sheriffThe Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Wenatchee Police Department, East Wenatchee Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chelan County Regional Justice Center, was awarded $175,503.74 from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to fund two full-time embedded mental health professionals/case managers. These positions will work directly under the established Behavioral Health Unit Program (BHU) at Chelan County. Currently, the Behavioral Health Unit is comprised of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Mental Health Professional and an Outreach Case Manager who are centralized to work in opposing areas to increase service coverage and embedded with law enforcement. The additional positions would expand evening and weekend coverage to all said agencies.

The Chelan County Behavioral Health Unit is an embedded co-response team, that gives law enforcement access to mental health professionals. The goals and objectives of the Behavioral Health Unit are to respond to calls for individuals in a behavioral health crisis or at risk for crisis, and refer them to appropriate social services/treatment; Prioritize cases involving individuals who are a danger to the community or self, pose a threat to officer safety, are high utilizers of emergency services, and or have escalated.

The Behavioral Health Unit facilitates access to resources and treatment providers, while also improving communication between law enforcement and service providers. The BHU will assist officers with information on the referred person(s) prior medical and behavioral health history, mental health and substance use presentation, and information about community resources.

Along with Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology or Social Work, the Behavioral Health Unit staff members are also trained in crisis management, triage, de-escalation, vehicle safety protocols, situational awareness, mental health first aid, motivational interviewing, and suicide risk assessment, management and treatment. The BHU staff attends in-service training on law enforcement expectations, policies, and procedures. The BHU staff is also trained to treat individuals with Narcan, Basic CPR, and Combat First Aid.

Sheriff Burnett would like to specifically acknowledge Ana Johnson, the Chelan County Mental Health Program Coordinator, and Chief of Patrol Adam Musgrove for their work on this project, which made it possible to receive the grant.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200 AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 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: Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or
dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute
Roll Call:
• 2022 Annexations
• Public Comment
• Commissioner’s Comments
• Adjournment of the Public Hearing
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: Prior Agendas April and May 2022 (County Treasurer delay) and June 2022
• Payroll: May 24, 2022 to June 22, 2022 / Paid 07-05-2022 for $143,672.42
• General Account Vouchers: 06-03-2022 transactions 580 to 589 for $9,816.07; 06-24-2022 Transactions 645 to 650 for $8,605.01.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 06-04-2022 transactions #590 to 593 for $23,970.63; 06-25-2022651 to 654 for $16,741.70
• Minutes: June 15, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report – May and June 2022 Financials (County Treasurer delay)
• June Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
• Resolution 2022-03 Annexation
• Updates:
Apparatus Planning Team
Entry Level Hiring
Resident Program
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection July 21, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Jones / Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:

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Regular Board Meeting
July 14, 2022, 5:15pm

Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute

III. Agenda Additions and Deletions

IV. Public Comment

V. Approval of Minutes

a. June 9, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes

VI. Financial Review

a. Review Monthly Financial Report

b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher

VII. Old Business

a. Updates:

i. Old Swim Hole development project

ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project

iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project

b. Director’s Report

VIII. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: August 11, 2022 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

Kevin M. Waters
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous burglaries to vacation cabins, residences, and businesses, including the Leavenworth Ski Hill. Several of the burglaries occurred in the Lake Wenatchee area and involved summer cabins. The suspect(s) stole large volumes of property including firearms from various locations, exceeding $50,000 in value.
Chelan County Detectives have identified 33 year old Kevin M Waters, as the primary suspect. Waters currently has an arrest warrant out of Chelan County Superior Court for Possession of Stolen Property 1st degree and Trafficking Stolen Property 2nd degree. Waters is a white male, 5’11, 185lbs with blue eyes and blond hair. Waters may have changed his hair color and is said to wear heavy eye liner. He has also been seen in public carrying a handgun on his hip.

Deputies and Detectives have obtained several search warrants for different locations and vehicles. This has resulted in the recovery of stolen property from several burglaries. On June 21st 2022, Waters was spotted in the Lake Wenatchee area by a Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. In an attempt to take Waters into custody, the Deputy initiated a traffic stop. Waters failed to yield and fled the area in his blue 1997 Subaru Legacy with primer grey front fenders and stickers in the rear window. The Deputy followed current Washington state law and did not pursue Waters. Waters is known to drive this vehicle on a regular basis.

This investigation is still ongoing and Detectives anticipate forwarding additional felony charges against Waters to the Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office in the near future. Waters has been recently living in various camps in the Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake area. His whereabouts are currently unknown. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with locating Waters. If you have any information about Water’s location, please call Rivercom dispatch: 509-663-9911.

If you are a property owner in the Lake Wenatchee Area and have not visited your property this year, we recommend checking on it. Please contact Rivercom if you discover your property has been burglarized.

CRDTF logoThe Columbia River Drug Task Force reports a joint operation with Homeland Security Investigations resulting in a search warrant service of a residence in the 900 block of Methow Street in Wenatchee, WA. This residence has been involved in numerous firearms, gang and narcotics investigations in the past. The residence is a known gang “hang out”.

The search warrant was served by the newly formed East Cascade SWAT Team in the early morning hours of June 30, 2022 resulting in two known gang members being arrested on Felony warrants. Jorge Verduzco Mendoza, a 24 year old male and his brother, Osvaldo Verduzco Mendoza, a 28 year old male were booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on their warrants.

Three handguns were seized during the course of the search warrant to include a stolen firearm from Ephrata, WA.

CRDTF expects to file more charges after the investigation is complete. CRDTF detectives are working with our federal counter parts with HSI and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) as part of the investigation.

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett reports on July 4th, 2022 a 44-year-old Vancouver, Washington man was killed in a climbing accident on the Icicle Buttress south of Leavenworth. The mans climbing partner flagged down a USFS Officer who happened to be in the area to report the accident.

Chelan County Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and found the male deceased from what appeared to be injuries sustained from the fall. With the assistance of Chelan County Fire District 3 personnel, the climber was brought to the roadway.

The female told rescuers the two were climbing on the Buttress when a heavy rain storm moved in. She was lowered to the bottom of the pitch and the male climber was to follow. As she was descending the trail, she heard a noise and saw him fall. It is estimated he fell approximately 100 feet.

The name of the climber is not being released pending family notification.

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The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Danger Tree Felling and Removal Project.

The project proposes to remove danger trees that may jeopardize public health and safety along up to 452 miles of National Forest System roads.

It is located within seven post-wildfire recovery areas (Diamond Creek, Mcleod, Cub Creek 2, Cedar Creek, Crescent Mountain, Twentyfive Mile, Schneider Springs and Jolly Mountain), on the Chelan, Cle Elum, Methow Valley, and Naches ranger districts and Chelan, Kittitas, Okanogan, and Yakima counties in Washington State.

More details on the proposed action are available at

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Plug in your charging station site recommendations by July 15

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation would love to hear your thoughts on the proposed plan for electric vehicles in the state, including the location of future charging stations.

WSDOT is developing a statewide electric vehicle infrastructure plan by Aug. 1, 2022, to unlock federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funds. Once the Federal Highway Administration approves the new Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment in fall 2022, WSDOT could receive $71 million to act on the plan. The main purpose of the plan is to build out alternative fuel corridors in a way that links electric vehicle fast charging stations every 50 miles on major highways and within one mile of exit ramps.

People can add their picks for charging station locations by visiting the interactive map and can give their input through this online survey. WSDOT is seeking feedback from the wider community on the Washington State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment.

To meet the August deadline, comments and questions should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 15, 2022.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Manson School District No.19, Chelan County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a special Board meeting on July 1, 2022, starting
at 12:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible, via Z OOM. To attend the Special Meeting remotely, please use the following

Zoom link: (with telephone access at (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 827 5660 9846).

A physical location for viewing and providing public comments will be available at: Manson School District Office, 315 S. Hill Street, Manson, WA.

The Special Meeting is called for the purpose of considering and acting upon the following items:

1. Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the proposed issuance of a non-voted limited general obligation bond of the District (the “Bond”).

2. Resolution No. 07-01-22A, which authorizes the District to issue, sell and deliver the Bond to pay or reimburse the District for costs to (i) reconstruct the elementary school parking lot and surrounding sidewalks, (ii) acquire personal property, including equipment and construction materials, and (iii) carry out other capital purposes.

3. Consent Agenda, which includes the surplus of certain items of personal property of the District.