Chelan County News Archive

21C00212 - Okanogan County Escapee Apprehended

21C00212 - Okanogan County Escapee Apprehended

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on January 13th, 2021 the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force out of Yakima and Spokane with assistance from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia River Drug Task Force, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife apprehended the second Okanogan County escapee, Christopher Lee Whitman.

Leavenworth Bomb Threat

Leavenworth Bomb Threat

On December 29, 2020, Sheriff Brian Burnett reports RiverCom received an anonymous male caller who advised there was an explosive device in a garbage can in the 800 block of Front Street, Leavenworth.

20C14139 - Leavenworth Shooting

20C14139 - Leavenworth Shooting

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on December 26th, 2020 at approximately 11:15PM a Wenatchee area resident who was in Leavenworth with a group of cars and several subjects all from Wenatchee, reported an adult male in one of their cars had been shot in the side/abdomen with an unknown firearm from an unknown person/direction.

Two public meetings to be held on Climate Resiliency Strategy report

Two public meetings to be held on Climate Resiliency Strategy report

A multi-year effort that brought together more than 100 people from organizations throughout Chelan County has resulted in a draft Climate Resiliency Strategy report that builds a foundation for future climate resilience and adaptation work. The community will have opportunities Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 to hear more details about the report and provide input.

County plow operators prepare for snow, ice and COVID

County plow operators prepare for snow, ice and COVID

Before the snow flies, Chelan County Public Works is cautioning the public that while the department’s snowplow operators will be hard at work this winter, impacts from COVID-19 may get in the way of snow and ice control at times. And if that happens, snowplowing efforts may be hindered.

It's time to start thinking ahead to snow season

It's time to start thinking ahead to snow season

During the winter months, Chelan County Public Works crews are focused on keeping roads clear of snow and ice for the safety of travelers. But there are three common misconceptions about the County’s snow removal process that seem to hit with every first snowfall.

Mask Up!

Mask Up!

The Chelan Douglas Health District is releasing a weekly “thermographic” that charts Chelan and Douglas counties’ progress toward re-opening local businesses and schools.

Pick up a KN95 respiratory mask at a site near you

Pick up a KN95 respiratory mask at a site near you

The public is invited to pick up a free KN95 mask at one of several distribution spots around Chelan and Douglas counties. Made available by the Chelan County Department of Emergency Management, the KN95 respiratory masks feature multi-layer protection against fine particulate, including particulate related to smoke from wildfires.

Snow Load Memo - Updated November, 2020

Snow Load Memo - Updated November, 2020

In our ongoing efforts to improve on customer service within the Chelan County Community Development Department, back in August of 2019 we had previously provided some basic information on snow load criteria information that had been recently added to the Chelan County general GIS map that the public has access to.

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 19
    Feb 2021
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 17
    Feb 2021
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 12
    Feb 2021
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 09
    Feb 2021
    09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Election Day

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Election Day

    Please see Ballot Drop Locations
  • 03
    Feb 2021
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - February 3, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference