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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

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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!!
 
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 
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, 
   signage, 
   cider presses, 
   tables,
   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

 

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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
Adjournment:

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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.
 
NOTICE
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."  
HARVEST FEST 2021 SCHEDULE
 
VALLEY MUSIC
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
 
POETRY NIGHT
Sunday Evening
Cancelled - Poetry Night usually hosts 25-30 people crowded in a small space in a private home, with people from anywhere. 
 
HARVEST FEST LITE
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

OLD BUSINESS

• Treasurer’s Report

• Approval of July 20, 2021 Minutes

NEW BUSINESS

#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.

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Use WSDOT tools to help prepare for holiday weekend traffic

OLYMPIA – With summer drawing to a close, travelers during the Labor Day weekend should plan ahead for extra congestion, including allowing extra time and traveling during non-peak times if possible.

Checking the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Labor Day weekend traffic volume charts when planning trips can help determine best times to travel on key routes. There will not be travel charts for the I-5 US-Canadian border crossing this year because the border has not been reopened long enough to provide for good analysis. Travelers should also check ahead for any COVID-19 safety requirements at their destinations or stops along the way.

By following these steps, travelers can “know before they go” and plan ahead, whether they’re just traveling across town or across the state:

  • Get informed about WSDOT's online tools, including the WSDOT mobile app, traffic cameras and email alerts.
  • Visit online traveler information for traffic, weather and ferry schedules.
  • Follow WSDOT's social media accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Pre-program the vehicle radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for highway advisory radio alerts.
  • Call 5-1-1 for updated road conditions.
  • Have a backup outdoor plan if the first choice of an outdoor location is full and never park along road shoulders, as this is unsafe for everyone on the roadway.
  • Carry extra food and water as well as extra masks and hand sanitizer as an added precaution for emergencies or unexpected stops.
  • Keep vehicles at least a quarter full of fuel throughout travel. The state Department of Commerce says with many people still driving rather than flying, there could be local delays in fuel deliveries during heavy travel weekends. Downloading an app that identifies nearby gas stations may be helpful if traveling in a different part of the state, as will buying only the fuel needed and leaving enough for everyone else.
  • Given ongoing fire danger and dry conditions, never throw cigarettes or anything ignited out of vehicles, don’t park on grassy areas and ensure towing or other chains don’t drag on pavement causing sparks.

Highway construction paused

Most state highway construction work is suspended through the holiday weekend – including Monday, Sept. 6 – to ease congestion. However, please stay alert for new lane shifts or work zone staging areas that may remain in place. And please give any emergency repair crews plenty of space to work safely.

Snoqualmie Pass

No lane closures or other construction is planned on Interstate 90 from Friday, Sept. 3, until Tuesday, Sept. 7. However, the usual holiday increase in traffic volumes means travelers should expect delays, especially eastbound on Friday, Sept 3, and westbound Monday, Sept. 6 (see charts for more detail). Receive text message alerts about significant delays by texting the number 468311 with the words "WSDOT Snoqualmie."

Tolling

In the Puget Sound, weekend toll rates will be in effect on Monday, Sept. 6, on the State Route 520 bridge and SR 99 tunnel. The Interstate 405 express toll lanes will be free and open to all drivers on the Monday holiday.

Ferry travel

People boarding a state ferry by vehicle should prepare for long waits. Peak travel times on most routes are expected to be westbound (or onto an island) Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 2-4, and eastbound (or off island), Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 5-7. Customers also can bypass vehicle lines by traveling as a walk-on passenger.

Trains, airports and transit

Travelers making a trip by train, personal aircraft or bus also should plan ahead to avoid holiday delays:

  • Amtrak Cascades passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets early and should plan to arrive at the station one hour before departure. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations and Transportation Security Administration regulations require all passengers to wear masks. Visit www.amtrakcascades.com/ or call 800–USA–RAIL for details.
  • For information about traveling via state-operated airports, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/airports/Amenities.htm or call 800-552-0666.
  • Check with your local public transit agencies for any holiday schedule or service changes, including some Dial-A-Ride and fixed-route service that may not run during holidays.

dougcountysherlogoOn April 19, 2020 at about 2:13 PM, Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to a report of human remains found by an individual picking asparagus.

The remains were located in the trees and brush on the hillside in the 2700 block of Tacoma Avenue, Bridgeport.

The scene was investigated and the remains were removed.

Although confirmation cannot be made as to the identity of the remains until further DNA testing, investigators believe this to be Roy L. Groeneveld. Mr. Groeneveld was reported missing from a nearby residence in 2010 and was never located.

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett reports on August 20th, 2021 at approximately 4:30 pm a 78 year old Peshastin man was located on the French Creek trail in the Icicle Drainage. The man was reported missing on Monday, August 16th after he didn’t return home from fishing on Sunday the 15th. Searchers worked all week attempting to locate the missing man.

On August 20th, a group of hikers located the man on the trail and flagged down a search team in the area who were returning to the SAR base. They were approximately 2-1/4 miles in from the trailhead. He was dehydrated but was still able to walk. It was determined on scene however, he would need to be littered out the remainder of the way.

After interviewing the man, searchers were able to determine he hiked in on Sunday morning and went up the French Ridge trail off of French Creek. At some point, he lost the trail and started working his way down off trail. He located the creek and was able to catch and eat some fish.

Throughout the week searchers from several different agencies helped in the search. Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Deputies, CCSO Swiftwater Rescue Deputies and Volunteers, Chelan County Volunteer SAR, Chelan County Mountain Rescue, as well as representatives from Kittitas County, Okanogan County, Spokane County, King County, Snohomish County, as well as spontaneous volunteers including family members all participated in the search. The hikers who located the man volunteered to assist with the litter carry-out.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, August 18, 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: July 2021
• Payroll: June 22-July 26 Paid 08-05-2021 $185,214.54
• General Account Vouchers: Transactions #826 -834 for $6,407.28, #836-842 for $2,404.69, #857-885 for $18,108.58.
• Capital Account Vouchers: Transactions #855-856 & 961 for $4,735.18
• Minutes: July 28, 2021 and August 2, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• July Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• 2021 Levy Lid Lift
• New Chief Hiring Process
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
New Business:
• 2021 Operational Goals (August through December)
Special Events:
• Chelan Fire & Rescue Open House, October 2nd, 1000-1400, Station 71
• Washington Fire Commissioners Association Conference, October 20th 23rd, Tulalip Convention Center
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: None
Adjournment:

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New bike route designations expand to southeast corner of the state

OLYMPIA – There’s exciting news for people who desire to travel long distance by bicycle – Washington state is expanding its U.S. Bicycle Route system (pdf 1.8mb) by more than 200 miles by designating four new routes in the southeast corner of the state.

U.S. bike routes direct bicyclists to a preferred route through a city, county or state, and provide options for riders to select among various route choices. These preferred routes tend to have lower vehicle traffic volumes and take advantage of scenic landscapes as well as connect riders to services, parks and points of interest. With the addition of these new route designations, Washington’s USBR system will expand to just over 1,000 miles throughout the state.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved the Washington State Department of Transportation’s latest application for the new USBR segments earlier this week. 

The new routes are:

  • USBR 20: 77.2 miles, starting at the city of Clarkston/Idaho state border along US 12 over the Columbia Plateau to the Columbia County line near the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park
  • USBR 40: 1.9 miles from town of Tekoa to the Idaho border; a small step to the beginning of an ambitious route plan to span 400 miles across Washington to La Push
  • USBR 81: 103.5 miles on state and county roads, from the northern border of Whitman County near the town of Tekoa to the city of Asotin, south of Clarkston
  • USBR 281: 23 miles, starting in the city of Pullman, heading southeast along State Route 27 and US 195 to the Washington/Idaho border

“The U.S. Bicycle Routes are an example of how state highways can serve as critical connections in an overall network for bicycling, as well as support tourism, just as they do for people traveling by car,” said Barb Chamberlain, director of WSDOT’s Active Transportation Division. “Bike travelers stop in more places and spend more on average than those traveling in motor vehicles, so bike routes are especially good for the economy in our small and rural towns.”

The new routes are now eligible for national and global promotion and are authorized to use nationally recognized signage.

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Regular Board Meeting
August 12, 2021, 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Marina compliance follow-up
b. Purchasing Policy (setting purchase limit)
c. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Manson Marina RC Boat Racing Club
b. Youth soccer league
c. Old Mill Park improvements and future development
d. Maintenance position
e. Boat Club gate request
f. Blackwatch contract
g. Wapato Lake Campground map graphic design proposal
h. Marina breakwater float repair approval
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: September 9, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200On July 30, 2021 at 8:48 am, Chelan Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a brush fire at 16445 S. Lakeshore Rd.

The fire was reported to be 20 feet from a structure and on the uphill side of Lakeshore Rd.

First arriving units reported a ¼ acre brush fire that was moving upslope with zero wind. A 2nd alarm was called to provide more manpower.

Forest service and DNR resources also responded.

Fortunately, with no wind the crews were able to catch it within feet of being out of reach of the water stream.

The cause of the fire appears to be an accidental spark from an excavator track.

As this fire shows, in these conditions all it takes is a spark. Please be aware anytime you are near dry grass.

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Special Meeting
Monday August 2nd, 2021 starting at 9:00a.m.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
Public Announcement:
Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Monday, August 2nd,2021 at 0900 a.m. at the fire station located at 232 East Wapato Ave.

AGENDA: Open Meeting 0900
New Business: Resolution 2021-03: Amendment to Resolution 2021-02.
Adjournment:

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Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett today provided a summary of an incident over the weekend related to a stolen school bus vehicle and how law enforcement’s response was dictated by new Washington state police reform policies.

CHELAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S STATEMENT ON STOLEN SCHOOL BUS INCIDENT:

On Saturday July 24 at 1940 hrs. employees of Osprey Rafting witnessed a man wearing a yellow dress drive away in the company’s privately owned large yellow school bus from an area east of Leavenworth on SR 2 (milepost 102). Sheriff’s deputies responded and located the vehicle driving eastbound near milepost 111, and witnessed the vehicle running a red light near Monitor, WA. They tried to initiate a traffic stop but the bus did not stop. Washington’s new police reform laws no longer allow law enforcement to pursue a fleeing vehicle unless there is probable cause that a serious felony (see the 4 required elements below) has occurred so the deputies had to abandon the pursuit.

Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies followed the vehicle eastbound on SR28 after it traveled through the city limits of Wenatchee and across the Senator George Sellar Bridge. They also discontinued pursuit per the new reform laws.

On Saturday July 25 at 1853 hrs. Chelan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Chewelah Police Department who indicated they believed they had the driver in custody. His identify was verified by Chelan County deputies and he was wearing the same yellow dress.

Thirty-nine-year-old Andrew S. Loudon allegedly stole a front-end loader and drove it through his home in Chewelah. The suspect’s wife had fled the home when she learned her estranged husband may be nearby.

Initial reports indicated that Mr. Loudon was released from Western State Hospital. Further into our investigation we have determined this information to be inaccurate and that Mr. Loudon was not at Western State Hospital, but at a privately run mental health hospital within Western Washington. Mr. Loudon was released Friday, July 23rd from the mental health hospital and transported by private vehicle to a local hotel next to a bus station where he would catch a bus to travel back home the following day. Mr. Loudon did board that bus bound for Eastern Washington and made the decision to disembark in Leavenworth, WA.

He is being held on charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Malicious Mischief 1st degree/domestic violence and Attempting to Elude Police Vehicle.

Chronology of the events (times are approximate)
7-24-21 morning - Loudon is released from Western Hospital
7-24-21 1916 hrs - Loudon is seen walking east bound wearing a dress near milepost 102
7-24-21 1940 hrs - Loudon allegedly steals the bus
7-24-21 1948 hrs - Located the bus east bound on Hwy 2. Driver fails to stop.
7-24-21 1955 hrs – Chelan County deputies terminate pursuit after driver goes through a red light.
7-24-21 2010 hrs - Vehicle drives through Wenatchee
7-24-21 2018 hrs - Vehicle enters Douglas County.
7-24-21 2037 hrs - Douglas County attempts traffic stop. Driver fails to stop.
7-24-21 2047 hrs - Douglas County stops following the Bus
Unknown time – The bus is left near Moses Lake the suspect hitch hikes to Spokane and then Chewelah
7-25-21 – 1853 hrs – Suspect allegedly steals a large front-end loader and drives it through a house, flipping a
vehicle into the structure. Loudon is subsequently arrested and booked into jail.

How this incident highlights changes in police response:
The new law sets very strict guidelines for law enforcement that takes away our ability to pursue stolen vehicles. It states four elements are required for law enforcement to pursue a vehicle:
1. Probable Cause for a VIOLENT OFFENSE, SEX OFFENSE or ESCAPE (from custody or detention facility) or reasonable suspicion for DUI
2. Pursuit is necessary to identify or apprehend the person AND
3. The driver possess an imminent threat to the safety of OTHER S, AND the risk of failing to apprehend or identify the person is greater than the risks of vehicle pursuit AND
4. Supervisor has provided authorization.

If these four prongs are not all met, we as law enforcement cannot pursue vehicles in Washington State any longer.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, July 28, 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: June 2021
• Payroll: May 25 to June 21, 2021 for $132,739.13 paid 07-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #13935584 - 1393586 for $4,421.53 / 1393587 – 1393596 for $3,251.37 / 1393597 - 1393616 for $16,821.19 / 1393617 - 1393624 for $3,051.05.
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17178 – 17180 for $1,102.71.
• Minutes: June 16, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• June Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• 2021 Levy Lid Lift
• New Chief Hiring Process
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• SOG 230 – Marine Operations (DRAFT)
New Business:
• Review of 2021 Operational Goals
Special Events:
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) ( g ) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.
Adjournment:

THE SQUARE DANCE has been cancelled and replaced.
 
Though many things have returned to normal, federal CDC and NPS guidelines do not allow for an event of this kind, due to lack of social distancing.  Needless to say, we are exceedingly disappointed, as we know you are.
 
GOOD NEWS, THOUGH!
 
We will have a great music event on August 7 at the Orchard, replacing the cancelled Square Dance!  Featuring our local favorite, Agnes on Fire.
 
This will be a free, fun, family concert-like event at the Buckner packing shed. 
 
Details will be worked out in the next three weeks, with the date, August 7, and the time, 7 PM, remaining unchanged.
 
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Yep, we're bringing back the band!!

sheriffsmOn July 14, 2021 the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a Monitor, WA residence that was believed to be the origin of the Red Apple Fire.

During the investigation it was determined that the fire did not originate at this location and investigators were lead to an adjacent propertyapproximately 50’ from the residence.

Investigators have determined that the fire was man-caused, but it is unknown how the fire started.

This investigation was conducted by investigators from Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, BLM, and DNR and continues to be an ongoing investigation.

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On 7/15/21 at 8:39 am, crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported 20x20 brush fire on Hidden Lane in Chelan.

Units arrived to find a ¼ acre, slow-moving fire in brush and grass.  Crews on scene were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire within 3 minutes of arrival. 

Our ability to staff and respond rapidly to these types of incidents enables us to mitigate the fire problem before it can become a bigger issue.

Cause of this fire was believed to have been a spark from concrete chipping that was being done by the property owner.

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community that our local fuels are extremely dry and we ask that property owners take all precautions to prevent the accidental start of wildfires.

sheriffOn July 13, 2021, at 6:55 pm, Rivercom dispatch center received a report of a grass/brush fire in the area of the 3300 Block of Red Apple Road, located between Monitor and Cashmere, WA.

With the fire quickly spreading, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies assisted with traffic control and emergency evacuation notifications.

The Chelan County Fire Marshall responded to investigate, in order to determine the origin and the cause of the fire.

UPDATE : 7-14-2021 – With approximately 7000 acres burned and 1500 homes under evacuation notifications, Chelan County Sheriff’s Detectives assisted the Chelan County Fire Marshall and BLM Fire Investigators in writing and executing a search warrant at a nearby residence believed to be the origin of the fire.

At the time of this report, detectives and other investigators are actively investigating the case. Information will be updated as soon as possible and as the case investigation allows.

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On 7-13-2021, two separate reports were made to our office in regards to local and out-of-area victims receiving phone calls from subjects posing as employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The victims on both incidents reported being told they failed to appear for assigned court appearances and they needed to report to the courts to verify their identities and provide signatures. In both incidents, the victims reported the phone calls they received were from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business phone line.

As a reminder, our office will not contact anyone by phone making these types of notifications and/or requests. Be aware of all the various types of telephone scams which are currently in circulation and do not disclose your personal information to anyone you do not know. Please continue to report all scam related incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Respectfully,

Sheriff Kevin Morris

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Public Announcement:

Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have changed the date for the Regular Meeting in July to Wednesday, July 28, 2021 same time 3:00 p.m.

assoc sher and police chief(Lacey) --- Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris has been named to the executive board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). He was appointed by WASPC President Sheriff Rick Scott of Grays Harbor County to fill a vacant position.

“Sheriff Morris has stepped up to provide leadership for statewide law enforcement at a critical time,” said Steve Strachan, WASPC executive director. “We appreciate his willingness to serve.

“ WASPC was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members it includes the 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of Tribal and federal agencies.

WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members, and non-members alike.

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Regular Board Meeting
July 8, 2021, 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
Unvaccinated attendees must wear a face mask.
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. June 10, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Shoreline shade cover request
b. Singleton playground (engineered wood fiber purchase approval)
c. Resolution 2021-XX (Approving purchase limit)
d. Summer Office Hours
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: August 12, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

douglas county logoThe Douglas County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Jenn Biggar as the interim appointment of Superior Court Clerk. Jenn will be filling the unexpired term of Clerk Tristan Worthen. Jenn Biggar will be filling this position until the next general election.

The Board feels that Jenn Biggar has the experience, temperament, characters, and qualifications to serve in this position in an exemplary fashion. Ms. Biggar has been an outstanding Douglas County employee for 5 years; she brings many years of experience in the legal field as well as management and administrative expertise to the position.

Ms. Biggar was selected from candidates nominated by the Republican Central Committee as is required when there is an unexpired term left by an exiting elected official.

Please join us in congratulating Jenn Biggar as she takes on the new role.  There will be a swearing in ceremony with reception to follow on July 7th at 9 am at the Douglas County Superior Court.

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OLY­MPIA – People use the transportation system in different ways and to better understand how, the Washington State Department of Transportation is shifting its analysis from a print publication to a fully interactive, online dashboard.

WSDOT’s recently released Multimodal Mobility Dashboard delivers annual performance data and multi-year and annual trends for numerous travel modes on select state-owned facilities. Included are user-friendly features that include accessible, interactive data visualizations and maps.

In addition to highway travel information, the dashboard format provides quick access to performance information for areas ranging from public transportation to WSDOT’s Incident Response program while providing in-depth analysis of multimodal freight mobility, Amtrak Cascades, Washington State Ferries, walking and biking as well as from airports statewide.

Currently, data compiled is through 2019. Data for 2020 will be added in the next update, which is currently scheduled for winter 2021. For some measures, daily data from March 2020 through the present is available in WSDOT’s COVID-19 Transportation System Performance Dashboard, which shows the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Washington’s multimodal transportation system. Highlights from the Multimodal Mobility Dashboard include:

  • In 2019, 35.4 billion vehicle miles were traveled on state highways
  • Washington public transportation users took 239.9 million trips in 2019
  • Washington State Ferries carried 24.3 million riders in 2019
  • Amtrak Cascades trains carried 7,100 bicycles in 2019

The Multimodal Mobility Dashboard achieves goals set forth in a 2019 comprehensive engagement process, which helped WSDOT determine how to best meet stakeholder needs for system reporting. The process included interviews with over 130 internal and external stakeholders and made a strong case for moving away from a text-heavy document to a more streamlined, accessible online version that also allows users to download all data and charts in a variety of formats.

Additional information about WSDOT performance reporting, including the new Multimodal Mobility Dashboard, is available on WSDOT’s Accountability webpage.

sheriffsmSheriff Brian Burnett reports On June 29th, 2021 an arrest was made in the homicide case involving Hannia “Paulina” Mosqueda-Rodriguez. Julius Ceballos, a 21 year old Wenatchee man was booked into Chelan County Regional Justice Center for Murder 1st Degree.

Paulina was reported missing in November of 2019 to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Her body was discovered over an embankment on the dirt portion of Horselake Road on March 17th, 2020. Detectives from Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Wenatchee Police Department investigated this case for the past fifteen months and were able to develop probable cause to make an arrest recently.

Although this case may have appeared to stall, the team of Detectives worked on leads and tips in order to make this arrest. A total of 21 search warrants have been served throughout the investigation.
Even with the arrest of Ceballos, this case is still under investigation. The team of detectives are continuing to seek information relating to this incident. If you have any information related to this case, please call 509-667-6845 to leave a message for a detective.

The operation today was carried out by members of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force out of Yakima, Chelan County Regional SWAT Team, Douglas County Special Response Team, Columbia River Drug Task Force, and members of Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective units.

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On 6-28-2021 at 2:43 pm Chelan Fire and Rescue and Chelan County Fire District #5 were dispatched for a report of a brush fire near 18820 S. Lakeshore Rd.

The fire was reported as torching trees and threatening a structure.  Due to the fire's distance from the stations and the extreme temperature working conditions, a 2nd alarm was called. 

The DNR and Forest Service also assisted with sending multiple resources including a helicopter.

Luckily the winds stayed calm and the fire was at a wide spot along Lakeshore Road which helped keep it from spotting and racing up the hill before fire units arrived.

Units were able to quickly stop the fire progress and the 2nd alarm resources were cancelled.  The Fire was held to just less than an acre. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation but there was a report of 7-10 popping noises in the area approximately 30 minutes before the fire started. 

Chelan Fire and Rescue encourages everyone to stay on the lake or stay indoors in air conditioning during this historic heat wave and to not do anything that could cause a spark. 

wsdot logoUse WSDOT tools to help prepare for holiday weekend traffic

OLYMPIA – With Independence Day creating a three-day weekend this summer, travelers should plan ahead and expect for additional traffic, especially during peak travel times.

Checking the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Fourth of July weekend traffic volume charts when planning your travels can help determine best times to travel on key routes. Due to the closure of the US-Canadian border to non-essential travel, there will not be travel charts for the border crossing. Travelers should also check ahead for any COVID-19 safety requirements at their destinations or stops along the way.

Travelers are advised to keep vehicles at least a quarter full of fuel throughout travel. The state Department of Commerce says there is no fuel shortage like seen on the East Coast this spring, but with many people still driving rather than flying, there could be local delays in fuel deliveries during heavy travel weekends this summer. Downloading an app that identifies nearby gas stations may be helpful if traveling in a different part of the state, as will buying only the fuel you need to leave enough for everyone else.

By following these steps, travelers can “know before they go” and plan ahead, whether they’re just traveling across town or across the state:

  • Get informed about WSDOT's online tools, including the WSDOT mobile app, traffic cameras and email alerts.
  • Visit online traveler information for traffic, weather and ferry schedules.
  • Follow WSDOT's social media accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Pre-program your vehicle radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for highway advisory radio alerts.
  • Call 5-1-1 for updated road conditions.
  • Have a backup outdoor location if your first choice is full and never park along road shoulders, as this is unsafe for everyone on the roadway.
  • Allow extra time for travel to avoid rushing or distraction.
  • Carry extra food and water as well as extra masks and hand sanitizer as an added precaution for emergencies or unexpected stops.

Highway construction paused

Most state highway construction work is suspended through the holiday weekend – including Monday, July 5 – to ease congestion. However, please stay alert for new lane shifts or work zone staging areas that may remain in place. And please give any emergency repair crews plenty of space to work safely.

Snoqualmie Pass

No lane closures or other construction is planned on Interstate 90 from Friday, July 2, until to Tuesday, July 6. However, the usual holiday increase in traffic volumes means travelers should expect delays, especially eastbound on Friday, July 2, and westbound Monday, July 5 (see charts for more detail). Receive text message alerts about significant delays by texting the number 468311 with the words "WSDOT Snoqualmie." 

Tolling

In the Puget Sound, weekend toll rates will be in effect on Monday, July 5, on the State Route 520 bridge and SR 99 tunnel. The Interstate 405 express toll lanes will be free and open to all drivers on the Monday holiday.

Ferry travel
People boarding a state ferry by vehicle should prepare for long waits. Peak travel times on most routes are expected to be westbound Thursday and Friday, July 1-2, and eastbound, Monday, July 5. Customers also can bypass vehicle lines by traveling as a walk-on passenger.

  • All riders should double check the sailing schedules as some routes are operating on timetables that are different than prior to the pandemic.
  • Visit the Washington State Ferries website for more details on vehicle reservations, ferry email alerts and terminal conditions.
  • A face covering is required in all indoor areas of vessels and terminals in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s order for public transportation. 

Trains, airports and transit

Travelers making a trip by train, personal aircraft or bus also should plan ahead to avoid holiday delays:

  • Amtrak Cascades passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets early and should plan to arrive at the station one hour before departure. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations and Transportation Security Administration regulations require all passengers to wear masks. Visit www.amtrakcascades.com/ or call 800–USA–RAIL for details.
  • For information about traveling via state-operated airports, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/airports/Amenities.htm or call 800-552-0666.
  • Check with your local public transit agencies for any holiday schedule or service changes, including some Dial-A-Ride and fixed-route service that may not run on holidays

MCC logo 250Reminder: The Manson Community Council meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
 
The MCC has yet to determine how long they will continue using ZOOM for videoconferencing, but until further notice assume that will be the case.
 
Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031
+12532158782,,89566023031# US
 
Unless otherwise notified, meetings are always held at 6 pm. If this changes, an email reminder will be sent to all on the list.
 
UPCOMING 2021 MEETING DATES
 
July 20 
August 17
September 21 
October 19
November 16
December 21

CityofEastWenatcheePoliceLoOn June 15th, 2021, East Wenatchee Police responded to an overnight burglary at the New Song Church on Grant Road in East Wenatchee.

Entry appears to have been made through an unsecured door. Items taken during the burglary included 2 Apple computers and an iPad. The iPad was able to be tracked to the area of 2nd St SE, in East Wenatchee.

East Wenatchee Officers were already investigating a burglary from the Eastmont Community Church at 783 4th St NE, in East Wenatchee. The residents of a house on 2nd St SE had been developed as suspects in this burglary and some other area thefts.

On June 15th, 2021, East Wenatchee Officers served a search warrant on 1108 2nd St SE. The 2 stolen Apple computers were located along with numerous other stolen items.

Approximately $10,000 worth of stolen items were recovered at this residence. Other items recovered included construction equipment and laptop computers. These items were taken during four different area incidents from five different victims over the last month.

A 31-year-old East Wenatchee male was arrested during the service of the search warrant. He was booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail for multiple counts of possession of stolen property. This investigation is ongoing.

CityofEastWenatcheePoliceLoSee 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.

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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/