Chelan County News Archive

County project receives governor’s Smart Communities Award

County project receives governor’s Smart Communities Award

The Governor's Office recently announced the 11 Smart Communities Award winners for 2020-21. Among the winners are Chelan County and the cities of Chelan County, who are recognized for their partnership in building the Moderate Risk Waste Facility, a year-round community resource that safely disposes of household hazardous wastes.

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

The goal of the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) is to bring all parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions such as available state and local rental assistance, or achievable payment plans that could help tenants retain their housing and divert many situations from the legal eviction process.

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

The goal of the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) is to bring all parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions such as available state and local rental assistance, or achievable payment plans that could help tenants retain their housing and divert many situations from the legal eviction process.

Public Works GIS tech to receive professional award

Public Works GIS tech to receive professional award

Chelan County Public Works GIS technician Lori Beidler will be honored in October by the Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association for an interactive map she designed to aid in wildfire evacuation notification.

Fire danger hasn't gone away just yet

Fire danger hasn't gone away just yet

On Oct. 1, fire hazard designations in Chelan County’s unincorporated areas expire, ending travel and activity restrictions and allowing people to burn yard waste in small piles outside local urban growth areas. However, Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb cautions that the fire danger has not yet gone away for the year.

Natural Resources receives $656,000 for salmon recovery efforts

Natural Resources receives $656,000 for salmon recovery efforts

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board awarded $21 million in grants across the state to aid in salmon recovery. Included in that allocation is nearly $814,000 to agencies in Chelan County, including more than $656,000 to Chelan County Natural Resources.

RiverCom restructures top leadership positions

RiverCom restructures top leadership positions

In a move to rebuild the local emergency dispatching agency RiverCom, the agency’s governing board announced it has restructured its top two leadership positions. Lowell Porter will take over as executive director on Nov. 1.

21C09952 US HWY 2 Death Investigation

21C09952 US HWY 2 Death Investigation

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, at approximately 8:30 PM, a passing motorists on US Highway 2, Stevens Pass, in the Rock Mountain trail area, mile post 73, located a deceased person along the edge of the highway.

New Sunnyslope development will bring road improvements

New Sunnyslope development will bring road improvements

A new apartment complex being built at the intersection of Easy and School streets will require road improvements along School Street and will add traffic to the intersection of School and Easy streets, an area Chelan County has had its eye on for a future road project.

Chelan County calls on community to vote for Deputy Jacob Lewis

Chelan County calls on community to vote for Deputy Jacob Lewis

Corrections Deputy Jacob Lewis has been nominated for a professional award for his efforts in building the K-9 narcotics detection program at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. Now it’s up to the community to help Lewis become a finalist! Learn how to vote.

2022 Lodging Tax funding requests are now open

2022 Lodging Tax funding requests are now open

Chelan County has funding available to assist in the promotion of tourism activities. Apply by Oct. 27. New this year, applicants must be available on Nov. 3 for a 10-minute presentation with the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

Visiting Chelan County offices? Please wear a mask

Visiting Chelan County offices? Please wear a mask

Chelan County is requiring all visitors -- vaccinated or unvaccinated -- to wear masks when visiting a county office. People are reminded that many of the permits they are looking for from Chelan County Community Development or Public Works can be handled online.

Health District: Public Health Advisory

Health District: Public Health Advisory

On Aug. 20, the Chelan-Douglas Health District issued a health advisory, asking county residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in the community.

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 17
    Nov 2021
    09:30 AM - 10:30 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
  • 17
    Nov 2021
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - November 17, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 13
    Nov 2021
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    November Parenting Class - English and Spanish 13

    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
  • 10
    Nov 2021
    09:30 AM - 10:30 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
  • 05
    Nov 2021
    09:30 AM - 10:30 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