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Sewer Line Gases Creating a Major Problem for Residents
Some golf course area residents request relief


Help Fire Victims On Make A Difference Day
Mark your calendars for Oct 25th


Mills Canyon Road Closed While BAER Operations Occur
The road will be open on weekends


Chelan FFA Livestock Evaluation CDE Team Travel to Moscow, Idaho
Chelan sat alone at the top of the 37 team field!


Local Scholarships Help Apple Blossom Royalty
North Cascades Bank and the Lake Chelan Chamber are major contributors


Celebrate Public Power on Oct. 11
Free event from noon to 3 p.m. at Pybus Public Market


Trojan Football Chalks Up Win
Beating the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 46-35


Second Annual 'Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day'
Set for Sunday, October 5 at Echo Ridge


Chelan Posts First Victory Over Bellevue-Christian 21-0
Almost half of Chelan’s rushing yardage came from Mason McClellan


South Shore Irrigation District Proposed
Public hearing is scheduled to reconvene October 6th @ 9:30 a.m.


Buckner Orchard Harvest Fest 2014 This Weekend!
Make your plans now for this special 3-day event


Mysterious Information Discovered Surrounding the Disappearance of Former Stehekin Ranger, Bill Fitzpatrick
Brother Ken Fitzpatrick shares in a recent email


Update on the new Community Play Joyland
Still time to get involved - Contact Katrie Milliron


What Are the Rules for Political Signage?
Highway Advertising Control Act and local ordinances are applicable


FFA Fall Fair Season a Major Success
And don't miss the FFA Corn Sale Sep 28th


Rock Blasting Gets Even Earlier with a 6 p.m. Closure Starting Next Week
Drivers should plan for added travel time due to construction-related slowdowns on I-90


How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
A public service message from Chelan Fire and Rescue


Nationwide Groupon Campaign Raises Over $335,000 for Law Enforcement K9 Protective Vests
K9 Hamu isn't happy unless he is in the patrol car going to work


Update on Cinder the Bear
Cinder is doing fine at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care


Manson School Sixth Grade Campout
Students spent part of last week at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp


Support the Internships for Students Program
High School students will learn real-life skills


Upgrades Start this Week for PUD Ramp and Dock in Downtown Chelan
Work will close access to ramp and dock through October


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Sewer Line Gases Creating a Major Problem for Residents
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - September 30, 2014
Resident Mark Carroll was on hand at the Council meeting to encourage the City to do something about the sewer gas issue on Golf Course Road. “It is a quality of life issue with us.”
Resident Carol Smith invited City Council to visit her and experience the issue first hand.
Councilman Ben Higgins stated that he hopes the City Public Works Department identifies and then quickly fixes the issues of sewer gases for the Golf Course Road residents.
Sewer Line Gases Creating a Major Problem for Residents

By Richard Uhlhorn
For the second City Council meeting in a row, residents living on the Golf Course Road have been at City Council to complain about sewer smells that have affected their quality-of-life.

Mark Carroll spoke to the Council members and said, “I’m not sure any improvements have been done. There was money budgeted for this.”

He complained about an over-powering smell that permeates his home and bluntly stated that someone has to fix it. “To date we’ve never heard from anyone at Public Works or the Planning Department. Nothing is being done at all,” said Carroll. “If it happened at the RV Park it would get fixed immediately.”

Mayor Bob Goedde replied that the Council has approved the expenditure of $5,000 to investigate the problem. Carroll replied, “Save the $5,000 and just look at the sewer plan.

Public Works Director Dwane Van Epps said he knows there is a problem. “Most of our effort right now is an engineering study to confirm and identify what the problem actually is.”

Carol Smith who lives at 255 Golf Course Road said, “I invite any of you to come up and experience this. It’s certain that the sewer system is not large enough to serve this populace it serves.”

She went on to remark that it is a big issue and that Chelan County Health has said it is methane gas (which it can’t be because methane gas has no smell). Van Epps said it is most likely sulfur smells from the main force main backing up into the sewer line.

During Council Comments, Councilman Ben Higgins stated that he hopes the City does a better job with Golf Course Road issue. “Once we find out what the problem is, I hope we get it done,” he said

In a telephone conversation with Van Epps on Tuesday, September 30, he stated that it has been a problem for a number of years. “We do have an issue.” The homes that are being affected by the sewer smell are located in the gravel pit area.

Van Epps believes that a check valve was installed at the main sewerline. He explained that this is a method that rarely works and if it is stuck open, it is allowing sewer gases from the main line to back up into the sewer line and out the manholes.

He also stated that the $5,000 engineering study is actually a pre-design report before the City makes corrections. “This could cost the taxpayers $230,000 to $250,000,” he said. “We need to look at all the alternatives and look at the problem a lot closer. The fix could end up being approximately 1,500 feet of new sewer line just above Spader Bay.

In the meantime, Van Epps is pushing to have the report down quickly so a decision can be made and the problem fixed. In addition he is going to talk to the Manson Reclamation District to do more odor control work on the line.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, September 30 @ 11:11:45 PDT

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Help Fire Victims On Make A Difference Day
GLC Community News Ray Dobbs - September 30, 2014
Help Fire Victims On Make A Difference Day
There will be a "Make a Difference Day" event on October 25th to help fire recovery efforts in Pateros.

Volunteers will have different activities to choose from. From cleaning up fire areas, to sorting in the relief center, running errands, and just helping families get back on their feet. These efforts are especially important as winter approaches.

The 8 a.m. meeting place is 169 Pateros Mall in Pateros. Please spread the word!

Efforts to coordinate food for volunteers is in the works. More information will be available as we get closer to the event.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, September 30 @ 10:02:40 PDT

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Mills Canyon Road Closed While BAER Operations Occur
USFS Robin DeMario, USFS - September 30, 2014
Mills Canyon Road Closed While BAER Operations Occur
A 6-mile stretch of Mills Canyon Road No. 5200 will be closed weekdays while Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work occurs. The road will be closed from the national forest boundary at the bottom of the canyon to its junction with Road No. 5215. The closure starts today and will continue through October 13. The road will be open on weekends.

BAER work will stabilize the road to minimize damage from potential debris flows, heavy rain events and snow melt run off. “It is important to get this work accomplished now, before winter weather arrives,” said Civil Engineer Jonathan Jennett. “We need to clean out culverts and improve road drainage so the road is in good condition to withstand weather events that might occur this winter.”

Mills Canyon Road connects with the Entiat Valley Road approximately 3 miles west of Entiat, Washington.

Please contact the Entiat Ranger District office at 509-784-4700 for additional information about the road closure and BAER work.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, September 30 @ 09:38:26 PDT

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Chelan FFA Livestock Evaluation CDE Team Travel to Moscow, Idaho
Our local Lake Chelan FFA Rod Cool - September 30, 2014
Chelan FFA Livestock Evaluation CDE Team Travel to Moscow, Idaho
On Saturday September 27th, four members of the Chelan FFA Livestock Evaluation CDE team left before the birds were up and traveled to Moscow, Idaho and the campus of the University of Idaho for Ag Days and the U of I Invitational Livestock CDE.

37 teams of judges from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana evaluated eight classes of livestock including Ram Lambs, Market Lambs, Ewe Lambs, Heavyweight Market Hogs, Lightweight Market Hogs, Bull Calves, Yearling Heifers, and Market Steers and then completed a questions class on the market steers. When the stock had been put away and points tallied, the team from Chelan sat alone at the top of the 37 team field.

Dane Schwartz and Luke Gleasman tied for the seventh place individual out of 136 judges. Amanda Reeves placed thirteenth, and Stephanie Olivera was twentieth. They competed in three livestock CDEs this fall and have won each of them. They will take a break for the winner and then crack back out in the spring as prepare for the Washington State Livestock CDE next May at the Spokane Junior Livestock Show and a possible trip to the National Livestock CDE in Louisville.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, September 30 @ 09:21:55 PDT

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Local Scholarships Help Apple Blossom Royalty
Strictly Fun Hayli Libby Thompson - September 30, 2014
Manson Apple Blossom Queen, Hanna Ireland poses in front of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce office Queen Hanna Ireland with Kyla Allen of North Cascades Bank in Chelan . Kyla is the chairperson for the Apple Blossom Pig Jig Fun Run.
Local Scholarships Help Apple Blossom Royalty
North Cascades Bank and the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce are major sponsors of the Manson Apple Blossom Pig Jig Run that help to provide scholarships to the Manson Apple Blossom Royalty.

A big thank you to all who support the scholarship efforts!

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

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Celebrate Public Power on Oct. 11
Chelan County PUD Kimberlee, CCPUD - September 30, 2014
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Celebrate Public Power on Oct. 11
Enhancing quality of life is central to Chelan County PUD’s mission

Rediscover your Chelan County PUD and the benefits of public power at this free event from noon to 3 p.m. at Pybus Public Market.

Something fun for all ages, plus prizes! Speakers and tips to help you get ready for winter, keep your home warmer, save money on your electric bill and even how to hook that big Chinook.

It's part of national Public Power Week, Oct. 5-11.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, September 30 @ 08:54:55 PDT

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Trojan Football Chalks Up Win
Manson School District Janice Stewart - September 30, 2014
Trojan Football Chalks Up Win
The Manson Trojan football team earned their first victory of the season on Friday, September 26th, beating the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 46-35.

The game proved to be a real battle for the first three quarters with the game tied at 20-20 going into halftime before Manson was able to pull ahead in the fourth quarter to take a two touchdown lead.

“Liberty Bell came out to play just as they always do, but we found a way to match their intensity and aggressiveness this year,” said Coach Scott Ward. “We played physical football and improved in each aspect of the game that was holding us back for the first couple of contests.”

Coach Ward gave props to the offensive line: Mason Cameron, Julio Pena, Joe Toolson, Michael Sanchez, Gerardo Guillen and Chayse Brooks for a job well done.

Leading the team was David Guillen who carried the ball 21 times for 258 yards and had 2 touchdowns. Quarterback Bo Charlton rushed 10 yards and scored a touchdown. Mikey Pittman and Jorge Tejada also scored 2 touchdowns each and Spencer Ward caught a pass for a touchdown.

On defense, David Guillen put up 10 solo tackles, 1 assist and a sack, while Joe Toolson and Jorge Tejada each added 5 solo tackles. Melvin Bernardo put up 4 solo tackles, Mason Walters had 3 and Mikey Pittman added 2 more.

The Manson Trojans will play again Friday, October 3rd at home against Okanogan with kick off at 7 p.m.

“We would again like to thank all of the Trojan fans that came out to support us. I know that it means a lot to our team and they really appreciate it,“ added Coach Ward.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Tuesday, September 30 @ 08:42:57 PDT

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Second Annual 'Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day'
News With Richard Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - September 29, 2013
Second Annual 'Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day'
Set for Sunday, October 5 at Echo Ridge … Ride at 1 p.m.

By Richard Uhlhorn
Kids of all ages and their parents are invited up to Echo Ridge this coming Sunday, October 5, for the second annual “Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day.”

Last year, this event was a huge success with close to 30 kids and their parents showed up for a ride and barbecue at the upper parking lot at Echo Ridge.

Paul Willard is hoping to have any more kids on hand this year. Ride leaders will lead groups based on experience on short to longer fun rides on the trails.

Cycle Central out of Wenatchee will also be on hand with several demo bikes from their rental fleet. So moms or dads who bring their child up, but don’t have a bike, will have an opportunity to climb on and experience some dirt.

So, grab you child and bring him/her up to the Ridge for some real outdoor fun.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, September 29 @ 10:58:58 PDT

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Goat Get First Win of Football Season
Sports With Rich Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - September 29, 2014
Chelan Posts First Victory Over Bellevue-Christian 21-0
By Richard Uhlhorn
The Chelan Goats posted their first win of the football season this past Friday night.

For full coverage and a photo gallery of the team in action, click HERE.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, September 29 @ 10:13:48 PDT

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Buckner Orchard Harvest Fest 2014 This Weekend!
Strictly Fun Greg Kennedy - September 29, 2014

GoMinders - September 29, 2014
South Shore Irrigation District Proposed

This public hearing is scheduled to reconvene at the Board of Commissioner’s Office on October 6th @ 9:30 a.m.

Click Here for more info
Buckner Orchard Harvest Fest 2014 Oct 3-5

Three days of fun, music and meaningful cooperation to promote and preserve a Stehekin treasure await you this weekend. Make your plans now!

Click Here for more info

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Monday, September 29 @ 09:44:11 PDT

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New Information Surfaces in Search for Bill Fitzpatrick
PHP-Nuke Sept 29, 2014
Mysterious Use of Bill Fitzpatrick's Credit Cards Since He Disappeared Creates Many Questions

The brother of missing former Stehekin Park Ranger Bill Fitzpatrick, who disappeared near Dualo, Cameroon on the continent of Africa in late June, is reporting that the family has now discovered that his brother's PayPal account has been used since Bill and the aircraft he was piloting disappeared June 22nd on a flight from Nigeria to Cameroon.

In an email to friends, Ken Fitzpatrick writes:

We have only recently been able to view Bill's financial records from the bank/debit card transactions.

We found out that on the 23rd of June in the Kano, Nigeria airport, multiple withdrawals were drawn on Bill's account; 4 withdrawals of the same amount. In addition, starting on 7/30, Bill's PayPal account withdrew funds (or made purchases) from his checking, again on 8/4, 8/7, 8/19, 8/21, 9/4 and 9/8.

Bill’s wife, Paula, has put a stop on the PayPal withdrawals with help from the bank and she has filed a police report in Chelan, WA.

I notified the FBI 2 weeks ago when we found out about these financial transactions. IMPORTANT note: 2 of the recent transactions were for purchases of an Apple laptop and Canon camera – BOTH of which were being shipped to SAME address in Fort Worth, Texas!!

I provided this to the FBI & Forth Worth police – NO response from either!!

Note: Our original story indicated that Bill's "Debit Card" had been used too. We have learned that we were in error.

Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Monday, September 29 @ 07:18:29 PDT

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Update on Joyland - A New Community Play in December
Strictly Fun Sept 29, 2014 ~ From Katrie Millirion
The Energy Is Building and Practices are Under Way
For the December 5th & 6th community production "Joyland"
Photos from last Sunday's rehearsal at the Little Stone Church:
(L) - Gage Martin, practicing his solo "God's Got a Plan
(R) - Tristyn Tilbury, Cody Fitzpatrick, Carlos Graves, Silas Tilbury and Brynn Rhodes rapping against Joy to the World.

Producer Katrie says anyone wanting to join in the production is still welcome to become involved - Final date for signup is this coming Sunday, October 5th from 1-3 pm. Katrie can be reached at katremilliron@gmail.com

Posted by Jerry_Isenhart on Monday, September 29 @ 06:49:44 PDT

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What Are the Rules for Political Signage?
News with Greg Kennedy Greg Kennedy - September 27, 2014
What Are the Rules for Political Signage?
It is that time again. Political signs are popping up along roadways, in yards, and all sorts of places to catch your eye.

GLC readers asked to know the rules for political signage so we got an informative document from WSDOT. And GLC readers are helping with some added information.

Dan Baker of Manson adds: "In addition to the WSDOT requirements for political signage, Chelan county code 11.92.030 (11) further restricts signage within “residential districts” to six square feet."

Norm Coleman reminds us that "the RCW does not give anyone license to take matters in their own hands and trespass on private property to remove and/or destroy signs that do not belong to them."

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 47.42, the Highway Advertising Control Act, regulates signing on Interstate highways, Primary highways, and highways that are part of the Scenic and Recreational System. Signs erected on private property adjacent to these highways must comply with the Highway Advertising Control Act, rules contained in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-66, and applicable local agency sign codes.

In accordance with WAC 468-66-050, Sign Classifications and Specific Provisions, temporary political campaign signs are identified and regulated as a type of on-premise sign intended to express a property owner’s endorsement of a political candidate or initiative. Prior to placing signs, WSDOT recommends checking with the property owner for approval, and to determine property line locations. Campaign signs are allowed under the following regulations:

1) Temporary political campaign signs are limited to a maximum size of thirty-two square feet
2) Temporary political campaign signs must be removed within ten days following the election
3) Sign installers must have permission of the underlying property owner prior to placing signs
4) Temporary political campaign signs are subject to all other applicable provisions of RCW 47.42 and WAC 468-66 that pertain to Type 3 on-premise signs

In addition to the above restrictions, the erection of temporary political campaign signs within the right-of-way of all state highways is prohibited. Accordingly, signs placed within the right-of-way of any state highway are subject to removal by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Also, RCW 47.36.180(1) states in part that it is unlawful to erect any structure, sign, or device visible from a city street, county road, or state highway that simulates any directional, warning, or danger sign likely to be mistaken for such a sign. Therefore, a campaign sign cannot be designed in a manner that resembles an official traffic control sign.

We sincerely hope that candidates for public office will observe the laws and regulations enacted to limit driver distraction and protect and preserve the roadside beauty of our state. Thank you in advance for your courtesy in this matter. - WSDOT

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, September 27 @ 09:03:06 PDT

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FFA Fall Fair Season a Major Success
Our local Lake Chelan FFA Rod Cool - September 27, 2014
Jessie Oules, Chelan FFA Sophomore, earned the Grand Champion Market Lamb at both the NCW District Fair and the Chelan County Fair with lambs that she raises herself as part of her Sheep Production Supervised Agriculture Experience Project.
FFA Fall Fair Season a Major Success
For the 37 members of the Chelan FFA who exhibited animals, the fall fair season was a major success. They kicked off with the NCW District Fair in Waterville. Chelan members exhibited 2 beef, 14 sheep, 16 Goats, 23 pigs and 1 Horse in the livestock barns. Standouts were Dane Schwartz earning the Reserve Grand Champion Swine Showman, Jessie Oules Grand Champion Market Lamb, Anna Doty was the Champion Ewe Lamb, and Josie Gallup had the Champion Pen of Three Market Lambs. Henry Suarez had the Reserve Champion Meat Goat. Madison Harrison brought home the Grand Champion Horse Fitting and Showing, Western Equitation, English Equitation, Bareback Equitation, Trail, and Reserve Champion Halter Horse.

The Chelan FFA members competing in the National Forestry CDE and those attending National FFA Convention will be selling fresh picked basin sweet corn this Sunday, September 28th starting at Noon at the carwash on Woodin Avenue.

The corn is $5.00 per dozen. Discounts for large purchases. All proceeds go to assist with the expenses for the 10 students traveling to Louisville, KY for the 87th National FFA Convention at the end of October.

So come on out on Sunday afternoon and buy some sweet corn for dinner or enough to freeze for the winter. I look forward to seeing you, there.

RC
Members also excelled in the FFA Still Life Barn. Agriculture Mechanics Grand Champion-Bobby Hanson, Reserve Champion Jake Straub.. Overall Horticulture, Grand Champion Bobby Hanson, Reserve Champion, Apol Blanco. Agronomy Grand Champion, Dane Schwartz, Reserve Grand Champion, Jake Straub. Floral Grand and Reserve Champion went to Drew Morris. Fruit Grand Champion was Bryce Robison. Vegetable Grand and Reserve Champion was Apol Blanco.

In the FFA Competitions, Chelan brought home the 1st place banner in Livestock Judging with Amanda Reeves 2nd individual, Emily Mudd 3rd, Drew Morris 5th and Apol Blanco 9th, and Dane Schwartz 10th. In Tractor Driving, Chelan also earned a 1st place banner with Michael Tutino placing 2nd, Logan Fifer 3rd, and Luke Gleasman 7th. Chelan earned the 2nd place banner is Horse Judging with Josie Gallup 3rd, Katie Gleasman 6th, and Dane Schwartz 10th.

At the Chelan County Fair, the members of the Chelan County Fair continued their winning ways.

In the Livestock Barns, Logan Fifer had the Reserve Champion Market Steer. Jonathan Zeyela had the Grand Champion Hog, Jessie Oules had the Grand Champion Market Lamb, Amanda Reeves the Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Grand Champion Ewe Josie Gallup, and Henry Suarez had the Reserve Champion Meat Goat. On Show day, Apol Blanco was the Grand Champion Swine Showman with Dane Schwartz earning Reserve Champion Swine Showman. Amanda Reeves was the Grand Champion Sheep Showman. Mikaila Harrison earned the Reserve Champion Halter Horse, Grand Champion Western Equitation, Dane Schwartz also earned the Reserve Grand Champion in Round Robin where showman show each species.

In the FFA still life barn, Chelan members also continued to dominate the competition. Grand champion overall horticulture went to Bobby Hanson, Reserve grand champion went to Dane Swartz. Grand Champion Fruit, Dane Schwartz, Reserve Champion Jesus Rodriguez. Champion Vegetable went to Apol Blanco and Reserve Champion was Bobby Hanson. Grand Champion Eggs went to Bobby Hanson. Grand and Reserve Champion Art Project was Josie Gallup. Grand and Reserve Photography went to Romaine Doty. Grand and Reserve Ornamental Horticulture went to Drew Morris. Grand Champion Agronomy was Dane Schwartz with Bobby Hanson with Reserve. Bobby Hanson also earned Grand and Reserve Champion Agricultural Mechanics. In the Commercial Apple Trays, Chelan members Dane Schwartz, Jesus Rodriguez, and Neil Carleton all earned rosettes.

In the FFA Contests, Chelan brought home the 1st place banner in Livestock Judging with Jessie Oules 1st, Drew Morris 2nd, and Amanda Reeves 3rd. In Poultry Judging Chelan also brought home a 1st place Banner with Dane Schwartz 2nd, Henry Suarez 4th, Apol Blanco 5th, Stephanie Olivera 6th, and Sarah Goyne 8th.

The horse team placed 5th with Allie Barnes earning 2nd place honors. The Tractor team brought home the 2nd place banner with Jake Straub 3rd, Jake Horlebien 5th, Logan Fifer 8th, and Michael Tutino 9th. Chelan also earned a 2nd Place Banner in Produce Judging with Chris Lloyd placing 5th, Sarah Goyne 6th, Bobby Hanson 8th, Rhiannon Davis 9th, and Jonathan Zeyela 10th. Based on how they placed in all CDEs, the Chelan FFA brought home the 1st Place Sweepstakes banner as well.

Another great fair season for the Chelan FFA and members now set their sights on performing well at the Fall Career Development Events in State Tractors, State Apples, and State Potato Grading. In addition, they will represent the State of Washington in the National Forestry CDE at Louisville, KY in late October.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, September 27 @ 08:39:53 PDT

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Rock Blasting Gets Even Earlier with a 6 p.m. Closure Starting Next Week
WSDOT Summer Derrey, WSDOT Communications - September 27, 2014
Rock Blasting Gets Even Earlier with a 6 p.m. Closure Starting Next Week
Drivers should plan for added travel time due to construction-related slowdowns

Rock blasting closures on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass are getting earlier as the days get even shorter.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 6 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 2. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Intermittent rolling slowdowns could cause 20 minute delays Monday through Friday during the day from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). Drivers will also experience nighttime delays due to a single lane closure through the same location.

Drivers may experience minor delays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday due to a single lane closure westbound near milepost 50. Crews will be making repairs to the Denny Creek Bridge.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, September 27 @ 08:11:25 PDT

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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Chelan Fire and Rescue Faye Barker - September 27, 2014
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.
Safety Tips:
  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke.
  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
    • Squeeze the level slowly and evenly.
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but no so heavy as to be difficult to handle.
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher trainings.
  • Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.
  • Know when to go. Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Saturday, September 27 @ 08:04:40 PDT

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Nationwide Groupon Campaign Raises Over $335,000 for Law Enforcement K9 Protecti
Douglas County Sheriff Report Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, DCSD - September 26, 2014
Nationwide Groupon Campaign Raises Over $335,000 for Law Enforcement K9 Protective Vests
From the desk of Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office police K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.

Deputy Baker and K9 Hamu (Ha-moo) became a certified patrol team in 2012 and a certified narcotics detection team in 2013. The K9 team has been called upon to locate suspect(s) for various crimes including homicide and attempted homicide. K9 Hamu has located narcotics on the streets and regularly visits schools to deter drug use.

K9 Hamu isn't happy unless he is in the patrol car going to work. He loves finding the "bad guy" and playing with his Kong toy.

The "Occasions" campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9's with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15th through March 5th at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. Vested interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate. The online $10 donation suggested interested persons purchase a GROUPON (a tax deductible donation) through the secure website where all funds were allocated to purchase ballistic vests for our four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will be providing over 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide with the protective body armor in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January of 20 14.

All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police".

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a 501c(3) organization, is still accepting donations through their website: www.vik9s.org and via mail P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

In 2013, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. partnered with Groupon and was named as one of "The Best of 2013" campaigns. The non profit raised $155,537.33 in just one week, which provided ballistic vests for 163 law enforcement dogs in 30 states. There are an estimated 30,000 police dogs throughout the United States.

Very respectfully,

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 10:42:21 PDT

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Update on Cinder the Bear
News with Greg Kennedy Greg Kennedy - September 26, 2014
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Update on Cinder the Bear
During the Pateros/Brewster wildfires this summer, many animals were injured and displaced by the disaster. One of the celebrities was "Cinder the Bear" who was badly burned and sent to a rescue center called Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.

This update is from the center:
Welcome! As you may have heard, we have our hands full with bear cubs this year!

We have received many requests for updates on Cinder, the burned bear cub who was flown to LTWC from Washington. Cinder’s paws were badly burned. Her burn management includes changing her dressings every other day, and keeping her on pain medication for the time being. However, she is healing as expected!

We are currently developing a page just for updates on Cinder and the other bears in LTWC’s care. In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page for the most current updates (you can see updates even if you do not have a Facebook account): https://www.facebook.com/laketahoewildlifecare.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 10:07:31 PDT

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Manson School Sixth Grade Campout
Manson School District Janice Stewart - September 26, 2014
Manson School Sixth Grade Campout
Manson sixth Graders spent part of last week at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp and came home with much more than simply an outdoor educational experience.

“Part of being a middle school student is learning to build quality relationships with students, with teachers and with coaches, while we are learning at school,” said Middle School Principal, Todd Smith. “This camp gives students the chance to do that in a beautiful setting.”

The group of 36 students participated in activities such as archery, low rope courses, board games, and fishing.

“Almost every student caught a fish, and Mr. Charlton was there to cheer everyone on,” added Smith.

The camp gave students the chance to participate in new activities in a new setting, and create a greater bond between each other, and the school staff.

“We appreciate the experience and look forward to a stronger learning environment here at Manson Middle School,” said Smith.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 09:48:36 PDT

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Support the Internships for Students Program
Manson School District Norm Manly - September 26, 2014
Support the Internships for Students Program
Norm Manley
As I begin my sixth year helping Manson High School students learn real-life skills such as interviewing, writing cover letters and resumes, the importance of first impressions, networking and setting goals, I am eager to pass along some exciting information and ask for your help.

Manson School District initiated a new concept in education this year that includes customizing students learning (pace, place, career direction) that makes sense to the student. They will learn in both academic and “real world” settings. They will experience success and also experience failure and how to respond and improve. They will utilize technology effectively as a tool. They will develop leadership, teamwork and service learning skills. This process will help them transition seamlessly to college, technical schools and career ambitions, and you can help!

There are several aspects to Manson’s new vision but for today I would like to share Manson High School’s Internship program. We are very fortunate to have Addie Velasco serving as the MHS Internship Coordinator. Her job is to work with students and our community developing rewarding internships for both parties. Over the summer much work has taken place to launch this new and exciting program but in order to make it successful we need the support of our community.

Students are being made aware and trained regarding their responsibilities while on an internship. Students will be responsible to make contact to set up an internship and they will provide their own transportation. These are non-paid internships and the School District provides insurance for students while on an internship. Hours are flexible and you and the student will determine what works best for both of you. Students are required to complete internships to move to the next grade and graduate from high school.

So why are we doing internships? First, students learn how to be adults by being with adults. The internship is out in the "real world”, which open doors not available in the classroom. Finally, learning in school becomes much more relevant when the student makes the connection.

For business owners in the Chelan Valley I ask that you consider hosting students at your place of work. To receive more information contact Addie Velasco at 509-860-0836 email or myself at 509-293-0225 or email .

Norm Manly
Community Volunteer

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 09:36:54 PDT

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Upgrades Start this Week for PUD Ramp and Dock in Downtown Chelan
Chelan County PUD Suzanne Hartman, CCPUD - September 26, 2014
Upgrades Start this Week for PUD Ramp and Dock in Downtown Chelan
Work will close access to ramp and dock through October

A contractor for Chelan County PUD will begin work Friday to improve the PUD’s ramp and dock in downtown Chelan with handrails, slip-resistant decking and structural upgrades.

Recognizing that the dock is a popular access point on Lake Chelan through late summer, PUD engineers delayed the work until fall, said Darren Pickthorn, PUD Project Manager. Boaters will continue to have access to downtown from the dock and public boat launch at Chelan Riverwalk Park and the City of Chelan marina.

The work on the dock near Campbell’s Resort includes adding handrails to improve accessibility and safety on the ramp to the dock, replacing decking and making structural improvements.

The dock was installed in 1986 and even with maintenance during the years, it has come to the point replacement is the best option.

Contractor Watersmith Construction of Tumwater, Wash. will start work Friday, Sept. 25 on the nearly $87,000 improvements. Completion is set for Oct. 24, barring severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, Pickthorn said.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 09:23:42 PDT

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GoMinders - September 26, 2014
News From The Lake Chelan Chamber Greg Kennedy - September 26, 2014

GoMinders - September 26, 2014
Grape Stomping at LCW
Sat & Sun, Sept 27-28 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Be an observer or join in on the grape stomping fun to win prizes…it’s up to you! Finish up with lunch at BBQ In The Vineyard, wine tasting and a stroll through their 3,000 square foot gift shop!
LCCH Fun Run with Max
Sat, September 27th 9:00 a.m.

Lake Chelan Community Hospital Kids Wellness Program & Manson High School Cross Country team are partnering to host this free family event at the Old Golf Course in Manson, next to Mill Bay Casino!
Chelan Farmers Market
Thurs, October 2nd 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The last of the season! One of the many special aspects of shopping at farmers’ markets is getting to know the farmers and vendors that work so hard to bring their beautiful offerings to market.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 09:10:47 PDT

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Voter Forum at Manson Grange Sep 30th
News with Greg Kennedy Greg Kennedy - September 26, 2014
Voter Forum at Manson Grange Sep 30th
Sarah Cushing informs us there will be a voter forum at the Manson Grange on Tuesday, September 30th at 7 p.m. Mike Steele will be the moderator and candidates will answer questions from the public.

Six candidates are expected to attend:
  • Commissioner District 2: Keith Goehner/ Chuck Stowe
  • Public Utility District Commissioner District 1: Vicki Malloy/ Garry Arseneault
  • Public Utility District Commissioner District 3: Dennis Bolz/ Bob Goedde
This event is presented by the Manson Grange.

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 08:55:32 PDT

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Join Us for the Wonder of Lake Chelan Winterfest 2015
News From The Lake Chelan Chamber Lacey Lybecker, LCCC - September 26, 2014
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Join Us for the Wonder of Lake Chelan Winterfest 2015
Enjoy a variety of wintry activities in the Lake Chelan Valley January 16-25
The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce host Lake Chelan Winterfest, presented by the Historic Downtown Chelan Association, January 16-25, 2015. Lights will twinkle, gorgeous ice sculptures will be scattered throughout the Lake Chelan Valley, the snow will have fallen, and visitors and locals alike will feel the festivity in the air.

Lake Chelan Winterfest is a week-long festival of wintry fun. The event kicks off Martin Luther King weekend in downtown Chelan, with downtown Manson as the main locale for the finale weekend. Weekend highlights include:
JANUARY 16-18
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Wine Walk presented by Sage Rentals
  • Bubble Bar
  • SoupFest
  • Ice Lounge
  • Horse Carriage Rides presented by B.C. MacDonalds
  • Live Music presented by Campbell’s Resort
  • Kids Activities
  • Fireworks presented by Coldwell Banker
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Fire Skydiving
  • Polar Bear Splash
JANUARY 23-25
  • Taste of Manson presented by Blueberry Hills
  • Alefest
  • Snowflake 5K Dash
  • ZuZu African Acrobats
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Wish Lantern Lighting
  • Lighted Tractor Show and Shine
  • Snowga
  • Snowshoe Race
  • Snowflake Lane Kids Activities
  • Ice Tower Lighting
  • Family-Friendly Skiing/Snow Tubing
The Winterfest Button ($5 each) is your all-access pass to enjoying Lake Chelan Winterfest weekend. With your button, breeze on through to all the Kid’s Activities, the Ice Bar, the horse carriage rides and make sure to check out the incredible offers at shops and wineries all around the lake.

Winterfest attendees are encouraged to plan ahead. Winterfest add-ons, such as Wine Walk and Alefest, are known to sell out in advance.

For more information or to purchase Winterfest Buttons and Wine Walk or Alefest tickets, visit lakechelanwinterfest.com

Posted by gregory_kennedy on Friday, September 26 @ 08:23:43 PDT

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Lady Goats Extend Season Record to 3-0
Sports With Rich Uhlhorn Richard Uhlhorn - September 25, 2014
Lady Goats Extend Season Record to 3-0
By Richard Uhlhorn
Win the prestigious S. Whidbey Tournament for the fifth straight year and defeat Ephrata in three games.

Check the story HERE.


Posted by gregory_kennedy on Thursday, September 25 @ 11:04:00 PDT

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