With respect to the heated debate about Weyerhaeuser logging their property above Lake Wenatchee, we are publishing the a complete letter received yesterday from the State laying out their position and recommendations. This will of course also be a topic for discussion at the meeting 10am Saturday meeting held at the Rec Club.

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 The annual Moonlight Music & Firewise Fest tradition will continue this year but with a move to Watsons Woods across the road from The Old Mill Restaurant in Plain. The event begins at  4:30 PM, ends at 9:30 PM and is hosted by the Firefighters Association and Auxiliary of  Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue-  the “boot” will be passed for donations.  Entertainment will be by blues rocker Velvet Elvis and top 50 country recording artist Dylan Jakobsen. This is a family-friendly event. Bring your own chairs and take the opportunity too to learn something from the FireWise and Fire Adaptive Community folks that will be present. A pre-event gathering is offered at Plain Cellars at 4:30 PM with great wine available, a taco truck and parking.

 

 There will be a Lake Wenatchee Community Meeting on July 29, 10 AM, at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club to discuss current and future forest health and forest management projects in the Lake Wenatchee area.  Projects to be discussed include the Weyerhaeuser proposal on the south shore as well as future projects on US Forest Service property.  The WA Department of Natural Resources will discuss the current Weyerhaeuser proposal and the Forest Practices permit rules and process.  The US Forest Service will discuss the upcoming Lake Wenatchee Pilot Project in Lake Wenatchee, Big Meadow, Beaver and lower Chiwawa areas.  There will also be staff from Cascadia Conservation District and others available to discuss upcoming fire adapted communities work and TREX training.  Please join us for this discussion.  For questions, call Mike Kaputa, Director, Chelan County Natural Resource Department,  at (509) 670-6935.

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The Chelan County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 1:30pm, July 26, 2017 at 400 Douglas Street Room #1, Wenatchee, WA. Of concern and to be specifically discussed is the South Shoreline of Lake Wenatchee. Based on the existing development, a change of designation for this area will be recommended. Discussion for this area is expected to be which designation is the best fit for the current and future uses. Other areas will also be addressed including the Wenatchee River, Brae Burn and Fish Lake.

The process for reviewing designations will include a review of new information and original criteria used for the Inventory and Analysis Report. In some areas, this may result in a detailed discussion and in others a more general discussion. The agenda is intended to guide discussion and may be modified.

This is important to property owners-  the designation assigned your property can have significant impact on the uses allowed of your property.

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Yard sale donation storage full-

 The LWFR Auxiliary will not have an August drop-off day for yard sale donations. Due to the great response our containers and storage are full.  The next opportunity for donation drop-offs will be the Friday of Labor Day weekend. Thank you everyone for your support!  We’re looking forward to another great Yard Sale!!

Chelan County Assessor Meeting Write Up

By: Ed Martinez:
About 50 local property owners, mostly North Shore area folks, met with Chelan County Assessor Deanna Walter at the fire station at Lake Wenatchee on July 19th to discuss, ask questions and voice opinions on the significant increase on property valuations recently issued by the Auditor.

Ed’s write up is published on our Facebook Page for your comments.

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Delays on US 2 near Bering

(UPDATE. THE BLOCKAGE WAS JUST CLEARED AT 3:40 AND TRAFFIC IS MOVING)
12:50 PM Thursday:  We’ve just been advised by one of our locals that a piece of highway construction equipment has tipped over off US 2 about 6miles East of Bering causing lengthy delays both ways. I don’t see anything currently up on the DOT website about it………