Lake Chelan Pirate Fest - 4th of July Pirate Fun Run
- Written by Buck N. Ear
Event proceeds Support Lake Chelan Community Events and Student Programs throughout the year
Chelan, WA - The Pirates are coming to Lake Chelan again. This 4th of July kicks off the 2018 Lake Chelan Pirate Fest, an annual family friendly community event started in 2012, the 200 year Anniversary of the arrival of Captain Chelan and the Lake Chelan Pirates.
“Two hundred years ago, a Scotsmen, born in Fort Augustus, took a treasure chest from the Fort where his father was a soldier, and it was assumed that the chest was filled with gold and other riches, and set out to sea on a long journey. However its true contents were discovered by the Captain and crew during a mysterious and violent storm off the coast of Washington in 1812. Somehow the ship was transported to what is now known as Lake Chelan. (Excerpts from “Lake Chelan Pirates”)
That was the beginning of the legend. Two hundred years later, just as legend had it, the Pirates and Captain Chelan returned to Lake Chelan. Now the Lake Chelan Pirates return every year.”
This year there are Pirate activities throughout the summer. The second Annual 4th of July Pirate Fun Run starts the fun. On the morning of 4th of July, Runners starting at the Chelan Senior Center at 534 E Trow Ave., Chelan, will have the choice of two courses: either 2 or 4 Kilometers. Runners will receive Pirate T-shirts and upon completion will get Pirate Treasure, a Pirate Medal. Water and snacks will be available to Runners. Prizes for Best Dressed Pirate Runners.
The Lake Chelan Pirate Fest - Pirate Fun Run is sponsored by Swire Coca-Cola, Safeway of Chelan, Deepwater Amphitheater, Mill Bay Casino, Confluence Health, Lake Chelan Online Network, LakeChelanMap.com, Lake Chelan Pie Company, Subway of Chelan, Liberty Orchards, Treetop and Crunch Pak.
This Pirate Fest is produced by the Lake Chelan Tourist Center, a Washington State non-profit. Event proceeds Support Lake Chelan Community Events and Student Programs throughout the year. The Lake Chelan Pirate Fest is a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event, The 1st Seafair Community Event outside of the Puget Sound Area in its 69 year history. Additional pirate activities throughout the summer are listed at www.LakeChelanPirateFest.com.
Admission: Adults: $35, Kids: (18 & Under) $25 (Includes T-shirts & Medals / while supplies last)
New Law and Justice Center underway for Douglas County
Current Justice Building - Google Maps
Douglas County is moving forward with the construction of a new Law and Justice Facility to house the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, District Court, Juvenile Probation, IT infrastructure, and future Coroner. This 17,898 square foot facility will be located north of the evidence storage building, directly adjacent to the Public Services Building on 19th Street in East Wenatchee. Construction is estimated to be completed by late spring of 2019. Establishing a campus environment for County services will be convenient for citizens while establishing a more coordinated effort between departments. To ensure public interfacing services are reliable and to enhance stability, Douglas County Information Services infrastructure will be housed in the new Law and Justice Facility.
Extensive repairs are necessary in the current facility on 2nd Street, such as replacement of the roof, HVAC system, and carpeting, as well as employee safety upgrades. Anticipated cost for repairs, upgrades, and remodel exceed one million dollars.
Douglas County will be able to finance the Law and Justice Facility project through existing revenue streams. Douglas County’s conservative budget management practices and use of cash reserves will pay for half of the estimated 8 million dollar project. Current Expense Funds have been earmarked for the Law and Justice Facility and will not affect funding for other projects. Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) revenue, along with money previously spent to rent evidence storage space, will also be used. The County will bond for the remaining balance. The current building on 2nd Street will be sold following completion of the Law and Justice Facility. The proceeds will then be used to buy down the bonds for an early call to save on interest cost.
The new Law and Justice Facility will serve to create a collaborative, cooperative, and effective campus for both the public and employees of Douglas County. In relocating and by taking steps towards streamlining, modernizing, and enhancing operations, Douglas County will ensure it is able to provide citizens with the highest quality service for the next 50 years.
Driver and victim identified in hit and run in Manson
- Written by Chief Jason Reinfeld, CCSO
June 18th, 2018 4:40 PM
The suspect on the fatal collision on June 17th, 2018 in Manson has been identified as Giovanni Reyes of Manson. Mr. Reyes had initially returned to the scene prior to law enforcement arrival to check on the victim, identified as Andrew Murphy of Seattle. Mr. Reyes told Deputies on scene he had been driving through the area when he found Mr. Murphy on the roadway so he stopped to help. Mr. Reyes’ vehicle did not have visible damage on the front end. It had sustained damage underneath during the collision. Parts were located on the roadway from the undercarriage of the suspect vehicle. Mr. Reyes did not tell responders he was the driver who struck the Mr. Murphy and was allowed to leave the scene after speaking with Deputies.
Detectives were able to locate him and his vehicle Sunday afternoon due to the parts at the collision scene. The parts had identifying numbers that led to the vehicle model and approximate model year. RiverCom assisted in tracking down local owners of similar vehicles and Deputies and Detectives started contacting them. They were able to locate Mr. Reyes and the vehicle which had damage underneath consistent with the collision. Mr. Reyes was interviewed and placed under arrest for Hit and Run Resulting in Death.
Hit and run fatality on Manson Boulevard
- Written by Chief Jason Reinfeld, CCSO
Update June, 17th, 2018 7:08 PM.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports during the afternoon of June 17th, 2018, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office investigators were able to locate the vehicle and driver from the fatal collision earlier this morning in Manson, WA.
Detectives interviewed the driver, a 21 year old Manson man. He was later booked into CCRJC for Hit and Run Resulting in Death. Although an arrest has been made, detectives are still investigating this incident.
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on June 17th, 2018 at approximately 0249 hours an injured male subject was reported laying in the roadway in the 500 block of Manson Blvd. Aid crews arrived and it was determined the male was deceased at approximately 0300 hours.
Deputies who arrived on scene located vehicle debris on the roadway in the vicinity and it appeared the male had been struck by a vehicle. There were no witness to the collision and the vehicle was no longer on scene.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 2004 to 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with an unknown color. The vehicle most likely has significant damage on the front left.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol Detectives are continuing the investigation of this incident. If you have information on the vehicle, please contact RiverCom at 509-663-9911.
Chelan Fire and Rescue Commissioner Workshop 6-20-18
- Written by Carol A. Kibler, CFR
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Station 71 – 232 East Wapato, Chelan
Long Range Plan Discussion
Pangborn Governing Board Meeting Agenda 6-19-18
PANGBORN MEMORIAL AIRPORT
Airport Governing Board Regular Meeting Agenda
238 Olds Station Road, Suite A, Wenatchee, WA 98801
June 19th, 2018
I. CONSENT AGENDA – Minutes of the April 24th Airport Governing Board Meeting
II. ACTION ITEM – Approval of the Updated Storm Water Agreement with Douglas County
III. APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM PRESENTATION
IV. 10-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN PRESENTATION
V. AIRPORT DIRECTOR’S REPORT
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION: An Executive Session may be called during the meeting. The purpose must be announced and is limited by RCW 42.30.110. Examples include: (1) to discuss with legal counsel litigation, potential litigation and/or legal risks (RCW 42.30.110(1)(i)); (2) to consider the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased price (RCW 42.30.110(1)(b)); and (3) to consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of decreased price (final action selling or leasing public property shall be taken in a meeting open to the public)(RCW 42.30.110(1)(c)).
Injuy accident at Bray's Landing Road
- Written by Kevin Morris, Undersheriff, DCSO
On 06/12/18 at approximately 6:31 PM Douglas County Deputies responded to Brays Landing Road and Nollmeyer Road, near Orondo for a report of an injury accident.
When the deputies arrived they learned there was a single vehicle driven by, Jesus Severiano-Soto a 25 year old Orondo man. Jesus was unconscious and receiving aid. The investigation established speed as the contributing cause of the collision and alcohol was involved.
Jesus was transported to Central Washington Hospital, where he was cited for DUI.
Manson High School Holds Annual Awards Banquet
- Written by Bryanna Harris
The Manson High School FFA held their annual Awards Banquet. Apart from beautiful banners and a wonderful dinner prepared by the Manson High School kitchen staff, new officers were also signed into office. The new Manson FFA Officers for 2018-2019 are: President Blake Cochran, Vice-President Payton Stevens, Secretary Bryce La Mar,Treasurer Henry Armstrong, Sentinel Cole Cochran and Reporter Bryanna Harris. This year we had four Green Hands added to the team. Cody Fitzpatrick, Bryanna Harris, Gunner Rasmussen and Ricardo Escoto with Bryanna Harris awarded as Greenhand of the Year.
We are very thankful to our honorary Chapter Farmers this year, which consisted of Matt and Shelly Charlton, Brett and Bev La Mar, Chad and Kelly Gosvener, Travis and Megan Schoenwald and Mary Amsden.
We would also like to give a very big thanks and all our appreciation to Jennifer Harris, Don and Teena Vanderholm, Dan and Janet Krumm, Adam and Cindy Rasmussen, Travis and Megan Schoenwald, Mary Amsden, Craig and Annette Stevens and Bev and Brett LaMar.
Overall it was a wonderful year full of lots of great memories and we can’t wait for the next one.
Manson Parks Regular Board Meeting 6-14-18
- Written by Robin Pittman
Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, June 14, 2018, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. May 10, 2018 Regular Meeting minutes
b. June 1, 2018 Special Meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Manson Bay Waterfront Revitalization Project
i. Executive Session (Acquisition of real estate)
b. Director’s Report
Next Regular Meeting: July 12, 2018 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831
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