Fire Chief Lamar’s Letter

Reprinted with permission from Leavenworth Echo

Cascade School District will be considering this proposed land transfer in the near future. If you support the acquisition of this land by Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue, or oppose it, please make your opinion known by mailing or emailing your comments to:

Cascade School District No. 228
330 Evans Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
OR via email to:

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue
21696 Lake Wenatchee Highway
Leavenworth, WA 98826
OR via email to:

If you wish to sign a paper petition favoring the transfer of this land a petition can be signed at Plain Grocery.

An Open Letter to the Board of Fire Commissioners for Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue and the Cascade School District
From Fire Chief Mick Lamar, Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

Recent events and articles regarding the potential acquisition of land if declared surplus by the Cascade School District next to Beaver Valley Elementary School necessitate my comments.

First, removing the emotions from a factual occurrence is required even if difficult.

Our Fire District has been located at 19015 Beaver Valley Road for over 25 years. Other than the Harris’ and the Scollards’, we were the first to develop in that area (both of these families have provided letters supporting this acquisition). The “Hill Street Neighborhood” would like you to believe they define the neighborhood. They are not an HOA, but Hill Street is just one of many streets in our Fire District. All residences on Hill Street were built within line of sight of our fire station and the BVE School long after we both were there.

The Fire District has a responsibility to not only address current response needs but to prepare for the future of emergency services for the entire community. [Read More…]

Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay will hold his monthly meeting with area constituents this Friday, June 22nd. The public meeting will begin at 9AM in the conference room at Beaver Valley Lodge in Plain; this is the first building immediately South of Plain Grocery. Please plan to attend-  these monthly meetings have been well-attended. lively and beneficial to attendees so bring your questions and comments.

Sip & Paint !

Sip and Paint is perfect for a date night, a mom’s night out, a bachelorette party, a shower, a birthday or just because!
Each class includes step by step instruction to create your very own masterpiece and all the supplies needed to do so!
Something wonderful occurs when a group of people get together and feel free to have fun with paint. Add a glass of wine or beer and it is positively festive. We often, as adults, forget that it is important to be creative, that it is proven to be beneficial to our mind, our spirit and our health. In the casual scene of Sip and Paint classes, adults allow themselves time to just have fun. No painting experience necessary!

We have a number of classes available and opportunities for private classes and parties.

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Upcomg events at the Rec Club……

June 9th- Lake Wenatchee Rec Club’s Annual FISHING DERBY, held at the Cove Resort. Entry fee is $10. NO FISHING LICENSE needed as it is the free fishing weekend! Time: Check in 6 am- 7 am, Fish until 12 noon, then PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!!!! Boat rentals are available at the Cove Resort. Funds raised from this event are going to benefit the “Send-A-Vet” organization

June 16th- LWRC’s Annual Dirty Face Dual Sport Motorcycle Ride- 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd.  Registration at the door; $55. Tee-Shirts available for $20.
Breakfast will be served from 6 – 8 AM. Lunch will be served from Noon to 4 PM. Lots of Great Prizes! Lots of Fun!!

July 7th, 8th- LWRC’s Annual Flea Market- at the Clubhouse parking lot, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd.
Rent a table for $10 or bring your own. LOTS of GREAT deals and GREAT stuff for sale!

Public Works crews on Monday will put up signs on county roadways indicating the fire danger level is moderate throughout Chelan County.

The moderate restrictions are meant to help reduce the occurrence of fires that may be caused by recreational, residential, commercial and other activities. Signs are posted throughout the county with the restrictions. Area activity and road travel restrictions include:

• No motor vehicles off the road
• No fireworks
• Restricted outdoor fires
• Restricted open flame devices

Restriction levels that may be applied to a fire hazard area in Chelan County are: moderate, high, very high and extreme. More information is available on the Public Works website

Burning restrictions now in place

 Effective June 1, 2018, a county-wide ban is in place on outdoor burning of slash, yard waste, construction debris, etc.  Small recreational campfires of natural wood are permitted so long as they are in an approved-type fire pit which is of on-combustible material extending down into mineral soil and not more than 36 inches in diameter.


Please join us to learn more about upcoming salmon habitat improvement projects and water resources management plans for our area. This community meeting will be held Saturday June 2nd  at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club from 10:00am to Noon.

Fish Habitat Restoration Projects, Nason Ridge Acquisition, Wildfire Preparedness, Lake Wenatchee Monitoring, Fish Lake Algae Study  Control

Additional Info from:
Chelan County Natural Resource Dept.

Jennifer Hadersberger

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Details at : Chelan County

Bicycle traffic in area this Saturday

 The 2018 Apple Century Bicycle Ride will take place this Saturday, June 2nd, and will impact traffic in our area. The riders will depart Pybus Market in Wenatchee beginning at 7:30 AM. Coming through Leavenworth they will ride up the Chumstick Highway to Plain, come across the Beaver Valley Highway to SR 207, take the Lake Wenatchee Highway around the North side of Lake Wenatchee to Brown Road, turn left on Brown Road to North Shore Drive and East on North Shore Drive to the Lake Wenatchee Highway. After a pit stop at the Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue station they will return to Leavenworth via the Beaver Valley Highway to Plain and the Chumstick Highway. The riders will not be escorted. They will be sharing the road with all other vehicles and there will be no stopping of traffic so be alert to their presence, please, and be willing to give them a safe passage.

Rubbermaid wagon looking to get home

 This Rubbermaid wagon came up on the beach at 16231 North Shore Drive during the recent high water.  If it’s yours you can reclaim it on the beach at that address.

UPDATE 4:15pm. THE ROAD IS NOW OPEN BOTH WAYS) There is a sinkhole on RT2 east of Skykomish which has restricted traffic to alternating in one lane. Here is an article in the Seattle Times about traffic expectations this weekend. This partial closure is going to make for tough driving this weekend…

Check status at WSDOT before heading across

Saving Nason Ridge

We are pleased to inform the community that your efforts, starting last July 31st, have resulted in an agreement that was announced today between Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and Weyerhaeuser. A purchase and sale agreement is in place between WRC and Weyerhaeuser for the purchase of the ENTIRE Nason Ridge Weyerhaeuser property (3714 Acres). The sale includes the Nason Ridge Trail over Lake Wenatchee State Park, significant frontage on Nason Creek (the most important single salmon spawning stream in the Central Columbia and the focus of a very large effort to restore Spring Chinook), and the 25k of trails that have been groomed by the Lake Wenatchee State Park for cross country skiing.

As part of this effort, CDLT and the community have formed a fund raising committee to solicit contributions towards the community goal of raising one million dollars towards the purchase over the next six months. WRC will be working with many partners to fill in the remaining funding and work out the long term management plan. The WRC Press release can be found here. An online donation form and more information on Saving Nason Ridge can be found at Save Nason Ridge website.

This conservation effort could not have succeeded without the tremendous response from the community, we all look forward to enjoying this unique resource for many years to come. We would also like to thank Weyerhaeuser for listening to the community and giving us the opportunity to work with them on a mutually beneficial solution.

The community fund raising committee consists of

Ray Aspiri
Rob Shurtleff
Jeff Thiel

Committee Members
Bill Miller
Chris Stahler
Eric Prestbo
Tim Gallagher
Bob Ogburn and Wally Gibbons are supporting the effort as well.

Feel free to email Admin at and we will connect you to the committee.
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