Sheriff seeking information on structure fire
- Written by Detective Sgt. Bruce Long, CCSO
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that Chelan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a structure fire at 4045 Sunnybank Drive in Chelan, WA in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 4th.
All persons that were present in the home when the fire broke out were able to exit the home without injury.
The fire destroyed the structure, six vehicles and two pets were lost in the blaze.
The cause of this fire is currently under investigation.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for any information regarding individuals seen around the area prior, during and after the structure fire. If you have any information, please contact the detectives tip line at 509- 667-6845.
Manson Parks Regular Board Meeting 5-9-19
- Written by Robin Pittman
Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, May 9, 2019, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. April 11, 2019 regular meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Leffler Field
b. Director’s Report
VIII. New Business
a. Lanny Armbruster memorial
b. Campground Host wage
c. Yoga program
Next Regular Meeting: June 13, 2019 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831
Okanogan County transportation the focus of State Transportation Commission meetings, May 14 - 15
- Written by Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director
OLYMPIA – Transportation challenges and priorities for residents, businesses and visitors to Okanogan County and the Colville Reservation will be the focus of a two-day visit by the Washington State Transportation Commission to Okanogan County next week. Officials from Okanogan County and its cities, the Colville Tribe, transit providers and other community leaders will participate as part of the commission’s statewide public outreach effort.
During its two-day tour, the commission also will meet with local leaders in Twisp on Tuesday, May 14, and in Omak on Wednesday, May 15, to learn more about local needs and efforts to improve transportation and safety. The meeting in Twisp will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Building 9, TwispWorks, 502 S. Glover. The meeting in Omak will take place from 8:30 to 11:10 a.m. Wednesday at Omak City Hall, 2 North Ash St. The meetings are open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled at the close of each meeting.
The meetings feature a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and needs for transportation in the Okanogan region. Topics include city streets, county and tribal roads, state highways, rail and air transportation, and public transportation. Commissioners will learn about the connections between economic development, tourism, and transportation in the Methow Valley, and cross-border traffic with Canada on US 97. Several presenters, including representatives of Okanogan County will talk about how recent wildfires, floods and landslides have exposed vulnerabilities in the state and local road system, and the decision to identify a primitive road network for disaster response and evacuation.
On May 14, the commission will tour bridges on State Route 153, sites on SR 20 near Loup Loup pass where landslides have recently occurred, a proposed wildlife crossing on US 97, and see causes of flooding problems on the main street in Tonasket.
On May 15, following the meeting in Omak, commissioners will meet with leaders of the Colville Tribe and tour the road system on the reservation.
The Washington State Transportation Commission holds several meetings throughout the state each year to gain insight from local government, industry and citizens about transportation issues that affect their communities and region. This information helps the commission to develop and implement transportation policies and recommendations that reflect the priorities of the people and local governments of the State of Washington. In meetings later this year, the commission will visit Bremerton, Federal Way, and Skamania County.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/
What's Happening at Buckner Orchard 2019
- Written by Herb Sargo
Lake Chelan Pirate Fest 2019
- Written by Lake Chelan Tourist Center
Manson School celebrates cultures of the world
- Written by Janice Stewart
Over 400 parents, students and community members participated in Manson’s 2nd Annual Cultural Celebration. Fifteen countries were first researched by students and then aspects of each country’s culture was shared (food, dance, games, art, etc.) with visitors. Each family had a passport (complete with pictures) and earned stamps and chances at prizes.
Two groups of students (high school and 5/6 Options) researched their genetic DNA backgrounds and shared their findings.
Amazing food (courtesy of the Manson food service department – Head Cook Robin Hanson) was served with choices of Italian or Asian themed main courses and desert delicacies: USA apple crisp, Italy gelato, Latin American flan, Swedish vafflor (waffle) , Chinese cookies, Australian chocolate crackle. The night concluded with a World Cup Soccer tournament – Congratulations Team Argentina
Manson Middle School students attend “WE” Day in Seattle
- Written by Janice Stewart
WE Day was a wonderful experience for so many reasons. The organization is all about making a mental shift in thinking from ME to WE.
The most important thing that happened yesterday is that our middle school leadership students participated in a shared experience. At WE Day, they were exposed to problems in the world and empowered to make change.
Maybe more important to our school, these students are motivated to make some cultural shifts within our walls to create this feeling for all Manson students.
Manson Miles Club puts its best foot forward
- Written by Janice Stewart
Manson Miles Club is an 8-week program, offered in both the Fall and Spring, which promotes overall health and fitness for all K-5 Manson Elementary Students, through walking and running laps at lunch recess.
Students are awarded a foot charm for their Manson Miles Club necklace each time they run or walk 5 miles.
Students who join the 50 and 75 Mile Clubs earn a t-shirt, donated by Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation and Club Max.
This week, 5th Grade Student Hanna Lyman was the first student to join our 75 Mile Club, earning both a t-shirt and necklace token. Congratulations to Hanna! We look forward to seeing many more Manson Elementary students follow in your footsteps!
Washington, connected: State Route 20 is now open
- Written by Jeff Adamson, WSDOT Communications
The crew that headed up to the SR 20 North Cascades Highway on March 20.
Another mountain route for drivers, bicyclists to crisscross Cascades
DIABLO – With the swing of the gates, the seasonal stretch of North Cascades Highway/State Route 20 opened at 9 a.m. today for the 2019 season.
The reopening provides:
• Another route between western and eastern Washington for drivers.
• Access to more miles of US Bike Route 10.
• Access to mind-blowing hiking and gorgeous campgrounds.
The clearing process
The four-week clearing process began on March 25. This week, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews and avalanche technicians completed preparations by causing controlled snow slides to clear chutes above the road, repaired and replaced guardrail and pavement and cleared ditches of debris to channel water from melting snow.
Remember: winter conditions remain
While the road is open, there are still signs of winter along the highway. Those planning hiking, camping or snow activities should prepare for limited parking until snow melts and should not stop or park in the travel lanes.
For safety, people driving and bicycling should obey highway signs and avoid stopping below snow slide areas such as Liberty Bell Mountain east of Washington Pass. There are limited facilities between Diablo and Mazama, so travelers should come prepared with a stocked emergency kit for the trip. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should also expect sand on the road until temperatures warm.
The North Cascades Highway officially opened in September 1972. The 37-mile scenic by-way travels through Whatcom, Chelan and Okanogan counties, connecting communities in western Washington’s Skagit River Valley with the Methow Valley in eastern Washington.
Manson students visit Microsoft campus
- Written by Janice Stewart
Mrs. Sears computer science class was invited by Microsoft to attend the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Fair during spring break.
A group of Manson students from the freshman and sophomore classes jumped at the chance.
The trip included a tour of the Microsoft building where all the action happens.