Cougars in the area.

We’re recently received reports of cougar sightings around the Fish Lake Snow Park and in Plain this morning at the head of Bretz Road.  Comments

Proposed Comprehensive Flood Management Plan

The proposed Chelan County Flood Management Plan is now available for review. There is a special joint Board and Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM February 15 in Room 1 of the Chelan County Administrative Building at 400 Douglas Street in Wenatchee. Comments

Free smoke detectors and more……………..

The Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue fire prevention program continues to provide and install free smoke detectors in your home. The program also encourages residents to have the blue reflective address signs marking your property to help assure that there will be no delay in finding your home in the event of a medical or fire emergency. The WWW.LWFR.ORG   website can normally be used for taking advantage of these offers but the site is undergoing some renovation so to request the free smoke detectors or to order the reflective signs (at a nominal charge) please email fireprevention@lwfr.org and provide your email and telephone contact information and address and you will be contacted.

LWFR trains for ice rescue

 Firefighters of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue and deputies of the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department spent Saturday, Jan 28th,  in and out of the balmy ice-covered waters of Fish Lake in a day of ice-rescue training. Different techniques of ice rescue were practiced and newly-acquired equipment for that purpose was tested out. Members of the LWFR Auxiliary were on hand with hot drinks and a hot lunch that were much appreciated after the chilly day of excursions into the water.

Under a new partnership with Cascade Medical, firefighters from Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue will be first to respond on all emergency medical calls from Plain to Stevens Pass.

The arrangement is meant to achieve two goals: Better efficiency and more consistent, round-the-clock staffing. About half of the fire department’s 35 volunteers are already certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Another 9 are in training, said Chief Mick Lamar.

“About 60-70 percent of our calls are EMS-related, whether it’s a motor vehicle accident, trauma, illness or rescue,” Lamar said. “The EMT training process is three months long, but our firefighters have seen the need for that level of training and have really taken the initiative.” [Read More…]

Meet with your County Commissioner Feb 3rd

Our new Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay has committed to meeting with his constituents in our area on a monthly basis to hear their concerns and answer their questions. These meets are currently planned to be the first Friday of each month and the first of these will be Friday,  February 3rd, at 9:00 AM in the conference room at Beaver Valley Lodge in Plain. This is the first building South of Plain Grocery. Coffee will be provided. Come on down, have coffee with Kevin and tell him what’s on your mind……………..

U.S. 2 closed Coles Corner to L’Worth until Monday

3:30 PM  Sunday, January 22:

US 2 is closed from milepost 85 at Coles Corner to milepost 99 at the west end of Leavenworth due to avalanche danger. There is a detour available using SR 207 and the Chumstick Highway. There will be no vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight allowed on the detour. Crews will evaluate the area in the morning and determine a time of re-opening.