A kitesurfing kite came ashore on the South Shore of Lake Wenatchee on Saturday, July 4th. If you believe this is yours, call Jimi at 509-670-0140 and describe the kite to claim it.
The Chelan County Code prohibits the discharge of any fireworks at any time except New Years Eve when some small devices may be used.
Remember: More than 12,000 fireworks-related injuries, half of them children, are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms.
Something as simple as sparklers burn at a temperature of 1800 degrees, hot enough to melt gold.
Fireworks cause more than $35 million in property damages each year
Possession and use of even Safe and Sane fireworks is illegal in Chelan County and the City of Leavenworth.
We live in an area designated as one of the most at-risk to wildfire this season.
Report fireworks violations to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department at 509-663-9911
On July 6, Chelan County road crews will be chip sealing portions of Chumstick Highway. Crews will be doing two portions — a lower and upper stretch. The road crew will start on the lower section in the morning and move to the second section. Signage is up on Chumstick Highway, alerting motorists to the planned work.
During chip sealing, the roadway is at one lane, with flaggers directing traffic. A pilot car will be used to lead people through the work area. The speed limit will be 35 mph in the work area.
Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Please plan to use other routes if you can on Monday. After chip sealing, there will be loose gravel on the roadway. The loose gravel is broomed a couple of days after chip sealing, giving the roadway time to cure. So there will be loose gravel from July 6 until about July 9. Continue to drive at a reduced speed limit during that time and give yourself space between vehicles.
For more information about the Chelan County road preservation program, go to https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/public-works/pages/pavement-preservation-program
Chelan County has asked the Chelan/Douglas Regional Port Authority to administer $920,000 of grants from our CARES funding for small business relief across Chelan County. Businesses will need to meet the eligibility requirements for this program and per the criteria, should be able to prove at least $5,000 in reimbursable expenses. For more information and to formally apply for this program go to https://www.cdrpa.org/chelan-county-cares-act-small-business-grant-program-1
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Washington state will require people to wear facial coverings in public settings, under a statewide public health order announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee in response to ongoing Covid-related health concerns.
The order, issued by Secretary of Health John Wiesman, takes effect Friday, June 25th. The order requires face coverings when people are indoor in a public area, and outdoors in a public area when six feet of physical distancing can’t be maintained.
A cell phone with a green outer box was lost Friday, June 19th, at the Hidden Lake trailhead. If found please call 509-675-0814 ……………….
UPDATE: The phone has been returned to the owner. Thank you!
The annual Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Labor Day weekend yard sale has been cancelled, another victim of the Covid-19 virus. This event has long been the big fundraiser of the year for the Auxiliary. It’s cancellation will obviously impact the significant contribution the Auxiliary has made every year to the departments operations, programs and equipment acquisition. A number of folks have inquired about making monetary donations to compensate for the lost funding.
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary graciously accepts any donations made, and all donations are deductible as a 501(c ) (3) organization. If you wish to make a donation, you may do so by mailing a check to the LWFR Auxiliary at 21696 Lake Wenatchee Highway, Leavenworth, WA 98826 OR donating online. To do that:
Scroll down to Donations
Complete the email, name and address screen and click CONTINUE
Click on either “Buy With Gpay” or the credit card option and provide the requested information
A receipt will be emailed upon submission of the donation. Thank you in advance for any donations and your continued support!
Long time resident, and descentant of early settlers Rollie Schmitten has just published a book on the early history of Lake Wenatchee. The book is available at the Midway Market, Plain Hardware and Ridgeline Graphics in Wenatchee. Here is Rollie’s description of the goal of the book.
The book was a 4 year labor of love. We were down to the Dickinson family as the only remaining homestead family living at Lake Wenatchee. Byron hoodwinked me into writing it when I approached him about doing it as he grew up on the lake and returned after a successful career in the Army Air Corps but he said that “we” would do it. He did write the Dickinson chapter which adds tremendous color. Sadly both Byron and Bruce both passed away before I could finish the book and I dedicated it to them and their families. [continue reading…]
Dave Walker became Chief of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue on June 1st upon the retirement of Chief Mick Lamar. Dave has been with LWFR since 2018, and the Assistant Chief since 2019 which gave him a year working side-by-side with Chief Lamar to provide continuity and insure a smooth transition. Dave lives in the Butcher Creek area with his wife Katie and their two sons Elijah and Forest. Katie is a social worker for the hospice program at Confluence Health. The Walker family is active together in outdoor sports and the Plain Valley Nordic Team.
Dave brings an extensive resume as a career firefighter to our fire department. He began in the fire service at age 16 as a Fire Explorer Scout with the City of Bellevue Fire Department, later becoming a volunteer firefighter with the City of Redmond where he earned his EMT certification and learned basic firefighting skills. In 1989 he was hired as a career firefighter by the City of Redmond and progressed through the ranks to become an Operations Battalion Chief and Fire Marshal, in those positions responsible for fire investigations, records management, national and regional deployments, apparatus design/ purchasing and new station construction. He has an AA degree in Fire Science and a Bachelors degree in Business and HR Management and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Dave also served as a Fire Commissioner, Director of Emergency Medical Services, Hospital Commissioner and Interim Fire Marshal in Skagit County. Since coming to Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue he has served as the chair for the Lake Wenatchee Fire Adaptive Communities, department rep to RiverCom 911, member of the Chelan/Douglas Fire Communications Committee, directed the LWFR Covid-19 response as the Branch Director of the Upper Valley Unified Command, was a committee member of the SCBA grant selection committee and the LWFR Health and Safety Officer. That’s not all- see Dave’s complete resume at https://www.lwfr.org/meet-the-chief
We’re fortunate to have Dave and his family in our community. Welcome!