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Callie Childers, age 25, was located deceased at MP73 on US 2 Stevens Pass on Tuesday 09/07/21.

Her vehicle, a black 2013 Chrysler 200, was found on fire in the 6200 block of Lowell Snohomish River Road, Snohomish County, WA, on the evening of Tuesday 09/07/21.

The time frame of occurrence would be Monday evening 09/06/21 until 11 PM Tuesday 09/07/21.

Callie used a Marysville address, but she was most recently known to be transient in the Everett area.

Anyone with information pertaining to her death on Stevens Pass and/or her vehicle being left on fire in the 6200 block of Lowell Snohomish River Road in Snohomish County is asked to use the P3 Tips App, or the Chelan County Sheriff Webpage, or the Chelan County Sheriff Tipline 509-667-6845.

See our previous story: UPDATE: Body found on Stevens Pass determined to be a violent homicide


STEM program for high school Juniors earns college credits

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2021—Applications are being accepted through Oct. 17 for the 2021-2022 class in the Museum’s Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. This STEM program is open to Washington state high school juniors, and participants have the option to earn five science credits from the University of Washington. WAS provides lessons in Earth and Space Science and NASA history, and offers interaction with STEM industry professionals, hands-on engineering activities, and a national alumni network that tracks student progress from high school until after college graduation.

Over 70 percent of the 1791 college-aged WAS alumni are currently involved in a STEM college or career pathway. 

Phase 1 of WAS is offered online for free, enabling students throughout Washington state to participate. During the Phase 2 summer program participants have a six-day residency at The Museum of Flight, where they work in teams to plan a human mission to Mars. Students also tour local aerospace companies including Boeing and Blue Origin. 

“WAS has allowed me to join and add to a community unlike any other that I’ve previously been exposed to,” said one WAS graduate, “I’ve gained leadership experience, communication skills, and a renewed appreciation for engineering, innovation, and space research.” 

Applications for the 2021-22 WAS class are available now at www.museumofflight.org/WAS   

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Photos by Leo Christoffer
Bare Bones It Will Be
Harvest Fest has all but dwindled away.  Or, to quote Simon and Garfunkel, "slip sliding away, the nearer your destination .. BUT. we are making the very best of what we have, given the pandemic, and will quietly celebrate and enjoy another fine crop at the Historic Buckner Orchard!
We no longer have the band for Friday night, and Poetry Night has already been canceled.  This leaves a pared-down weekend of picking and pressing, which is a go!!
October 1 - 3
8:00 AM to 6 PM
To make it as easy as possible for visitors to pick and make cider, the following will be provided these three days. 
   Picking bags and  ladders, 
   cider presses, 
   bins, funnels and sieves, 
   hand washing stations, 
   cutting boards  and knives, and other needed materials
   Cleaning supplies
   Bottles and boxes, though you may wish to bring your own containers, as there is a limited supply.  
The Foundation will provide the materials above to make it possible for visitors to drop in when convenient to pick and press.  This, hopefully, will spread people out time wise and make it easier to socially distance.  No food or beverages will be provided.  
Only the presses and the cleaning materials, will be provided, as usual, beyond Sunday.
The Foundation will setup and cleanup each of the three days, storing nightly those items that would be tempting to bears and other varmints.  Please help us out by cleaning up when you're done; its all very much appreciated!
It is suggested that families and small groups chose to picnic at the Orchard any or all of the three days, as well as being encouraged to chose the time of day that works best for them.  A stop at The Bakery and The Garden will make this easy peasy!  Fall is an incredibly beautiful time to be in the Stehekin Valley; be here, enjoy, and patronize our local businesses!
With only two presses, we ask that you are mindful of others, share in the making with those you are comfortable being around, social distance, and respect the choices of others.

sheriffSee our previous story: 25 year old woman found deceased on side of Stevens Pass near Rock Mountain Trail

9-15-21 Update information for death investigation 21C09952:

On Thursday, September 14, 2021 the King County Medical Examiner conducted a medical examination on the 25 year old Marysville, WA woman found on Stevens Pass near mile post 73 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

The Medical Examiner determined the 25 year old victim died of homicidal violence. The woman was identified and investigators are reaching out to her family members prior to releasing the identity of the victim. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office will continue to partner with federal, state, county and city agencies in order to thoroughly complete this homicide investigation.

If you believe you may have important information to share about this crime, please call the Chelan County tip line at 509-667-6845. The tip line was temporarily down at the time of first press release due to a Chelan County phone and voicemail system update but it is now working properly.

CC sheriff logo 2018Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, at approximately 8:30 PM, a passing motorists on US Highway 2, Stevens Pass, in the Rock Mountain trail area, mile post 73, located a deceased person along the edge of the highway. Investigators from the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Chelan County Coroner, Washington State Patrol, and Washington State Crime Lab responded and processed the scene, which is a remote area of US Highway 2, where there are no residences or businesses.

After a lengthy investigation at the scene, the deceased person was identified as a 25 year old female from Snohomish County. It is believed the female ended up at that location sometime early in the morning on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.

This is being investigated as a suspicious death investigation but the cause of death has not been confirmed pending an official medical examination. There is no evidence to support a safety concern for Chelan County citizens or travelers in that area of US Highway 2 and believe it to be an isolated incident.

If anyone has information or saw something suspicious in this area or near that time period or has video surveillance of US Highway 2 between Coles Corner and the Stevens Pass Summit, you are encouraged to call the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 509-667-6845. You can also go online to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office web page or click on the following link to submit a tip online. https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/sheriff/forms/submit-a-tip


Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 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.
Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: August 2021
• Payroll: July 27 – August 23, 2021 Paid 09-03-2021 $160,879.07
• General Account Vouchers: Transactions 935 to 960 for $51,919.41, Transactions 971 to 993 for $20,231.11.
• Capital Account Vouchers: Transactions 994 to 996 for $26,109.47 and transactions #931 to 934 for $8,422.16
• Minutes: August 18, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• August Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• 2022 Budget – 1st DRAFT Presentation
• 2021 Levy Lid Lift – Video & Mailer Presentations, Community Coffee Meetings
• Chief Process
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
New Business:
• Resolution 2021-04 / Surplus Chain Saw Equipment
• CCFD #5 & LCH EMS Feasibility Study Proposal
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection 09-16-2021 – Chairman Moller
• Chelan Fire and Rescue – 09-28-2021 celebrating us!!! At Station 71 @ 18:30
• Chelan Fire & Rescue Open House, October 2nd, 1000-1400, Station 71- CANCELLED
• Washington Fire Commissioners Association Conference, October 20th 23rd, Tulalip Convention Center
Board for Volunteer Firefighters: None
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: None

Common Delicious, Rome Beauties, and Jonathan's are ripening, waiting and ready for Harvest Fest!
As of September 6, Harvest Fest 2021 at the Buckner Orchard is a go, though it is now modified to allow our community celebration to continue within the restrictions of the pandemic.  Our goal is to celebrate harvest at the Historic Buckner Orchard in such a way that all enjoy themselves in a safe environment.  Your cooperation is essential.
Any and all plans for Harvest Fest are subject to change at any time or moment as rules, restrictions, and recommendations change.  
As former Seahawk coach, Chuck Knox,  and others have said, ""All you can do is play the hand you're dealt."  
Friday Evening
October 1
Agnes on Fire will play outdoors, either at the packing shed or the school, weather permitting.  7 PM, site to be determined
Sunday Evening
Cancelled - Poetry Night usually hosts 25-30 people crowded in a small space in a private home, with people from anywhere. 
Saturday 10 AM at the Orchard
Saturday October 2
Picking and pressing continue, with social distancing highly encouraged, both by the layout of tables, presses, signage, etc.  and with masks suggested for everyone in spaces where social distancing is hard to maintain.
Picnics, not potluck.  It is suggested families and small groups bring their own food and picnic on the lawns or in the orchard under the shade of a just-picked apple tree, enjoying the fall beauty of the Orchard and the Stehekin Valley.  
Additionally, materials for cleaning and sanitation to help ensure a pandemic-safe environment for the picking and pressing, will be provided, not only for Harvest Fest, but throughout the picking and pressing season.
Saturday's happenings, as well as Friday night's are subject to sudden cancellation or alteration, depending on county, state, and federal rules that may be instituted between now and October 1.
Visitors are encouraged to keep their plans to be in Stehekin that weekend, no matter what form Harvest Fest may take, or even if subsequently cancelled.
We thank you for your understanding and, again, encourage you to be here in Stehekin this fall!  Its a beautiful time of the year! 

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Regular Board Meeting
September 9, 2021, 4:15pm

This will be a phone-in meeting. Please join using the following information.
Dial-in using your phone: 1-712-832-8330
Access code: 818 2416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. August 12, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Purchasing Policy (setting purchase limit)
b. Proposals to PUD for park improvements
c. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Marina Committee
VIII. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: October 14, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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September 21, 2021 Agenda

ZOOM @ 6:00 pm Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031

Members Present Online: Kari Sorensen | Kathy Blum | Cindy Smith | Gordon Lester | Pat Hautenne

Flag Salute: Gordon Lester


• Treasurer’s Report

• Approval of July 20, 2021 Minutes


#1 Sheriff Brian Burnett

• Short Term Rental Compliance & Updates

• Sheriff’s Community Updates

#2 David Kieninger, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

• Discussion regarding MCC’s concern regarding significant increase in traffic to our area. We are requesting a Traffic Impact Study be done during the highest peak time in the valley; end of July 2022.

• How much traffic can Highway 150 handle and where we’re at now in that volume?

• What recent Traffic Impact Studies have been done?

• Any suggestions to remedy our current traffic issues?

• How to appropriately deal with vehicles, boats and trailers parked alongside Highway 150.

#3 Manson School Board Candidates

Each candidate will be allotted 5 minutes

• District 4 At Large Catherine Willard | Susie (Miller) Fox • District 5 At Large: Greg Neff | Janel Lyman

Next Meeting: October 19, 2021 @ 6 PM ZOOM Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031


sheriffsmOn August 18, 2021 Governor Inslee announced that Proclamation 21–14 (Vaccination Requirement) had been expanded to include all employees, on-site contractors and on-site volunteers at all public and private K-12 schools.

On August 20, 2021 Sheriff Burnett reached out to the Cascade School District, Cashmere School District, Chelan School District, and Manson School District to discuss the pending 2021/2022 School Resource Officer (SRO) contracts, as this new mandate now involved Sheriff’s Office employees who are protected by a collective bargaining agreement.

After many discussions with the School Districts, the Sheriff’s Office, the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and each SRO, it was determined that the contracts would be put on hold, in order for all those involved and potentially affected by the Vaccination Requirement to work through this process.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office values the working relationship we have with our School Districts, their administration and staff. Together with our School Districts, the Sheriff’s Office administration, staff and School Resource Officers, we have worked collaboratively in order to provide programs that foster a safe learning environment for both students and staff.

Sheriff Burnett is working closely with the School Districts, Sheriff’s Office Employees and the Chelan County Deputy Sheriff’s Association in hopes of finding a resolution, while at the same time giving due process to all those potentially affected by the Vaccination Requirement.

On September 8, 2021 the Chelan County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Administration will be meeting to discuss this topic and determine how we move forward with future SRO contracts with the local School Districts.

In the interim, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping close communications with our schools and providing the best service possible under the current circumstances. The Sheriff’s Office will respond to all non-emergency and emergency calls for all schools and we will continue to work proactive patrols around our schools in order to maintain a safe learning environment for all.