[1/13/20] Free adult ukulele class offered at Chelan library

Posted in Education, Feature, Health, Recreation

Now you can check out a ukulele with your library card! Listen to Chelan librarian tell KOZI about the new adult music workshop beginning this week.

[1/9/20] 2020 brings the first babies of new year to regional hospitals

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Hospitals across the region are welcoming the first babies of the new year. In Chelan, Gael Robles Sierra was born Saturday, January 4 to first-time parents Silvestre Robles Ramirez and Ximena Sierra Oliveros. The little boy was due Monday, January 6, but when Ximena starting having strong, painful contractions Friday, they decided to go to […]

[1/8/20] Flu season triggers visitor restrictions at Chelan Hospital

Posted in Fire and EMS, Health

The flu season got an early start this year, and a king county child died last month due to complications from the illness, the first known case of pediatric flu-related death in the county since 2009. In north-central Washington is not alone, residents aren’t immune, and the Lake Chelan Community Hospital recently responded to an […]

[12/26/19] Echo Ridge opens with groomed trails

Posted in Feature, Health, Recreation, Sports, Weather

(AUDIO) Chelan’s nordic ski area is open and ready for both classic and skate skiers.

[12/24/19] Echo Valley tubing hill open Christmas Eve day

Posted in Feature, Health, Recreation, Sports

(AUDIO) Echo Valley Ski Area opens with limited operation and encourages locals to do a snow dance for more snow

[10/21/19] Drug Drop Off this Saturday

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As opioid abuse and deaths continue to rise, government agencies and health care authorities are taking action. On October 26th, people around our area and around the state can safely dispose of their unused medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting drug take-back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday at several […]

[10/7/19] LCCHC Approves Design Concept

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At a special meeting last week of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics, the Board of Commissioners voted to accept the schematic design concept for the new hospital building. Mike Ellis, LCCHC Interim CEO says the approval allows the team to move forward with specific design development. The effort has required the Board Facilities […]

[9/16/19] Hospital Expansions Prompt a Call for Oversight

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Gov. Jay Inslee said he wants more oversight of private psychiatric hospitals in the state. Inslee made the comments in a letter to Health Department Secretary John Wiesman this week, following an investigation by The Seattle Times. The Times found that as psychiatric hospitals have expanded in Washington state, with more than 850 new beds […]

[8/29/19] No Prescription Needed for Naloxone

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Pharmacies across the state can now dispense opioid overdose reversal medication without a prescription. Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy signed a statewide standing order yesterday for naloxone. The standing order, which works like a prescription, allows any person or organization in the state to purchase naloxone from a pharmacy. Washington joins more than […]

[8/27/19] Washington State Awarded Grant to Study Maternal Mortality

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Washington State was awarded $375,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat maternal mortality. The grant was authorized under legislation from Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. Twenty-four other states also received different levels of grant funds. Beutler said the country’s maternal death rate has reached a crisis level and the money […]