dougcountysherlogoOn August 4th 2019 at approximately 7:09 PM Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to Rufus Woods Lake above the Chief Joseph Dam reference a possible drowning.

When Deputies arrived, they found Manuel De Jesus Galarza-Martinez, a 26-year-old male out of Bridgeport, lying on the shore unresponsive.

Deputies attempted life saving measures, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

Deputies learned Mr. Martinez had been swimming with friends when he went under the water. After he did not resurface, friends dove in, found him unresponsive, pulled him to shore and then called for help.

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dougcountysherlogoOn 7/1/2019 at approximately 9:46 PM, Douglas County Deputies were contacted in the 400 block of W. Ash Street, Waterville, by a subject wanting to provide information about drugs being sold in the Waterville area.

As a result of the information, Deputies applied for and obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 300 block E. 2nd Street, Waterville.

Deputies served the search warrant and identified the subject responsible for possessing and selling the drugs as Anthony Dean Long, a 53-year-old male from Waterville.

As a result, of the search Deputies located over 20 grams of suspected methamphetamines and other materials commonly used for the sale and use of methamphetamines.

Long was arrested and booked into the CCRJC for Possession of Controlled Substance and Delivery of Controlled Substance, without further incident.

douglascountysheriff148On 6/30/19 at approximately 1:49 AM, Douglas County Deputies were called to 1128 Columbia Avenue, Bridgeport, for a report of several gunshots being fired and a fight in front of the El Pariso Restaurant & Bar.

Prior to deputies arriving, several subjects were reported running from the scene.  Upon arrival by Douglas County Deputies and Washington State Patrol Troopers, several subjects were contacted on scene and it was determined no one had been injured by the gunshots.

Some subjects suffered minor injuries from the physical fight, which did not require medical attention. 

Through the course of the investigation, Deputies identified the subject who had fired the gun at the scene as Adan Torres-Gomez, a 24-year-old male from Bridgeport. 

Torres-Gomez was later located at his residence, arrested, and booked into the Okanogan County Jail without further incident.

colville logoPUBLIC NOTICE

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:

  1. 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 July 10, 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 July 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. or comments can be made verbally at the public hearing.

All comments may be sent to Pete Palmer, Land Use/Shoreline Administrator, Public Works Department, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 or they can be emailed to her attention at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contact the Tribal Public Works Department at the afore-mentioned address or phone number to request a copy of the permit documents.

douglascountysheriff148On 6/24/19 at approximately 1:00 am a Douglas County Deputy attempted to stop a silver Mercedes-Benz on Fancher Field Rd. for expired tabs, and the registered owner having a suspended driver’s license.

The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit abruptly ended in the 1500 block of N. Baker Ave when the suspect vehicle struck an unoccupied parked car. 

The driver, Joey Shoo-Garcia, a 22 year old male out of East Wenatchee, fled on foot. Shoo-Garcia was later located, arrested, and booked into CCRJ without further incident.

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douglascountysheriff148On 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. 

 10 year ava

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

More Information, Tickets & Weekend Passes Available at: VINTAGELAKECHELAN.COM

colville logoPUBLIC NOTICE

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:

  1. 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.

All comments may be sent to Pete Palmer, Land Use/Shoreline Administrator, Public Works Department, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 or they can be emailed to her attention at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contact the Tribal Public Works Department at the afore-mentioned address or phone number to request a copy of the permit documents.