We are so Lucky… 911 and 5 minutes later

Just a quick word of thanks to the professionals and volunteers of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue.  A neighbor took a nasty fall off a ladder this morning and it took about 5 minutes for aid to arrive on the scene after calling 911.  Thank You all.

WRI Beaver Project field trip; Nov 1st

 Wenatchee River Institute  Wenatchee River Institute   The Wenatchee River Institute in Leavenworth will conduct a field trip featuring their beaver project  9AM to 2PM on Friday, November 1st. Watch and help to set up a mock beaver trap, see where the beavers are held and visit a few beaver relocation sites around the valley! Trout Unlimited and WRI bring together this unique opportunity to learn about our valley’s local beaver project. For more information go to https://wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/community-education/workshops-field-courses.html/event/2019/11/01/wenatchee-beaver-project-field-trip/265402

Found Grey Cat on N Shore

This friendly grey kitty was found on the beach on N Shore today.  If you know who own’s it please contact.  Amy McDonald at macdonaldamy@hotmail.com


Lots of smoke……………..

The Forest Service has been doing a number of prescribed burns in the area, the largest of them on the West slope of Natapoc Ridge, that has put a lot of smoke into the area for several days. This picture was taken Thursday, Oct 10th.  This is no doubt kind of a nuisance but that’s the worst of it-  this is cleaning up a lot of fuels that could give us a real problem fire in July or August.

Control Burn on Natapoc Ridge

The Forest Service has been working a control burn of 140 acres on Natapoc Ridge.  The photo was taken on Tuesday evening by Ross Williams looking East towards the State Park Beach from North Shore.  Natapoc was thinned a couple of years ago.

Chelan County Commissioner Bob Bugert will hold his monthly public meeting with constituents at 9AM Friday, October 11th, in the conference room at Beaver Valley Lodge.  This is the first building immediately South of Plain Grocery. Bob will be accompanied to this meeting by Erin McKay of the Chelan County Department of Natural Resources. Current issues pending with the County include the federal governments proposal to re-introduce grizzly bears to the Cascades, regulation of short-term/vacation rentals and combatting homelessness. Come on down with questions or comments.

 76 percent of Chelan County residents currently  have access to the PUD broadband/fiber network. Committed to making the service available to 85-90% of the population, the PUD is hosting a series of public meetings to determine where next to expand the system. The first of these meetings will be held  4:30 PM to 6PM Tuesday, October 8th, at the Leavenworth PUD office at 222 Chumstick Highway which is behind the Fire District 3 station.

For more information go to https://www.chelanpud.org/about-us/newsroom/2019/10/01/community-invited-to-discuss-what-goes-into-deciding-where-to-build-fiber-next

Too early but pretty………….

This was Dirty Face on Monday morning, September 30th.  Too early but nice to look at. The Pass got a significant amount of snowfall on the road.

Burning restrictions lifted…………….

 Per the Fire Chief: Effective 9-18-10 open burning restrictions placed June 1st have now been lifted. Piles must be no larger than 4 foot by 4 foot and a way to extinguish must always be available. Keep a shovel on site as well. Burn Barrels are illegal in Washington State and burning materials other than yard waste and brush is prohibited. All outdoor fires must be attended at all times.

Free chipping program sign-up ends Sept 13th

 The Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue free brush chipping program will continue through the end of September but you must sign up for the service by September 13th. To sign up for this free service go to https://www.lwfr.org/chipper-request