Business & Economy

[6/7/19] Chelan Ferry Service

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Efforts to launch a second ferry service on Lake Chelan is one step closer to reality. State regulators have ruled that Backcountry Travels LLC has  met the legal requirements for obtaining a commercial ferry certificate. That’s lifetime Stehekin resident Cliff Courtney. His son Colter and his wife Lindsey are listed as the principal owners of Backcountry […]


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More than 250,000 workers in Washington state would be newly eligible for overtime pay by 2026 under a rule proposed yesterday by the state’s Department of Labor and Industries. The state agency announced that it had formally filed the proposed rule, which would ultimately more than triple the salary threshold under which employers must pay […]

[5/18/19] Chelan Valley Hope

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DO YOU HAVE: Leadership, vision, time, teamwork-orientation, organizational skills, and/or passion in helping others in the Chelan community? Chelan Valley Hope has openings on its board of directors. Do you possess a background in law, grant-writing, strategic planning, web design, social media, social services, and/or accounting? As a one-of-a-kind, social services, non-profit agency, CVH has […]

[4/29/19] Fire Training

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More than 500 firefighters will receive training in basic and advanced wildland firefighting skills next month at the Central Washington Interagency Fire Training Academy in Yakima. This academy is part of a larger coordinated effort that gives agencies responsible for responding to Washington’s wildfires the opportunity to train together before fighting fire together. The Fire […]

[4/24/19] LCCH Board Meeting

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Yesterday’s meeting of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Governing Board included a big step for the new hospital, the review of the Space Program Recommendation from the Facility Steering Committee: With that approval, work will begin on actual plans and design of the new hospital. Other agenda items included major recruitment goals, new affiliations and […]

[4/23/19] CDCAC Survey

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The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council is seeking public input through an online survey. The deadline to provide your input is April 30th. Survey respondents are being asked to identify barriers they and/or family members encounter in accessing services in the two-county area; ways to eliminate those barriers; the challenges the community faces in providing services; […]

[4/23/19] Habitat for Humanity Store Remodel

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Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity retail location has completed a major expansion and enhancement that will better serve customers making donations and provide much needed space for large items. Executive Director Loni Rahm: With the completion of the project comes a time to celebrate. The new addition even has a name. The Habitat for Humanity […]

[4/20/19] Lakeside Surf Opening Delayed

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As anticipation builds for the opening of the new Lakeside Surf water park,  part of Slidewaters Water Park in Chelan, the owners announce a delay as construction challenges have stalled progress from time to time. Spokeperson Robert Bordner explains: The wave technology was created by Citywave in Germany who are embarking on their first and […]

[4/16/19] New Chelan PUD Headquarters

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Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday decided that combining Wenatchee-area customer and utility operations at a new location in Olds Station offers the best value and customer service.  Board members unanimously approved the staff proposal to consolidate operations that are now at several sites in town and build a combined facility on 19 acres of land […]

[4/15/19] Microsoft Hydro-power Contract

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041519 Monday News Historic Hydropower Contract Last week Microsoft Corp. announced new agreements to boost clean energy and connectivity in Washington state. The two agreements with Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) will see Microsoft receive carbon-free electricity to power its Puget Sound campuses and partner with the PUD on broadband connectivity in Chelan County.   […]