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)

ZOOM link for viewing only: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81122640958

TENTATIVE AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE

II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA

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

III. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

IV. ADJOURNMENT

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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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 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
Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

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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

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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 LitterFreeWA.org/simple or PorUnWAImpecable.org/simple.

More information

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
Or
Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2779046552 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.

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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.

Tolling

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 www.amtrakcascades.com or call 800–USA–RAIL for details.

For information about flying via Washington state airports, visit  www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/aviation/airports-list. 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..

STEHEKIN POST OFFICE CLOSING
 
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The notice below is posted in the Stehekin Post Office and is self-explanatory.

This message is provided as a community service by the Foundation, with the hope that housing or someone with housing and an interest will step forward to help fill this critical community need.
 
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CC sheriff logo 2018On Saturday, August 6, 2022 the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that took place at a storage unit on McKittrick street in Wenatchee, WA. It was reported that over $10,000 of property was taken from the storage unit, to include the ashes of the victim’s mother.

On August 11, 2022 the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Columbia River Drug Task Force conducted an operation to recover the stolen items, after a Facebook Marketplace post was discovered of someone attempting to sell the stolen items. Detectives arranged to meet the suspect at a public location in Wenatchee, WA and purchase some of the stolen items. The Columbia River Drug Task Force Detectives conducted surveillance on the suspect’s residence and observed him loading the stolen items into his vehicle. During this surveillance, Detective’s observed the suspect meet at a separate location and conduct a drug deal with another subject. It is suspected that this transaction involved the drug Fentanyl. After the suspect conducted the drug deal, he proceeded to the arranged location in Wenatchee, WA and was subsequently arrested for Trafficking stolen property- 1st degree, Possession of stolen property-2nd degree, and Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Columbia River Drug Task Force served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence in East Wenatchee, WA and recovered a majority of the stolen items from the burglary. The victim’s mother’s ashes were also recovered. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges for the suspect are pending.

This operation would not have been successful without the great collaboration between the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Columbia River Drug Task Force.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, August 17, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 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:
City of Chelan – Airport Water
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: July 2022
• Payroll: June 23, 2022 to July 25, 2022 / Paid 08-05-2022 for $143,866.59
• General Account Vouchers: 07-08-2022 Transactions 727 to 748 for $17,671.32: 07-29-2022 transactions 784 to 806 for $27,490.20.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 07/09/2022 Transactions 749 to 752 For $2,992.14; 07-30-2022 transactions 807 to 810 for $14,755.12.
• Minutes: July 20, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report July 2022
• July 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:
• Updates:
Ladder 71
Spartan Apparatus
Entry Level Hiring
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection August 18, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Moller / Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
• Pension Approval – Marcia Holmdahl
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett is excited to announce that the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office will be taking its Conceal Pistol License application process to an online format with the implementation of Permitium’s online services.

Shifting to this online service option provides the residents of Chelan County the convenience and ease to apply from anywhere in the county. There are no additional fees being expended by the county to move over to the online option. We will still be offering the in-person application process to those who prefer this to the online submittal.

Starting Wednesday, August 10 th, 2022, Chelan County residents will have the option to access a direct link from our website (https://chelanwa.permitium.com/ccw/start) where they can complete an application from home to apply for their new, renewal, or late renewal of their Washington State Conceal Pistol License, as well as pay online with a credit or debit card. A nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged to the applicant and charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.

All New CPL applicants are still required to have their fingerprints taken. Applicants will have 30 days, from the date that their application is submitted, to complete the required fingerprints. Fingerprints will be taken at the main Wenatchee office located at 401 Washington St.; Level 1. Fingerprinting is available Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm. We do not fingerprint on Fridays. No appointment is necessary.

For best results, we do suggest that you apply using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. The application is not optimized for smartphones and you may encounter technical difficulties.

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August 10, 2022- UPDATE:
After further investigation, it was determined the victim was not kayaking, but had been swimming near the KOA when
he was caught in some rapids and became submerged.

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Sheriff Burnett reports that on August 7, 2022, a 25-year-old man from Redmond, WA drowned in the Wenatchee River near the Leavenworth KOA. It was reported that a kayaker, whom was not wearing a life jacket, was seen going underwater and had not surfaced.

Numerous swimmers in the area began searching for the male and eventually were able to bring him to shore.

Emergency personnel began CPR and the male was transported to Central Washington Hospital. Unfortunately, he did not survive and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The man’s name is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office would again like to remind you, that the waters are colder and more swift than usual. Please remember to wear a life jacket.

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Regular Board Meeting
August 11, 2022, 5:15pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. June 9, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Updates:
i. Old Swim Hole development project
1. Design Concept approval
2. Grand progress reports
ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project
1. Grant progress reports
iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project
1. Grant progress reports
b. Director’s Report
VIII. Adjournment

sheriffSheriff Burnett reports that on July 30th, 2022, a 60yearold Walla Walla, WA. man drowned in the Wenatchee River.

group of approximately 6 friends and family were floating the Wenatchee River near Dryden, WA. As the group approached the rapids known as “Rock and Roll”, the man was flipped from his tube and began struggling to get to shore. The group encountered a second set of rapids and most of the party was separated by this time. One of the relatives located the man floating face down in the water. He was dragged to shore and out of the water. A commercial raft was floating by and helped load the man onto the raft and ferried him to EMS on the opposite shore. After approximately an hour of CPR, he was pronounced dead.

The group was not wearing life jackets and were not familiar with the river. All bodies of water in Chelan County and around the state are flowing at a higher level than usual due to the late summer heat. Recreationalist should be aware that the waters are colder and more swift than usual.

Please remember to wear a life jacket, scout the entire section of river you plan to float for hazardsand know where to take out.

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett reports on July 22nd, 2022 the body of missing kayaker William Henniger was recovered.He was last seen on the morning of June 25th kayaking on the Little Wenatchee River.

Mr. Henniger and a partner put their kayaks in the water approximately 6 miles up the Little Wenatchee. Soon after entering the water, they encountered extremely rough water. Mr. Henniger’s partner was able to exit the water but Mr. Henniger was not seen again after going over a waterfall.

On July 22nd, it was determined the water level had receded enough to search the area more thoroughly with less hazard to the searchers. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Swift Water Rescue Team, volunteers, and personnel from Chelan County Fire District 9 were able locate him at approximately 4:00 pm. He was about a half mile downstream from where he was last seen. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was used to lift Mr. Henniger’s body out of the river gorge. The area has steep embankments and thick trees and brush making it difficult to maneuver from the river to the road.

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7 17 2022 rodeo fire

On July 17, 2022 at 2:05 PM, fire crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the Chelan Rodeo grounds for a reported structure fire. 

Crews arrived to find a 20 x 20 stable completely engulfed in flames spreading into nearby brush.  First arriving crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire with help from Chelan Saddle members and no horses were in danger as they were at the stable owners property. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue was subsequently contacted by Chelan County Sheriffs with information that the fire was allegedly started by an individual that they were pursuing earlier.  The alleged suspect suffered critical burns requiring transport to Harborview Medical Center.

The cause of this fire is currently being investigated as an arson with no fire loss estimate at this time.

manson schoolMANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE – SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

Manson School Board member Wayne Machus has resigned his District Three Director position as he will be moving to Wisconsin. Mr. Machus joined the school board in 2010 and has been an advocate for Manson children and families. The school board, staff and families of Manson would like to thank him for his service and wish him the very best.

The Manson School District is soliciting application to serve as an appointed member of the school board. The person selected would have to reside in area Director District Three and serve until the next regularly scheduled election for the governing board members, which is November, 2023. The board is responsible for the performance of the Manson School District serving approximately 600 students. The Manson Board of Directors typically meets on the last Monday of each month. Current board members and the superintendent are available to meet with perspective candidates.

Please contact the Manson School District office at 687-3140 for further information and application materials.

Applications are due not later than July 22, 2022.

 

sheriffThe Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Wenatchee Police Department, East Wenatchee Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chelan County Regional Justice Center, was awarded $175,503.74 from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to fund two full-time embedded mental health professionals/case managers. These positions will work directly under the established Behavioral Health Unit Program (BHU) at Chelan County. Currently, the Behavioral Health Unit is comprised of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Mental Health Professional and an Outreach Case Manager who are centralized to work in opposing areas to increase service coverage and embedded with law enforcement. The additional positions would expand evening and weekend coverage to all said agencies.

The Chelan County Behavioral Health Unit is an embedded co-response team, that gives law enforcement access to mental health professionals. The goals and objectives of the Behavioral Health Unit are to respond to calls for individuals in a behavioral health crisis or at risk for crisis, and refer them to appropriate social services/treatment; Prioritize cases involving individuals who are a danger to the community or self, pose a threat to officer safety, are high utilizers of emergency services, and or have escalated.

The Behavioral Health Unit facilitates access to resources and treatment providers, while also improving communication between law enforcement and service providers. The BHU will assist officers with information on the referred person(s) prior medical and behavioral health history, mental health and substance use presentation, and information about community resources.

Along with Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology or Social Work, the Behavioral Health Unit staff members are also trained in crisis management, triage, de-escalation, vehicle safety protocols, situational awareness, mental health first aid, motivational interviewing, and suicide risk assessment, management and treatment. The BHU staff attends in-service training on law enforcement expectations, policies, and procedures. The BHU staff is also trained to treat individuals with Narcan, Basic CPR, and Combat First Aid.

Sheriff Burnett would like to specifically acknowledge Ana Johnson, the Chelan County Mental Health Program Coordinator, and Chief of Patrol Adam Musgrove for their work on this project, which made it possible to receive the grant.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200 AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, July 20, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or
dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute
Roll Call:
PUBLIC HEARING:
• 2022 Annexations
• Public Comment
• Commissioner’s Comments
• Adjournment of the Public Hearing
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: Prior Agendas April and May 2022 (County Treasurer delay) and June 2022
• Payroll: May 24, 2022 to June 22, 2022 / Paid 07-05-2022 for $143,672.42
• General Account Vouchers: 06-03-2022 transactions 580 to 589 for $9,816.07; 06-24-2022 Transactions 645 to 650 for $8,605.01.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 06-04-2022 transactions #590 to 593 for $23,970.63; 06-25-2022651 to 654 for $16,741.70
• Minutes: June 15, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report – May and June 2022 Financials (County Treasurer delay)
• June 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:
• Resolution 2022-03 Annexation
• Updates:
Apparatus Planning Team
Entry Level Hiring
Resident Program
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection July 21, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Jones / Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

Work day poster July 2022

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Regular Board Meeting
July 14, 2022, 5:15pm

Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute

III. Agenda Additions and Deletions

IV. Public Comment

V. Approval of Minutes

a. June 9, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes

VI. Financial Review

a. Review Monthly Financial Report

b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher

VII. Old Business

a. Updates:

i. Old Swim Hole development project

ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project

iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project

b. Director’s Report

VIII. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: August 11, 2022 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Kevin M. Waters
 
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous burglaries to vacation cabins, residences, and businesses, including the Leavenworth Ski Hill. Several of the burglaries occurred in the Lake Wenatchee area and involved summer cabins. The suspect(s) stole large volumes of property including firearms from various locations, exceeding $50,000 in value.
 
Chelan County Detectives have identified 33 year old Kevin M Waters, as the primary suspect. Waters currently has an arrest warrant out of Chelan County Superior Court for Possession of Stolen Property 1st degree and Trafficking Stolen Property 2nd degree. Waters is a white male, 5’11, 185lbs with blue eyes and blond hair. Waters may have changed his hair color and is said to wear heavy eye liner. He has also been seen in public carrying a handgun on his hip.

Deputies and Detectives have obtained several search warrants for different locations and vehicles. This has resulted in the recovery of stolen property from several burglaries. On June 21st 2022, Waters was spotted in the Lake Wenatchee area by a Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. In an attempt to take Waters into custody, the Deputy initiated a traffic stop. Waters failed to yield and fled the area in his blue 1997 Subaru Legacy with primer grey front fenders and stickers in the rear window. The Deputy followed current Washington state law and did not pursue Waters. Waters is known to drive this vehicle on a regular basis.

This investigation is still ongoing and Detectives anticipate forwarding additional felony charges against Waters to the Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office in the near future. Waters has been recently living in various camps in the Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake area. His whereabouts are currently unknown. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with locating Waters. If you have any information about Water’s location, please call Rivercom dispatch: 509-663-9911.

If you are a property owner in the Lake Wenatchee Area and have not visited your property this year, we recommend checking on it. Please contact Rivercom if you discover your property has been burglarized.

CRDTF logoThe Columbia River Drug Task Force reports a joint operation with Homeland Security Investigations resulting in a search warrant service of a residence in the 900 block of Methow Street in Wenatchee, WA. This residence has been involved in numerous firearms, gang and narcotics investigations in the past. The residence is a known gang “hang out”.

The search warrant was served by the newly formed East Cascade SWAT Team in the early morning hours of June 30, 2022 resulting in two known gang members being arrested on Felony warrants. Jorge Verduzco Mendoza, a 24 year old male and his brother, Osvaldo Verduzco Mendoza, a 28 year old male were booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on their warrants.

Three handguns were seized during the course of the search warrant to include a stolen firearm from Ephrata, WA.

CRDTF expects to file more charges after the investigation is complete. CRDTF detectives are working with our federal counter parts with HSI and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) as part of the investigation.

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett reports on July 4th, 2022 a 44-year-old Vancouver, Washington man was killed in a climbing accident on the Icicle Buttress south of Leavenworth. The mans climbing partner flagged down a USFS Officer who happened to be in the area to report the accident.

Chelan County Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and found the male deceased from what appeared to be injuries sustained from the fall. With the assistance of Chelan County Fire District 3 personnel, the climber was brought to the roadway.

The female told rescuers the two were climbing on the Buttress when a heavy rain storm moved in. She was lowered to the bottom of the pitch and the male climber was to follow. As she was descending the trail, she heard a noise and saw him fall. It is estimated he fell approximately 100 feet.

The name of the climber is not being released pending family notification.

usfs tree falling

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Danger Tree Felling and Removal Project.

The project proposes to remove danger trees that may jeopardize public health and safety along up to 452 miles of National Forest System roads.

It is located within seven post-wildfire recovery areas (Diamond Creek, Mcleod, Cub Creek 2, Cedar Creek, Crescent Mountain, Twentyfive Mile, Schneider Springs and Jolly Mountain), on the Chelan, Cle Elum, Methow Valley, and Naches ranger districts and Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, and Yakima counties in Washington State.

More details on the proposed action are available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=62402.

electric vehicle chart

Plug in your charging station site recommendations by July 15

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation would love to hear your thoughts on the proposed plan for electric vehicles in the state, including the location of future charging stations.

WSDOT is developing a statewide electric vehicle infrastructure plan by Aug. 1, 2022, to unlock federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funds. Once the Federal Highway Administration approves the new Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment in fall 2022, WSDOT could receive $71 million to act on the plan. The main purpose of the plan is to build out alternative fuel corridors in a way that links electric vehicle fast charging stations every 50 miles on major highways and within one mile of exit ramps.

People can add their picks for charging station locations by visiting the interactive map and can give their input through this online survey. WSDOT is seeking feedback from the wider community on the Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment.

To meet the August deadline, comments and questions should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 15, 2022.


manson schoolMANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 19
CHELAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Manson School District No.19, Chelan County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a special Board meeting on July 1, 2022, starting
at 12:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible, via Z OOM. To attend the Special Meeting remotely, please use the following

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756609846 (with telephone access at (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 827 5660 9846).

A physical location for viewing and providing public comments will be available at: Manson School District Office, 315 S. Hill Street, Manson, WA.

The Special Meeting is called for the purpose of considering and acting upon the following items:

1. Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the proposed issuance of a non-voted limited general obligation bond of the District (the “Bond”).

2. Resolution No. 07-01-22A, which authorizes the District to issue, sell and deliver the Bond to pay or reimburse the District for costs to (i) reconstruct the elementary school parking lot and surrounding sidewalks, (ii) acquire personal property, including equipment and construction materials, and (iii) carry out other capital purposes.

3. Consent Agenda, which includes the surplus of certain items of personal property of the District.

wsdot logo greenOnline open house available through Sept. 5

OLYMPIA – An online open house is now available for travelers, freight haulers, business owners and others to provide feedback on the future of safety rest areas across Washington state. Input will be used to make decisions about the program’s maintenance and operations and to update the Washington State Department of Transportation’s strategic plan for rest areas.

The online open house is available through 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and allows participants to learn more about the strategic plan process as well as leave comments or feedback.

“This outreach will inform our strategic plan, which shapes the overall operations of our 47 safety rest areas,” said Safety Rest Area Planning Manager Angela Vigil. “It’s an important conversation as we work with our regional maintenance crews, agency leaders and partners on priorities and establish a clearer vision for the future of this program for all travelers.”

The public will have the opportunity to comment on safety, facility conditions, freight parking, site operations, traveler needs, WSDOT’s free coffee program and funding challenges. The agency will begin writing the draft strategic plan this fall, which also will be available for public review and comment. The plan is expected to be finalized in spring 2023.

Online open house information

When:            June 27 to Sept. 5

Where:           Engage.wsdot.wa.gov/safety-rest-areas/

Details:           The online open house is available to access 24/7, whenever best fits individual      schedules. The open house includes:    

  • Strategic plan information
  • Understanding the Safety Rest Area Program
  • Timeline and next steps

Free, temporary internet access is available at several sites across the state for those who do not have broadband service. A list of sites can be found online at: www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/

About WSDOT’s Safety Rest Area Program:

WSDOT owns and operates 47 safety rest areas statewide. While services at each site vary, most offer general visitor information, electric vehicle charging stations, a place for travelers to rest (8 hours for vehicles and 11 for freight haulers in accordance with federal law), picnic areas, restrooms, drinking water, RV dumping stations, vending machines, and free coffee as part of WSDOT’s free coffee program by local volunteer groups.

wsdot logoWSDOT tools available for best times to travel on key routes

OLYMPIA – With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s highly anticipated travel charts are now available to help people plan ahead. The weekend prior to Monday, July 4 is expected to see increased travel on many key routes including Interstate-5, I-90 and ferry service throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.

The closure of the U.S.-Canadian border the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unreliable travel data and wait times for travelers. For this reason, WSDOT will not produce travel charts for the border crossing this year. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination remains a requirement for entry into Canada.

WSDOT encourages travelers to “know before they go,” and follow these tips whether traveling across town or the beautiful Evergreen 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's social media accounts, such as several Twitter accounts and the agency Facebook page.
  • Pre-program your vehicle radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for highway advisory radio alerts.
  • Have a backup outdoor destination if your first choice is full. If parking lots are full, find an alternative site and never park along road shoulders, as this is unsafe for everyone on the roadway.
  • Allow extra time for travel to avoid rushing or distraction.
  • Carry extra food and water as well as extra masks and hand sanitizer as an added precaution for emergencies or unexpected stops.

Highway construction paused

Most state highway construction work is suspended through the holiday weekend – including Friday, July 1 – to ease congestion. However, Revive I-5 work which requires multiple lane closures in downtown Seattle will take place beginning 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 through 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 4. 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 or lane closures are planned on I-90 from Friday, July 1, until Tuesday, July 5. However, the usual holiday increase in traffic volumes means travelers should expect eastbound delays beginning on Thursday, June 30, then westbound Tuesday, July 5 (see charts for more detail). Receive text message alerts about significant delays by texting the number 468311 with the words "WSDOT Snoqualmie."

Tolling

In the Puget Sound, weekend toll rates will be in effect Saturday through Monday, July 2-4, on the SR 520 bridge and SR 99 tunnel. The I-405 express toll lanes will be free and open to all drivers on the weekend and Monday holiday.

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 and Friday, June 30 and July 1, then eastbound, Monday and Tuesday, July 4-5. 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, rider alerts, checking terminal conditions and COVID-19 travel updates.
  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends wearing face masks on indoor transit, but they are no longer required.

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. Trains are running between Seattle and Eugene, Oregon. Buses are operating for travel between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. Masks are encouraged, but not required on all trains and buses. Visit www.amtrakcascades.com/ or call 800-USA-RAIL for tickets.
  • For information about traveling via state-sponsored airports, visit wsdot.wa.gov/travel/aviation/airports-list or call 360-788-7437.
  • Check with your local public transit agencies for any holiday schedule or service changes, including some Dial-A-Ride and fixed-route service that may not run on holidays.

 methow glider

At 3:39 this afternoon, Chelan Fire and Rescue, Lake Chelan EMS, and Chelan County Sheriffs responded to a report of a glider plane crash approximately 200 yds off shore from the 25 Mile Creek State Park area.

Chelan County Sheriffs Marine 1 with Chelan EMS Medics and Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Boat 71 with Rescue Swimmers responded on the water while other resources drove to the 25 Mile Creek State Park.

Upon arrival, one of the reporting parties stated that the glider and patient had just been towed to a house up lake.

The pilot of the glider had left the Methow Valley area when he lost air flying over Lake Chelan. The glider had a hard landing on the water and the pilot was able to free himself from the cockpit.

A quick-thinking witness jumped into his canoe and was able to paddle out to the pilot who was sitting on top of the cockpit in choppy water safely rescuing him.

The pilot suffered no injuries but was extremely cold due to the still frigid water temperatures.

The glider was towed to the State Park where it will be broken down for transport and removal from the water.

Chelan Fire and Rescue would like to commend the quick actions of the witnesses in getting the pilot safely to the shore.

CRDTF logoThe Columbia River Drug Task Force reports a joint operation with Homeland Security Investigations, started in March of 2022, has resulted in disrupting and dismantling a drug trafficking organization in the Wenatchee Valley that has ties to Arizona.

Three suspects have been arrested so far in the investigation. Tyson Horner, a 27 year old resident of Wenatchee , Nabiel Akhdary, a 44 year old resident of Phoenix, AZ and Brandon Lux, a 35 year old resident of Yakima have been arrested in connection of seizures of close to 10,000 Fentanyl pills, 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 2 pistols, and over $16,000 in cash.

At least 3 other suspects involved in the drug trafficking organization are in the process of being tracked down for charges related to possession for illegal narcotics with the intent to deliver.

Horner and Akhdary were Federally indicted in US District Court, Eastern District of Washington in Spokane, WA for Fentanyl distribution charges. Akhdary and Lux were both in possession of a loaded pistol when they were arrested and both subjects are convicted felons.

The Columbia River Drug Task Force works closely with our Federal partners, with Homeland Security Investigations, and both local and federal prosecutors to investigate, arrest, and convict Fentanyl
dealers in the Wenatchee Valley. As Fentanyl overdoses continue to climb both loc ally and nationally, CRDTF, our local prosecutor’s offices, and our local HSI office are committed to holding these drug dealers accountable.

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ChelanFireRescueLogo200Last night, June 10, 2022 at 23:02 Chelan Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a drowning near the “Old Chelan Bridge”.

Initial dispatch reported two individuals in the water, one of which made it to shore and the other was reported missing.

Upon arrival, Chelan Fire and Rescue Swimmers along with the help of Chelan County Sheriffs located the missing individual holding onto one of the bridge pillars in the water. The individual was in distress and losing his grip on the bridge pillar.

One Rescue Swimmer entered the water retrieving the male subject bringing him to shore.

One patient was transported by Chelan EMS and one patient went POV. Both patients were treated for a near drowning event.

manson schoolMANSON SCHOOL DISTRICT

PUBLIC NOTICE

REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE

The Manson School District Board of Directors is moving their regular scheduled of June 20, 2022 meeting to June 21, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Manson Elementary School Library.

Agenda will be posted June 14, 2022 on our website at www.manson.org.

wsdot logoThe March 2022 edition of WSDOT’s quarterly performance report (Gray Notebook 85) is now available online. While numerous performance measures are reported throughout the Gray Notebook, highlights from this issue include:

  • WSDOT's Electronic Screening System helped the trucking industry avoid 230,000 travel hours and $28.9 million in operating costs in 2021
  • Amtrak Cascades had a 46% increase in ridership to 251,000 passengers in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020
  • WSDOT and partners recorded a minimum of 8,683 animal crossings in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area in 2020 and 2021
  • WSDOT began monitoring nine new wetland and stream mitigation sites on 32.7 acres in 2021
  • WSDOT’s and Washington State Ferries' combined agency-wide recordable incident rate increased 29.5% in 2021
  • In the first quarter of 2022, WSDOT Incident Response teams provided an estimated $21.3 million in economic benefit by reducing the effects of incidents on drivers
  • Washington State Ferries completed 27,955 (98.8%) of its 28,306 regularly scheduled trips in the third quarter of FY2022
  • WSDOT advertised 58 of 143 Pre-existing Funds projects during the third quarter of the 2021-2023 biennium

Gray Notebook editions can accessed at the Gray Notebook archive page.

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The meeting will be held in person at Manson Parks’ Bumgarner Meeting Room, and via Zoom.  The meeting information is as follows:

In person:

6/9/22 at 4:10pm

142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831

Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/99851997378?pwd=ZDcyS3FPd2dSd0Y4SGI5YWRoVGlEZz09

Meeting ID: 998 5199 7378

Passcode: 209828

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Next Regular Meeting: July 14, 2022 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

Regular Board Meeting

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. May 12, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
b. May 26, 2022 Special Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Updates:
i. Marina Policy Committee
1. Discuss and vote on proposed changes
ii. Old Swim Hole development project
iii. Manson Bay Marina planning project
iv. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project
b. Director’s Report
VIII. New Business
a. Proposed pickleball court improvement project funding
b. Introduction to pickleball classes
c. Fall youth soccer
IX. Adjournment
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ncw crime unit logoThe North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit (NCW SIU) was activated On June 4th, 2022 at the request of the Wenatchee Police Department.  The Unit responded to the 200 Block of South Western Avenue in Wenatchee, Washington to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting.  Wenatchee Police department was the involved agency in the shooting.

At approximately 3:45 pm Wenatchee Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Castle View Place in Wenatchee for a burglary in progress.  The subject fled on foot prior to the Officer’s arrival.  A subject matching the description was reported in the 200 block of South Western soon after.  Officers made contact with the subject, ultimately resulting in the application of deadly force.  Medical aid was performed by officers but the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the early stages of the investigation, it was determined a male subject was armed with a knife when officers contacted him. Two different less lethal options were deployed prior to the application of deadly force.

To help further the investigation, the SIU is requesting citizens who have video of the incident or events that led up to it contact investigators through the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Tip Line. The tip line is at 509-667-6845. Please leave a message and an NCW SIU investigator will contact you.

The name of the subject will be withheld until next of kin can be notified.