The new Chelan County facility for the disposal of moderate-risk household hazardous waste opens today, Dec 6th,  on Highway 97A in Wenatchee.  Proof of residency in the County is required when using the site so non-resident owners (weekenders) should take with them a power bill, tax bill or some other documentation of being a property owner/taxpayer  in Chelan County.

For details of what materials are accepted at the site, operating hours, etc please visit their website at

One of the big social events of the year happens again this Saturday with the annual Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary’s Pancake Breakfast and Bazaar. Nearly 50 themed baskets will be raffled, homemade crafts and 100 plates of assorted baked goods offered for sale and Santa will be there in his trailer to meet the kids.  Serving starts at 8AM so bring the kids on down, kick off the Holiday Season with some fun and support the Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Auxiliary and Firefighters!  Adults are $5 and kids $3


At the end of each year since 2005 Lake Wenatchee Info holiday elves look in the till and distribute any funds we have raised to the local charities listed below.  We only pay the costs of operating the website out of the funds received.  Over the last 14 years the site has provided more than $47,000 to these community organizations.  The site relies on volunteers to research and write up important content for the local community.  If you would be interested in helping out, please email

Next time you have an opportunity to engage with one of our sponsors please thank them for their support.

59er Diner
Beaver Valley Lodge
Butler Window Washing
Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Comfy Cabins
First Choice Electric
Harvest Valley Pest Control
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Kahler Glen Athletic Club
Lake Wenatchee Properties
Leavenworth Electric and Excavation
Leavenworth Snowmobile Rentals
Midway Village Espresso
Sparkling Spas
TJ Custom Cut Lumber

Supported Organizations
Camp Zanika Lache
Chelan County Fire District 9
Chelan Douglas Land Trust
Lake Wenatchee YMCS Camp
The Pantry in Plain
Washington Trails Assoc


 Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue is proud to have been awarded a Regional Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington for placement of AED’s and Stop-The-Bleed kits,  and will participate in the organizations Give NCW fundraising campaign to help further this mission.

Studies show that during Cardiac Arrest, chances of survival decrease about 10% every 60 seconds. Getting immediate help is crucial. Lake Wenatchee volunteer firefighters have already placed several Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) in public areas in our District and have identified additional locations for future placement of additional units as well as Stop-The-Bleed kits.  Having easily accessible AEDs in public locations has proven to save lives during a Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest Event. Locations such as Tall Timber Camp, Camp Zanika, Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp, Lake Wenatchee State Park, and Schools within the Cascade School District will benefit from this program.

If you wish to help fund this program please go to , scroll down to the donate button and help us help you…..

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue

First snow at the lake………………

 The first snow of the season came down during the night-  on the South Shore of Lake Wenatchee just a dusting but some local areas did get some measurable snow.  Snowfall reports will usually posted daily now on this website-  click on REPORTS then under SNOW REPORTS click Lake Wenatchee.

Current forecasts also are linked on this website-  for the Lake Wenatchee forecast the forecast is at

The Washington DOT website for Stevens Pass conditions is also linked from this website-  also under REPORTS

From Chelan County Public Works:

With Chelan County Public Works now preparing for winter and the inevitable snowfall that comes with it, our road crews ask residents to do some prepping of their own.
Residents are reminded that a vehicle is considered “abandoned” if left within the county right-of-way for more than 24 hours. (A right-of-way is an easement for public travel that’s maintained by CCPW. The width of the right-of-way varies from road to road.) Abandoned vehicles can be removed or impounded by the sheriff’s office. If this happens, any fees for removal for impoundment are on the owner. (Chelan County Code 9.32)
A vehicle can park along the right-of-way as long as it is not designated a “no parking” area and it is not impeding traffic or road maintenance, including snowplowing operations.
The recent drop in temperatures reminds us that now is the time to remove those vehicles parked along the county road before snowplows are called to action. Vehicles parked along the edge of the roadway hinder snowplowing and other road maintenance efforts as well as create a safety hazard for our drivers.
Please do your part in keeping motorists – and snowplow drivers – safe this winter season by removing vehicles parked along the shoulder of the county road.

 Folks who want to learn how to safely operate a snowmobile will have the opportunity to do so for free.  The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club to offer a no-cost snowmobile safety certification course on Saturday, Dec. 14th and again on Saturday, January 18th. The class is geared toward new riders from ages 12 to 16, but is open to all fledgling snowmobilers. The course will take place at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd., in Leavenworth from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch will be provided by its organizers.

For more information see .   BE AWARE, the dates provided in that article are erroneous but the rest of the information is correct. To register  for the class contact Deputy Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office at 509-667-6508 or email him at .

An aluminum swim dock has gone  astray from a North Shore home om Lake Wenatchee. It’s about 8 X 8 with a truss style aluminum frame and black plastic floats. If it comes to your place or you have seen it please reply to



Don’t do Thanksgiving alone…………

 Don’t miss out on Thanksgiving dinner because you’re a “solo turkey”.   Come to dinner with us-   eat wonderful food and enjoy the company of others in our valley. This is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Turkey, ham and pumpkin pie  will be on the table by 2:30 PM. Please RSVP by Monday, 11-18-2019 to Deb Wadkins by email at or by phone or text to 206-707-1772.

The location for the event is the River Road Venue, the former Featherwinds Lodge, at 17065 River Road.

Hosted by the Plain/Lake Wenatchee community.

Nason Ridge Community Meeting THIS Sat 11/16

First our apologies for the confusion on the date of this event,  we promise this is the correct date.  The meeting will be held at the Rec Club at Lake Wenatchee Airport from 9:30 to 11:30 this coming Sat.

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.

 County Commissioner Bob Bugert will hold his monthly public meeting with constituents in Plain this Friday, November 15th. The meeting will begin at 9AM in the conference room of Beaver Valley Lodge which is the first building South of Plain Grocery. Issued likely to be discussed are short term/vacation rentals,  the county budget, loading tax funds and the Nason Ridge Community Forest.  Coffee and light snacks will be provided. These session have been well attended and lively so bring your questions or comments on county issues and come on down…………