Snowmobiles Trashing See & Ski Trail

There is a growing pattern of snowmobile trespass on the Chiwawa See & Ski apparently originating from the Chiwawa River Pines development. A number of times over the last few weeks snowmobiles and an ATV have torn up the See and Ski XC Trail. With low snow cover repairing the trails takes considerable effort.

If you have any information about these snowmobiles and ATV’s, or any further violations please call Lake Wenatchee State Park at (509) 630-8324 or (509) 763-3101.

State Parks will be deploying Game Cam’s to help identify individuals responsible for the damage.


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Stonewater Ranch in Plain is hosting the Public for the first two weekends in February!
Our event is called ‘Stonewater Adventure Days’ and it is to raise scholarship money for underprivileged youth to get outside this year!

Think  Ice Climbing, Raftbogganing & Tubing!

Come support youth from around the PNW and have some family fun while you are at it! Facebook Comments

For Information please email or call:

Or call 509-763-3161

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Are your fire hydrants accessible?

 With the snow accumulation over the last few weeks fire hydrants in the communities fortunate enough to have them are probably needing some attention. You do not want firefighters responding to a structure fire to have to look for and then dig out a hydrant-  those lost minutes could be the difference between saving a structure or losing it. If you live in an area with hydrants take a few minutes to check them out and be sure the responsible maintenance people are notified if they’re not visible and cleared three feet around.

Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. Learn how to reduce the risk of falling by attending a free workshop and strengthening class taught by Cascade Medical’s Rehab Services team on Monday, Jan. 29 at the Leavenworth Senior Center at 423 Evans Street.

The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. with a discussion about preventing falls at home and outside. At 10 a.m., the team will provide individual balance assessments for anyone interested. At 10:30 a.m., the team will lead the group in a series of gentle strengthening exercises. Call 548-3421 for more information.


Kids Ski Free and New Lodge at Ski Plain

Plain Valley Nordic Trails are open with two big changes this year. Rob and the team at Plain Hardware have built a competitive XC Race Program for kids. Now they are reaching out and letting all Kids Under 18 Ski FREE.

A new lodge and rental location have been opened at Clear Creek Lodge at Thousand Trails. This allows skiers to access the 24K of trails from either Plain Hardware or the North end of Thousand Trails on Chiwawa Loop Road.

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 County Commissioner Kevin Overbay will have his monthly open meeting with constituents at 9AM this Friday, January 12th, in the conference room at Beaver Valley Lodging in Plain. This is the building immediately South of Plain Grocery. Have questions about road maintenance, plowing, building permits,  the about-to-begin vacation rentals review or other county issues?  Bring those questions and comments. Coffee and snacks will be provided. These meetings have been well attended and very informative to attendees.

Free reflective address signs

 Whether it be fire or a medical emergency, minutes saved by firefighters or medical responders in finding your address can be the difference between success or failure. Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue is offering free blue reflective address signs to local area residents. These address signs are highly effective in helping fire, EMS or law enforcement personnel finding your home in the event of an emergency. Go to LWFR.ORG and order them today. Signs will be available for pickup at our main Fire Station during business hours at 21696 Lake Wenatchee HWY.

Update: About 20 minutes after this piece was posted this morning firefighters were dispatched  to a residential alarm on North Shore Drive. Fire units responding were delayed arriving at the location several minutes because they could not identify the correct residence. There was a number on the house which was well down off the road but nothing quickly seen along the road. These signs DO make a difference.