All local veterans are cordially invited to attend a breakfast in their honor on Thursday, November 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Manson High School in the student center.
Students will be preparing and serving pancakes, eggs, bacon and coffee.
Please join us as we honor those who have served.
If you are looking to get your COVID-19 Bivalent Modern or Pfizer booster, register for the upcoming drive-thru clinic being held by Lake Chelan Health EMS at the Chelan Fire Station (please do not call the fire station).
When: Saturday October 22, 2022
Location: 232 E. Wapato Ave in Chelan
Registration is required.
For assistance with registration, please call 509-682-3300
Final recommendation to Legislature due in June 2023
OLYMPIA – After months gathering public feedback and reviewing technical analyses, the state Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission submitted Phase II recommendations to the Washington State Legislature that include continued study of two options for future aviation capacity.
The two options were submitted on Oct. 15 and include:
The demand for aviation in Washington state is growing and will soon exceed the capacity of existing airports. The Phase II recommendations come eight months after the commission recommended six preliminary airport sites with potential for expansion to meet both short- and long-term aviation needs.
“This is an opportunity for the state to consider how to meet capacity limits while also planning for an airport of the future,” said David Fleckenstein, WSDOT Aviation Director and chairman of the commission. “Increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuels could significantly reduce harmful emissions. Emerging aeronautics technology could also reduce noise from airplanes while also providing additional commercial air service options to more airports around the state.”
In the coming months, the commission will offer additional opportunities for public input and study additional technical data about each greenfield site still being considered. To learn about updates and new developments in the process, please sign up for email updates (under News, select “CACC”). A final recommendation is due to the Legislature by June 15, 2023.
The commission is considering environmental effects, economic and technical criteria and public feedback and opinion as it develops recommendations to improve Washington’s air transportation capacity.
About the Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission
The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission was created by the Legislature in 2019 with a charge to provide a recommendation by June 15, 2023, for a single preferred location to meet the forecast demand for commercial passenger service, air cargo and general aviation. After the commission makes its final recommendation, it will be up to the Legislature and potential airport sponsors to act on that recommendation.
The Legislature directed three phases for the commission’s work:
In December 2020, the commission released its Phase I report, which listed six preliminary airport sites with potential for expansion to meet both short and long-term aviation needs. A February 2022 report provided a final short list of six locations. The October 2022 report details the two options selected. The commission will provide its recommendation for a single preferred location to the Legislature by June 15, 2023.
The commission’s 14 voting and 12 nonvoting members include representatives from the aviation industry, the public, airport communities, freight industry, state and local agencies and elected officials. WSDOT provides the commission technical assistance and staff support from its Aviation Division.
On October 19th, 2022 Columbia River Drug Task Force Detectives located Danielle Reyes, a 28-year-old resident of East Wenatchee, while she was driving a motor vehicle in Wenatchee. Reyes had numerous misdemeanor warrants for her arrest, and had been involved in eluding incidents with patrol officers in both Wenatchee and East Wenatchee in the recent past.
CRDTF Detectives coordinated with Wenatchee Police Officers to stop Reyes, but she fled from the uniformed police officers in marked patrol vehicles two different times in the course of a few minutes. Reyes was located again in East Wenatchee, and an East Wenatchee Officer initiated a traffic stop from which, Reyes fled again. The East Wenatchee Officer attempted a Pursuit Intervention Technique (P.I.T.) maneuver to prevent Reyes from fleeing the traffic stop. Reyes slammed on the brakes, and put the vehicle in reverse slamming into the front of a CRDTF vehicle, causing the air bags to deploy and causing extensive damage to both vehicles. Reyes resisted arrest and attempted to drive away, while she was being taken into custody.
The CRDTF Detective was driven to Central Washington Hospital as a precautionary measure. The CRDTF Detective has been discharged from CWH with minor injuries.
Initial charges for Reyes include Assault 2nd degree, 2 counts of Felony Eluding, Resisting Arrest, and Driving Under the Influence. The Wenatchee Police Department is handling the investigation on the criminal charges stemming from the events today.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating the collision.
On October 18 th , 2022 Columbia River Drug Task Force Detectives observed Victor Dominguez, a 33-year-old resident from East Wenatchee, in the 400 block of South Kentucky in East Wenatchee.
Dominguez had a warrant for a Felony DV Court Order Violation. Dominguez also had a felony warrant for Assault in the 3 rd degree stemming from an incident on October 5 th 2022 where Dominguez assaulted a Washington State Patrol Trooper, while on a traffic stop before fleeing the scene. Chelan County Sheriff’s Office also had probable cause to arrest Dominguez for an eluding incident that occurred on October 11 th , 2022, where he refused to stop and fled from Chelan County Deputies.
CRDTF Detectives as well as Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and East Wenatchee Police Officers surrounded the residence where Dominguez was last seen. Dominguez initially refused to come out when given lawful orders to do so, but he eventually did surrender and was booked for his Felony warrants, Felony Eluding, and driving with a suspended license in the 3rd degree.
Manson Parks is offering AAU basketball this fall/winter for Manson residents in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration is open now and closes at 3:30pm on October 28th. Registration forms will be sent home with Manson Elementary students on 10/25, and are also available online at www.mansonparks.com/aau for those who would prefer to print the form themselves.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
Manson School District No. 19 Board of Directors Special Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 4:00p.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 to be taken)
ZOOM link for viewing only: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82018438410
I. CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE
II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA
President Bloch will call for a motion to approve or amend the agenda as presented.
II. BOARD INTERVIEWS
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.
Nearly all transit agencies submit zero-fare policies for riders 18 and under
OLYMPIA – Transit agencies across Washington reached a major milestone in October, delivering policies that make riding transit free for people 18 and under. With the policies, the transit agencies secured access to funding from the state’s Transit Support Grant.
The Transit Support Grant, part of the Legislature’s landmark 16-year, $17 billion Move Ahead Washington transportation funding package, provides much-needed financial support to transit agencies statewide. Funding from the grant allows transit agencies to make high-priority investments, like new routes and vehicles to get people where they need to be, and new bus stops and stations to make sure people feel safe and comfortable while they wait for a ride.
“With the Transit Support Grant, Washington has a win-win scenario for access,” said WSDOT Public Transportation Division director, Brian Lagerberg. “This funding allows transit agencies to build on their great service for everyone in Washington. Even better, the grant prioritizes free rides for everyone 18 and under.”
To receive a Transit Support Grant, transit agencies must adopt zero-fare policies for riders 18 years and under. Of the 31 transit agencies eligible for the grant, 30 submitted policies. Those agencies are now able to receive part of the available $33.6 million in Transit Support Grant funding. Selah Transit, which didn’t submit a policy, plans to do so in order to become eligible to receive funding in 2025. Additionally, Sound Transit is not eligible for the Transit Support Grant but will still implement a zero-fare policy for riders 18 and under.
People 18 years and younger make up more than 20 percent of Washington’s total population. By making transit free for youth, the Transit Support Grant improves access for a large number Washingtonians and helps lower family transportation costs, which on average make up 16 percent of all household expenses. This percentage tends to be higher for families with lower incomes.
The Transit Support Grant is the first of the new public transportation grant programs WSDOT is rolling out under the Move Ahead Washington transportation funding package. The package’s public transportation investments total more than $3 billion over 16 years and include increased funding for new and existing programs, including the new Tribal Transit Mobility Grant and State Bus & Bus Facility Grant.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Monday October 10th, 2022, Ben Delahunty, a 28 year old Montana man, was rescued from the Lake Viviane area south of Leavenworth. His hiking partner called RiverCom dispatch at approximately 9:30 am to report his friend was trapped under a large boulder in the area of Lake Viviane. A CCSO Search and Rescue coordinator was able to communicate with him by phone. He said his friend’s wrist was pinned by the boulder and it was also across his legs. They were unable to move the boulder as it was approximately the size of a refrigerator.
The Location of the Mr. Delahunty was several hours hike from the trailhead and the scenario presented a unique challenge of getting equipment capable of moving a boulder as well as rescuers on scene in a timely manner. A call was made to State Emergency Management to request a hoist capable helicopter. Local fire agencies were also contacted for equipment to move the boulder.
The Wenatchee Valley Department has air bladders capable of lifting the boulder and they could be inflated with air cylinders. They also offered the use of their helicopter 1MR to assist in getting rescuers and equipment to the scene. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter Rescue Team also responded on SnoHawk10, a hoist capable helicopter. SnoHawk10 was able to insert the first paramedics via hoist to the patient at approximately 12:20. 1MR began shuttling rescuers and equipment to the scene while SnoHawk10 was inserting the medics. Rescuers from Cascade Ambulance, Chelan County Mountain Rescue, Wenatchee Valley Fire Department, and Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team were all inserted to complete the rescue. Additional equipment was provided by Chelan County Fire District 3.
The crews that were inserted immediately found this rescue had additional challenges. Mr. Delahunty’s location was in an area that needed ropes to safely access and there was a risk of a fall while working on the boulder. Using the air bladders, they were able to free him from the boulder at approximately 2:50 pm.
By the time Mr. Delahunty was freed from the boulder, winds had picked making the first attempt to hoist him from his position and an attempt to pick him up from a nearby landing zone unsuccessful. Additional volunteers from Chelan County Mountain Rescue responded on the ground in case they had to bring him out in a wheeled litter. At 4:45 pm there was enough of a break in the weather to allow Snohomish County to attempt another hoist operation. They were successful and transported Mr. Delahunty to Central Washington Hospital. He has significant injuries to his leg but is expected to recover.
The rescuers on scene hiked out over the next several hours making it to the trailhead at approximately 11:00 pm.
This rescue presented challenges not seen very often and could not have been accomplished without the partnerships established with local and out-of-area agencies.
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, October 19, 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.
Open Public Hearing call to order:
• Public Comment on the 2023 Budget
Adjourn Open Public Hearing:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: September 2022
• Payroll: August 23, 2022 to September 21, 2022 / Paid 10-05-2022 for $204,560.99
• General Account Vouchers: 09-03-2022 Transactions 967 to 971 for $243,390.17; 09-09-2022 Transactions
972 to 983 for $4,636.74; 09-16-2022 Transactions 994 to 1012 for $36,811.84; 09-23-2022 Transactions
1042 to 1053 for $8,160.65; 09-30-2022 Transactions 1121 to 1126 for $11,554.92.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 09-17-2022 Transactions 1013 to 11014 for $4,584.48; 09-29-2022
Transactions 1120 for $18,888.51.
• Minutes: September 21, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report September 2022
• September Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
• Resolution 2022-05 Levy 2023 and certificate
• 2023 Budget
• KOZI – Community Connection October 20, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Jones/Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters: