Local Government & Meetings

[7/18/19] City Fails to Ban Airport use by ICE

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City officials have struck down an effort to bar flights charted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a Central Washington airport. The Yakima City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday against a proposal for city staff to draft an executive order that would prohibit ICE from using the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. Councilwoman Kay Funk had […]

[7/2/19] Reclamation Awarded Grants

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The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District and Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District will share $600,000 in grants from the WaterSMART Program to help communities conserve water. The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District will use the $300,000 to line nearly 9,000 feet of an earthen canal with concrete lining over a geomembrane […]

[7/2/19] Gateway Park Opens in East Wenatchee

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The City of East Wenatchee, along with the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of the City’s new Gateway Park yesterday afternoon. The park is located at the corner of 9th Street and Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee and was created with the intention of creating an attractive and inviting entrance […]

[6/26/19] State to Gain Hundreds of Millions of Taxes

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An updated forecast shows Washington state is expected to see a net increase in revenues of nearly $432 million over the next two years. The numbers released at a Tuesday meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed total revenues are now projected at nearly $51 billion for the next two-year state budget cycle, […]

[6/25/19] New Sign Code Considered in Wenatchee

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The city of Wenatchee has initiated a project to craft a new sign code. The city said new rules need to reflect evolving community priorities, new technologies and best practices in design and legal protection of free speech. A public workshop and open house is this evening at city hall, addressing where new sign poles […]

[6/24/19] Port Consolidation Update

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With both the Port of Chelan County and Port of Douglas County approving the pending merger, a tremendous amount of work remains to be done. Jim Kuntz, Port of Chelan County Executive Director, shares the next steps in the process:   With the merger, duplicate jobs will be eliminated, many coming through attrition by way […]

[6/19/19] FRIENDS OF LEAVENWORTH REGROUPS AHEAD OF APPEAL

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The Friends of Leavenworth are holding a community meeting this evening to discuss several issues. But first and foremost on the agenda will be the Friends of Leavenworth decision to take the issue of the Leavenworth Adventure Park before the Chelan County Superior Court. A public hearing about the proposed adventure park was held in […]

[6/19/19] WENATCHEE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER RESIGNS

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East Wenatchee City Council Member Chuck Johnson announced his resignation from the City Council at the end of the month. Johnson made the announcement at last night’s city council meeting, effective June 30. Mayor Steve Lacy acknowledged Johnson during the meeting and presented him with a certificate of appreciation for his service. Johnson has been […]

[6/19/19] Chelan County Resolution: High Fire Travel And Activity Restrictions

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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Chelan County Commissioners that all unincorporated areas of Chelan County be designated a fire hazard area and that HIGH Travel and Activity Restrictions shall be enforced throughout all the unincorporated areas of Chelan County, including those unincorporated areas within a Chelan County Fire District. A list of […]