Washington state has moved the statewide annual homeless Point in Time Count to Feb. 24 after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved its request to postpone the event by a month because of ongoing COVID concerns.
Chelan County News Archive
Chelan County and the Chelan-Douglas Health District recently opened the Omicron Emergency Operations Center at Wenatchee Valley College. Stephen Rinaldi, Chelan County fire marshal and EOC manager, wrote a guest editorial, explaining the effort, that was printed in the Wenatchee World.
Chelan County Commissioner Bob Bugert has announced he will not seek re-election come November. He plans to retire when his term expires at the end of the year. Filing for the upcoming election is May 16-20.
Billye Tollackson is a registered nurse and the health care manager at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. She recently wrote a guest editorial for the Wenatchee World about the serious and complicated medical issues many incarcerated adults now have.
The Chelan County coroner seeks help from the public identifying a man who was found dead in July 2021 in the Columbia River near Hale Park.
Chelan County commissioners have appointed building official Chris Young as the interim director of the county’s Community Development Department.
Chelan County is clarifying its snow removal policies with the public after receiving calls from frustrated citizens who were not prepared for the significant snow levels the area received last week. Included is a list of private snow removal resources.
The Chelan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee has opened the grant application process for groups and municipalities seeking lodging tax dollars for capital projects, or capital improvement projects, that will help attract overnight visitors to the county.
Chelan and Douglas counties allocated $939,000 in federal relief funds to the Chelan-Douglas Health District.
In response to the winter storm that brought record-breaking amounts of snow Thursday across the county, a state of emergency has been declared in Chelan County.
The Chelan-Douglas Health District warns now is the time for the community to prepare for the fast-approaching impacts of the highly contagious COVID variant Omicron.
The Chelan-Douglas Health District and Lake Chelan Health are hosting adult and pediatric COVID vaccine clinics through Jan. 15. Pre-registration is required.
Ready to take down that Christmas tree? We share some options for how to recycle your tree. This post has been updated.
Chelan County Public Works in March will host a Small Quantity Generator collection event for small businesses looking to safely dispose of hazardous wastes. Businesses must pre-register by Feb. 25.
On Dec. 13, Chelan County commissioners, who serve as the Flood Control Zone District's Board of Supervisors, passed the 2022 budget for the Flood Control Zone District.
Corporal Jason Nieman of the Chelan County Regional Justice Center recently was awarded a “Combat First Aid” patch for initiating life-saving measures on a woman who was incarcerated in the jail.
The Chelan County Elections Department is taking comments now on the apportionment of its three commissioners’ districts. Comments will be taken until 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27.
Listen to the Christmas classic as read by Chelan County first responders.
Commissioner Overbay decides to step down from RiverCom board; Commissioner Gering will fill the seat
Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay has decided to step down from the RiverCom Administrative Board, with Commissioner Tiffany Gering set to fill the seat beginning in January.
The Board of County Commissioners on Dec. 13 adopted a balanced budget for 2022.
Ana Gonzalez heads up the new Chelan County Behavioral Health Unit, started in September to address the increasing need for mental health intervention services in the community.
Chelan County commissioners approved changes to the county code that sets limits on the livestock that residents can have in the county. The changes come from noise complaints about roosters.
The Chelan-Douglas Health District, in anticipation of the restructuring of its governing board in the new year, is accepting new board member applications from the public. The Health Board seeks at least six new members -- community members living in Douglas and Chelan counties.
The Chelan County Flood Control Zone District solicits interest from qualified consulting firms that wish to be considered for providing a comprehensive, basin-wide assessment for the No. 2 Canyon conveyance system near Wenatchee. SOQs are due at 4 p.m. on Jan. 7 to the FCZD.