Chelan PUD Honored for Work in Uganda

Chelan PUD was honored by the U.S. Energy Association this week for their work with the Ugandan Electricity Generation Company, Ltd with the 2019 Corporate Volunteer Award. Last year, Janel Ulrich, PUD generation and asset program manager and John Yale, PUD hydro engineering manager traveled to Uganda and helped with…


SR 20 Closure at Loup Loup Pass May 28th through June 4th

The Washington State Department of Transportation says the contractor working on SR 20 at Loup Loup Pass has reached a point where the road will be fully closed beginning Tuesday, May 28th through June 4th. The work will require crews to excavate very soft fill material under the roadway, which…


Sheriff’s Deputy Claims Retaliation Continues, Files 2nd Lawsuit

Chelan County sheriff’s deputy Jennifer Tyler has filed a new legal claim in U.S. District Court in Spokane against Sheriff Brian Burnett, six months after she was suspended under an internal investigation. Our news partner iFiber One reported Tyler’s lawsuit claims the suspension and probe is part of a pattern…


Cantwell, Newhouse Secure Win for Cherry Growers Hurt By Retaliatory Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-4), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured a key victory for cherry growers hurt by the unjustified retaliatory tariffs by China. The provision, which passed the Senate…


Annual Lake Chelan Pirate Fest Happening This Weekend

The annual Lake Chelan Pirate Fest takes place over Memorial Day weekend and will include games, food, a fun run and more. Quartermaster Johnston is second-in-command of the Lake Chelan Pirates and tells a spirited tale of how the festival came to be. “Back in 1812, our ship got caught…


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WSDOT and WSP Offering Tips for Safe Memorial Day Travels

The Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol are trying to inform drivers ahead of the big Memorial Day travel weekend of some tips and tricks for the best experience possible. Trooper John Bryant says it’s important follow posted speed limits, don’t tailgate and if you do get…


Ports Holding Public Meeting to Discuss Functional Consolidation

The Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, May 29th to discuss a possible functional consolidation. The conversation has picked up in recent months as the two entities have tackled how to best manage Pangborn Memorial Airport along with create economic opportunities in…


Wenatchee Public Library Offering Passes to Ohme Gardens

Wenatchee Public Library is offering passes to Ohme Gardens that can be checked out for up to two weeks. Amanda Brack, adult services manager for North Central Regional Library says they want to offer options to experience area attractions and that, “Ohme Gardens has a cost barrier for some people….


Chelan PUD Looking for Public Input on Five-Year Plan

Chelan PUD is reaching out to its customer-owners to help craft their five-year plan. The utility is mailing out a guide on what they believe are key issues and then a survey that the community is being asked to fill out and return. The survey is also available online at…


Local School Musicals Honored

Wenatchee High School’s musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” has been nominated for best Outstanding Music Direction in the The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards: Honoring High School Musicals. The musical also received an honorable mention in four other categories. Other honorable mentions went to Olive Ryan from…