- Written by Eric Sivertson, Athletic Director, Manson School District
The Manson school district has a long history of partnering with our fans and our community. We are excited to announce that the Manson School District will allow limited fans for home games beginning on March 5th. Student athletes will be allotted tickets prior to each home game to allow family members to attend. The number of tickets issued will vary depending on the event size but will generally be 2 tickets per student athlete. Fans at games will follow strict protocols including proper mask wearing, social distancing and advanced screening.
The districts in our area are committed to live streaming as many events as possible to ensure others can view and support our teams. Manson home games can be seen by accessing mansontrojans.com. All teams in our medical region are not allowing visiting fans.
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
On 2/22/2021, the East Wenatchee Police responded to a report of vehicle prowl in the 900 block of 11th Street NE. The victim’s purse had been stolen. The purse contained a credit card which had now been used at three businesses in East Wenatchee. The total amount for the items purchased with the stolen credit card was approximately $280. During their investigation, East Wenatchee Officers obtained video surveillance from two of the businesses where two different suspects were observed purchasing items with the stolen credit card. Images from these videos were placed on our social media.
On 2/26/2021, East Wenatchee Police Officers responded to a theft at the Buckle clothing store located inside of the Wenatchee Valley Mall. In this incident, a male suspect had walked out of the store with $720 worth of jeans. When store employees told the male to stop, he responded with “touch me and I’ll sue.” Employees followed the male to his vehicle and obtained photographs of the suspect vehicle before he departed.
On 2/27/2021, an East Wenatchee Police Officer was on an unrelated traffic stop in the Safeway parking lot when they observed the suspect vehicle involved in the Buckle theft. At this time, it had already been determined the individuals associated with this vehicle were also involved in thefts in Douglas County and the City of Wenatchee.
A female suspect involved in the credit card fraud from 2/22/2021 was seated in the suspect vehicle when officers made contact. The male suspect attempted to flee the area but was later located. The male suspect was identified using the video surveillance from 2/22/2021. He is also believed to be the male involved in the theft from the Buckle store.
The suspects were arrested without incident and vehicle was impounded until a search warrant could be obtained. On 03/1/2021, East Wenatchee Police Officers served a search warrant on the suspect vehicle. Evidence from 6 local cases and 2 out of the area vehicle prowls was located in the vehicle, along with drug paraphernalia to include syringes loaded with a liquid believed to be a narcotic drug. The suspects are believed to have ties to the Moses Lake area. This investigation is ongoing.
- Written by Herb Sargo
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2020 ANNUAL REPORT
A Different, but Productive Year!
CLICK HERE for the 2020 Annual Report in pdf format
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
On Tuesday February 9, 2021 the East Wenatchee Police Department Investigative Unit received a phone call from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). ICAC reported they had been alerted to what was believed to be images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct that were newly produced. Utilizing information provided by the ICAC, Detectives were able to identify the local IP Address being used along with the identification of the suspect.
Based off the information gathered by the East Wenatchee Police Department Investigative Unit, and the ICAC a search warrant was sought and granted for a residence in the 100 Block of North Kansas Ave, in East Wenatchee. In the morning hours on Friday February 19, 2021, the East Wenatchee Police Department served the search warrant on this residence. The suspect was home at the time of the search warrant and was taken into custody. A search of the residence was completed and multiple electronic items and devices capable of storing media were seized as evidence. The suspect was booked into Chelan County Regional Justice Center on fifteen counts of Possession of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct. This investigation is ongoing.
- Written by Kari Sorensen, Blueberry Hills Farms
MCC Meeting Agenda for February 16, 2021
ZOOM @ 6:00 pm Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031
* CALL TO ORDER Kari Sorensen
Members Present Online:
Cindy SmithGordon Lester
* FLAG SALUTE Kari Sorensen
* TREASURER’S REPORT Cindy Smith
#1 APPROVAL OF JANUARY 19, 2921 MINUTES
#2 APPROVAL OF 2021 COMMUNITY COUNCIL BYLAWS
#3 MANSON TRIBUNE TO SHARE MCC INFORMATION
#1 NEW COUNCIL VOTE FOR TREASURER (sec/treas positions separated on 2021 By-Laws)
#2 ELMIRA’S EMAIL(S) TO COUNCIL
#3 EMS INFORMATION RE: COVID TESTING IN MANSON
#4 PUBLIC COMMENT
* MEETING ADJOURNED
NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM: MARCH 16, 2021 @ 6 PM
- Written by Barb Chamberlain, Active Transportation Division director, WSDOT
Washingtonians still have time to visit open house, webinar recordings
OLYMPIA – There’s still time for Washingtonians to weigh in and learn more about the state’s plan for walking, bicycling and other forms of active transportation. The Washington State Department of Transportation will continue to take comments on its draft of the new State Active Transportation Plan, 2020 and Beyond, until Monday, Feb. 15.
Every Washingtonian uses active transportation connections at some point in a trip, whether crossing the street from their parking spot to their destination, walking to a bus stop or bicycling to school or work. The new plan comes during a time when more people than ever are walking and bicycling – according to WSDOT’s multimodal transportation dashboard – both as alternatives to transit use and to maintain physical and mental health during the pandemic. At the same time, a preliminary assessment of crash statistics found that 2020 fatal crashes involving those vulnerable road users appear to be occurring at higher rates than the averages for 2010-2019.
“Highways in most places weren’t originally designed for people walking or cycling, so it’s no surprise we found a number of places with gaps,” said Barb Chamberlain, director of WSDOT’s active transportation division. “This analysis helps us understand how the use of state routes has changed as population centers have expanded, and why they may no longer have the most appropriate design or speed for the mix of uses and people there.”
The draft plan assesses the needs for accessible pedestrian and bicyclist facilities, highlights safety concerns, and provides the first-ever examination of state right of way and its suitability for active transportation. An online open house and recorded webinar provide opportunities to learn more about the draft plan and to provide comments.
Active transportation plan online open house information
When: Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to Monday, Feb. 15, 2021
Where: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, plan information is available to view in an online open house.
Details: A copy of the draft active transportation plan document is available in an accessible PDF, and a link to a feedback form to collect input from Washington residents is provided. Deadline for comments is Monday, Feb. 15. WSDOT staff held webinars to provide an overview of the plan; a link to an archive version with captioning and slides from that are also available in the online open house.
Free, temporary internet access is available to those who do not have broadband service in locations throughout the state. To find the nearest WiFi Hotspot visit: www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/.
The draft plan is Part 1 of a two-part plan. Part 1 covers:
- The purpose and need of the statewide active transportation plan.
- Benefits of active transportation.
- The current state of active transportation in Washington.
- Concerns and priorities gathered through public engagement.
- Broad cost estimates for changes to state right of way and local systems to improve conditions for active transportation.
Part 2 of the plan will come out in 2021 and cover relevant policy topics, performance measures associated with the plan’s goals, and next steps in developing an implementation and action plan. WSDOT staff will use comments received on Part 1, as well as past community and partner input, to help identify policy topics in Part 2.
To receive future updates specifically for the plan subscribe to the ATP E-News. For active transportation news updates including grant opportunities, webinars, and activities of WSDOT and partners subscribe to the WSDOT Walk + Roll E-News.
- Written by Carol A. Kibler, Administrative Office Manager, CFR
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting 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.
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: January 2021
• Payroll: January 1 -31, 2021 for $126,824.64 paid 01-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #746899 – 746951 for $33,429.64
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17160 and 746913 - 746917 for $8,570.58
• Minutes: January 20, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - proposal
• Resolution 2021-01 – Surplus Physical Fitness Items
• Thursday Feb 18th at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Oules and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110(1) ( c ) To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale. 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.
- Written by Norm Manly, Post Service Officer
The Manson Chamber of Commerce has set up the "Sleigh of Love" in downtown Manson next to Troy's Pizza.
Norm Manly has volunteered his time on Thursday through Saturday, February 11-13 to take photos of you and your sweetheart.
Norm plans to be available from 12:00 to 2:00 each day. Photos will be uploaded to the Manson Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page so you can share your love with the world!
If you do not want your photo on the Internet, Norm will be happy to take a photo with your camera.
The sleigh will be disinfected between photos.
- Written by Robin Pittman
Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, February 11, 2021, 4:15pm
Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. January 14, 2021 regular meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Director’s Report
VIII. New Business
a. Resolutions 2021-01 and 2021-02 (Levy 2022-2024)
b. Resolution 2021-03 (Superseded Resolution 04-04)
c. Old Mill vehicle parking permits
d. Old Mill Commercial insurance requirements
e. Summer park security
f. Old Swim Hole
g. Poker Run park usage request
Next regular meeting: March 11, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831 unless otherwise posted.
- Written by Robin Pittman
In these chaotic times, it’s not difficult to see the bad in things. Here in our small community, it is also not difficult to see the good. Inspiring acts of kindness and generosity are happening all around us. The Singleton Park Playground Renovation Project in Manson is a perfect example, showing that the power of community is alive and well in the Lake Chelan Valley.
Several years ago, Manson Parks identified the need to replace the aging playground equipment at Singleton Park. In 2019, the project gained momentum, and in 2020, it went from a dream to a reality.
The new equipment was ordered in January of 2020, manufactured, and then delivered in April. Due to the heavy pandemic restrictions in place, installation of the equipment was delayed. In September, with a safety plan in place, a group of dedicated volunteers installed the equipment. If current COVID restrictions loosen, the new playground is scheduled to open in the spring of this year. For now, it remains closed as we await warmer weather so work can resume. The next steps of the project are adding several benches, signs, completing the concrete sidewalk, and adding safety surfacing.
The playground, even in its unfinished state, is a place of wonder! It exceeds all expectations and is exactly what our children deserve: a place where people of all abilities can play side-by-side. It is the first inclusive playground in our valley, and it truly couldn’t come at a better time.
Manson Parks would like to recognize and give thanks to following supporters, who truly believe in the importance of play and physical activity. A huge “Thank You!” goes out to our financial donors:
THE TOM & MEG NAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION, Burke Move With Us Grant, Manson Kiwanis, Lake Chelan Rotary, Mountain View Lodge, The Community Foundation of North Central Washington and Give NCW! Campaign supporters, Chelan-Douglas Developmental Disabilities Program, Wenatchee Valley Medical/ Confluence Health, Community Support Committee, Lake Chelan Community Service Council, Lake Chelan Lions Club, Chelan Walmart Lake Chelan Building Supply, Manson Red Apple Market, Cashmere Valley Bank, Karl and Cathy Blum, Sue and Roger Baker, Betty Bordner, Chelan Sand & Gravel, Chelan Concrete, Dave’s Apple Barrel, David & Cindy Sneesby, Green Dot Sub Shop, Viki Downey, and Felix & Krystin Guerra.
And to those who selflessly volunteered their time and energy:
BRIAN PATTERSON, Randy Doull, Don Christenson, Tom Tochterman, Ty Witt, Barry Leahey, Karen Pembroke, Kirk & Mary McGovern, Robert & Karen Takagi, Steve Clark, Roger & Sue Baker, Rick Auger, Adelina Grajeda, Alicia Alexander, Johnny Morfin, Nick Pittman, Harold & Sherry Pittman, Ben Riippi, Maria Zaragoza, Alaric Pratt, Sara Jones, Taylor Quigley, Travis Schoenwald, Bill Sharkey, Fred Barkley, Gregg Neff, Larry Lesmeister, Loa Servis, Honorina De Jesus, Evelyn De Jesus, Bill Jarr, Lester Cooper, Dale England, and Robert Campbell.
Manson Parks could not be more grateful to the people mentioned above. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for coming together to bring some good news to our valley in these unprecedented times. This valley is truly is unlike any other. It’s the people who make this place we call “home” so special. For those of you who have not been able to help with the project, we hope to see your smiling face at the playground once it opens. The laughter and memories soon to be created at Singleton Park are what this is all about. The magic doesn’t end here, it’s only just beginning!