GoLakeChelan.com

TODAY'S NEWS

Manson High Class of 1954 Reunion May 10th
Other classes from the 50's are welcome too!


9th Annual Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament May 16th
Get your entry forms here


Station 75 Open House May 17th
Take a ride on a restored fire truck!


Walla Walla Point Park Playground to Get a Makeover
Park users are invited to give input in design


Chelan’s New Library is Becoming Very Popular
Use by the community has grown substantially


Flowers for You at the Spring Plant Sale April 27
Our local FFA and Chelan High Ag have color for sale


Responses to City Council Strategic Plan
Send us your opinions!


Manson Apple Blossom Festival Community Art Show May 10
Get your entry form here


City May Seek Sales Tax Increase for Woodin Avenue Bridge
Any tax increase would have to be voted on by the public


National Park Service Looking for Campground Hosts
Opening at Colonial Creek Campground on scenic Diablo Lake


Bones Discovered, Believed to be from Missing Man
Man was reported missing by his family on 06-03-12


Rocky Reach Crew Named Safety Heroes After Reviving Coworker Suffering a Heart Attack
Training and quick response earn Northwest Public Power Association Safety Heroism Award for wiremen


City Holds Overview Meeting on Strategic Plan
City Clerk pens new vision statement for the City


Chelan County PUD Testing at Rock Island Dam Will Close Boat Ramps for a Few Hours
Testing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 23-25)


Earth Day a Huge Success
Biggest Earthday ever!


RACC Meeting of the Minds April 30
Project organization will be the focus


Douglas County Sheriff Report 4-20-14
Distracted driver hits guardrail


Manson FFA Competes in District Career Development Events (CDE)
Congrats to Aylee Neff and Jana Russell


WSDOT North Central Region Construction Update and Weekly Travel Advisory for April 21-25
Road work you may encounter


Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 4-22-14
CTE Building/Tennis Court update on agenda


Chelan County PUD Opens Another Public Boat Launch on Rock Island Reservoir
Increased river flow means boat ramp is accessible


Open House to Discuss SR 215 Omak Paver April 23
Public invited to learn about the work, timetable and traffic impact


Washington PUD Association Elects New Officers for 2014-2015
Chelan County PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz will serve as Vice-President


What My Home Means To Me Poster Contest
3rd grade classes from Chelan and Manson create meaningful posters


What's Happening at Manson Schools 4-19-14
Celebrating Health Week next week









© GoLakeChelan.com



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


ENGLAND CHIROPRACTIC, LLC
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
509-888-5477
136 E Johnson Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
Office Hours - Monday-Friday 9-5
509-888-5477





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

CLICK HERE for Full-Sized Calendar



















EVERYONE READS
GoLakeChelan!

Advertise here!



Video of the Week

GLC Video of the Week

Time Lapse - Snowshed Removal





CLICK HERE FOR MORE CURRENT LOCAL INFO

HISTORICAL DATA IN MORE DETAIL - CLICK HERE

Manson High Class of 1954 Reunion May 10th
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - April 24, 2014
Manson High Class of 1954 Reunion May 10th
The 60 year reunion of the Manson High School Class of 1954 invites former classmates and other alumnus from the 1950's to join in the open house on May 10th from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ariba Faubion Pittmans, 845 Ivan Morse Rd. in Manson.

Bring your favorite snack. Coffee and lemonade will be provided.

For more information call 509-687-9305 or 509-687-3147.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, April 24 @ 08:14:37 PDT

(_ | )



9th Annual Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament May 16th
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - April 24, 2014
9th Annual Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament May 16th
Golfers Wanted! It's time for the Lake Chelan Lion's Club 9th Annual Golf Tournament on May 16th at Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Chelan.

Individuals or teams of four are welcome, so call your friends and join in the fun!

Each player’s entry fee is only $100 and provides eyeglasses for kids, scholarships and other support for the valley.

Your fee will include 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch and beverages.

Golf with former Seahawks! You would also have shots at a 2014 Toyota Camry, $25 thousand, $100 thousand, and $1 million dollars, as well as other exciting prizes.

CLICK HERE for a Signup Form .

Call Mike Cushing at 509-888-8184 or Jerry Bragg 509-679-3227 for details

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, April 24 @ 07:46:39 PDT

(_ | )



Station 75 Open House May 17th
Chelan Fire and Rescue Faye Barker - April 24, 2014
Station 75 Open House May 17th
Chelan Fire and Rescue is inviting the public to the “New Station 75” Open House.

Help us celebrate the opening of the New South Lakeshore Fire Station #75. The station was recently completed and is holding an open house on Saturday May 17th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The station is located at 12041 South Lakeshore Road, a short distance east of the Lake Chelan Yacht Club on South Lakeshore Drive.

Parking will be provided with a shuttle from the parking area to the station on the Chelan Fire and Rescue Parade Truck.

Refreshments and food will be served. Bring the whole family, come meet your South Shore Volunteer Firefighters and join us in celebrating the opening of the New Station 75! It’s a great way to spend a spring afternoon, meet your neighbors, and take a ride on a restored fire truck from days gone by. Save the date!

We hope to see you there!


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, April 24 @ 07:24:02 PDT

(_ | )



Walla Walla Point Park Playground to Get a Makeover
Chelan County PUD Christy Shearer, CCPUD - April 24, 2014
Walla Walla Point Park Playground to Get a Makeover
Park users are invited to give input in design

Every year thousands of kids and their families come to Chelan PUD’s popular play area at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. It’s been 17 years since the equipment was installed and it’s time for a makeover to keep the playground a fun, safe place for children to play and be creative.

The goal for the new equipment is to provide a playground that helps kids be active, brings people together and creates a connection to the river that powers our local communities.

A new, accessible-by-all play area will have zones for all age groups. Installation will begin after the Labor Day weekend in September. As we plan the layout of the new play area, we want to hear from community members and park guests.

Park users of all ages are invited to visit www.facebook.com/groups/WallaWallaPlayground to offer thoughts by June 1, as we plan the layout of the new play area.

Comments also can be made in multiple languages on the PUD’s website at www.chelanpud.org/WWPPplayground.html. For translation on our website, users can click the “translate” button at the bottom of any page.

Suggestions can also be shared by phone at (509) 661-4551.

As stewards of Chelan County waterways, the PUD built 14 parks covering more than 700 acres. These parks welcome more than 3 million visitors each year.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, April 24 @ 06:48:09 PDT

(_ | )



Chelan’s New Library is Becoming Very Popular
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - April 24, 2014
Chelan’s new library is housed in the old Masonic Temple Building on Emerson Street just north of Johnson Avenue.
When the library had its Grand Opening, Mayor Bob Goedde (left) Councilwoman Wendy Isenhart, Past Coucilmember Stan Morse and Councilmen Cameron Morehouse, Guy Harper, Michael Steele and Mike Cooney posed for a historic photograph.
Chelan’s New Library is Becoming Very Popular
By Richard Uhlhorn
Librarian Gloria Groves gives a tour of the children's book area of the new library to a group of MOE AFTERS students.
Ever since November when the new library opened its doors, its use by the community has grown substantially and continues to grow each week. The facility is not only large, but has a number of amenities that attract new visitors.

On April 18, Librarian Gloria Groves shared some statistics about the libraries increasing use with GoLakeChelan
  • Library Cards Issued:
    November 1, 2012 to April 14, 2013 – 192 new cards
    November 1, 2013 to April 14, 2014 – 398 new cards issued
    That is over a 100 percent increase in new library cards issued to patrons.
  • Visitation:
    November 2013 – 9,014
    December 2013 – 8,025
    January 2013 - 7,104
    February 2013 - 8,695
The Chelan Library has a high tech meeting room with a projection system that is provided to the public at no cost.
  • Usage of the Meeting Room since the new library opened its doors:
    November 2013 – three times with 41 people
    December 2013 – five times with 77 people
    January 2014 - six times with 68 people
    February 2014 - 17 times with 190 people
    March 2014 - 10 times for 114 people
Gloria Groves is the Chief Librarian and invites residents and visitors to use the library’s many services and amenities.
Groves also reported that during the first month the library was open, it had 29 elementary classes come to the facility for a tour. Two high school classes also toured the building; one in November with 9 students who all got new cards and the second visit in January had five students who have requested to come back a third time. In March the library gave tours to two AFTERS classes from Morgan Owings Elementary with 16 students and two adults.

The AARP/Community Action League comes in each year to help people with their taxes. “What was exciting is that they were able to use the tech room which meant they had privacy as opposed to past years where it was done in the open,” said Groves.

The library has a tutor who also uses the tech room. “In the past she tutored in the open library which made it hard for the child to concentrate,” said Groves. The tutor averages two sessions each week.

“In the past, we really didn’t do Adult programs because of limited space. Since opening the new library, we have hosted six adult programs and plan on developing more adult programming,” said Groves. The library staff is also developing multigenerational programs (programs for children to seniors). “We always welcome ideas for programs from the community,” said Groves.

The library also has 12 computers (an increase from seven previously) which are in use during peak traffic with people waiting.

The Library introduced its first annual Holiday Variety Show this past December to rave reviews and an attendance of 47 adults and 18 children.

If you haven’t visited the new library, make an effort to check out all of its amenities and services available to its patrons.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, April 24 @ 06:35:08 PDT

(_ | )




http://lakechelancommunityhospital.com/healthy-lake-chelan-valley_437.html


Flowers for You at the Spring Plant Sale April 27
Our local Lake Chelan FFA Rod Cool - April 24, 2014
Click Here for more photos
Flowers for You at the Spring Plant Sale April 27
The Chelan High School Agriculture Education Program and the members of the Chelan FFA cordially invite you to the 2014 edition of the Annual Spring Plant Sale, Saturday April 26th, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Quality is excellent and quantities are limited.

Click the image at left for 10 photos of the greenhouse flora, overflowing with color!


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, April 24 @ 06:12:12 PDT

(_ | )



Responses to City Council Strategic Plan
City of Chelan Greg Kennedy - April 23, 2014
Responses to City Council Strategic Plan
Our story from April 22nd, "City Holds Overview Meeting on Strategic Plan" solicited responses from the public. They are posted below.

First, and foremost, the city/community must be attractive and inviting to all citizens and visitors. The "first impressions" will make the lasting and positive impact on the entire community.

Second, the "lake" is the anchor of all tourism, and surely impacts the apple/grape/winery industries for the entire NCW region of our state. It provide the "world class" opportunities that will ensure proactive and essential growth.

If the city, from my perspective, concentrates on all areas of town/community (beyond just the entrances), and beautifies everything, people will want to live here and visit often. The lake must be protected and enhanced for usage and enjoyment 24/7.

- Jim Busey
Send us your opinions at: .

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, April 23 @ 10:56:56 PDT

(_ | )



Manson Apple Blossom Festival Community Art Show May 10
Strictly Fun Betty Pettit - April 23, 2014
Click Here for the Art Show Entry Form
Manson Apple Blossom Festival Community Art Show May 10
You are cordially invited to participate in the 2014 Manson Apple Blossom Festival Community Art Show at the Manson Parks Building, 142 Pedoi Street on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Community Art Show provides local artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work in a secure and attractive setting.

Art entries should be delivered to the Manson Apple Blossom Headquarters at the Manson Parks Building at 142 Pedoi Street on Friday, May 9 between noon and 4 p.m.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Each artist may submit one or two pieces of artwork made from any media. Complete the form to include with your entry.

The art work will not be judged, but all visitors who attend the show will be eligible to vote for their favorite entry. The winner will receive a 2014 Manson Apple Blossom Festival People’s Choice Award.

Please arrange to pick up your artwork between 4 and 5 pm on Festival Day, Saturday, May 10, immediately after the Art Show.

Contact Betty Pettit at 670-5654 or Rosanna Detering at 687-3606 for more information or to volunteer to help with the art show.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, April 23 @ 10:42:40 PDT

(_ | )



City May Seek Sales Tax Increase for Woodin Avenue Bridge
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - April 23, 2014
City Finance Director Cheryl Grant shared funding proposals for the proposed Woodin Avenue Bridge project with Council members and staff at a special strategic review meeting on April 15.
City May Seek Sales Tax Increase for Woodin Avenue Bridge

By Richard Uhlhorn
Restoration and safety issues on the Woodin Avenue Bridge have been a top priority for Chelan City Council for several years. The City was rapidly moving forward in hopes of receiving a Washington State Public Trust Fund low interest loan to restore and make the old bridge safer for pedestrians. Unfortunately, for cities and communities like Chelan who had large projects that fit the criteria for a trust fund loan, the Washington State Legislature, removed the available funds to balance the budget and fund education.

Cheryl Grant the City’s finance director, began looking at other funding options to move the bridge project forward. The City held a well-attended Open House in March and also received 422 responses from the community on what the community would like to see.

At a special Council meeting on Tuesday, April 15, Grant reported on her funding proposal research for the Woodin Avenue Bridge.

The community was interested in two different options for the bridge, which was reported in a GoLakeChelan article on March 1, 2014.

Option # 1 would repair and restore the bridge, but keep it in its current condition at a cost of $483,280.

Grant stated that this Option could be handled with an Interfund Loan from the City coffers. “The State Auditor says there is no law on how long an Interfund Loan can go,” said Grant. The Auditor does frown on Interfund Loans that go beyond 20 years and interest must be collected.

Grant said an Interfund Loan over a period of 20 years would cost the City $35,763 per year. She also said that the City has to make sure that money is not spent on anything else.

Option # 2 would cost $2,579,962 and would include wider sidewalks on both sides of the bridge, but retain the original design concept. This option would add three feet to both the up lake and down lake sides of the bridge.

Funding sources detailed by Grant for discussion included:
  • Unrestricted Real Estate Excise Tax - $ 90,000
  • Transportation Benefit District voted sales tax (at maximum of .02%) - $277,188
  • Transportation Benefit District voted property tax (per 10 cents/$1,000 - $ 72,740
The above figures are estimated as a per year collection.

She explained that any tax increase, whether it would be a Real Estate Excise Tax, sales tax or property tax, would have to be voted on by the public. “It is very specific,” said Grant.

The Sales Tax at .02% would raise enough money to pay a 20 or 30 year debt on the bridge project at $190,917 and $162,538 respectively. The money above the debt service on the bridge could be used for other secondary City projects like paths and trails, sidewalks, etc. “This is a long term commitment,” said Grant.

Mayor Goedde stated that he doesn’t want the City to go after any property tax increase. “With the hospital, flood control and who knows what else is coming down the road, I don’t want to go there,” he said.

Councilman Higgins said he was interested in the real need, i.e. Woodin Avenue Bridge versus the want projects like trails. “They need to be built in sections as the money becomes available.”

Asked if the City needs to form a Transportation Benefit District prior to going to the voters, City Administrator said the staff can bring back further information from experts in the field.

Everyone agreed that an increase in the Sales Tax seemed like the way to go for the larger bridge project.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, April 23 @ 10:22:26 PDT

(_ | )



National Park Service Looking for Campground Hosts
National Park Service Ken Hires, NPS - April 23, 2014
Click Here for the Volunteer.gov website
National Park Service Looking for Campground Hosts
From press release:
Would you like to live amidst the grandeur of the North Cascades, while interacting with campers and visitors to North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area? If so, there is an opportunity to spend this summer at Colonial Creek Campground on scenic Diablo Lake with free utilities and hook-up provided.

While living in your recreational vehicle at our host campsite, we’ll ask for a commitment of 32 hours weekly to cover peak hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for four days each week. There may also be an opportunity to work at Newhalem Campground as well.

While representing the National Park Service, your main duties will include greeting visitors, providing campground and area information, and registering campers. You will work as part of a team of Rangers and Maintenance Staff to provide quality customer service to the visiting public. A positive demeanor and excellent communication skills are a must. Unfortunately there is no WI-FI or cell phone signals are available at the site, although there is cell service in Newhalem and Marblemount, WA.

For more information and to apply call Cindy Bjorklund at (360) 854-7303 in Sedro Woolley or visit www.volunteer.gov and click on the link to Washington State.

Karen Taylor-Goodrich, North Cascades National Park Service Complex Superintendent said, “Campground Hosts are a highly appreciated and vital part of our ability to provide visitors with information and assistance in making their park visit a memorable experience.”

Visit the North Cascades National Park Service website at: www.nps.gov/noca

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, April 23 @ 10:07:04 PDT

(_ | )




http://lakechelancommunityhospital.com/healthy-lake-chelan-valley_437.html


Bones Discovered, Believed to be from Missing Man
Frank T. Rogers - April 23, 2014
Bones Discovered, Believed to be from Missing Man
From the desk of Sheriff Frank T. Rogers
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
On 04-21-14 at around noon, Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow received a call from his family that their dog had just brought home a human skull. Chief Budrow, lives approximately four miles south of Twisp on Hwy 153.

Chief Budrow responded home along with Chief Criminal Deputy Dave Rodriguez and Deputy Andre Loranc from the Sheriff’s Office. What the dog brought home was a human skull. The three then began to search the area along the river and after approximately four hours discovered the rest of the remains of the subject. The remains were located approximately four miles south of Twisp and approximately 100 yards in from the Methow River.

From the evidence we found at the scene we believe the remains are that of Nicholas A. Tortora, 21 of Twisp. Tortora was reported missing by his family on 06-03-12, stating he was despondent when he left the residence and the family wasn’t sure where he had gone or what he was going to do. They also believed that Tortora may have gone back to New Mexico, where had been living.

At the time Deputies and searchers were not sure where Tortora had gone but a cell phone ping came up showing that he was in the Twisp area. The cell phone ping showed he may be near Look Out Mountain which was approximately 5 miles Northwest of where the remains were located yesterday. Several searchers searched for days but with no clear area to search at the time, the search was called off.

Over the next month several areas were checked but nothing was ever found on Tortora and on 06-29-12 they tried another cell phone check and found that it was not working. At that time the search for Tortora was ended and he was listed as a missing person.

It is believed that the remains found yesterday are those of Tortora. The remains were located approximately half a mile south of his residence in a heavily wooded area. Nothing at the scene or what we know now indicates any foul play in this case.

Family was notified today. The remains will be sent off for positive identification.

Frank T. Rogers
Sheriff

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Wednesday, April 23 @ 09:47:31 PDT

(_ | )



Rocky Reach Crew Named Safety Heroes After Reviving Coworker Suffering a Heart A
Chelan County PUD Kimberlee Craig, CCPUD - April 22, 2014
Rocky Reach Dam wireman team: (l-r) Chris Shimer, Foreman Cindy Bowen-Lorrain, Ron Messer (red hardhat), Darren Davis, Daniel Martyn and Todd Melton.
Rocky Reach Crew Named Safety Heroes After Reviving Coworker Suffering a Heart Attack
Training and quick response earn Northwest Public Power Association Safety Heroism Award for wiremen

Chelan County PUD commissioners and the audience at Monday’s board meeting celebrated safety achievements at the District that were recognized by two recent awards from the Northwest Public Power Association.

A wireman crew at Rocky Reach Dam led by Foreman Cindy Bowen-Lorrain received NWPPA’s Safety Heroism Award for actions on Dec. 1, 2013, after crew member Ron Messer lost consciousness while on the job following complaints of chest tightness and feeling lightheaded.

Kirby Reinhart, Rocky Reach maintenance supervisor, described how Messer’s PUD coworkers asked operators to call 911, started CPR, helped him breathe and administered one shock from an AED (automated external defibrillator). As Messer regained consciousness, they provided oxygen and helped get him to the ambulance.

In addition to having emergency medical equipment at the dam, several Rocky Reach employees are EMTs (emergency medical technicians) including Messer’s fellow crew member Chris Shimer. Also responding were Bowen-Lorrain, Darren Davis, Daniel Martyn and Todd Melton.

After three days in the hospital, Messer was discharged in good condition. While still on medical leave, Messer attended Monday’s board meeting with his crew.

PUD commissioners and General Manager Steve Wright thanked the crew and emphasized their commitment to employee safety.

“It has to continue to be our highest priority,” said Commissioner Dennis Bolz.

In a letter to Chelan PUD praising the crew for saving Messer’s life, emergency room physician Lance Jobe, M.D., concluded by saying, “Please pass along to all your personnel my gratitude for their efforts. In this case, Mr. Messer is alive and well today because of their life-saving interventions.”

NWPPA’s Safety Heroism Award recognizes employees at a member utility who offer unselfish and voluntary help in a situation where life, significant injury or significant property loss would happen if not for their efforts. The Rocky Reach wireman crew received the award April 10, 2014, at NWPPA’s Engineering and Operations Conference in Reno, Nev.

For the second award, Safety and Health Director Ron Franklin noted that for the fifth time in six years, Chelan PUD was among the top three in its category for the regional NWPPA safety award. Based on 2013 measurement of incidents and severity, Chelan PUD placed second. Eugene (Ore.) Water and Electric Board was first and Clark Public Utilities based in Vancouver, Wash., was third.

In other business Monday, commissioners:
  • Continued discussion on setting revised financial targets now that the District has achieved the key financial measurements set during strategic planning in 2010. Commissioners are considering future measurement for liquidity, rate of return, debt leverage and debt coverage to make sure utility finances remain sound through 2019 and beyond. On the key measurement of debt leverage, General Manager Steve Wright and Chief Financial Risk/Officer Kelly Boyd recommended targeting 35 percent by 2019. Initially, the revised debt leverage target was proposed at “less than” 50 percent. The lower target is, “a stronger statement of where we want to be,” Boyd said. Commissioners will be asked to set the revised targets for 2015-2019 at the May 19 meeting.
  • Canceled the May 5 regular board meeting at General Manager Steve Wright’s request to provide staff time to refocus on strategic planning now that major fish passage milestones at Rock Island Dam have been met as a part of the response to changing river conditions following the reservoir drawdown at Wanapum Dam.
  • Heard that PUD employees were honored at the recent United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties annual banquet for contributing about $31,000 to the 2013-2014 campaign. Jeff Smith, District Services managing director, said those employee contributions placed Chelan PUD second in its category.
  • Recessed with plans to reconvene at 5:30 p.m. for dinner at Visconti’s, 1737 N. Wenatchee Ave., with fellow commissioners and the general managers from Douglas and Grant PUDs.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, April 22 @ 10:03:05 PDT

(_ | )



City Holds Overview Meeting on Strategic Plan
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - April 22, 2014
Chelan City Council and some staff reviewed the City’s future strategic plan at a special meeting on April 15, 2014.
City Holds Overview Meeting on Strategic Plan
City Clerk pens new vision statement for the City
By Richard Uhlhorn
City of Chelan
Vision Statement


A welcoming community dedicated to a
thriving year round economy
and the preservation of Lake Chelan.
- Peri Gallucci
At a recent City of Chelan Strategic Planning Retreat, the City Council and staff tried to answer a series of questions regarding the City’s strategic plan for the future.

City Administrator Paul Schmidt told the Council members that these plans do serve a purpose for the City’s employees. Following is a list of questions with the top priorities:
  1. What single attribute or characteristic of the City of Chelan would you like to change now or in the future?
    a. – Reliance on two basic economies, but would like to add diversity. Councilman Cameron Morehouse remarked that the apple industry is the valley’s number one economy with apples being sold every day. “It is an on-going business.” The second and third most important attribute’s the City would like to see are:
    b. – More recreation opportunities for kids and sports.
    c. – Bringing in other recreation activities.
  2. How do you define a vibrant community?
    a. – Economic stability
    b. – Attitude
    “Attitude was a close second to Economic Stability,” said Schmidt “Does anyone have anything to add to these definitions?” No one did.
  3. What are your suggestions to preserving Chelan’s authentic small town America feel?
    a.- Having a growth plan
    b. – Expansion of Woodin Avenue and enlargement of the Historic Downtown Area.
    Councilman Morehouse brought up the new spawning channel in the Chelan River and the need to capitalize on the salmon runs with events.
  4. How do you want to influence the local economy?
    a. – Build on the shoulder season
    b. – Invest in what works.
  5. Do you think there is an equitable balance between quality of life for year round residents versus attractive amenities for seasonal visitors? Do you suggest any changes by the year 2024?
    a. – Lake access/docks
    b. – Local community understand the benefit of tourists
    More lake access and docks were noted as important by Councilman Michael Steele and Parks Director Charles Sablan. “We are working on access for non-motorized boating access at both Don Morse and Lakeside,” said Sablan. Councilman Mike Cooney mentioned the downtown docks which include the one adjacent to Campbell’s and the mooring sites adjacent to Riverwalk Park. Planning Director Craig Gildroy said he was working with the PUD on the issue of moorage.
    Schmidt stated that the City needs to say pro-active on the large woody debris issue.
  6. In 2024, do you think the City of Chelan will be considered more of a place to work, a place to play, or a place to live? Why?
    a. – If it is a good place to live, others will take care themselves.
    b. – Attract a larger population of 30 to 40 year olds to the valley
  7. What external force will have the greatest influence or impact on the City of Chelan over the next 10 years?
    a. – The economy
    b. – The wine industry
  8. Which do you think the City of Chelan should pursue more: the development of retirement condominiums or tourist accommodation condominiums?
    a. – Both retirement and tourist
    b. – Zoning for both.
    This elicited a number of comments from the Council and staff. Asked if there were any condominium developments taking place in the City currently, Gildroy said most of the development action was the building of single family homes.
    Councilwoman Erin McCardle said the City needs to keep parts available for agriculture. She also wants the Council and City to stay on top of where it wants to place marijuana grow sites. “We need to be on top of that,” she said.
    Councilman Mike Cooney on the other hand is concerned about walls going up. “Let’s not get surprised by a four story building going up,” he said. Gildroy mentioned the Lookout Development and Cooney said, “There is not one tree on that development.”
  9. How would you describe the City of Chelan as being on the right track?
    a. – The Council feels it is already on the right track
  10. What is the greatest challenge you foresee for the City of Chelan over the next 10 years?
    a. – Land use practices
    Gildroy, in answer to Cooney’s concern that the County has some say over development in the Valley, that the City is planning for population growth and working with the County.
  11. How would you describe a successful Chelan 10 years from now?
    a. – A thriving year round economy
    b. – All the downtown buildings occupied.
    Councilman Guy Harper stated that the City needs to support the hospital and its future growth because of their large role in the City’s economy. Schmidt added, “It is an important service. “ Councilman Higgins added that a new hospital needs to be built.
  12. What single sustainable element do you believe will be most conveyed to the next generation from current City policies or practices?
    a. – Preservation of the Lake
  13. In your opinion, will the quality of life for Chelan residents and visitors be better, the same or improved by the year 2024? How so?
    a. – Improved greatly.
    Schmidt stated that it was important to continue a stable political situation within the City and that resources and energy need to keep the community moving forward.
  14. How do you determine what the majority of residents want versus the vocal minority?
    a. – Advertise local events/open house.
    Schmidt said that transparency is easy to say, but the City has to work at it. Mayor Goedde added that the residents are going to know what the City is going to do. “You may not like it, but at least you know.” Schmidt stated that nothing in the City should be construed as having been done behind closed doors.
  15. What is the best way to communicate with our residents? Utility billing, web page, surveys, or through the media?
    a. – All of these avenues should be used to connect with the residents.
The City Council, administration and staff have the expectation to preserve and improve the quality of life for the citizens of the community and for visitors to the area by achieving and creating the following:
  • A vibrant, safe and attractive community;
  • A diversified economy supporting new and expanding businesses, jobs creation and a vital downtown;
  • The preservation of natural resources and water quality;
  • A customer service orientation;
  • A fiscally responsible City government;
  • A commitment to maintaining existing City resources/facilities;
  • The preservation of Chelan’s authentic small town America feel; and
  • The protection of the integrity of Chelan’s existing neighborhoods.
The above questions and top two answers was what came out of the City of Chelan’s Strategic Planning Retreat. The meeting on Tuesday, April 15, was to review those decisions and ask for changes if needed.

GoLakeChelan would love to hear from its readers and what you think as the City moves into the next 10 years. Mail any responses to .


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, April 22 @ 09:43:26 PDT

(_ | )



Chelan County PUD Testing at Rock Island Dam Will Close Boat Ramps for a Few Hou
Chelan County PUD Suzanne Hartman, CCPUD - April 18, 2014
Chelan County PUD Testing at Rock Island Dam Will Close Boat Ramps for a Few Hours
Testing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 23-25) will close launches for a few hours each day

Chelan County PUD will be testing one generating unit at Rock Island Dam as well as testing the hydraulics on the new fish ladder extensions starting on Wednesday, April 23 and lasting through Friday, April 25. Each day, the testing will mean that river flows will drop, resulting in a lower river level in the Rock Island Reservoir. Boaters should be aware that between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on each of those days, both Riverfront Park at the base of Orondo Avenue and Wenatchee Confluence Park boat ramps may be closed. Kirby Billingsley boat ramp remains closed until the river level stabilizes.

Park employees will barricade the launches if the river level drops too low. Boaters can check the PUD’s hotline – (509) 661-8000 and select the number “6” to hear whether or not the launches are open. If a boater is able to launch in the morning, they likely will have to wait until after 3:00 ;p.m. to return.

Chelan PUD cautions boaters to be very aware of the possibility for changing river levels. Conditions can change quickly. Recreationists should inspect any boat ramp to be sure that they can safely launch their boat. If the river level drops, boaters may not be able to use the same launch to take their boat out of the water. Boaters can find more information about river levels and flow at www.chelanpud.org and click on “Wanapum Response” at the top right hand corner of the web page – river level information is listed in the right hand column.

Signs are posted at all boat launches advising boaters to use caution. Chelan PUD is looking into ways to keep boat launches open throughout the summer if river levels drop as a result of the Wanapum Dam situation. Recreationists can stay informed by checking the PUD’s website for information.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, April 22 @ 09:11:30 PDT

(_ | )



Earth Day a Huge Success
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - April 21, 2014
Click Here for more Earthday photos!
Earth Day a Huge Success

By Richard Uhlhorn
By 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, the annual Earth Day celebration was packed with people. The weather was perfect and Riverwalk Park was full of booths with crafts, art and plants for sale. The Friends of the Library were doing a brisk business with their annual used book sale.

The Fire Department and EMS were set up to answer questions and help people. EMS had a coloring station for little kids. At the other end of the Park there was live music, food vendors and electric cars with owners available to answer questions.

There was also a Children’s Craft Fair that kept kids of all ages busy.

There was plenty of information about keeping earth green from composting to growing your own vegetables. There were also a lot of plants being sold, mostly tomato and other vegetables.

If you didn’t make it, you missed out on one of the largest Earth Day Celebration in the town’s history.

This coming Friday, the sixth graders will hit the streets for the annual Earth Day Clean-up effort in the alleys, at Don Morse Park and around town. Volunteers are always needed to help with this effort. Call Scott Beaton at 670-4873 to volunteer.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, April 21 @ 09:34:36 PDT

(_ | )




/modules.php? name=News&file=article&sid=16480


RACC Meeting of the Minds April 30
PHP-Nuke Anne Brooks - April 21, 2014
Click Here for the Lake Chelan Recreation and Community Center website
RACC Meeting of the Minds April 30
You’re Invited to A MEETING OF THE MINDS!
  • This meeting will provide current RACC status
  • Focus on a brainstorming session to define short and long term goals
  • An opportunity to finalize the projects direction and plans for sustainability
  • Align teams and priorities
Your participation and input is very important! Please plan to attend.

APRIL 30, 2014
7:00 - 8:30
Chelan Fire & Rescue’s Main Station (second floor meeting room)

AGENDA

7:00PM	Welcome
7:05PM	RACC Status Update, Group Q/A
7:25PM	SWOT Analysis
7:40PM	Build the Next-Steps Big Questions to be Addressed
7:50PM	Small Group Discussions
8:05PM	Share group discussion recommendations
8:20PM	Recommendation Consensus, Next Steps
8:30PM	Meeting Adjourned

Your past, current and future involvement is appreciated.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, April 21 @ 09:16:06 PDT

(_ | )



Douglas County Sheriff Report 4-20-14
Douglas County Sheriff Report Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, DCSD - April 20, 2014
Douglas County Sheriff Report 4-20-14
From the desk of Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
C#14D-01829: On 04/19/14/ at approximately 9:24 PM a Douglas County Deputy was dispatched to a one car accident at the 2000 Blk of Eastmont Ave. near East Wenatchee. A 16 year old male driving a 2000 Chrysler Sebring and traveling approximately 45 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. The driver looked down to adjust his stereo, drifted to the right, and hit a guard rail. There were no injuries, but the car had to be towed from the scene. The driver was cited for speed and for not having his driver’s license with him.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office urges all motorists to be attentive when behind the wheel of a vehicle. We wish everyone a thoughtful and safe Easter Sunday.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, April 20 @ 10:09:03 PDT

(_ | )



Manson FFA Competes in District Career Development Events (CDE)
FFA Rod Cool - April 20, 2014
Aylee Neff and Jana Russell
Manson FFA Competes in District Career Development Events (CDE)
Two members of Manson FFA Jana Russell and Aylee Neff competed in the Job interview CDE held at Wenatchee High School, along with other students from Wenatchee, Eastmont, Chelan, Okanagan, and Tonasket school districts.

In the job interview contest students had to prepare a job description for a position they were qualified for, design a resume and write a cover letter prior to the contest. During the contest they had to complete a job application, go through a personal interview, and then write a follow up letter. Aylee Neff placed 5th in the competition. Jana Russell placed 3rd qualifying her for the state contest to be held at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington at the State FFA Convention in early May.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Sunday, April 20 @ 09:58:32 PDT

(_ | )



WSDOT North Central Region Construction Update and Weekly Travel Advisory for Ap
WSDOT Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications - April 19, 2014
WSDOT North Central Region Construction Update and Weekly Travel Advisory for April 21-25
Updated: 4 p.m., Friday, Apr. 18

Chelan County

US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements
Shut down for winter - Will resume this summer.

NCR Chip Seal 2014 - US 97, US 97A, SR 150

US 97A (MP 214-232) Entiat to Chelan
Monday ONLY, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new patches and repaired cracks.

US 97A (MP 236-239) Wal-Mart to Hugo @ US 97
Monday ONLY, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new patches and repaired cracks.

SR 150 (MP 10-12) WSDOT shed to Chelan Falls @ US 97
Tuesday ONLY, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new patches and repaired cracks.

US 97 (MP 235-248) Chelan Falls to N. of Wells Dam
(no work this week)

In this $15.5 million project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252

(New) US 97A/SR 150 Traffic Signal and Channelization Upgrade
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect shoulder and lane closures and detours for pedestrians. When the traffic signals are taken out of service, the intersection will be treated as a four way stop. This week work continues on the curb ramps and sidewalks on all four corners. Pedestrian routes are maintained on three of four quadrants at all times. In-ground work for the signal system begins.

In this $188,000 project, Neppel Electrical and Controls crews are adding left turn lanes, and upgrading the curb ramps at the intersection of Woodin Ave. (US 97A) and SR 150 to ADA standards. Work began April 15 and should be complete by late May.
Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860
(WSDOT Data Office)

(New) US 2 (MP 105) Dryden pavement sensors
Tuesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., expect single lane closures where our Collision Data Office technicians are replacing traffic recorder sensors at Dryden.

(New) US 2 (MP 113) Red Apple Rd. weigh in motion sensors
Wednesday & Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., expect single lane closures where our Collision Data Office technicians are replacing weigh in motion sensors in the pavement east of Cashmere.
Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 11:03:44 PDT

(_ | 11804 bytes more | )



Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 4-22-14
Lake Chelan School District Georgia Mashayekh - April 19, 2014
Lake Chelan School District Regular Board Meeting Agenda 4-22-14
LAKE CHELAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: April 22, 2014
TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION: District Board Room

AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 8, 2014
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS OR REQUESTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
5. INFORMATIONAL /DISCUSSION ITEMS
6. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
* Potential Easement Request
* CTE Building/Tennis Court update
* Staffing for 2014-2015
7. BOARD EDUCATION
* SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) practice test
8. FINANCIAL REPORT
* County Treasurer’s Report
* Balance Sheet
* Cash Flow Statement
* Enrollment
9. BOARD POLICIES
* BP 6700 & Procedure – revision Nutrition and Physical Fitness
* BP 2410 & Procedure – revision HS Graduation Requirements
10. ACTION ITEMS
* Payables and Payroll
* Personnel
* Lawn Care Bid
* BP 6700 & Procedure
* BP 2410 & Procedure
11. ADJOURNMENT


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 10:43:59 PDT

(_ | )




http://bluewaterconcierge.com


Chelan County PUD Opens Another Public Boat Launch on Rock Island Reservoir
Chelan County PUD Suzanne Hartman, CCPUD - April 19, 2014
Chelan County PUD Opens Another Public Boat Launch on Rock Island Reservoir
Increased river flow means boat ramp is accessible

Chelan County PUD has re-opened one more of the three public boat launches today, April 18. Spring runoff has helped increase river flows, meaning the river levels are rising enough to allow for boat launch accessibility. The two public boat launches now open are:
  • Riverfront Park at the base of Orondo Avenue near Pybus Market
  • Wenatchee Confluence State Park in Olds Station
Chelan PUD cautions boaters to be very aware of the possibility for changing river levels. Conditions can change quickly. Recreationists should inspect any boat ramp to be sure that they can safely launch their boat. If the river level drops, boaters may not be able to use the same launch to take their boat out of the water. Boaters can find more information about river levels and flow at www.chelanpud.org and click on “Wanapum Response” at the top right hand corner of the web page – river level information is listed in the right hand column.

Signs will be posted at all boat launches advising boaters to use caution. Chelan PUD is looking into ways to keep boat launches open throughout the summer if river levels drop as a result of the Wanapum Dam situation. Recreationists can stay informed by checking the PUD’s website for information.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 10:38:49 PDT

(_ | )



Open House to Discuss SR 215 Omak Paver April 23
WSDOT Jeff Adamson, WSDOT Communications - April 19, 2014
Click Here for more at the WSDOT OmakPaving webpage
Open House to Discuss SR 215 Omak Paver April 23
Public invited to learn about the work, timetable and traffic impact

A five-month-long paving project on State Route 215 from Omak through Okanogan is the focus of an open house Wednesday evening at the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Okanogan maintenance facility. The project, which includes extensive pedestrian improvements, starts next week.
  • What: SR 155/SR 215 Omak-Okanogan area paver open house
  • Where: WSDOT’s maintenance facility conference room, 28862 Highway 97, Okanogan
  • When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23
This project paves 6-1/4 miles of SR 215 from US 97 in Omak through Okanogan to the junction with SR 20, and two miles of the SR 155 Spur (Omak Ave. and Dayton St.). In addition to grinding the driving lanes and paving with hot mix asphalt, the project also includes more than 130 sidewalk improvements, new street lights, updated traffic signal controls for pedestrians, new signs and striping as well as drainage and electrical upgrades.

Crews start the job Monday, April 21, in Okanogan working north, and are adding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades to the sidewalks. Upgrades include ramps and other features to accommodate persons in wheelchairs and pedestrians with vision impairments. Workers will build concrete “bulb outs” at several intersections to improve pedestrian visibility by providing a safe area not blocked by parked vehicles. Decorative pavers to match existing commercial themes are also included. That work and upgrades to street lights, signals and drainage will extend to late June. Crews will grind and pave the roadway from late June until September, followed by installation of new signs, striping and intersection pavement markings.

During the first two months, pedestrians will be most affected as they are detoured around the sidewalk demolition and reconstruction. When the grinding and paving begins, it will be done at night to impact traffic as little as possible. Drivers can expect two-way traffic with lane shifts through the three-lane sections and 20-minute delays with single lane traffic and flaggers in the two-lane sections.

The project will be suspended during the Omak Stampede, Aug. 7 through 10.

“With an average daily traffic count of 13,000 vehicles in this corridor, the project will affect both communities from now through Labor Day,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski. “While we’ve tried to reduce the inconvenience as much as possible, we want people to know what’s being done and when, so they can plan for it.”

The $3.7 million project is a partnership between WSDOT and the cities of Omak and Okanogan. The contractor is Granite Construction Co., Rodeo Trail Rd. in Okanogan.

Find more information check the WSDOT project web page: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/sr155/omakpaving

An email list, US 97 Chelan to B.C. Border, has been set up so those who wish can subscribe and get updates sent directly to them on this project and other activity in the section of US 97 - at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOT/subscriber/new?topic_id=WADOT_271.

Drivers should plan for delays this weekend on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass
Single lane closures continue next week

Drivers traveling over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass this weekend should plan for added travel time.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will reduce traffic along a three mile section of I-90 east of the summit to a single lane in each direction from 8 p.m. Friday, April 18 until 11 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Two lanes westbound will reopen from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 20. From 9 p.m. Sunday, April 20 until 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, drivers will experience delays due to single lane closures 24 hours a day.

Drivers will also experience minor delays Monday through Friday due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101). The eastbound Indian John Rest Area will close to travelers at 6 a.m. Monday, April 21 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 10:24:48 PDT

(_ | )



Washington PUD Association Elects New Officers for 2014-2015
Chelan County PUD Liz Anderson, WPUDA - April 19, 2014
Chelan County PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz will serve as Vice-President of WPUDA.
Washington PUD Association Elects New Officers for 2014-2015
Commissioners from Pacific County PUD, Chelan County PUD, Wahkiakum County PUD and Lewis County PUD assume leadership positions for statewide PUD association

PUD Commissioners from four public utility districts assumed top leadership positions for 2014-2015 as the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) announced the election of its new officers today. Pacific County PUD Commissioner Diana Thompson was elected to serve as President, Chelan County PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz will serve as Vice-President, Wahkiakum County PUD Commissioner Dennis Reid will serve as Secretary, and Lewis County PUD Commissioner Ben Kostick will continue to serve as Treasurer.

The officers serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, providing oversight and recommendations in support of WPUDA’s mission. The Washington PUD Association represents 27 not-for-profit, community-owned public utility districts and one-joint operating agency, Energy Northwest. WPUDA member PUDs provide electrical, water and wastewater, and wholesale telecommunications services to residential, business and industrial customers in communities across Washington. The new officers assume an important leadership role in achieving the Association’s mission to support, protect and enhance members’ ability to conserve power and water resources of the state and to provide not-for-profit, locally-controlled utility services.

Newly elected WPUDA President, Pacific County PUD Commissioner Diana Thompson, is not new to leadership positions in the Association. She previously served as Vice-President and Secretary. Thompson, who currently serves as the President of the Pacific County PUD Board of Commissioners, looks forward to serving as the Association's President this year. "It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Washington PUD Association" said Thompson. "For almost 85 years PUDs have existed in this state and for a good part of that time, WPUDA has been a part of that community. In my role as Association President, I am committed to working collaboratively with members of WPUDA to continue the good work that was started by those who came before us; promoting and protecting the interests of our customer-owners and preserving the value PUDs provide to communities across the state." Thompson is a resident of Oysterville and has served on the Pacific County PUD Board since 2007.

Chelan PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz moves into his new position as Vice President having served as the Association’s Secretary last year. Bolz has been active in the Association for seven years, serving on the Government Relations Committee and organizing and speaking at orientation programs for new PUD Commissioners. “Collaboration and good information are important tools for PUD commissioners,” said Bolz. “A good example of that is what is occurring right now with the Wanapum Dam situation. Chelan County PUD has been working closely with Grant County PUD to minimize the impacts to the public. Public power has a great story to tell, and WPUDA is a way for us to share experiences that improve the lives of our customer-owners and stakeholders.”

The position of Secretary has been filled by a Wahkiakum County PUD Commissioner Dennis Reid. Reid has served on the PUD Board since 2011 and is looking forward to his new leadership role within the Association. “It is an honor to be elected and to carry on the work of the Association. I will do my best to represent all the members.”

Lewis County PUD Commissioner Ben Kostick will continue serving in his role as Association Treasurer. Kostick is a Certified Public Accountant and has served on the Lewis County PUD Board since 2007. The position of Treasurer is a two-year term with Kostick beginning the second year of his second term. “I am pleased I am able to draw on my professional background to support the work the Association is doing on behalf of Lewis PUD customers as well as other PUD customers across the state,” Kostick said.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 10:09:10 PDT

(_ | )



What My Home Means To Me Poster Contest
Strictly Fun Laura S. Clinton - April 19, 2014
(L-R) Omar Escoto, Kate England, Jeremias Torres, Chloe Goforth, and Issac Martinez.
What My Home Means To Me Poster Contest
The Lake Chelan Council of Realtors asked 3rd grade classes from Chelan and Manson to participate in our “What My Home Means to Me” poster contest. We ask that each student writes what their home means to them and draw a picture of their house.

The posters we get are all great! We have fun every year reading these posters. And every year we are faced with the hard task of awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each class! All students receive a participation ribbon and the Council treats the 1st place winners to lunch.

The 1st Place Winners:
  • Manson Elementary School
    • Mrs. Nelson’s Class: Omar Escoto
    • Mrs. Miller’s Class: Kate England
  • Morgen Owings Elementary
    • Mr. Duguay’s Class: Jeremias Torres
    • Mrs. Stamps’ Class: Isaac Martinez
    • Mrs. Leneway’s Class: Chloe Goforth

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 09:43:37 PDT

(_ | )



What's Happening at Manson Schools 4-19-14
Heidi Heidi Neal - April 19, 2014

4/21 - 4/27 What's Happening at Manson Middle School/High School????
Apr 18, 2014
Celebrating Health Week Next Week. Submitted by Krisy Nelson.
Click here for the complete story.

Manson FFA competes in district career Development events (CDE)
Apr 18, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Manson FFA Jana Russell and Aylee Neff competed in the Job interview CDE held at Wenatchee High School.
Click here for the complete story.

Sport Updates
Apr 18, 2014
4/15 Softball and Baseball, Soccer & Softball Standings From CWB Athletics.
Click here for the complete story.

Track Coach, Kurt Toolson shares Track Team Photos
Apr 18, 2014
4/8/14 Brewster Replay & 4/17/14 Eastmont Invitational.
Click here for the complete story.

4/21 - 4/25 What's Happening @ Manson Elementary???
Apr 17, 2014
Monday & Tuesday - 4:30-7:30 pm: Preschool Enrollment. Submitted by Principal, Heather Ireland.
Click here for the complete story.

5th Aventure Musical Theatre Performs Northwest Bookshelf for Manson Student
Apr 17, 2014
The performance was funded by the G-3 Grant that Manson Elementary Principal, Heather Ireland applied for and received from the Manson A.S.B.
Click here for the complete story.

Manson Apple Blossom's 3rd Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Apr 17, 2014
Saturday May, 10th, 2014. Time to sign up your team. Deadline is April 30th!
Click here for the complete story.

Manson Middle School Students & Teachers Giving the Secondary Grounds a Spring Cleaning
Apr 17, 2014
Community Service by our Students and Teachers! Welcome Spring
Click here for the complete story.

April 26th Manson PTAC and Trojan Booster Club present The 5th Annual Live & Silent Auction
Apr 11, 2014
Tickets on Sale Now! Take a Look what you will be able to bid on so far!
Click here for the complete story.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, April 19 @ 09:30:01 PDT

(_ | )




http://bluewaterconcierge.com


Other Recent Articles

Saturday, April 19
· Chelan FFA Hosts District VII Leadership Career Development Event
Friday, April 18
· Trailer Restriction Changed For Harts Pass Road
· Congressman Reichert Visits Chelan High
· Chelan FFA Timberbeasts Travel to Stevens County Forestry Career Development Eve
· 3 on 3 for Manson Apple Blossom
· Chelan PUD Returns Last of Rocky Reach Large Turbines to Commercial Production
· 413 Schools Win State’s Highest Honor
· Several Opportunities to Attend Chelan County Assessor Meetings
· Chelan Ag Ed Department Spring Plant Sale
Thursday, April 17
· It's the 14th Annual Lake Chelan Fly-In!
· Repairs for Loop Trail Bridge Will Close Wenatchee River Crossing
· Manson Parks Easter Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 16
· Earth Day Celebration this Coming Weekend
· WSP Seeks Assistance in Locating Suspect Charged with 59 Counts of Sexual Miscon
· Chelan Middle School Students of the Month for March 2014
· Arbor Day to be Observed at Don Morse Park on April 24
Tuesday, April 15
· Garage-A-Rama Shopping Extravaganza April 19th
· Major Donation for the Manson-Chelan RACC
· Douglas County Sheriff and Autism Society of Washington Host Vulnerable Persons
Monday, April 14
· City Extends Recreational Marijuana Moratorium Six Months
· Chelan County Suing Bank of America Over Cyberheist
· Wildland Fire Safety
Saturday, April 12
· GoMinders - April 12, 2014
· Ongoing Work at Rock Island Dam Will Mean River Level Fluctuations
· What's Happening at Manson Schools 4-12-14
· REAL Hope Act Overview at CHS April 14th
Friday, April 11
· Jerry Isenhart Jr. Services April 12 at CHS
· City of Chelan Special Session April 15th
· Two Weeks of Major Width and Lane Restrictions on I-90 East of Snoqualmie Pass B
· Chelan FFA Place at District VII Leadership CDE
· Two Dogs Sought for Farm Animal Attacks in Dryden
· Holden Mine Cleanup Information Meeting at Campbell's April 30
Thursday, April 10
· QuiBids - Survival of the Fittest
Wednesday, April 09
· Father - Daughter Dance at Library April 12th
· Commissioners Consider Updating Targets Used to Keep PUD Finances on Sustainable
· Community Health Awareness Sessions Start Today 4-9-14
· Stoplight Upgrade Coming to Woodin/Sanders Intersection
· Leavenworth Man Victimized Hispanic Festhalle Renters
· Manson High School – A New Vision
· Josh Stendera Joins North Cascades Bank
· It’s a Fine Night for Learning
Tuesday, April 08
· Easter Sunrise Service at Don Morse Park
· Lake Chelan Hospital Bike Rodeo at Walmart This Weekend
· Washington to Participate in First Ever Nationwide Distracted Driving Crackdown
Monday, April 07
· Bitcoin Mining Finds Cheap Power in NCW
· Chelan Fire and Rescue Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda 4-9-14
· Omak Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide at Conconully Lake
· Manson Parks and Recreation District Meeting Agenda 4-10-14
Sunday, April 06
· Tuesday Power Outage Planned for About 150 Chelan Customers
Saturday, April 05
· PUD Warning - Utility Account Payment Scam Alert

Older Articles

Time and Temp

Click for Chelan, Washington Forecast




Check Out This Great Business!

Tell Our Sports Sponsors
THANKS!











Mid-Lake Weather
Lake Chelan Midlake Weather Conditions
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 07:00 AM
Temp: 41 ° F.° F
Winds: Light downlake (Northwesterly) at 2--4 mph.
Skies: Heavy clouds throught, and presently raining.
Barometer: 29.61 inches and unchanging.
Rainfall: 0.21 inches overnight.
Jim and Sarah at the Llama Ranch

Fishing Report
Joe Heinlen's Fishing Report
Friday, January 31, 2014

January 30th, 2014 Racking up the numbers on Lake CheLan Today!!!! We fished the Trench in 200 to 245ft depths today! Pulled the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde to fill the cooler! We kept the Ace right next to the bottom at all times. Now is the time to Fish or should I say Catch on Lake Chelan! Thanks so much to my Crew today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe! ...

READ MORE...

Karyl Oules Travels
Karyl Oules's Report

Good Morning Folks: I was thinking yesterday as I was in pause mode on getting the '14 Spyder (more about that later). What popped up was how I have learned and reallllly enjoy being able to laugh ...

READ MORE...

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


 

/modules.php? name=News&file=article&sid=16480







Contact Us?

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


Steve Byquist
509-670-0426


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


Heidi Neal
Cell: 630-3115


Nancy Miller
Phone 509-687-9743


Gregory Kennedy
509-630-7679


Dave Rogge
509-679-8931



Site Meter
.


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

Page creation at server took 0.29 seconds |
internet pharmacy