sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett reports on September 24th, 2022 at approximately 11PM, Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 100 Block of Aplets Way in Cashmere for a single victim with gunshot wounds resulting in a fatality.

At approximately 0600 hrs. with the assistance of the East Cascade Regional SWAT Team and Columbia River Drug Task Force, suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The Sheriff’s Office does not believe there is any threat to the public.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating and cannot release additional details at this time.

CCSO Detectives will continue to investigate with the Coroner’s Office and will release additional details as we can.

manson schoolTuesday September 20, 2022 - 2:30p.m. at the Manson School District Office

Executive Session to follow to discuss the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elected office. (No action will be taken)

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President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the agenda or approve as presented.


An executive session to be called to discuss the qualifications of candidates for appointment to an elected office. No action to be taken.


Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute
Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: August 2022
• Payroll: July 26, 2022 to August 22, 2022 / Paid 09-02-2022 for $141,776.04
• General Account Vouchers: 08-05-2022 Transactions 842 to 858 for $23,987.98; 08-12-2022 Transactions
865 to 886 for $14,927.94; 08-26-2022 Transactions 926 to 932 for $38,398.29.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 08-04-2022 Transactions 859 to 862 for $4,488.03; 08-11-2022 Transactions
869 to 884 for $15,510.92.
• Minutes: August 17, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report August 2022
• August Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
New Business:
• Resolution 2022-04 Canceling Outstanding Warrants
• Community Wildfire - Grant
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection September 22, 2022 @ 8:25 a.m. – Commissioner TBA/Chief
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:



The Manson FFA had 13 members attend the Chelan County Fair in Cashmere this past weekend receiving many awards and ribbons.  Kevin Amsden shared the following:

The students showing market hogs were:

Van Keough Peterson (2 hogs), Lydia Peterson, Bryce Mogan, Alyssa Mogan, Finn Smith, Tanner Schoenwald, Colby Schoenwald, Carter Lyman, Hanna Lyman, Jesus Torres, Maggie Gosvenor, and Joe Mogan.  

Isabelle Harris showed her market lamb.

In the Market Class receiving blue ribbons, winning their class and vying for Grand Champion were Van and Alyssa.  Also receiving blue ribbons were Bryce, Hanna, Jesus, Finn, Tanner, Colby, Carter, Maggie and Joe. Jesus and Lydia received red ribbons.  

Isabelle received a red ribbon (just missing the cut for a blue ribbon in the Fitting and Showing Sheep Division.  

In the Fitting and Showing Hog Division Jesus, Bryce, Lydia, van, Alyssa, Finn, Tanner, Colby, Carter, Hanna, Maggie, and Joe received blue ribbons. Van received a red ribbon.  

The Manson FFA Horse Judging Team placed 1st, followed by 2nd in Livestock which secured them a 3rd place sweepstakes banner for overall judging contest among all the schools.

The Manson FFA would like to give a big thank you to all the parents and friends that helped support us at fair, from those that did barn decorations, to cooking meals, to help transport animals and students to fair. It would not happen without your help. Thank you


Statewide effort encourages people to use a litter bag and talk to their family and friends about littering

OLYMPIA – More than 75% of Washington residents choose to not litter and about 26% of litterers would be motivated to stop if a friend, family member, or passenger asked them to refrain, according to 2021 research commissioned by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). These numbers sound promising, but the truth is that more than 18 million pounds of litter accumulate annually on Washington’s roads, parks and recreation areas.

Preliminary results from a 2022 statewide litter study show 24,001 litter items per mile on Washington’s urban interstate highways. Plastic food wrappers, snack bags and cigarette butts are some of the most commonly found items. In Ecology’s 2021 research, people also identified not having a car trash bag as the top reason that they litter.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Ecology together spend more than $9 million annually on cleanup efforts – pickup crews and volunteers collected 357 tons of garbage in July alone. Unfortunately, this is only a small fraction of what is tossed on the road, and millions of pounds of waste gets left behind.

“Litter adds up when we don’t make simple choices to properly dispose of garbage. It damages our environment, hurts wildlife, and threatens public health, safety and our economy,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. “Ultimately, our success is determined by people choosing to not litter.”

Ecology’s "Simple As That" campaign is designed to help prevent litter by changing the behaviors that cause it. The campaign gives people simple tips to avoid littering and motivates them to talk to their friends and family about living litter free. It encourages Washingtonians to:

  • Always have a dedicated container for collecting trash. Use a litter bag while traveling to keep your vehicle tidy and reduce the chances of littering accidentally when you open a door or window. When visiting parks and other recreation areas, bring a bag with you so it’s easy to pack out what you packed in.
  • Hold on to trash from your travels until you reach a waste receptacle at a gas station, rest area or your destination. It may not seem like a big deal to toss the occasional bag or bottle on the ground, but those decisions add up to millions of pounds of litter (and millions of dollars of clean up) every year in Washington.
  • Live litter free and help others do the same. Make sure your friends and family know how to live litter free and help them make better choices. When we all look out for each other, it makes a big difference for our state.

As a part of the campaign, Ecology is running statewide advertising in English and Spanish and partnering with Fred Meyer stores to give away free car litter bags to shoppers across the state. In addition, it is distributing a Litter Prevention Toolkit to allied government agencies, jurisdictions and nonprofit organizations to help reach Washington residents.

“Litter is a big problem with simple solutions. Small actions like keeping a litter bag in your car to collect garbage can make a huge difference,” said Amber Smith, statewide litter prevention coordinator at Ecology. “It’s critical for us to stop litter at its source. When you take care of your trash the right way, you help create a litter free Washington and set a good example for others. We need everyone to do their part.”

This effort is a part of Ecology’s ongoing We Keep Washington Litter Free campaign in partnership with WSDOT, the Washington State Patrol and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The campaign focuses on different littering behaviors through several sub-campaigns, including the significant safety and environmental impacts of unsecured vehicle loads

From January through July 2022, 816 tons of litter and debris were removed from Washington roadsides. This work was done by WSDOT’s maintenance crews, Ecology’s Youth and Adult Corps, Department of Corrections crews and WSDOT’s Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. Of the 357 tons of litter collected in July, 36 tons were cleaned by Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. 

To learn more about this campaign, visit or

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human plan

Addresses transportation and mobility access for people with special needs

OLYMPIA – Four years in the making, the updated Human Services Transportation Plan is now available. The report is the handiwork of subject matter experts, transportation providers, social services organizations, tribes, the public and other stakeholders.

Every day, people across the state rely on human-services transportation as their sole source of access to jobs, school, medical appointments, the grocery store and much more. The plan identifies gaps and barriers that create mobility challenges for people with special transportation needs. It also provides strategies for addressing those barriers while also highlighting innovations and emerging trends.

“It’s critical that everyone in our state has convenient access to reliable transportation, no matter their age, income, physical ability or where they live,” said Public Transportation Division Director Brian Lagerberg. “This plan provides our partners with a blueprint for serving the people who need efficient and specialized transportation options the most.”

The plan informs local and regional plans while guiding future investments in special needs transportation for communities across the state. WSDOT collaborated with the Disability Mobility Initiative to better understand the experiences of those who cannot drive and face barriers to transportation access that many may take for granted. These experiences bring the plan to life and show a larger picture of the consequences of transportation challenges faced by many Washingtonians.

The plan is available online in English, Spanish and Russian.

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Regular Board Meeting
September 8, 2022, 5:15pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
Zoom: Meeting ID 277 904 6552

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. August 11, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. New Business
a. Old Mill fee collection
b. 2023 preliminary budget
c. Wildfire Smoke Response Plan
VIII. Old Business
a. Updates:
i. Old Swim Hole development project
1. Pacific Engineering update- Kara Raftery
ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project
iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project
b. Manson Bay Marina reservation fairness concerns
c. Director’s Report
IX. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: October 13, 2022 at 5:15pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.


wsdot logo greenOLYMPIA – Labor Day often heralds the final moments of summer before fall activities begin. For people who plan to travel on the popular three-day weekend, now is the time to make travel plans and expect congestion on most routes.

The Washington State Department of Transportation encourages travelers to consult the holiday traffic volume charts to determine best times to travel, including times to avoid if possible. The Interstate 5 Canadian border forecast is not included due to unreliable pandemic travel data the last several years. Travel charts are based on 2019 pre-pandemic volumes.

Travelers should also check ahead for any COVID-19 safety requirements at their destinations or stops along the way.

By following these steps, travelers can “know before they go” and plan ahead, whether they’re just traveling across town or across the state:

  • Get informed about WSDOT's online tools, including the WSDOT mobile app, traffic cameras and email alerts.
  • Visit online traveler information for traffic, weather, ferry schedules and a real-time travel map.
  • Follow WSDOT on social media, which includes several Twitter accounts and a Facebook page.
  • Pre-program your vehicle radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for highway advisory radio alerts.
  • Call 5-1-1 for updated road conditions.
  • Have a backup outdoor destination as parks and other outdoor recreation sites tend to fill up quickly on holiday weekends. If a site’s parking is full, never park along road shoulders, as this is unsafe for everyone on the roadway.
  • Allow extra time for travel to avoid rushing or distraction.

Highway construction paused

Most state highway construction work is suspended through the holiday weekend – including Monday, Sept. 5 – to ease congestion. However, please stay alert for new lane shifts or work zone staging areas that may remain in place. And please give any emergency repair crews plenty of space to work safely.

Snoqualmie Pass

No construction is planned on I-90 from Friday, Sept. 2, until to Tuesday, Sept. 6. However, the usual holiday increase in traffic volumes means travelers should expect delays, especially eastbound on Friday and westbound on Monday (see charts for more detail). Text message alerts about significant delays are available by texting the words “WSDOT Snoqualmie” to 468311.


In the Puget Sound, weekend toll rates will be in effect on Monday, Sept. 5, on the State Route 520 bridge and SR 99 tunnel. The I-405 express toll lanes will be free and open to all drivers on the Monday holiday. Out-of-town travelers, including those using rental cars, can learn about toll roads and temporary account payment options on the Good To Go! visitors page visitors page.  

Ferry travel People boarding a state ferry by vehicle should prepare for long waits. Peak travel times on most routes are expected to be westbound Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 1-3, and eastbound, Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 4-6. Customers also can bypass vehicle lines by traveling as a walk-on passenger.

  • All riders should double check the sailing schedules as some routes are operating on timetables that are different than prior to the pandemic.
  • Visit the Washington State Ferries website for more details on vehicle reservations, ferry email alerts, checking terminal conditions and COVID-19 travel updates.

Trains, airports and transit

Travelers making a trip by train, personal aircraft or bus also should plan ahead to avoid holiday delays:

  • Amtrak Cascades passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets early and should plan to arrive at the station one hour before departure. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations. The federal CDC still recommends wearing face masks on indoor transit, but they are no longer required. Visit or call 800–USA–RAIL for details.

For information about flying via Washington state airports, visit For questions regarding WSDOT-sponsored airports, email Paul Wolf, State Airport Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..