- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
See our related story: Man taken into custody on three counts of attempted murder 2nd degree
On Monday, June 14th at approximately 1545 hours, the US Marshall - Violent Offender Task Force based out of Yakima, assisted the East Wenatchee Police in locating Armando Valdez-Godina. Valdez-Godina was wanted on 3 counts of complicity to assault 1st degree, and 1 count of felon in possession of a firearm. These charges are related to the June 5th, shooting in 100 block of 9th St NE.
He was located at a family member’s residence on Bainard Road, in Malaga. After a short foot pursuit Valdez-Godina was taken into custody and booked at the Chelan County Regional Jail. Investigation is still ongoing.
- Written by Christine Wineberg, Co-President, Lake Chelan Bach Fest
Bach Fest is excited to announce our 40th Anniversary celebration LIVE in July 2021!
This summer's festival will feature 7 days of concerts with no admission fee:
● Outdoor concerts at Riverwalk Park and local wineries
o Our live, in-person performances will be performed by our Artists-in-Residence and musicians who return annually to Lake Chelan to engage in inspirational and educational performances.
o The Festival String Quartet returns to 4 wineries for an evening pairing of wine and song.
▪ 7/11 @ &PM Tunnel Hill
▪ 7/12 @ 8PM Tsillan Cellars
▪ 7/14 @ 7:30PM Hard Row to Hoe
▪ 7/15 @ 7:30PM Rio Vista Winery
o 7/13 – 7/16 there will be a live Noon Concert Series Tuesday through Friday
o 7/16 Friday night features guest artists Tango Cowboys live at the Riverwalk Park Pavilion.
o 7/17 A Grand Finale Concert on Saturday evening - POPS IN THE PARK is free to the public at the Riverwalk Park Pavillion
o All of the concerts are held outdoors, entrance is “Pay what you wish”, no admission fee, no tickets needed in advance. (Bring your own chair).
o Social distancing and other COVID precautions will be in place following the current WA state guidelines for the audience. Information is available on the website with specific requirements for performers and audience.
● Virtual concerts featuring artists who are unable to be a part of our live programs this year will be featured via Facebook Live, Youtube and http://www.bachfest.org/
The virtual concerts will include a musical storytelling of Hansel and Gretel for children of all ages, a recital performed by our esteemed Vocal Soloists, our annual Young Musicians' Recital, and an inspiring collage concert featuring the Principal Players of the Bach Fest orchestra.
For more information about attending a concert or to view our virtual program booklet with details about musicians, repertoire and program notes please visit our website: http://www.bachfest.org/
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
On 6-5-21 at about 1330 hours EWPD Officers were dispatched to a reported Weapons Violation/Shooting near the intersection of 9th ST NE and N Baker Ave. One group of individuals had arrived at a residence near this location to confront another group. During the confrontation firearms were displayed and then several shots were fired. One victim was shot in the leg and was transported to CWH via private vehicle immediately after being shot.
The individual who was shot (24-year-old man from East Wenatchee) was discharged from CWH about three hours later. This incident appears to be related to an unreported incident from several days prior. It also appears to be gang related.
Numerous search warrants have already been served as the investigation is active and ongoing.
- Written by Jonnie Crossland, Communications Coordinator, CTFC
Colville Gaming LLC, Forest Products, LLC, and CTFC Administration lifts COVID-19 restrictions for team members and patrons who have been fully vaccinated with a valid vaccination card.
OMAK, WASH. MAY 24, 2021— In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colville Tribe’s Health Director Guidance, the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC), consisting of Colville Gaming LLC, Forest Products, LLC, and the CTFC Administration are open without COVID-19 restrictions, with the exception of the following requirements;
• Screening: Team members and patrons who have been fully vaccinated, with a valid vaccination card, are exempt from the daily screening requirements. Team members and patrons who have not been fully vaccinated, without a valid vaccination card, must continue with daily screening routines.
• Mask Mandate: Team members and patrons who have been fully vaccinated, with a valid vaccination card, are exempt from the mask mandate. Team members and patrons who have not been fully vaccinated, without a valid vaccination card, must continue to wear masks at all times while on CTFC facilities.
• Social Distancing: Team members and patrons who have been fully vaccinated, with a valid vaccination card, are exempt from current social distancing policies. Team members and patrons who have not been fully vaccinated, without a valid vaccination card, must continue to social distance at all times while on CTFC facilities.
Team members who have symptoms at screening will not be admitted to the facilities and will be referred to contact tracing and COVID-19 testing as previously required. Team members who have been referred for testing will not be allowed to return to work until they are released by their health care provider.
Team members should contact benefits immediately if symptoms are present to determine if Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave can be granted.
Team members should still not report to work sick.
“Our team members and patrons have been diligent in following the safety standards CTFC has put in place for the last year,” said Kary Nichols, CTFC Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident that we will continue to be the right place for the right time.”
CTFC appreciates the efforts from team members to get vaccinated, and continues to encourage team members to get vaccinated with their local healthcare providers.
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
On 05-14-2021 at approximately 2300 hours, East Wenatchee Police Officers responded to reports of hearing a gun shot and finding a male unresponsive in the parking lot between Cedars Inn and The Clearwater. Callers reported the male had been shot and was bleeding heavily.
At approximately 2302 hours, officers arrived on scene within 1 minute of the call and located the unresponsive male. The male did have a gunshot wound to the leg and was bleeding heavily. Officers performed lifesaving measures with the application of tourniquets and direct pressure. The scene was secured, and EMS arrived to transport the male.
After the initial investigation, it was discovered the male had accidentally discharged the firearm, striking himself in the leg. A firearm was located at the scene.
After emergency surgery, the male subject is listed in stable condition and recovering in the ICU.
The investigation is ongoing.
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
EAST WENATCHEE, WA – At 8:14am, the East Wenatchee Police Department received a call that a 13 year old, male, Eastmont Junior High School student had posted a video containing a firearm on social media, the previous day, and then posted an alarming comment on his initial post. A second comment was then made indicating that he wasn’t serious in his first comment.
East Wenatchee Police Officers responded immediately to the student’s home and made contact with the student and then his parents. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the call and responded to Eastmont Junior High School. The student was located without incident. The East Wenatchee Police Department is working with the Eastmont School District and no criminal charges were filed at this time.
- Written by Gregory Kennedy
Local real estate man Russ McClellan has amassed a collection of podcasts on YouTube that cover a wide range of subjects from real estate to general wisdom.
Take a look and listen at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-h8-6txrD7rZ9VWi2iH3Q/videos
- Written by Herb Sargo
BUCKNER HOMESTEAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION
2021 ANNUAL MEETING
Topic: BHHF ANNUAL MEETING
Time: May 10, 2021 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 750 9410 0391
6:45 - Access to meeting begins
7:00 - Meeting is called to order
This will be a very brief meeting, 10-15 minutes, with only two items on the agenda, pre-filed motions, and limited discussion. Many members, especially those in Stehekin, have limited broadband; and a brief meeting may allow more to participate. If you are concerned about broadband usage, you should wait until close to 7 PM to access the meeting.
Election of Officers and Board Members
Adoption of 2021 Budget
I. Call to Order by the President 7 PM
II. Election of Board Members and Officers
(Moved by Cinda Gilbert, seconded by JoAnne Reiter)
Elect Foundation Officers to one-year Terms
· Herb Sargo - President
· Christy Libbey - Treasurer
· Laura Reiter - Secretary
(Moved by Danita Breeze, seconded by Adrienne Carpenter)
Elect acting board members to completion of those terms
Board members Christy Libbey, for one year remaining on three-year term, and
Board Members for two years remaining on 3-year terms
· Brun Garfoot - Greater Lake Chelan Representative A
· Laura Reiter - Greater Lake Chelan Representative B
· Jim Trappe - Position #8
(Moved by JoAnn Reiter, seconded by Christine Sargo)
Re-elect Board Members whose three-year terms are expiring
· Dick Bingham - Stehekin Community Representative A
· Bob Nielsen - Stehekin Representative B
· Doug England - Apple Industry Representative
With the above actions, the Foundation Board will be fully elected, with staggered terms on track.
(Moved by Christy Libbey, seconded by Laura Reiter)
Approve the 2021 Annual Budget as presented (Attached)
The attached PDF is two pages, so scroll down to the second page for the current budget status and the breakout of funds budgeted for projects. The draft revenues and expenditures are in the green column to the right in the document. The current budget status is there, as well.
Please address all questions regarding the elections and the budget to this e-mail address prior to the meeting.
See you Monday, with the hope that a year from now we will be meeting in-person, greeting and getting to know each other, as well as having a greater opportunity to discuss the Buckner Orchard and our work there.
Visit our web site: bucknerhomestead.org
- Written by Norm Manly, Post Service Officer
The 101st Manson Apple Blossom Festival is set for the second weekend in May, the 7th and 8th, just two weeks away. Visit www.moretomanson to find accommodations and other useful information. Town will fill up for this event. This is a great weekend to visit Manson with spring in full bloom.Manson Apple Blossom Schedule of events:
FRIDAY – May 7
Crowning of Apple Blossom Royalty starts at 6:00 pm at North Shore Bible Church. We will crown the 2020 and 2021 Royalty. The event is outside under a tent. The Manson High School Jazz Band will play music. A box dinner is available. https://fb.me/e/3oUYDMZVT
SATURDAY – May 8
The Manson Apple Blossom Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your morning. Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and juice will be served at North Shore Bible Church from 6:30 to 10. https://fb.me/e/1vnPOUDpj
The Manson Apple Blossom Quilt Show will be held inside the North Shore Bible Church’s gym starting at 7:00 am and ends at 2:00. We ask you to wear a mask and practice social distancing at the event. Entry fee is $3.00 or just show your Apple Blossom button. https://fb.me/e/F3WHV96Z
The Manson Apple Blossom 5K/2K Fun Run. You can pre-register online for $20 or 7:30 am race day for $25. Race gets underway at 8:30 in front of the Manson Business Center. https://fb.me/e/3t4tExWUN
Manson Apple Blossom Parade. Listen for the Manson Fire station siren at 11:00 am that signifies the Apple Blossom Parade is getting underway. The American Legion and VFW will lead the parade followed by our first responders; be sure to give them a big hand! Parade starts at the Lake Chelan Building Supply and ends at Manson Bay Park. Get there early and stake out your seat. Be sure to stay in town after the parade and enjoy our many businesses. https://fb.me/e/1Dgct5Bjc