Young snowmobilers certification class Dec 9th

 The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, is offering a free Snowmobile Safety Certification Class to young snowmobilers in December.
The free class is designed for youth ages 12 to 16 but is open to new riders of all ages. The class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9th at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd, Leavenworth, WA. Lunch will be provided for the participants by the Lake Wenatchee Rec. Club.
The key to safe snowmobiling lies in the operator’s knowledge, capabilities, limitations and understanding of the machine. It is recommended that snowmobilers be aware of weather and trail conditions and the safety of other winter sports enthusiasts, while respecting wildlife and the environment. The snowmobile safety course training includes:
• Basic snowmobile maintenance.
• Survival skills and dealing with emergencies, including avalanche awareness.
• The proper clothing and equipment for winter weather.
• Hand signals while riding and other basic skills.
• Properly preparing for a ride.
• Riding skills test
Registration deadline is December 6th. A parent or guardian will need to sign a consent form for each child registered and sign them out at the conclusion of the class. For more information or to register, contact Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 667-6508 or email .

Moose poaching information sought

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are investigating the recent poaching of an adult moose near Meadow Creek, in the Lake Wenatchee area of Chelan County. Only a small number of Moose exist near Lake Wenatchee and there is no established hunting season for them. The carcass was found in a clearing not more than 50 yards from the road. Only the head and some portions of meat were taken leaving the rest to waste.

Officers are examining evidence recovered from the scene and reviewing security footage from roads in the vicinity. They are asking anyone with information to call the WDFW Wenatchee District Office at 509-662-0452 and ask to speak with Officer Tucker. Those who provide information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward or bonus points for special permit hunting opportunities.

Killing a moose out of season carries a maximum penalty of $5000 and up to one year in jail, or both. It also carries an additional criminal wildlife penalty of $4000.  Facebook Comments & Discussion

Hazardous Tree Removal

Hazardous tree removal on Chiwawa Loop Road Nov. 20-22

A contractor for Chelan County Public Works will be removing hazardous trees Nov. 20-22 along a portion of Chiwawa Loop Road.

The contractor will work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the three days, from Sumac Lane to Chiwawa River Road (milepost 4.6 to milepost 7.25). Motorists should expect periodic traffic delays of about 10 minutes. Flaggers will be controlling traffic, and traffic will be stopped while trees are felled.

Hazardous trees are dead or dying trees that pose a potential hazard to motorists.

Join us for an evening of community fellowship, good food, and the chance to bid on fabulous auction items!

Plain Valley Nordic Team’s
Fall Fundraiser Dinner & Auction Party!
November 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp
15263 N Shore Drive, Plain
Suggested Donation: $8/Individual, $12 Couple, $20 Family

Event Details:
Dinner will be a taco bar and there will be ice cream sundaes for dessert!
Enjoy the live and silent auctions for bidding on some wonderful contributions from local businesses and individuals.
Register your PVNT Skiers for the Winter Program.
Register for the Plain Valley Adventure Women’s Winter Cross Country Ski Program.
Support a program that helps keep our community kids engaged in the great outdoors and a lifestyle of fitness!
As in the past, this night promises to be a fun filled social event and a chance for you to see what the Plain Valley Nordic Team has been up to. We’re excited to share the successes we experienced during our Summer Roller Ski program and all the adventures that were had at our Camps and practices throughout the summer. There will also be a sneak peak of the coming winter season events for the Plain Valley Adventure Women, as well as a news flash on the improvements planned for our Plain Valley Nordic Trails.

Come get your Good Karma Points and support the PVNT!

The sign is back!!

The Lake Wenatchee/Fish Lake  Recreation Area sign that has been in place at Coles Corner for many years is back in it’s place after getting a facelift and a new mounting structure. The project was undertaken by Mike McComas and his the crew from Leavenworth Electric with funding provided by donations from the community. Thanks to Mike and all those other folks for helping retain and restore this landmark………….

 Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue (LWFR) will hold a Public Meeting to discuss the potential acquisition of property near the Plain Fire Station tonight, Monday, November 6th, at 7PM. The meeting will take place at the main fire station at 21696 Lake Wenatchee Highway.

The LWFR Strategic Plan identified the need to expand current facilities to improve the delivery of vital community services. Our existing stations do not provide adequate space or features to meet the growing needs of our firefighters or the community.

After a thorough review of our current facilities and response zones, we reached out to the Cascade School District about the potential to purchase a 6.63 acre parcel on Hill Street. This parcel shares a common boundary with the existing station in Plain. The School District has identified plans to surplus the property and would consider selling to LWFR. LWFR and CASCADE SCHOOL DISTRICT representatives would like to meet with you to discuss the potential property acquisition and how this property would fit with LWFR long term plans.

 SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, DEC. 2, for the annual Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary pancake breakfast which includes a bake sale, bazaar, basket raffle & Santa visit. The event takes place at the Lake Wenatchee Rec. Club.  Breakfast is from 8 to 11:30 and the raffle is at 11:30 ($5 for adults, 12 and under $3). The pictured quilt will be raffled also and tickets for that raffle item will be available at Plain Grocery.