Stage 1 Burn Ban to Go Into Effect Sunday Morning

Yakima, WA – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Okanogan, Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties due to poor air quality predicted for the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further…


Chelan County Swears in Newly Elected Officers

Nine Chelan County elected officers were sworn in Monday at the county courthouse in Wenatchee. Among them were two men new to the process, that being Commissioner Bob Bugert and District Court Judge Kyle Mott. Bugert said he’s got a lot of listening sessions scheduled in the near future. “A…


Sidewalks and More Coming for Parts of Knowles Road

Chelan County has acquired funding through a Transportation Improvement Board grant to improve the Sunnyslope area, according to commissioner Doug England. “Up on Knowles Road we will widen the roadway [and install] sidewalks and gutters. It’s an almost $1.4 million project, so what we have to do is to pass…


Entiat Area Receiving State Grant to Restore Salmon Habitat

The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced it will be funding a project involving the Entiat River. The intention is to restore salmon and steelhead habitat with the ultimate goal of improving both the fish population as well as southern resident orca whale numbers. Mike Cushman of the Cascadia Conservation…


Burn Ban Remains in Effect for North Central Washington, Dropping Elsewhere

The Washington Department of Ecology is lifting burn bans in Klickitat, Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 22, because air quality has improved in these areas.   However, stagnant conditions and poor air quality persist in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan counties, where…


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….