Chelan County News Archive

Open Burning

Open Burning

If you need to burn natural debris on your property, remember that last year’s grass is very flammable.

Crunch Pak contributes $150,000 to West Cashmere Bridge project

Crunch Pak contributes $150,000 to West Cashmere Bridge project

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.

News Release: Tri-County Pest Board

News Release: Tri-County Pest Board

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.

21C02175 - Parasailing Fatality

21C02175 - Parasailing Fatality

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.

Seasonal weight restrictions now on county roads

Seasonal weight restrictions now on county roads

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.

Two public meetings to be held on Climate Resiliency Strategy report

Two public meetings to be held on Climate Resiliency Strategy report

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.

County plow operators prepare for snow, ice and COVID

County plow operators prepare for snow, ice and COVID

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.

It's time to start thinking ahead to snow season

It's time to start thinking ahead to snow season

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.

Mask Up!

Mask Up!

The Chelan Douglas Health District is releasing a weekly “thermographic” that charts Chelan and Douglas counties’ progress toward re-opening local businesses and schools.

Pick up a KN95 respiratory mask at a site near you

Pick up a KN95 respiratory mask at a site near you

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 Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 19
    May 2021
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - May 19, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

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

    May Parenting Class - English Only 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
  • 11
    May 2021
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    May Parenting Class - English Only 11

    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
  • 07
    May 2021
    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
  • 07
    May 2021
    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