Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on January 13th, 2021 the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force out of Yakima and Spokane with assistance from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia River Drug Task Force, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife apprehended the second Okanogan County escapee, Christopher Lee Whitman.
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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.
On December 29, 2020, Sheriff Brian Burnett reports RiverCom received an anonymous male caller who advised there was an explosive device in a garbage can in the 800 block of Front Street, Leavenworth.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on December 27th, 2020 at approximately 3:30PM residents of Monitor, WA were walking in the area of the Monitor County Park day use area.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on December 26th, 2020 at approximately 11:15PM a Wenatchee area resident who was in Leavenworth with a group of cars and several subjects all from Wenatchee, reported an adult male in one of their cars had been shot in the side/abdomen with an unknown firearm from an unknown person/direction.
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that Chelan and Douglas counties will move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start reopening plan.
The Chelan Douglas Health District is releasing a weekly “thermographic” that charts Chelan and Douglas counties’ progress toward re-opening local businesses and schools.
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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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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs have released the 2018 Crime In Washington Annual Report.
This news item has been updated. The West Cashmere Bridge's “in-water window,” or the time allowed for Chelan County’s contractor to complete work in the Wenatchee River, begins on July 15 and runs through Sept. 30.
In our ongoing efforts to improve on customer service within the Chelan County Community Development Department, back in August of 2019 we had previously provided some basic information on snow load criteria information that had been recently added to the Chelan County general GIS map that the public has access to.
On July 6, Chelan County road crews will be chip sealing portions of Chumstick Highway. Traffic impacts include flaggers, one-lane traffic, a pilot car leading vehicles, and a reduced speed limit to 35 mph.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, a statewide mandatory face covering order goes into effect in Washington beginning June 26.
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