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We are experiencing very difficult times right now. It is understandable that we want to have a sense of normalcy especially as we see other counties in our state enter Phase 2. But, as we seek solutions to address economic shortcomings in our region, we should recognize it will take a collective...
  OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today after the Washington State Department of Health announced additional counties are eligible to move to Phase 2 under the Safe Start plan. “We are making good progress as...
MANSON/LEAVENWORTH  - Chelan County has seen a rapid growth in the number of shortterm rentals (rentals of less than 30 days) in residential neighborhoods for the last five years. A new group calling itself “Residents United for Neighbors in Chelan County” (RUN) has been organized to advocate for...
Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kick off to the summer camping season but the COVID-19 pandemic will change that this year.  In Washington, the majority of state parks (except for several in the Columbia River Gorge and along the Washington Coast) are open for day use but they will not...
NCW - If you a senior 60 years of age or older and live in Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln or Okanogan counties you may qualify for the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).   Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington (AACCW) distributes vouchers to purchase fresh fruit,...
WENATCHEE – Best-selling author, librarian, literary critic, and radio/television personality Nancy Pearl will participate in a free virtual program hosted by North Central Regional Library from 7-8 p.m., May 26. Noted for her excellent book recommendations, Pearl “has spent her life promoting...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for resuming personal services and professional services for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for partially resuming limited in-store retail and manufacturing operations for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive to executive and small cabinet agencies today to freeze all hiring, personal service contracts and equipment purchases. The directive aims to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington's economy and financial outlook. Exemptions from the...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance clarifying Phase 1 outdoor recreation requirements, and set forth outdoor recreation guidance for Phase 2. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in...

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