LAKE WENATCHEE - Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a 73-year old lost hunter was located by search teams in the Meadow Creek area of western Chelan County early Sunday morning after an extensive search which began late Saturday evening..
Chelan County News Archive
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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Chelan County road crews have been busy prepping roadways scheduled for chip sealing this year. Read where you can find out if road crews will be chip sealing in your area this summer.
The FCZD was awarded $180,000 from a federal post-fire grant program that supports wildfire recovery. The money will be used to up size three culverts on Antoine Creek Road, helping to minimize future post-fire flooding.
The Chelan County FCZD publishes an e-newsletter once a year. The 2020 newsletter is now online.
Beginning on Monday June 1, 2020, open burning will be closed through September 30, 2020 . This includes natural vegetation and yard debris.
From June 1 through June 10, the Dryden Transfer Station will be closed to all customers so a contractor can make needed repairs. The facility will re-open on June 11.
Commissioners on April 28 approved a call for bids on a brush grinding contract for the brush sites at the Dryden and Chelan transfer stations as well as at the Leavenworth site.