Free Snowmobile Safety Course Dec 10th
- Written by Rich Magnussen, CCSO
WENATCHEE, WA – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, is offering a free Snowmobile Safety Certification Class to young snowmobilers in December.
The free class is designed for youth ages 12 to 16 but is open to new riders of all ages. The class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10th at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd, Leavenworth, WA. Lunch will be provided for the participants by the Lake Wenatchee Rec. Club.
The key to safe snowmobiling lies in the operator’s knowledge, capabilities, limitations and understanding of the machine. It is recommended that snowmobilers be aware of weather and trail conditions and the safety of other winter sports enthusiasts, while respecting wildlife and the environment. The snowmobile safety course training includes:
- Basic snowmobile maintenance.
- Survival skills and dealing with emergencies, including avalanche awareness.
- The proper clothing and equipment for winter weather.
- Hand signals while riding and other basic skills.
- Properly preparing for a ride.
- Riding skills test
Man Dies Trying to Avoid Arrest by Jumping in Wenatchee River
- Written by Chief Dave Helvey, CCSO
On November 18, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. a Cashmere resident reported the theft of his 2010 Ford pickup. A Chelan County Deputy located the stolen truck near the intersection of Hay Canyon Road and U.S. Highway 2. The male driver fled the pickup, crossed Highway 2 and ran toward the Wenatchee River bank. Deputies located the male hiding near the edge of the river. The male ignored deputies commands and jumped into the Wenatchee River. Deputies tried to convince the man to swim back to shore but he refused, and was last seen near the middle of the river.
Swiftwater Rescue personnel from Leavenworth Fire, Cascade Ambulance, and CCSO Volunteer Services along with personnel from the Cashmere Fire Department, Ballard Ambulance, and CCSO were unable to locate the male. The initial search was suspended at 9:00 p.m. due to darkness.
Searchers located the male on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. The male has been identified as 30 year old Daniel Posey of Wenatchee. Mr. Posey was deceased.
Manson High Honors Local Veterans 11-10-16
- Written by Janice Stewart
Local Veterans attended a breakfast in their honor on Thursday, November 10 in the Manson High school student center. Students from Mrs. Carlton’s Career Choices Class prepared and served eggs, bacon and pancakes. One student, Everardo Guillen, prepared a beautifully decorated cake for the Veterans which he made while working at Safeway for his internship.
Following breakfast Manson students lined the halls of the high school where our guests walked in tribute and were thanked by student’s for their service to our country!
2016 Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation Newsletter Nov 2016
- Written by Herb Sargo
IN THIS ISSUE
- Harvest Fest Review
- Work Party
- Projects Update
- Adopt-A-Tree is on its way!
- Chelan Seaplanes - one round trip and two one-way flights between Chelan and Stehekin
- Adrienne Carpenter - quilted wall hanging of the head of Lake Chelan
- Dick Bingham - Buckner Orchard apple wine, 8 bottles
- Buckner Family - two copies of The Stehekin We Remember
- Susan Burke - four CD's of violin/fiddle music
Sunday, Poetry night 19 participants
- Removing apples that would feed mice from around trees
- Raking Leaves
- Building the band platform
- Setting up presses and other materials for Harvest Fest
- Collecting and storing hoses and sprinklers
- Filling ruts in road to the river
- Collecting downed limbs and other wood
- Setting up canopies and tarps
- Sweeping and cleaning the Buzzard Cabin
- And, more!
The Buckner Homestead and Orchard is a National Park Service site located in Stehekin,Washington,
within the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
The Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
created specifically to support and preserve the Buckner Homestead and Orchard in Stehekin, Washington,
and is registered as such with the State of Washington and the IRS (Tax ID #452913458)
Extra helpings of Amtrak Cascades trains between Seattle and Portland for Thanksgiving
- Written by Laura Kingman, WSDOT
|11/23/2016 11/27/2016||OPERATING DATES||11/23/2016 11/27/2016|
|DP||12:30 PM||SEATTLE||AR||10:00 PM|
|12:45 PM||TUKWILA||9:16 PM|
|1:25 PM||TACOMA||8:46 PM|
|2:13 PM||OLYMPIA-LACEY||7:58 PM|
|2:35 PM||CENTRALIA||7:35 PM|
|3:21 PM||KELSO-LONGVIEW||6:50 PM|
|4:03 PM||VANCOUVER, WA||6:05 PM|
|AR||4:45 PM||PORTLAND, OR||DP||5:45 PM|
|DP||5:00 PM||PORTLAND, OR (Bus)|
|AR||6:10 PM||SALEM (Bus)|
|AR||6:55 PM||ALBANY (Bus)|
|AR||7:40 PM||EUGENE (Bus)|
|AR||7:50 PM||EUGENE – UO (Bus)|
- Purchasing Tickets: Tickets sell out quickly so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early for best availability. Travelers may purchase tickets early using AmtrakCascades.com, or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.
- Baggage: Amtrak has a generous baggage allowance. Customers can bring two bags (up to 50 pounds each) and two carry-ons (up to 25 pounds each), collectively weighing up to 150 pounds, for free.
- Avoid the Rush: The busiest travel days are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after the holiday. Other than Thanksgiving Day, morning trains typically have more available seats than those in the afternoon or evening.
- Arrive Early: Allow plenty of time at stations prior to departure – at least 45 minutes beforehand if picking up tickets. Arrange for pre-boarding if you need extra time or assistance.
- All Aboard Pets: Bring Fluffy and Fido to Thanksgiving. Amtrak Cascades welcomes cats and dogs weighing 20 pounds or less for $25 each. Advance pet reservations are required. Some restrictions apply.
- Bring your Bike: Some places are meant to be explored on two wheels. Make bicycle reservations when booking tickets.
- Carry Photo ID: Customers are required to show valid photo identification when purchasing tickets. Make sure to carry valid photo ID at all times, as it may be requested aboard trains.
- Be Safe: Passengers should be aware of their surroundings, stand back from the edge of the platform, never leave bags unattended, and watch their step when boarding or leaving the train or when walking between cars when the train is in motion.
- More information: Visit the Rider’s Guide for details on baggage, pets reservations and bicycle reservations.
Manson Lady Trojans to Begin District Play
- Written by Janice Stewart
The Manson Lady Trojans Volleyball Team ended their regular season on Tuesday, October 25 placing second in the CWB League with a record of 14-1.
The team begins its post-season journey this Friday, October 28 at 3:15 p.m. in the high school gym. They will be competing against Walla Walla Valley Academy.
If the Trojans win on Friday (GO Trojans) they are guaranteed two more district games hosted by Ephrata High School. The first game will be played on Saturday, November 29th at 6:00p.m.
As this is a district family passes and ASB cards will not be accepted at the door. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Please come out and support your Lady Trojans!!!!
East Wenatchee Murder/Suicide 10-25-16
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
I just finished a briefing with my investigative team involving this incident. The deaths of 60 year old Kathleen J. Duffy and 29 year old Seath W. L. Metcalfe are being ruled as a murder/suicide.
On 10/25/16 at 12:14 PM the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at the 10 Blk of Glendale St. NE. When deputies arrived they found Duffy and Metcalfe deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed that Metcalfe was the son of Kathleen Duffy. He come come to stay at Duffy’s home in the 10 Blk of Glendale St. on 10/24/16. Also living at the residence was Duffy’s daughter and her six year old son.
At approximately 9:00 AM on 10/25/16 Duffy’s daughter and a friend left the residence leaving Duffy and Metcalfe alone. At 12:12 PM Metcalfe texted his sister and said he was going to kill his mother and then himself. She called RiverCom dispatch and rushed home and found her mother and brother dead from gunshot wounds to the head.
Witnesses told investigators that Metcalfe struggled with substance abuse and mental illness. Personnel from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, East Wenatchee Police Department, and the Washington State Patrol assisted with the investigated. Two Chaplains from the NCW Chaplains association were also on scene to help with grief counseling for family and friends.
I am very grateful for the skilled professionalism displayed by everyone to assisted at this tragic event.
Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
On 10/25/16 at 12:14 PM the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at the 10 Blk of Glendale St. NE. When deputies arrived they found two deceased persons inside. Investigators are still at the scene and no other information is being released at this time. More to follow as the investigation progresses.
Altercation at Marijuana Grow
- Written by Chief Dave Helvey, CCSO
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on the night of 10/20/2016 a shooting occurred at a commercial marijuana operation in the 400 block of Grubb Road near Malaga after an employee confronted two Hispanic males attempting to steal marijuana. When confronted by the employee the suspects were carrying plastic totes full of marijuana buds.
One of the suspects engaged the employee by firing a 9mm handgun. The employee who was armed returned fire. The suspects fled and the employee was not injured.
CCSO Deputies and WSP Troopers responded and searched the area. No blood was located and the suspects were not located. CCSO Detectives have taken over the investigation and are working to identify the suspects.
Any person with information is encouraged to call our office at 509-667-6851, or online by using our Submit a Tip form. http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/sheriff/forms/submit-a-tip
Chelan County Burlaries 9-17-16
- Written by Chief Dave Helvey, CCSO
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on 09/17/2016 a Chelan area resident reported the burglary of his home located on Sunset Ridge Lane near Chelan. The burglary included the theft of numerous items of personal property including several firearms. Subsequent investigation led detectives to contact Chelan area resident Robert Bell, who was arrested for the burglary and theft.
Detectives located Mr. Bell and a female at a mini-storage unit near the Chelan airport. A search warrant was later served at the mini-storage and property believed to have been stolen by Mr. Bell was recovered.
On 10/07/2016 the Chelan County Regional SWAT team served a search warrant in the 2200 block of Wapato Lake Road near Mason. CCSO Detectives searched the property and located a firearm stolen during the Sunset Ridge Lane burglary. Chelan County Detectives executed another Search Warrant in the Chelan area on 10/07/2016 and located more property believed to have been stolen by Mr. Bell.
Detectives along with Yakima County law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a residence near Grainger, Washington on Tuesday October 11, 2016. A firearm stolen during the Sunset Ridge Lane burglary was recovered.
Chelan County Detectives are currently working to identify owners of the recovered property. The investigation has identified several victims in the Chelan, Manson, and Orondo areas, successfully clearing multiple burglary investigations.
Get Involved in Lake Chelan Winterfest 2017
- Written by Olivia Plew, LCCC
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