Thank you, Veterans!

 Local residents Mick Lamar, George Hiteshew and Mike Bunney continued their annual salute to veterans today, Veterans Day 2019, at Plain. Mick, George and Mike all served their country in the Air Force, Marine Corp and Army, respectively. Thank you to all veterans, particularly combat vets, who gave so much.

Double feature night at the Red Barn, Nov 20th

 Double feature night in the Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn on Wed., Nov. 20th, 7-8:30PM. The evening kicks off with the film Guilt Trip, a climate change film with a skiing problem. Stunning photography, glacial science, and backcountry, high-elevation skiing, all in one film! The Red Barn is at 347 Division Street in Leavenworth.

The Salomon Freeski TV crew and professional skiers Chris Rubens, Kalen Thorien, Simon Thomson, Pierre Muller, traveled to Greenland with Professor Alun Hubbard, in hopes of learning about climate change firsthand. Hubbard, a renowned glaciologist, joined the crew to collect data on the Greenland ice sheet. The group of skiers soon learned that the only thing greater than their desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland’s second highest peak, was the size of their carbon footprint traveling there and they became loaded with guilt

Mont Forel was the expedition’s main objective, and the second highest peak in Greenland sitting on the line between mountains to the east and the open ice sheet to the west. Alun collected ice core samples from Greenland’s ice sheet to help determine if the ice is melting at high elevations –something it should not be doing. The film trailer can be seen at

DOUBLE Feature! The second film, recently premiering at the Banff Film Festival, is about one man’s adventures in electric car travel. Red Barn doors, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth, open at 6:30PM for community social and no-host refreshments. Free event, donations welcome!

Questions? Call or email Rebecca Ryan, (509)548-0181 x2,


Note this post was initially emailed with the wrong date by our system.  CORRECT DATE is 11/16


Following the Save Nason Ridge campaign, Western Rivers Conservancy purchased the Nason Ridge property from Weyerhauser to hold it until funding and a long-term steward for the entire property could be identified. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, Chelan County Natural Resources and Western Rivers Conservancy have been working with a local advisory group to craft a Community Forest Management Plan for the future of the property. Chelan County Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to update the community on the status of the property and the management plan. This will be at the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club at the airstrip on Saturday, November 16th, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. There will be a short presentation followed by Q & A and an opportunity to review the draft plan soon to be submitted to the state legislature.


CDLT purchases Kahler Creek Property

The Chelan Douglas Land Trust worked closely with the community to save Nason Ridge.  One of the serendipitous outcomes of this effort was the land trust was contacted by heirs of the adjoining property, including the very important salmon spawning stream Kahler Creek.  The land trust has just completed acquiring this key habitat.  CDLT is one of the local charities Lake Wenatchee Info provides funding, for a complete list see:

CDLT Press Release [continue reading…]

Swans come back to Lake Wenatchee

Always love to see these beautiful creatures come to visit ………………….

See how Lithic skis are made locally; Nov 4th

For those that have always wanted to see where and how skis are made, come to the
Lithic Skis Open House in Peshastin on Monday,  November 4th.

The evening will start at the Lithic Ski factory from 5:00pm-7:00pm, where folks can        come check out the shop and chat with owners and ski makers Ty and Paul. This will also be the only time all year where folks can buy skis that night with 10% to 30% off coupons available throughout the evening. This is the only time Lithic Skis will ever be on sale so be ready to take advantage!

Beer will be available by donation and raffle tickets will be sold for some amazing prizes! The party will then move over to the Old Mill Tavern where for a $5 entry fee, folks can win a PAIR OF LITHIC SKIS, a day CAT SKIING TRIP with Cascade Powder Guides or even a season ski pass to Mission Ridge, among many other great prizes.
All proceeds will go to the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club. Lithic Skis Address: 10090 Main Street, Peshastin WA 99847.

Weather alert…………….

 Just a heads up on weather for the next couple days. Heavy winds are possible again for later today with a hard freeze coming tonight with the temp forecast to drop to 22 degrees tonight and 17 degrees tomorrow night. That’ll be the coldest to date this year- outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems not yet blown out could be in some jeopardy here. I’m being told that other forecasts are showing lows of 11 dgrees overnight Tuesday.

See the current local forecast at:

 The Wenatchee River Institute in Leavenworth will host a fun evening of storytelling in the Red Barn on Thursday, November 7th, from 7PM to 8:30 PM. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted. The Red Barn is located at 347 Division Street, Leavenworth.
The evenings storytellers include Andy Dappen’s The ethical quandaries of a dead man, Carolyn Griffin-Bugert’s Love, bicycle touring and a cyclone, Marlene Farrels’s Taking the first step, Kevin Farrells’s Seeing eye-to-eye with a whale, Chandra Lewellyn’s Life lessons from invasive rats , endangered coconut crabs and itchy mangos and Selina Danko’s Lost in the fog: A case study in lost person behavior.

For more information visit:

Traffic delays on SR207 Monday, October 28th

  • The state Department of Transportation will have maintenance crews removing hazardous trees along SR 207 from Coles Corner to Milepost 4 on Monday, October 28th. The work will  be done between 8AM and 3PM on that day and delays up to 20 minutes can be expected. Traffic will be flagger-directed during the work period.
  • Man standing in forest : Stock Photo

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue and the merchants and community of Plain will hold their annual Trunk or Treat evening in the parking area of Plain Hardware and Plain Grocery from 6PM to 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 31. Bring your candy, decorate your trunks and come on down for some ghoulish, freaky cookies and hot cider.

The Chelan County Department of Community Development has submitted to the Planning Commission a revised draft of proposed changes to the Chelan County Code regarding regulation of short term/vacation rentals.  The Commission will consider this proposal at it’s meeting on October 23rd. The  draft proposal in it’s entirety can be can be viewed at