Buckner Orchard work party June 13th
- Written by Herb Sargo
Find out more at http://bucknerhomestead.org
Occupant of drifting boat missing on Columbia River
- Written by Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Groseclose Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
On 05/29/19 a 14’ green Alumacraft boat, vessel registration number WN4147SJ, with a Honda outboard motor, owned by 81 year old Charles Baker was seen drifting unoccupied, 5 miles above Chief Joe Dam, on the Columbia River.
A 1990 blue Dodge Pickup and boat trailer owned by Charles Baker, was found at the Army Corp of Engineers boat launch above Chief Joe Dam.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office/Search and Rescue, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Colville Tribal Police searched the river for Charles Baker.
Charles Baker was last seen on 05/27/19. No foul play is suspected in his disappearance.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting information from anyone who saw Charles Baker launching, or operating his boat on the Columbia River on 05/27/19. Please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office during business hours (509) 884-0941, or RiverCom at (509) 884-1535 after business hours with any information.
Vintage Lake Chelan 10 Year AVA Anniversary June 7 & 8, 2019
- Written by Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce
Washington's Most Exciting AVA Turns 10!
Winterfest fans, join us for a special weekend of wine to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Lake Chelan’s official designation as an American Viticulture Area (AVA)! This June 7-8, acquaint your taste buds and discover new wines made from Washington’s most exciting AVA with a weekend of educational and social events.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Welcome Reception: Taste a selection of AVA wines alongside paired bites, and watch a commemorative video debut at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. | 6-8pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Tasting Seminar: The Pioneers of the Lake Chelan AVA | 10am
Tasting Seminar: Lake Chelan AVA - A Balancing Act from North to South | 1:30
Grand Tasting: Celebrating the Food & Wine of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, at Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch | VIP Hour 6-7pm | General 7-9pm
Public Notice of proposed RV park at Mill Bay Casino
- Written by Pete Palmer, Land Use/Shoreline Administrator
The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following shoreline development conditional use permits:
- Colville Tribal Federal Corporation has submitted a land use and development permit application to develop an RV Park at their existing Casino site in Mill Bay on Tribal Tract MA-08 commonly known as 455 Wapato Lake Road, Manson, WA.
A public hearing for the above mentioned Conditional Use Permits will be conducted on Wednesday May 29, 2019, at the Colville Tribes Public Works Department located at 12 Lakes Street (Colville Indian Agency) starting at 9:30 a.m.
Written comments will be accepted until Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 4 p.m. or comments can be made verbally at the public hearing.
Contact the Tribal Public Works Department at the afore-mentioned address or phone number to request a copy of the permit documents.
Manson Apple Blossom Festival 2019
- Written by Gregory Kennedy
For all the information on the 99th Manson Apple Blossom Festival go to https://moretomanson.com/events/manson-apple-blossom-festival-2019.
What's Happening at Buckner Orchard 2019
- Written by Herb Sargo
Lake Chelan Pirate Fest 2019
- Written by Lake Chelan Tourist Center
Support the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation
- Written by Herb Sargo
R E M I N D E R
It's never too late if you haven't already helped!
BUCKNER HOMESTEAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIPS 2019
Supporting the Orchard - it's Personal
Each time I sit down to find creative ways to encourage each of you to support the historic Buckner Orchard through donations, memberships, and volunteer work, I find it easy to list a variety of reasons why you should be a part of what we do.
In my reflections this year, I've come to the realization that support for the Orchard truly is personal.
For me, its easy; Harry Buckner was my grandfather and we lived in the Buzzard Cabin until I was six. I spent many summers there, including five summers during my college years working for theForest Service on trail crews and fire standby. During that same time, college friends and I would often spend our Christmas break in a wood stove-heated cabin with no insulation when temperatures dropped into the teens and below. Evenings were spent playing Yahtzee with Harry and Lena, once snowshoeing to the Buckner home through 18 inches of fresh snow. Today, retired, my wife, Christine, our two dogs, and I spend as much time as we can volunteering at the Orchard.
We all have our own experiences that make the Buckner Orchard meaningful and personal. Most are as simple as enjoying the location, the peace and tranquility, the history and beauty, or appreciating the wonderful Common Delicious apples.
Please join me today in supporting the Buckner Orchard, helping ensure that we and future generations have the opportunity to create our own personal experiences and memories!
PS - If you missed it, our 2018 Annual Report provides a great picture of what the Foundation does to support the Orchard.
RENEWAL - Your check, made out to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation (BHHF), should be mailed to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. As a renewal,
we will have your information on file. Please include your e-mail address, as this is how we receipt and communicate with members in a cost-effective manner. And,
your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
NEW MEMBERSHIP - CLICK HERE to download a membership form to print and mail to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831.
Again, be sure to include your e-mail address.
Individual - $25.00 Business - $75.00 Benefactor - $250.00 Sustainer - $1,000.00
Family - $50.00 Patron - $100.00 Steward - $500.00 Donation - $ _____
Another form of support for the Homestead and Orchard is a donation. Monetary donations may be for a specific purpose or as a non-specific donation to the Foundation.
Monday, May 13 - Annual Meeting, Manson
Thursday, June 13 - Orchard Work Party
Saturday, July 13 or 20 (TBD) - Orchard Work Party
Saturday, August 4 - Square Dance at the Orchard
Monday, August 6 - Summer Board Meeting
Friday, October 4 - Orchard Work Party
Valley Music Night
Saturday, October 5 - Harvest Fest at the Orchard
Sunday, October 6 - Poetry Night
6 year old in critical condition after falling into lake
On 2-21-19 at approximately 11:15 am Douglas County emergency responders, DCSO, DCFD 2, and Ballard Ambulance, were dispatched to the 400 block of Parkway Drive, in Rock Island, for a 6 year old female child submerged in Putter’s Lake.
Emergency responders were able to retrieve the child from the pond using a rescue suite.
The child was initially transported to CWH by Ballard ambulance then flown to Children’s Hospital, in Seattle. The child’s current condition is critical.
Investigators believe the child walked onto the pond surface and fell into the open water. Investigators do not believe there is any foul play.
Vehicle stuck for two days before rescue
On 2-19-19 at approximately 5:15 am Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of two adult males stuck at the intersection of Road 5 SW and Road A SW, which is a primitive unplowed road. It was reported the two subjects had been stuck for two days.
With the assistance of Fire District 5 and Fire District 1, the two males were rescued by snowmobile.
One subject was transported to CWH for evaluation.
After rescuing the two males from the vehicle, responders learned a third adult male was on foot attempting to walk out. Responders located and rescued the third person approximately 1.5 miles from the truck.
It is believed none of the involved sustained severe or life threatening injuries.