Douglas County’s Credit Improves

On October 1, 2018, Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) upgraded Douglas County’s credit rating to AA, an improvement from AA-. S&P’s rating symbols indicate degrees of creditworthiness, ranging from D to AAA, with AA being the third highest designation.   The S&P award is a great compliment and evidence of…




Douglas County Proposing Change to Setback Rules for Marijuana Growers

The Douglas County Planning Commission has put out a proposal on changes for marijuana growers. County Planner Mark Kulaas says the current rules require setbacks of up to a mile from any urban growth boundary. “We’ve since seen some areas that are considerably different in elevation than where the urban…


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…