The comment period on a proposed “after-the-fact” building site visit fee related to short-term rentals and new permit submittals has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday, July 1.
Chelan County News Archive
Chelan County Commissioner Bob Bugert is hosting meetings on July 7 in Leavenworth and July 8 in Plain to update residents in those areas on timely issues. He will be joined by some members of the county's staff.
As of June 1, the current fire level in both the Valley and Chelan Mountain zones is moderate.
The Columbia River Drug Task Force reports a joint operation with Homeland Security Investigations, started in March of 2022, has resulted in disrupting and dismantling a drug trafficking organization in the Wenatchee Valley that has ties to Arizona.
Starting June 21, the Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility will accept used latex paint for recycling and safe disposal.
Eric Pierson, Chelan County Public Works director and county engineer, was recently named the 2022 County Engineer of the Year by the Washington State County Road Administration Board.
Representatives of the Chelan County Behavioral Health Unit and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office spoke recently at the 2022 National Co-Responder Conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., about how other rural agencies can establish co-responder programs.
The Board of Chelan County Commissioners seeks input from the public for how it proposes investing $14.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding in county government and the community. Read more to learn how to take the County's survey.
Chelan County seeks applications for funding from the Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund. The application period is open June 6 through July 15. The total amount of funding available is $823,200.
The Chelan County Flood Control Zone District has completed the 2021 Annual Progress Report. Among the highlights listed is the construction of the new bridge on South Lakeshore Road at Slide Ridge.
Chelan County commissioners will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, to take comments on the proposed Wildland-Urban Interface Code.
An internationally recognized leader in wildland fire and fire science will visit the Fish Lake area in early May to conduct a field study that aims to better determine the origin point of wildland fires.
UPDATE: The public hearing originally held on May 3 has been continued to May 31 to give people time to submit written comments on the proposed amendments to the Fire Hazard Levels of the County Code.
Chelan County Corner Wayne Harris has released the identity of a 76-year-old man whose body was found in the Columbia River in July 2021.
Due to snowy weather events this week, Ohme Gardens is postponing its 2022 opening day until Saturday.
Washington’s newest community forest was brought to life on April 14 when Western Rivers Conservancy transferred the 3,714-acre Nason Ridge property on Lake Wenatchee to Chelan County.
County will use new wellness grant to build mental health response on the professional, personal levels
With the help of a new grant, Chelan County is creating a program for the Sheriff’s Office and county jail that will help them in identifying and responding to a mental health crisis in the field as well as potentially in their own lives.
Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Washington Counties Risk Pool. He was unanimously appointed last month at the WCRP conference. He will serve through September 2023.
Free shredded wood chips are available at the county’s Dryden and Chelan transfer stations as well as at the Leavenworth brush drop-off site. Wood chips from the Leavenworth site are only for application within the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area of Chelan County.
The new West Cashmere Bridge is expected to be open in July. River recreationists are cautioned that the wooden work trestle that was built over the river at the site of the new bridge will remain in the river until then.
Chelan and Douglas county commissioners on March 28 reached a consensus on the five people who will serve as the at-large members of the newly revamped Chelan-Douglas Board of Health.
If you are planning to burn natural debris on your property, remember that last year’s grass is very flammable right now. The Chelan County Fire Marshal's Office asks that you keep some important outdoor burning guidelines in mind.
After reviewing hundreds of short-term rental applications from existing operations, Chelan County Community Development has a better picture of which areas of the county have hit caps set on short-term rentals and which areas still have room for growth.