Speed Limits Changing on Halvorson Canyon and Hampton Roads

Chelan County Public Works has changed the speed limit on Halvorson Canyon and Hampton roads, off Squilchuck Road, has been changed to 25 mph. A speed study showed the need to lower the speed limit on the two roadways. State law sets Washington’s basic speed law as well as the…


Chelan County Public Works Looking at Another Burn in Leavenworth

Chelan County Public Works is hoping to conduct on Wednesday the 14th of dry, organic materials from the Leavenworth drop-off site. PIO Jill Fitzsimmons says the burn is weather dependent. “The crew is going to be watching things like air stagnation, wind, wind speeds, things like that just to make…


Chelan PUD, County Public Works Auction Saturday

The Chelan PUD and County Public Works auction takes place tomorrow, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Public Works building on East Street. There will be cars, truck, vans, and also work trucks from the utility or county departments. There will also bigger vehicles like dump trucks, tankers and other…


Chelan County Public Works Implementing Extreme Fire Restrictions

Extreme fire restrictions are now in place across Chelan County. The travel and activity restrictions, put in place by the Chelan County fire marshal, are the highest level of restrictions allowed by county code. On Thursday, Chelan County Public Works crews installed some 70 signs around the county indicating the…


Chelan County Fire Danger Raised from Moderate to High

Chelan County is raising the fire danger from moderate to high. Public Works crews will soon be putting signs on county roads with the change. County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb says it was a consensus among many agencies. “It restricts campfires to designated campgrounds and fire rings. And it restricts…


Leavenworth Brush Yard Stopping Saturday Operations June 29th

After Saturday, June 29, Chelan County’s Leavenworth drop-off brush yard will return to being open only on Fridays. So there are two Saturday brush drop-off days left in the summer season. The brush yard will return to operating two days a week (Fridays and Saturdays) in September for fall cleanup. The…


Leavenworth Brush Dropoff Now Open Fridays and Saturdays

The drop-off brush yard on East Leavenworth Road in Leavenworth will be open on Saturdays as well as Fridays to accommodate homeowners and businesses in the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County. The site will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays beginning immediately….


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National Work Zone Safety Week

It’s National Work Zone Safety Awareness week and according to Chelan County Public Works, they have crews out on area roadways 90 percent of the year. They also noted that Washington averages nearly 840 work zone injuries each year, a vast majority of which is suffered by motorists, their passengers…


Chelan County Public Works Looking for Dumper

Chelan County Public Works is looking for the public’s help to identify who dumped hazardous waste along Sleepy Hollow Road recently. In amongst the refuse was motor oil, racing car gas, three cubic yards of concrete and additional garbage. If you have an information, you are asked to contact Public…