If you need to burn natural debris on your property, remember that last year’s grass is very flammable.
Chelan County News Archive
The year is shaping up to be an active construction year for Chelan County Public Works. Learn more about what road projects we have planned for this summer.
Crunch Pak, one of the largest employers in Chelan County, recently contributed $150,000 to the construction of the new West Cashmere Bridge. Crunch Pak has been a proponent of the project, pledging its financial support as well as speaking to legislators about the importance of the project.
With construction of the new West Cashmere Bridge entering its second season, river recreationists on the Wenatchee River near Cashmere are reminded to follow directional signs at the work site in order to pass safely under the project's temporary work trestle.
Construction will start this summer on the Mission Creek Road improvement project in Cashmere.
On March 9, the Boards of County Commissioners in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties finalized an agreement combining the Okanogan County Horticultural Pest & Disease Board with the joint Chelan-Douglas Horticultural Pest & Disease Board. The new board is named the Tri-County Horticultural Pest & Disease Board.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that a 42-year-old male from Leavenworth was fatally injured in a parasailing accident Sunday morning approximately 5 miles northeast of Leavenworth.
The Board of Chelan County Commissioners has approved the Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund (CPIF), a grant program for public facility projects serving economic development. The County will be accepting CPIF grant applications from March 29 to May 7, and awards will be announced in early June.
Temporary weight restrictions are now in place on some Chelan County roads. For an update on where seasonal weight restrictions are being enforced, go to the Public Works Traffic Alerts and Restrictions page.
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. 24.
Join us in a Zoom meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, to learn more about the project.
Beginning Jan. 11, the state will follow a new regional recovery approach called “Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery,” with every region beginning in Phase 1.
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.
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.
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.
The Chelan Douglas Health District is releasing a weekly “thermographic” that charts Chelan and Douglas counties’ progress toward re-opening local businesses and schools.
Watch our video on how to dispose of latex and water-based paints. You'll see just how easy it is!
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.
Chelan County has funding available to assist in the promotion of tourism activities. We are committed to supporting existing projects and events and developing new initiatives that make an economic difference.
More than 26 tons of household hazardous waste has been collected since the beginning of the year at the new Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility.
In summer 2021, the FCZD will build a series of four flood debris basins on property at the end of No. 1 Canyon Road. Learn more about this important project on the online open house we've created.
UPDATE 9/29/20: Paving on Wenatchee Heights Road starts Sept. 29 and is expected to go into early the following week.
UPDATE: Chip sealing will start July 29. Crews were set back a day because they continue to work to get homeowners to remove vehicles parked on the roadway. Cars, RVs and trailers must be removed from those roadways scheduled for chip sealing.
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