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Living in the foothills of the Eastern Cascades we are all keenly aware of the danger and devastation of wildfire. Over the last month I have been inundated with press releases and information about wildfires and their effect on Washington state. The impacts go far beyond the costs of fighting the...
Chelan county District Court and District Court Probation are offering a limited time debt relief program. If you have account balances with Armada Corp from unpaid fines and fees ordered by Chelan County District Court, you may qualify to have your account balances significantly reduced....
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As thousands of Washingtonians experience increasing housing insecurity and communities around the state face affordable housing shortages and high levels of homelessness, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D, WA-01) have introduced...

Mayor Carl Florea
It seems every politician has jumped on the band wagon pushing programs for affordable housing. The legislature just passed a bill allowing local cities to use part of their sales tax receipts to fund affordable housing programs. Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Suzan DelBene recently...

Mullins (612), 2017 Cascade High School graduate is a standout runner at WSU. Photo courtesy of Washington State University Athletics
Erin Mullins, a 2017 graduate of Cascade High School (CHS), enjoyed the spotlight frequently during her high school running days. She earned four CHS records along the way, for cross country, and in track for the 800m, mile and two mile. Mullins deserves recognition again because she just had a...

Prescribed Burning
As summer approaches, we not only begin to think about backyard bbq’s and outdoor family vacations, but also about the fire season ahead. This is the time of year we begin to examine the areas around our house and property after the long winter and look for ways to protect our home and its...
Leavenworth, at the corner of East Leavenworth and Icicle roads, is open. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost to use the site is $15 a cubic yard, with a $15 minimum. Users must pay with cash or check.   The Leavenworth drop-off brush site serves residents and businesses in the Apple Maggot Quarantine...
Based on information from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau, Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Chief Dave Walker announced the District intends to purchase property closer to Highway 2 to improve fire and emergency services in the area. In mid-2020, the Rating Bureau advised the District that...
The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) Governing Board approved a total of $456,736 to address youth mental health, resiliency, and suicide prevention across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties at their April 5 meeting. Using a regional, peer-to-peer, school-based...

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