Burn Ban Begins Saturday in Chelan, Douglas and Three Other Counties

A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 10 a.m. Saturday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.   The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the…


Unemployment in Wenatchee MSA Second Lowest in State

Unemployment in the Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA, which includes Chelan and Douglas Counties, is the second-lowest in the state behind San Juan County. In a report released by the State Employment Security Department, unemployment in the area was down to 3.3 percent in September, which was a half…


Chelan County Honored for Work in Hiring Veterans

Twelve Washington businesses were honored today for their efforts to hire and support military veterans in 2018. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine announced the Hire-A-Vet award winners in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Hire-A-Veteran Month proclamation and the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. “By honoring these exceptional companies, I hope…



Chelan County Has State’s Lowest Unemployment Again

Chelan County is back in the lead with the lowest unemployment rate in the state for the month of September. According to numbers released by the Employment Security Department, Chelan County’s unemployment rate was 3.1 percent. Douglas County had 3.7 unemployment, or about the fifth best unemployment in the state….


Ballots Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You!

As Washington inches closer to the November 6th elections, voters can begin to expect their ballots soon. Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore explained where the ballots are, and when they will be sent out. “The ballots will be at the post office on Wednesday and we expect them to be…



Chelan County in Moderate Fire Danger, Grant County at High

The National Weather Service says the current fire danger in Grant County is high, while Chelan County is in the moderate danger category. Five counties, mostly in Southeastern Washington currently have high fire dangers. The National Weather Service says there is a lot of dry grass and brush that is…


County Burn Bans Begin June 1st

The annual ban on outdoor burning for Chelan and Douglas Counties goes into effect Friday, June 1 and will run through the end of September. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Mike Burnett says that means no more outdoor burning. “There’s a reason why it’s in place. Seldom is it…


Ecology Reviewing Chelan County Shoreline Master program

A comprehensive guide for land uses and developments on all shorelines within Chelan County is now available for public review and comment through the Washington Department of Ecology.   The new Chelan County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) reflects the local vision for appropriate shoreline development, public shoreline access, and environmental…