Chelan County News Archive

20C00390 Cashmere Murder

20C00390 Cashmere Murder

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on January 11th, 2020 at approximately 2:05 am, a female called RiverCom dispatch from the 400 block of Pioneer Avenue in Cashmere, WA. The caller, a 70 year old Cashmere woman later identified as Anita Jones said she had just killed her mother.

20C00204 Collision Involving Chelan County Deputy

20C00204 Collision Involving Chelan County Deputy

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on January 6, 2020 shortly after 7:00 a.m., a Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in an injury collision in the 17000 block of Highway US 97A just North of Entiat.

Businesses with hazardous waste have a new option for disposal

Businesses with hazardous waste have a new option for disposal

Clean Harbors Environmental Services of Kent, a contractor with Chelan County Public Works, will be visiting the area about once a month to pick up hazardous material from businesses at the county’s new Moderate Risk Waste Facility. Appointments for pick-up must be scheduled with Clean Harbors.

Fona Sugg Awarded Court Manager of the Year

Fona Sugg Awarded Court Manager of the Year

Des Moines Municipal Court Administrator Jennefer Johnson and Chelan County Superior Court Administrator Fona Sugg were both named as the 2019 Court Manager of the Year at the BJA/CMC joint meeting on November 15. The award, established in 1987, honors an outstanding court manager for their exemplary contributions to the administration of justice in our courts.

I-976 Changes to Vehicle Licensing Fees

I-976 Changes to Vehicle Licensing Fees

Originally scheduled for a 12/5/19 effective date, the initiative has been the target of more than one lawsuit. An injunction gives parties the opportunity to challenge or defend the validity of I-976. The current fee structure must remain in place unless a judge rules otherwise.

Work to replace South Wenatchee stormwater pipe begins Oct. 21

Work to replace South Wenatchee stormwater pipe begins Oct. 21

A contractor for Chelan County begins work on Monday, Oct. 21, replacing a failing stormwater pipe on South Wenatchee Avenue, near Boodry Street. About 650 feet of stormwater pipe will be replaced. Heavy rains this summer caused sinkholes to form along the deteriorated pipe, exposing the problem.

Road Alert: South Wenatchee Avenue

Road Alert: South Wenatchee Avenue

A road closure on South Wenatchee Avenue – just before the bridge between Boodry and Beuzer streets – will remain in place for the unforeseeable future while Chelan County Public Works, in coordination with the county’s Surface and Stormwater Management Utility, evaluates how best to address a large sinkhole in the roadway.

Free shredded wood chips available

Free shredded wood chips available

Free shredded wood chips are available at the county’s Leavenworth brush drop-off site for application within the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area of Chelan County.

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 26
    Feb 2020
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - February 26, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 22
    Feb 2020
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    February Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 21
    Feb 2020
    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
  • 21
    Feb 2020
    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
  • 19
    Feb 2020
    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