the clouds today, but a little ways up at Echo Ridge, there was glorious sunshine!"

Sit back, relax and enjoy this escape above and below the clouds!

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, January 26 @ 08:46:44 PST

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Lake Chelan Artist Alliance Meeting Jan 28
Strictly Fun Carol Jenkins - January 26, 2015
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Lake Chelan Artist Alliance Meeting Jan 28
The Lake Chelan Artist Alliance is holding its first meeting of the year on January 28, 2015, 5:30 p.m., at the Lakeside Lodge in Chelan.

Everyone is invited to come and join us to find out what the Alliance has planned for the coming year. The agenda includes discussions regarding our summer bazaar. We will also consider a new aspect to the alliance called the "creative artist". Creative art is in the planning stage and will include visiting other cities, museums, and teaching art. Art and selling aspects will also be discussed.

Arts included are visual arts (i.e. painting in all mediums), textiles and photography.

Anyone interested in art is invited to attend. Bring a friend!

For more information call Carol Jenkins at 630-2392.

The Lake Chelan Artist Alliance is a non-profit organization; promoting art while serving and supporting artists in Greater Lake Chelan.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, January 26 @ 08:22:05 PST

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Lake Chelan Nicaragua Youth Mission Preparing to Make a Difference
News with Christine Eagar Christine Eagar - January 26, 2015
Click Here for a brochure about the Lake Chelan Nicaragua Youth Mission Trip 2015 (PDF 412KB)
Lake Chelan Nicaragua Youth Mission Preparing to Make a Difference
Fundraising Dessert Auction this Friday!

Lake Chelan’s Youth Mission Trip is hosting a Dessert Auction Fundraiser during the girls and boys basketball games this Friday, January 30th in the Chelan High School Commons from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This dedicated group of young people is working to raise money for a Mission Trip to Nicaragua this summer, June 18-29th, 2015. In Nicaragua, the students will work side-by-side with communities on development projects, laying bricks that will become a school, digging a well that will provide clean water, and planting crops that will grow into nourishing food.

The purpose of the mission trip is to help students see the world through the eyes of new found friends in Nicaragua and become immersed in a new culture. The students will learn lifelong skills, building confidence, learning how to motivate others, and turning the trip experience into meaningful action at home.

Each student is required to raise 50% of his/her total cost of $3,400. The remaining 50% will be raised at other fundraising events later this year, such as the Gamble Sands Golf Tournament in April.

Back row from left to right: Malena Evig, Sydney Gueller, Haley Holliday, Eli Jenkins, Elijah Larson, Makenzie Harris, Eli Christenson
Middle row: Henry Elsner, Emma Elsner, Erika Arias, Casey Jackson, Eva Aneshansley, Bridget Wyant
Front row: Ricardo Escoto, Brenda Lopez, Elli Vegdahl-Crowell
Not pictured: Mary Fitzpatrick, Annika Nolen
Just some of this Friday’s auction items at Chelan High School include:
  • A Sharper Image Action Cam
  • Desserts
  • Gift certificates
  • Wine
  • Seahawks themed goodies
All auction proceeds benefit the students traveling on the mission trip.

The Nicaragua Youth Mission students include: Eva Aneshansley, Erika Arias, Eli Christenson, Emma Elsner, Henry Elsner, Malena Evig, Mary Fitzpatrick, Sydney Gueller, Makenzie Harris, Haley Holliday, Casey Jackson, Eli Jenkins, Elijah Larson, Annika Nolen, Elli Vegdahl-Crowell, Bridget Wyant, Brenda Lopez, and Ricardo Escoto. Their chaperones are: Brisa Romero-Montejano, Jacque DePaoli, Erik Romero, Adelina Velasco.

The Nicaragua Mission trip is sponsored by the Lake Chelan Interact Club and the Lake Chelan Rotary Club.

Monetary sponsorships at any level are also welcome! Sponsors may donate to individual students or make general donations to be used toward trip costs. All checks should be made payable to the “Lake Chelan Rotary Community and International Fund” (write “Interact” in the memo section). These donations are tax deductible.

For those wishing to donate goods, the mission trip needs meal sponsors for upcoming fellowship socials and trainings. In addition, they’re collecting items for auction gift baskets (examples are gift certificates, dinner packages, overnight stays in the Chelan Valley, wine packages, or personal/spa services).

For more information, contact Brisa Montejano at (509) 630-8152 or .

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, January 26 @ 08:06:54 PST

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Area Mourns Chelan Youth Who Left Us Too Soon
GLC Community News Greg Kennedy - January 25, 2015
Dean Allen
Area Mourns Chelan Youth Who Left Us Too Soon
Lake Chelan was stunned by the news of the passing of Chelan High Senior Dean Allen. This from Rob Manahan, Chelan High School Superintendent:

As many of you are aware, Chelan High School senior Dean Allen passed away Friday after a skiing accident at Mission Ridge. Needless to say, we are shocked and extremely saddened by this news. Our prayers, love and support go out to the Allen family as they deal with this tragedy. I am confident that this community and our school district will rally around the family to support them and help in any way possible. The Lake Chelan School District counseling, student services and emergency response team will be meeting Sunday to develop an action plan for Monday morning on ways we can support our students, staff and families during this time. In addition, the middle/high school building will be open after 5 PM for those individuals or groups that would like to come and be with others for support and encouragement.

We will continue to provide any support services as needed and will work with the Allen family to determine what else we might be able to do to help them through this tragic time.

Thank you to all who have already offered their support and help. In addition, thank you to CHS counseling and support staff who have been available throughout these unfolding events and have responded so quickly and thoughtfully with compassion and support.

Rob Manahan, Superintendent

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, January 25 @ 17:45:35 PST

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Manson Apple Blossom Selection Recap
Strictly Fun Nancy Miller - January 25, 2015
Kendra Ellsworth is crowned Manson Apple Blossom Queen 2015
Click Here for a BIG Photo Gallery including the event program!
Manson Apple Blossom Selection Recap

by Nancy Miller
Manson's Apple Blossom Selection, Saturday night in the High School's gym continued the long (since 1921) tradition in nearly flawless style. Angel Garcia, ASB President, lead the flag salute, warm bilingual welcome and introduction of the Master of Ceremonies, Michael Steele.

The 5 Judges, Andrea Eklund, Kate Maclean, Stephanie and Luke Astell and Tom Gausman were introduced with a short Bio.

After recognition of visiting royalty, past royalty and parents, each lovely candidate paraded on stage accompanied by a tuxedoed Mr. Amsden and was introduced along with a list of their accomplishments by Mr. Steele. After the introduction each contestant delivered an original oratory centered around the theme of “The First Harvest”. Following the impromptu question that asked the girls what they would show Russel Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback, if he were to visit Manson, the two Apple Blossom button winners were announced by Aleasha England. Sam Thomas was the only recipient present.

The candidates donned leopard print for the unique dance number, Walk the Dinosaur, choreographed by Pat Beratta. The dinos were diminutive but the paleo apples were huge and sparkly as the girls showed off their grace and sense of rhythm.

The jazz band played after a brief intermission. Vote cards were collected from the audience for tabulation. The judges scores carried 60% toward the final selection with the audience vote and chaperone's scores equally shared the other 40%.

Retiring Royalty presented their slide show review of the past year. Queen Hanna Ireland, Princesses Perla Garcia and Jessica Gomez briefly reviewed their experiences during the farewell address.

Barbara Gallaher was recognized for her hard work and organization as role of chairperson.

The scholarship award was presented to Kendra Ellsworth for her congenial good spirit during the preparation process. The contestants joined hands across the stage in anticipation of the crowning process.

Kirsten Gibson and Aylee Neff were crowned as Princesses and Kendra Ellsworth received the crown and robe as the new Queen for 2015.

Reception and light refreshments were held in the commons area. Congratulations to all contestants for a job well done and welcome to the incoming Apple Blossom Royalty.

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Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, January 25 @ 14:32:33 PST

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Hundreds celebrate Winterfest in Manson
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - January 25, 2015
Hundreds of families and people poured into Manson Bay Park to enjoy the final weekend of WinterFest as 550 Japanese lanterns were lit and sailed skyward to the cheers of everyone. There were many wishes made as this colorful display proceeded. Click Here for More Photos
Hundreds celebrate Winterfest in Manson

By Richard Uhlhorn
From the Ale Fest to the Lantern lighting, hundreds of families and people were enjoying Saturday night’s festivities in Manson.

The Lantern Lighting was a huge success for the Chamber of Commerce. “We sold out,” said Chamber President Les Cooper. “All 550 of the!” At $5 a pop, that helps with the expenses of this winter festival.

Manson Bay Park was packed with people lighting lanterns or watching as they rose into the night sky. It was a spectacle that everyone enjoyed. A number of people also stayed on to watch the Tower of Fire.

CLICK ABOVE for a Winterfest Weekend #2 Video! See Wish Lanterns, L-Bow the Clown and the Ice Tower!
Manson’s main street was blocked off for this year’s Ale Fest which had a number of vendors staying very busy as people walked around trying different ales, beers and other distilled spirits.

Music kept them in the outside bar, laughing, visiting and enjoying the festivities. Downtown businesses that stayed open were packed with visitors and residents eating, drinking or shopping.

On Sunday, the second annual Snowshoe Race took place at Echo Ridge at 11 a.m. followed by Linda Kennedy’s Snow Yoga class on ‘The Shoe.’


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, January 25 @ 13:26:11 PST

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Get Your Seahawks Gear On and Enter Our Seahawks Giveaway!
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - January 23, 2015






Have you seen these Two Yellow Chairs? Send us a picture of you in your Seahawk gear in these chairs to enter the BIG Seahawks Giveaway Contest!
Get Your Seahawks Gear On and Enter Our Seahawks Giveaway!
You may have already spotted the Two Yellow Chairs in downtown Chelan. If not, get downtown, take a camera with you, and send us pictures of you in the Two Yellow Chairs wearing your Seahawk Gear for a chance to win BIG PRIZES!

GoLakeChelan is giving away a BIG Seahawks 12th Man cake from Deb's Delights, enough to feed 20 people, and a $100 gift certificate for Local Myth Pizza for the best Seahawk outfit picture taken in the Two Yellow Chairs.

Submissions end on 11 p.m. Friday, January 30. You must be 18 years of age to enter. Our staff will sort through the photos and pick the best one on Saturday January 31st. The winner will be announced on GLC and receive the 12th Man Cake from Deb's Delights and the $100 gift certificate for Local Myth Pizza!

Send your submissions to . Use an email address that we can contact you at or send us a phone number if that is a better way to get a hold of you.

Are we having fun yet? Go Hawks!

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Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, January 25 @ 09:59:01 PST

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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Allisons of Manson!
News with Christine Eagar Christine Eagar - January 25, 2015
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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Allisons of Manson!
This week GoLakeChelan.com is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Allisons of Manson!

Allisons of Manson sells beautiful things for everyday living. Their gallery of gifts include jewelry, skin care, women's clothing and accessories, gifts for children, foods and teas, tableware, garden décor, candles, furniture, bedding, and lighting. The upstairs gallery features original fine art by regional and nationally acclaimed artists. Allisons of Manson has gifts and décor that will both surprise and delight you.

Sign up to win by entering at our home page. See the left side and scroll down under Today’s News.

Visit Allisons of Manson at:
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Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, January 25 @ 09:49:54 PST

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Your 2015 Manson Apple Blossom Royalty!
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - January 24, 2015
Your 2015 Manson Apple Blossom Royalty!

Left to right: Princess Kristen Gibson, Queen Kendra Ellsworth and Princess Aylee Neff. Photo by Nancy Miller.
The 2015 Manson Apple Blossom Royalty has been chosen! Congratulations to Queen Kendra Ellsworth, Princess Kristen Gibson, and Princess Aylee Neff. We look forward to you representing this year's Manson Apple Blossom Festival.

Nancy Miller was at the selection event at the Manson High School Auditorium this evening and will have many photos to share soon.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, January 24 @ 21:37:59 PST

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Chelan County Deputy Bob Francis Retires
Chelan County Sheriff Sheriff Brian Burnett, CCSO - January 24, 2015
Deputy Francis Deputy Duke
Chelan County Deputy Bob Francis Retires

Deputy Sean Duke moves into School Resource Officer position
Sheriff Brian Burnett would like to announce the retirement of Deputy Bob Francis who joined the Sheriff’s Office in March of 1989. Deputy Francis provided not only patrol duties but most recently he was the School Resource Officer for the Chelan and Manson School Districts. Congratulations to Deputy Francis on his retirement and thank you for your 26 years of service and dedication to the communities of Chelan County.

With Deputy Francis’ departure, effective January 20, 2015, Deputy Sean Duke has received the School Resource Officer position for the Chelan and Manson School Districts. Deputy Duke has been with the Sheriff’s Office since March of 1993. Deputy Duke will bring a positive influence to all the youth he will serve and his professionalism and teamwork to the Administrations of each school district. Congratulations Deputy Duke.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, January 24 @ 10:24:53 PST

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City saving $35,000 a year in energy usage
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - January 23, 2015
Murray Greenwood gave a presentation on Ameresco’s work on the Energy Savings Grant in the City.
Mike Cooney suggested moving the electric sign by the old Lakeside School to the entrance to town. He wondered how the change in the no-parking ordinance on the highway in Lakeside would affect neighborhoods.
Public Works Director Dwane Van Epps brought a parking and speed limit ordinance to the Council for approval.
City saving $35,000 a year in energy usage

By Richard Uhlhorn
The City of Chelan is seeing an estimated $35,000 in savings from the Energy Savings Grant and Solar Savings Grant programs. Murray Greenwood, Ameresco, was on hand to update the Council on the grant programs.

“The project is in progress and I’ll return next year with another update,” said Greenwood.

Three elements of the program are in the process or have been completed.

The first was the installation of upgraded high-efficiency heat pumps at the golf course, parks, City Hall, old library and public works building. The second program in the works is the installation of LED street lighting which will begin in March and be finished by April. “This will make a huge difference in the downtown area.” The LED lights are very efficient and will save the City about half of what they are spending now.

In addition, new pumps and suction lines will be installed at Don Morse Park which will allow the park to irrigate with lake water instead of treated City water.

Eighty-eight solar panels will be installed on the Cart building at the Golf Course. This 24.6 KW system will be installed in April with completion in May.

Asked by Mike Cooney how the City will know the actual savings, Greenwood said that a part of the grant requirement is for Ameresco to come back and measure the savings.

Mayor Goedde asked if there was more money available for these types of programs. Greenwood said that the Legislature is asking for more funding.

In other business:

Public Works Director Dwane Van Epps was back to Council requesting passage of an ordinance to restrict parking on Hwy 97A just west of Lakeside. The parking concerns came from the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Public Works Committee met and agreed that parking should be eliminated on that portion of the highway.

Van Epps had a first reading at the December Council meeting and said, “I’m back asking for adoption of this ordinance. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.”

Councilman Cooney, who was absent from the December meeting, asked about the impact on the neighborhoods. “What are we planning … what are we doing about the impact?” Councilwoman Erin McCardle replied that a solution to impacts from this ordinance will be in place before summer. Cooney replied that a short-term drop off area should be allowed at Lakeside Park for off-loading coolers and other summer items. He also would like to see more people using Don Morse Park.

The Council unanimously passed this ordinance.

Next on the agenda was the ordinance that would extend a 35 mph speed limit 350 feet west of Lakeside Park. This agenda item brought up several concerns. McCardle said, “Without enforcement it is not going to do much. Has there been a discussion (with law enforcement) about increased enforcement?”

Van Epps replied that he hadn’t discussed this with the Sheriff yet. McCardle brought up the change in speed limits through Entiat. “That was a big deal,” she said noting that there were three weeks of strict enforcement along that stretch of highway.

This change is being pushed by a couple of very vocal residents who continually call the Department of Transportation and Public Works about the speed limit.

Councilman Cameron Morehouse said his biggest concern is having a flashing light on a radar sign to bring attention to a new speed limit. Van Epps said he’d prefer not to install a radar sign until it becomes a problem.

Councilman Ben Higgins said that extending the limit a few hundred feet was not going to get people to slow down. He feels it is important to have a radar sign warning people. “I notice it when I come in from Manson and it is a reminder that the speed limit is lower,” said Higgins. “I don’t want an Entiat … the overkill was tremendous.”

“Who doesn’t know there is no enforcement there?” said McCardle. Councilman Guy Harper replied, “I’ve been stopped there before.”

Cooney suggested taking the sign that is adjacent to the old Lakeside School and moving it to the first driveway coming into town. Van Epps replied that moving that sign is within their budget. He suggested to the Council that he would rewrite the ordinance and bring it back to the next meeting. This ordinance would move the sign to the first driveway. He warned, however, that WSDOT would have to sign off on the plan. “It has to be a bilateral agreement.” The Council agreed to wait.

Finance Director Cheryl Grant brought the Rate & Fee Resolution Amendment for consideration. Each year, City staff makes recommendations for adjustments to the rates and fees charged.

This year annual parking passes were increased at Don Morse Memorial Park along with launch fees and seasonal permit prices. Short term (hourly) moorage was also increased. A decrease for daily moorage of boats 25’ and longer and transient moorage was eliminated and replaced with a “weekly” and “two week” moorage rate. Seasonal moorage was increased with a three year structure.

At the Golf Course, the cost of playing 18 holes was increased from $40 to $41.45.

At the Building & Planning Department planning fees for preliminary plats, final plats, short plat alteration, variances preliminary binding site plan, and hearings examiner fees were all increased.

Cooney said, “These increases seem very fair, but I’m unclear on the Marina charges. Are we encouraging people to purchase short or long term space?” Parks Director Charles Sablan said he wants to fill the Marina and get them coming back.

Planning Director Craig Gildroy said that building permits were up at two developments but very few individual applications were coming in. He also reported that Astons and Carol’s Special Additions buildings have been sold. Astons building will house a new brewery and the Carol’s Special Additions building will include a wine bar amongst other businesses.

During Council comments Harper reported that he had attended an Emergency Management meeting with Cashmere and Leavenworth. “They want a 28.3 percent increase this year. We need to be thankful that Chelan doesn’t have a railroad running through it,” said Harper who wants to know exactly what the City is getting for its money.

The only elements in Chelan that are dangerous is ammonia at the fruit packing warehouses and the fact that both schools are on the highway system. “The Cities all asked what the County was doing.

City Administrator Paul Schmidt said that the Emergency Management contract was currently $8,800 and that the increase would raise it to over $10,000. “What’s going on is that we are partnering up with our sister Cities,” he said. He said they would all be sitting down with the Sheriff’s Department, Fire Departments and other agencies to scope out a work plan. ”By law you have to have an Emergency plan."

Cooney reported that the Toyota Town Center brought in $7.2 million in 2014 which was up $1 million over 2013. The deficit was down $400,000 and they are in the survival mode. “I think we are on the right track.”

Cooney also said he’d like to invite the Chelan Food Bank and Chelan Valley Hope to a Council meeting. “I sense that things might not be coming along as fast as we anticipated,” said Cooney who is worried they might not be able to purchase the building.

Mayor Goedde announced that he didn’t think the Freedom Foundation was going much farther in their efforts against the cities now that it has been determined that it is “absolutely against State law.” City Attorney Alan Galbraith said that a lot of things concerning the lawsuit have taken place over the past ten days and he would be happy to fill them in, in an executive session.

The Council indicated they would like an update and scheduled a 10-minute executive session immediately following the open meeting.

Schmidt also told the Council that the City has seen a $15,000 savings in Labor & Industry charges. “We had no loss days in 2014,” said Schmidt. “We’ve been pro-active in public safety. In bad years they go after you with increases in L&I payments. They can amount to a lot of money for employers with a lot of employees.”

He also told the Council that there has been considerable interest in leasing the old Chamber offices. “We will bring that forward for Council discussion.”


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 19:21:48 PST

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Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 1-27-15
Lake Chelan School District Georgia Mashayekh - January 23, 2015
Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 1-27-15
LAKE CHELAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: January 27, 2015
TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION: District Board Room

AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – January 13, 2015
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS OR REQUESTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
5. INFORMATIONAL /DISCUSSION ITEMS
6. BOARD RECOGNITION – School Board Appreciation Month
7. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
   * Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) Report
   * Career Tech Center (CTC) Dedication and Open House details
   * MS/HS entry remodel update
   * Capital Projects update
8. FINANCIAL REPORT for December
   * County Treasurer’s Report
   * Balance Sheet
   * Cash Flow Statement
   * Enrollment
9. FINANCIAL REPORT for January
   * County Treasurer’s Report
   * Balance Sheet
   * Cash Flow Statement
   * Enrollment
10. BOARD POLICIES – 2ND READING
    * BP2337 Disability History Month
    * BP3211 & Procedure Transgender Students
    * BP3247 & Procedure Isolation and Restraint of Student
      with IEPs or Section 504 Plans
    * BP5409 Unpaid Holidays for Reasons of Faith or Conscience
    * BP4215 Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Substances
11. ACTION ITEMS
    * Payables and Payroll
    * Personnel
    * Surplus
12. ADJOURNMENT


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 18:57:41 PST

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Chelan Youth Fatally Injured in Skiing Accident at Mission Ridge
Chelan County Sheriff Sgt Kent Sisson, CCSO - January 23, 2015
Chelan Youth Fatally Injured In Skiing Accident at Mission Ridge
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Friday, January 23, 2015, a 17 year old male resident of Chelan was fatally injured in a skiing accident at the Mission Ridge Ski area South of Wenatchee.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on the 23rd, RiverCom Dispatch received a call regarding a skiing accident at Mission Ridge. Lifeline Ambulance and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded.

After investigation it was determined the male subject had been skiing with a friend. The friend observed the 17 year old male loose control, leaving the ski run and traveling down an embankment, coming to rest among some trees. Mission Ridge Ski patrol was contacted and responded to the scene, rendering aid to the victim.

The patient was moved to the Mission Ridge first aid station. He was then transported to Central Washington Hospital by Lifeline Ambulance, where he later died from his injuries.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 18:50:09 PST

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Voters Asked to Continue Supporting Success at Manson Schools
News with Christine Eagar Christine Eagar - January 23, 2015
Voters Asked to Continue Supporting Success at Manson Schools
New M & O Levy to Replace Expiring Levy

Matt Charlton, Superintendent for the Manson School District, is proud of the accomplishments made within the district, as Manson High School has maintained a 95% average graduation rate over the past five years. In addition, 75% of Manson High School graduates are enrolled in a university, community college or trade school, and they’ve had great success with their work-based internship for all high school students, which began in 2014. Manson Schools also offer free preschool for all 4 year olds in the community. The Manson School District would like to see their students continue on this path of success from pre-school through high school and beyond.

The Manson School District asks voters to pass a new Maintenance and Operations (M & O) Levy on the Chelan County special election ballot, February 10th, 2015. This will enable the school district to continue funding many of the school programs, classes, athletics, maintenance, repairs, and other essential services that help students succeed.

Matt Charlton explained that maintenance and operations levies historically were only used for extracurricular programs, along with some basic maintenance of the community schools, but in the last 30 years, state funding has dwindled away.

Matt said, “You’ve probably seen some of the legislatures wrestling with this right now. Local communities have stepped up, and more and more of the M & O levies have become levies to support basic education, back-filling what the state hasn’t been funding. That’s why districts have them. The M & O Levy makes up about 15% of our schools’ budget. Out of the Manson School District’s approximately $8,000,000 annual budget, the new levy represents around $1,200,000 of that budget.”

He explained that it’s important for voters to know this is essentially a “replacement” levy. The current M & O Levy, previously passed by voters back in February 2013, is expiring at the end of 2015. Levies are in place for only two years at a time, so the district is asking voters to approve a new two-year levy that continues funding for many of it’s essential services and programs. Fifty (50%) voter approval plus one is needed to pass the new levy., which would begin in January 2016 and conclude December 2017.

Manson School District’s M & O Levy funds would be allocated as such:

Instruction (36%)
  • 2 teachers
  • Teacher assistants
  • College/advanced placement classes
  • Support of the arts (music, drama, art)
  • Vocational classes
  • Technology support (desktop support, student records system, replacing outdated equipment)
  • Vocational classes
Extracurricular (25%)
  • After school enrichment/assistance
  • Athletics
  • Clubs (pep band, FBLA, FFA, etc.)
Repairs & maintenance of buildings (30%)

Transportation (7%) (supplements inadequate state funding)

Food service (2%) (supplements inadequate state/federal funding)

Matt Charlton also explained that the proposed levy is for a fixed amount of dollars collected each year. These figures listed below show about a $35,000 increase each year to offset risings costs. The school district worked with Chelan County to estimate a 3% general increase in property values per year.

2015 $1,174,818 (current)
2016 $1,210,063 (proposed)
2017 $1,246,364 (proposed)

The rate per $1000 of assessed property value is virtually unchanged from the rate currently being assessed. Matt says it is important to be aware that the proposed levy dollars for 2016-2017 are fixed. If property values increase more than the estimated 3% per year, the rate per $1000 of assessed value would decrease for property owners.

Rates per $1000 of assessed value:
  • 2015 $1.8432 (current)
  • 2106 $1.8432 (proposed)
  • 2017 $1.8432 (proposed)
How much will this levy cost a property owner? On a home assessed at $200,000, the M & O tax would be $368.64 per year. Go to www.Manson.org and scroll down to the personal tax calculator to determine your property’s estimated levy tax or call Manson School District at (509) 687-3140 for assistance.

Property tax exemptions are available to qualifying seniors or disabled property owners for all or part of the M & O Levy. To determine whether you meet the conditions to qualify for a tax exemption, contact Chelan County Assessor’s Office at (509) 667-6365 or go to www.co.chelan.wa.us.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 18:37:48 PST

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Support Services for Veterans Families presents program to City Council
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - January 23, 2015
Pete Hudow is the program manager of the five county area served by the Supportive Services for Veteran Families.
Andrew Pruitt is a direct service provider at SSVF.
Past local VFW President, Steve Palmbush addressed the Council on how important this program is for Veterans.
Support Services for Veterans Families presents program to City Council

By Richard Uhlhorn
Pete Hudlow, SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) Program Manager and Andrew Pruitt, Diect Service Provider, were on hand at the Chelan City Council meeting Thursday evening, January 22, to explain SSVF’s program.

Hudlow said the local group covers five counties (Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Kittitas) in an effort to find veterans in need. “We have the ability to reach out and spend this money to provide them (veterans) the opportunity to get back on their feet.”

He said that there are a number of veterans within the five county area that need help. “We are finding veteran encampments in the woods … they need help.”

The group’s brochure has some startling information that many people aren’t aware of. For instance:

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that on a single night in January of 2011, 67,495 Veterans were homeless and living on the streets of the same nation they had dedicated their lives to serving.

SSVF was founded on the principle that every Veteran has a right to housing and that by providing support at a community level, they will help end homelessness among the Veteran population.

“We are not an organization where they have to come to us … we are actively going out and finding them,” said Hudlow. “We are finding out what their needs are and what they qualify for.”

SSVF :
  • provides outreach to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • provides the ability to assess eligibility for services
  • provides opportunities for housing
  • provides intense navigation to agreed upon services
  • provides support through case management to increase skills and income of participants
  • provides free legal services that lead to stable housing
  • provides skilled staff to help with obtaining and changing both VA and disability benefits
  • may provide financial support that directly leads to housing
Mayor Bob Goedde told Hudlow and Pruitt that he was pleased they were not wearing a suit and tie. “I think you are on the right track.” Hudlow replied that phone calls to the organization are answered by a person and that only one employee is not a Veteran but that he is an economics graduate. “He keeps me out of trouble,” said Hudlow. “The rest of our employees are all combat Veterans.”

To be eligible for help from SSVF Veterans must have served at least one day of active duty; must not have received an dishonorable discharge, are low-income according to the programs guidelines, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, not already receiving services from another SSVF program, able to obtain housing, ‘but for’ a barrier that SSVF can address, willing to participate in finding a solution, and have documentation of their Veterans status.

Andrew Pruitt, a direct service provider, told the Council that he was a combat Veteran with three combat tours. “I can’t say enough about the Veterans that were treated harshly when they came back from Vietnam. We didn’t come back with the same results.”

Past VFW Commander Steve Palmbush said, “This has been a long time in coming. We are in a 20 year war. This money has been available for seven years.”

Councilman Mike Cooney said he was pleased to see that 91 percent of the money in the program is used to help Veterans and that only nine percent is for administering the program.

SSVF is seeking to prevent Veterans and their families from becoming homeless and helping homeless Veterans find housing.

For more information on this program, visit them on-line at www.ssvf.us or call them at 884.831.4673.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 15:43:42 PST

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Large Woody Debris issue to get new hearing at County Commission meeting Monday
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - January 23, 2015
Russ Jones was back at City Council on Thursday night requesting that the Council members sign a petition requesting Chelan County to ban large woody debris in the interface zone of Lake Chelan.
Large Woody Debris issue to get new hearing at County Commission meeting Monday

By Richard Uhlhorn
“I can’t believe I’m back talking to you about Large Woody Debris,” said Russ Jones.

Three years ago, the City Council banned the placement of Large Woody Debris (LWD) in Lake Chelan within the jurisdiction of the City. However, Chelan County has shied away from being that progressive.

In the past few weeks, there have been several dock permit applications filed within the County’s jurisdiction and that calls for fish mitigation of which LWD is one of the methods.

Jones, who has been at the forefront of the battle to ban LWD from being placed in the lake, says he has never gotten an explanation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of why LWD isn’t a hazard to boating.

“I will be attending the Chelan County Commissioners meeting on Monday asking for a ban of Large Woody Debris within the interface zone,” Jones said. He also stated that this time he is not asking for a total ban of LWD as a mitigating method, but is asking that the wood not extend more than 12 inches off the bottom of the lake.

He said that in the past one county commissioner was reluctant to ban LWD because he felt it would make mitigation harder for applicants.

He handed out a petition for the City Council members to sign and asked them to attend the meeting on Monday if at all possible. “I would like to resolve this issue once and for all,” said Jones. “Hopefully we will put this thing to rest.”

Councilman Cameron Morehouse commented during Council comments that he would be attending the Commission meeting in support of Jones’ request and told the rest of the Council members that Jones was on the agenda for 11 a.m. “I am going on a purely safety issue,” said Morehouse.

It was back in 2009 at a meeting of all agencies concerned with fisheries and mitigation measures that the U.S. Corps of Engineers stated they would have an In-Lieu of program in place by the end of 2009. To date, that In-Lieu of program still does not exist despite the other agencies agreement that it is needed.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 15:26:10 PST

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Lane closures planned on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass next week for repairs to o
WSDOT Meagan Lott, WSDOT - January 23, 2015
Lane closures planned on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass next week for repairs to overpass
Drivers should plan for delays

Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 next week should plan for delays due to eastbound lane closures about 11 miles east of the Snoqualmie Pass Summit.

Maintenance crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation will be making repairs to an overpass that was damaged in November. Crews will close a single eastbound lane at milepost 63 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26. Both eastbound lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 and traffic will be detoured around the work onto the ramps.

WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over Snoqualmie Pass:

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 11:25:10 PST

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Chelan PUD still looking for customer-owner feedback
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - January 23, 2015
The Chelan Dam provides PUD customer/owners with much of their electricity. It’s an important resource, and customers want to see electric rates stay low, but as the PUD earns more revenue, it is asking customers/owners how they would like to see the PUD invest in the future.
Chelan PUD still looking for customer-owner feedback

By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan County PUD is still involved in its strategic planning effort and as a part of that effort, have mailed all PUD customer-owners an “Owners Guide.” This guide also came with a postage paid response card.

The PUD is seeking the public’s choices from the 20 recommendations outlined in a “Owners Guide” sent out to all PUD customers. If you, as a customer/owner, didn’t receive a guide, you can still weigh in on your feelings about where the PUD should invest revenues in the future.

Those areas include:
  • The PUD Park system as a benefit of public power;
  • Water and Wastewater; what should be the PUD’s role;
  • Fiber – maintain or expand, and if so, how;
  • Electricity; How should the PUD take greater advantage of clean, affordable electricity;
  • Economic development; Can the PUD be a catalyst for economic development in Chelan County; and
  • Reinvestments; How can the PUD reinvest and create long term value for its customer/owners.
This are important questions that the PUD is working on in its strategic planning efforts.

The PUD began this process in January, 2014, and took comment from over 1,000 customer/owners who took the time to share their ideas for investing in the future.

The questionnaire, which can be picked up at the Chelan PUD office or filled out on-line at www.ourpublicpower.org, is a chance to be heard. The PUD is currently in good financial shape and is looking to a promising financial future.

What are you wishes for the PUDs investment in the future:
  • More parks and trails?
  • Expanded water and waste water facilities?
  • Expansion of the PUDs fiber system?
  • A move toward more electrification, i.e. electric vehicles, research and education?
  • Should the PUD be more involved in economic development?
These are all important questions. Take the time to be heard. Fill out the questionnaire and get it submitted before midnight, Monday, January 26.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 11:02:48 PST

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Teens: Earn a Scholarship for Helping Keep Classmates and Community Safe
Chelan County PUD Kimberlee Craig, CCPUD - January 23, 2015
Teens: Earn a Scholarship for Helping Keep Classmates and Community Safe
Andrew York Memorial Scholarship is for students spotlighting dangers of drinking or texting and taking the wheel

Washington state high school seniors graduating this spring have two extra weeks to apply for the Andrew York Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship supports students who are active in programs to prevent impaired or distracted driving.

The application deadline is now March 1.

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington manages the award that honors Chelan PUD journeyman lineman Andrew York. He died in 2000 after being hit while on the job by a drunken driver.

Applications are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfncw.org. Up to $4,500 is available.

Graduating seniors from any high school in Washington state are eligible to apply if they have been active at school or in the community providing awareness to prevent impaired or distracted driving caused by drugs, alcohol, marijuana use or texting while driving.

To apply, students must show acceptance into an accredited college, university or trade school. Applicants who are active members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 77, or a child or grandchild of an active IBEW Local 77 member, will receive preference. Financial need is not a consideration.

The Andrew York Lineman Rodeo raised more than $160,000 for the scholarship during its 10-year run. In addition to building the fund, proceeds from the rodeo made it possible to award $30,500 in scholarships so far.

Last year’s scholarship winners were McKenzie Ervin, an Omak High School graduate, and Natalia Esquivel-Silva, a Wenatchee High graduate. Each received $1,750.

The 2015 scholarship(s) will be awarded in late May or early June.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 10:23:14 PST

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Early Morning Raids in Bridgeport Net 3 Arrests
Douglas County Sheriff Report Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, DCSD - January 23, 2014
Early Morning Raids in Bridgeport Net 3 Arrests
From the desk of Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
On 01/22/2015 the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, United States Border Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff’s office conducted two search warrants in Bridgeport, Washington. Three men were arrested: Eduardo Picazo 23, Benjamin Angel Torres-Lopez 24 and Faustino Cruz-Garcia 35 all of Bridgeport, Washington. The three were booked into the Okanogan County jail on multiple drug charges ending a 4 month long investigation. During the search of the two locations task force detectives located falsified residency cards, false social security cards, SKS rifle, semiautomatic pistol, ammunition, drugs, scales and packaging material for distribution. Detectives also seized cash and a corvette.

Picazo and Torres-Lopez are both gang members and in July of 2014 the two were arrested by California Highway Patrol after a traffic stop resulted in the finding of a substantial amount of methamphetamine and stolen firearms. It is believed the two were transporting a significant amount of methamphetamine from California back to Douglas and Okanogan County for distribution. Charges from the 2014 California arrest include Possession of a Controlled Substance, Transport of a Controlled Substance, Carry Concealed Stolen Weapon, Carry Stolen Loaded Firearm, CCW Criminal ST Gang, and Carry Loaded Firearm/Gang Member. Both Picazo and Torres-Lopez were out on bail from the 2014 California arrest.

Eduardo Picazo was booked on;
  • 3 counts Delivery of a controlled substance cocaine
  • 3 counts delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop
  • (Additional charges pending)
Benjamin Angel Torres-Lopez was booked on;
  • 4 counts Delivery of a controlled substance methamphetamine
  • 1 count Delviery of a controlled substance within 1,000 of school grounds
  • (Additional charges pending)
Faustino Cruz-Garcia was booked on;
  • 4 counts Delivery of a controlled substance cocaine
  • 4 counts Delivery of a controlled substance cocaine within 1,000 of a school bus stop
  • (Additional charges pending)
Very Respectfully,

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal

Eduardo Picazo Benjamin Angel Torres-Lopez Faustino Cruz-Garcia




Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, January 23 @ 09:11:43 PST

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LOST DOG - Help Us Find George!
GLC Community News Greg Kennedy - January 22, 2015
Help Us Find George!
Tina Cairns writes:

A lost dog, named George ... please contact below if you see him!

Our dog is missing in Chelan. He is a light brown and white short haired Jack Russell Terrier, his name is George.

Call 425-501-7074 if found.

Last seen in the Crystal View Estates and Chelan Hills Division III area.


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Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, January 22 @ 11:43:51 PST

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State Transportation Commission Releases Final Washington Transportation Plan 20
PHP-Nuke Paul Parker, WSTC Deputy Director - January , 2015
Click Here for the report at wtp2035.com
State Transportation Commission Releases Final Washington Transportation Plan 2035
Comprehensive Plan Establishes 20-Year Vision for Development of Statewide Transportation System

The Washington State Transportation Commission today announced the final Washington Transportation Plan 2035 has been submitted to overnor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for consideration during the 2015 legislative session.

As a comprehensive, statewide transportation plan, WTP 2035 establishes a 20-year vision for the development of the statewide transportation system—from highways and ferries to sidewalks, bike paths, county roads, city streets, public transit, air and rail—including identification of significant transportation issues and recommended policies and strategies.

The result of close collaboration and input between the Washington State Department of Transportation and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, WTP 2035 also incorporates broad public feedback collected through online, in-person and webinar forums in fall 2014, along with comments provided via email and traditional mail.

“The Commission looks at the entire transportation system statewide—from city streets and sidewalks to marine ports and airports,” said Transportation Commission Chairman Anne Haley. “In developing and updating the long-range statewide plan, we connect the needs of today with the demands of the future—looking 20 or more years ahead to our projected growth of 22 percent, from 6.9 million people today to 8.5 million in 2035.”

Critical Messages for Decision Makers

Several themes emerged during the year-long process of outreach and consultation that Washington’s decision makers must address in order for the transportation system to fulfill its critical role in fostering a vibrant, sustainable future for all regions of the state, including:
  • Transportation Funding. An identifiable need for secure, sustainable, long-term sources of funding for transportation exists. Continuing the funding status quo will result in declining condition and performance of the transportation system, including ferry and transit service.
  • Freight Mobility. With 40 percent of all jobs in Washington state connected to trade, maintaining reliable, efficient freight movement is key to Washington’s future economic vitality.
  • Multimodal Transportation. Washington must establish a clearly defined role for the state in planning and delivering multimodal transportation, with specific areas for increased involvement including key transportation corridors, special needs transportation and connecting communities.
Key findings detail work that lies ahead to address the state’s most persistent challenges:
  • Preservation and Maintenance. Regular preventive maintenance and long-term preservation of key infrastructure components produces economic benefits and is more cost effective than deferred maintenance followed by expensive reconstruction. A sustainable funding source, established at the state level and directed to state and local preservation, would support a more strategic approach to asset management.
  • Safety. Despite a decade of steady, significant progress to improve traffic safety, the death toll of Washington’s streets and highways remains unacceptably high. The Commission endorses Target Zero, the state’s strategic highway safety plan and also stresses the need to improve safety on tribal and rural two-lane roads and reverse the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries.
  • Freight Mobility. Anticipated growth in truck and rail freight tonnage raises concerns about future system reliability and safety. Strategic freight rail partnerships can support essential rail service and help determine which freight investments should receive public financial support.
  • Public Transportation. Across Washington there is support for further investment in public transportation to accommodate growing demand. Enhanced local transportation revenue options should be supported for those jurisdictions with demonstrated need for additional funding capacity to ensure the growing demand for public transportation can be met.
  • Public Health. Strategies that support increased biking, walking and greater use of public transportation are shown to increase physical activity levels, contribute to overall improved personal health and reduce personal and public spending on health care. Improving coordination between state policies on transportation and public health can generate significant, aggregate, long-term health benefits and economic savings to the state as a whole, as well as to individuals.
  • Accountability and Transparency. State and local agencies, along with business and industry groups, all seek improved efficiency in expenditure of existing transportation funding and greater accountability. State and local transportation agencies should adopt broad performance management practices to improve accountability for expenditure of both federal and state transportation funds.
“Technology and communication is shaping how we use and operate the transportation system,” Haley said. “As transportation evolves, individuals probably will travel less and use electronic devices more. But, as the supply chain for food, clothing, necessities and luxuries becomes more global, we will rely on our transportation system more than ever.”

In addition, the WTP 2035 plan recommends further strengthening policy and planning linkages between land use development and the transportation system to help bring about more proximate location of jobs, housing and essential services. It also includes recommendations for protecting the environment and continually improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the transportation system.

“As a professional planner, one of the key recommendations is to further strengthen linkages between land use development and transportation,” said Commissioner Jerry Litt. “Over time, integrating land use and transportation policies and planning decisions will help bring jobs, housing and essential services closer together, reducing the need for some auto trips, making public transportation and non-motorized modes more attractive choices for many shorter trips.”

“Not only will this improve access for many people, it also will squeeze the maximum benefit from the existing transportation system,” continued Litt.

“The WTP 2035 will help guide the state’s transportation future and we look forward to building on the productive relationships forged during this collaborative update process,” said WSDOT Assistant Secretary for Community and Economic Development Amy Scarton. “WSDOT wants to thank all involved for a successful collaboration in development of this plan.”

Additional suggestions for improving the financial health of Washington’s transportation system include getting the most from existing revenues through efficiencies and reform, and adding new revenue sources to address the transportation needs of a growing economy and population.

“There is no better time than today – while gas prices are low – to increase the gas tax and improve our transportation system,” said Commissioner Dan O’Neal. “We need to face the challenges of aging infrastructure, future increases in travel demand to support a growing population and economy, uncertain federal funding, and a future decline in the real purchasing power of the state and federal gas tax. By not investing now, we are shifting the burden to our children and grandchildren and are not thinking long or even medium range.”

"Efficiency and safety within the transportation system is essential to a healthy economy and livable Washington State,” said Lon Wyrick, executive director of the Thurston Regional Planning Council and member of the WTP 2035 Steering Committee. “Developing this state transportation plan not only provides a transportation vision, it includes specific goals we can all work towards."

The final WTP 2035 plan can be viewed at wtp2035.com or on the Commissioner’s website: wstc.wa.gov.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, January 22 @ 11:28:55 PST

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Watch NFL Super Bowl XLIX at the Ruby Theatre February 1!
News with Christine Eagar Christine Eagar - January 22, 2015
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Watch NFL Super Bowl XLIX at the Ruby Theatre February 1!
The Ruby Theater will be opening their doors again to NFL football fans to watch the Super Bowl on … The Biggest Screen In Town!

The Ruby Theatre in downtown Chelan is showing Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, Sunday, February 1st at 3:30 p.m.

This a great place to enjoy the game with other 12th Man fans and a fun atmosphere for all. The cost is only $5.00 at the door. We hope to see you there!

Visit the Ruby Theatre at: 135 E. Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

www.RubyTheatre.com.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, January 22 @ 11:09:20 PST

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Go Red for Women at Tsillan Cellars Feb 6
GLC Community News Ruth Rogers & Wendy Ross - January 22, 2015
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Go Red for Women at Tsillan Cellars Feb 6
Tsillan Cellars will be hosting the "Go Red for Women" event on February 6 starting at 12 noon.

The cost is $33.50 per person and (includes tax and tip) for the meal prepared by Sorrento's Ristorante, a fashion show with models that are caregivers from the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and guest speaker Dr. Megan Guffey, a family physician at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital. Entrees are: Salmon and Kale Salad or a Roasted Portabella Sandwich.

When purchasing your tickets via PayPal please indicate your choice of entree. Raffle tickets will once again will be available to win door prizes and wine for purchase.

Please go to our website http://chelanchase.com/go-red-luncheon-tickets-_240.html to prepay for your ticket(s) for this limited seating event or contact Ruth at 687-1505 or Wendy at 682-0550.

Please plan on arriving by 11:45 as the luncheon promptly starts at 12:00. 2014's Red Dress Luncheon was a huge hit. Let's keep the tradition going.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, January 22 @ 10:51:27 PST

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Learn How to Download E-Books at Manson Library Feb 3
GLC Community News Cindy Simmons - January 22, 2015
Learn How to Download E-Books at Manson Library Feb 3
NEW KINDLE OR iPAD?

Learn how to download free ebooks from your library!

The Manson Community Library is hosting a class on Tuesday, February 3rd. Sessions are 30 minutes long and will be held in small groups, based on type of device.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Manson library at 687-3420 and register for your time slot!

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, January 22 @ 09:56:28 PST

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Other Recent Articles

Thursday, January 22
· Congratulations to the Most Recent Winners of Our $50 Gift Certificate Giveaways
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Wednesday, January 21
· Lake Chelan Enjoys a Magical Winterfest
· Chelan FBLA 2014 Annual Food Drive Report
· Clear Winter Day at Lake Chelan
· City of Chelan PUBLIC NOTICE - Airport FONSI
Tuesday, January 20
· Lake Chelan Area Fishing Report for 1/20/15
· The Chelan District 7 Firefighters Association is hosting a ‘FIRELIGHT GALA’
· Be a Part of History! Help Chelan PUD Make Improvements in Our Quality of Life
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Monday, January 19
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· Winterfest at Echo Valley Ski & Tubing Area
· Pancake Breakfast Raised Dough for Scott Firefighter Stairclimb
Saturday, January 17
· Winterfest Delights!
· Roadside Emergency Kit: Ideas on what to carry with you
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· 2nd Annual Family Fit & Fun Night a Huge Success
· Fire department hosts a pancake breakfast Saturday, January 17 at fire hall from
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· Courtroom Disruption Gets Two Arrested
· Blackhorn Drama Guilde at Chelan High School presents … Little Shop of Horrors
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· Seahawks Playoff Game at the Ruby Theatre Jan 18
· Washington State Recognizes National AMBER Alert Day
· Registration For Summer Camp at Camp Zanika Lache
· New Grant Programs Fund Public Schools and Educators in NCW
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· Deadline to Apply for WAEF Scholarships is March 1st
· Rock slide closes access to Old Chelan Bridge
· Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Breaks Records in 2014
Monday, January 12
· Lake Chelan Winterfest Starts this Weekend!
· Cliff Courtney Weighs In on the Meaning of Re-Opening the Stehekin Road
Sunday, January 11
· Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate for the Culinary Apple!
· Fire Deaths in Washington State Linked to Home Heating Equipment
Saturday, January 10
· Meet the Manson Apple Blossom Candidates for 2015!
· Chelan Fire and Rescue Fire Commissioner Regular Meeting 1-14-15
· Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 1-13-15
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· Sidewalks, parking and speed limits
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CHS Sports Schedule

1/24/15
Wrestling
* Varsity Dream Duals Away EVHS 8:30 AM
1/26/15
Boys Basketball
* C-Team Ephrata-FR Away EHS PAC 6:00 PM
Girls Basketball
* C-Team Ephrata-FR Away EHS BZ 6:00 PM
1/27/15
Boys Basketball
* JV Cashmere Away CMS 4:30 PM
* C-Team Cashmere Away CMS 6:00 PM
* Varsity Cashmere Away CHS 7:30 PM
Girls Basketball
* JV Cashmere Away RDG 4:30 PM
* Varsity Cashmere Away RDG 6:00 PM
1/29/15
Wrestling
* Varsity Double Dual @ Cashmere Away RDG 6:00 PM
1/30/15
Boys Basketball
* JV Zillah Home CHS 4:30 PM
* C-Team Zillah Home CHS 6:00 PM
* Varsity Zillah Home CHS 7:30 PM
Girls Basketball
* JV Zillah Home CHS 4:30 PM
* Varsity Zillah Home CHS 6:00 PM
* C-Team Zillah Home CHS 7:00 PM
1/31/15
Boys Basketball
* JV Cascade Away CHS 4:30 PM
* C-Team Cascade Away CHS 6:00 PM
* Varsity Cascade Away CHS 7:30 PM
Girls Basketball
* JV Cascade Away CHS 4:30 PM
* Varsity Cascade Away CHS 6:00 PM

Manson Sports Schedule
Boys BB Scores
Girls BB Scores
1/27/15
Boys Basketball
* Varsity Oroville Away ORO 6:00 PM
* Varsity Lake Roosevelt Home MHS 7:30 PM
Girls Basketball
* JV Lake Roosevelt Home MHS 4:00 PM
* Varsity Lake Roosevelt Home MHS 6:00 PM
1/30/15
Boys Basketball
* JV Oroville Away ORO 4:30 PM
* Varsity Oroville Away ORO 7:30 PM
Girls Basketball
* JV Oroville Away CTA 4:00 PM
* Varsity Oroville Away ORO 6:00 PM

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What Are You Grateful For Today?

Jan 25, 2015 1:21 pm
My job and the people I work with!


Jan 21, 2015 9:39 am
Good Friends!!


Jan 19, 2015 10:18 am
Seahawks give an outstanding performance and make their fans so proud!


Jan 18, 2015 10:15 am
Lots of snow to play in!


Jan 15, 2015 9:43 am
The people who work at the Red Apple Market in Chelan are the best!


Jan 13, 2015 3:33 pm
Tasty Apple Cup breakfast!


Jan 12, 2015 11:17 am
Clear roads!


Jan 11, 2015 9:33 am
The Seahawks win last night!



Groomer Report

Jan 23 - Groomer 1 went out of South Fork Gold Creek Sno-Park, Road #'s 4330, 8020, 8021, 4010, to the Warming Hut, down Black Canyon, then over Cooper Mtn, and down to Echo

Groomer 2 went out of 25 Mile Creek Sno-Park, Road # 8410, up Slide Ridge Rd.,out past Stormy Mtn., then back to 25 Mile Creek Sno-Park.

Echo Ridge Ski Report


Fire/Air Quality/Lightning

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Contact Us?

Todd Kelly
Go Lake Chelan
144 East Johnson Ave., #2947
Chelan, Wa 98816
509-293-9899


Christine Eagar
206-920-2346


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

Gregory Kennedy
509-630-7679


Heidi Neal
Cell: 630-3115


Nancy Miller
Phone 509-687-9743



Dave Rogge
509-679-8931


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


Steve Byquist
509-670-0426



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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

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