Stayman Flats brush fire 4-2-20
- Written by Brandon Asher, Assistant Fire Chief, Chelan Fire and Rescue
On 4-2-20 at 1:42 pm Chelan Fire and Rescue assisted Chelan County Fire District #8 (Entiat) with a brush fire on the hill above the orchards off Chelan Butte Rd in Stayman Flats.
On arrival command reported a ¼ acre working brush fire with multiple orchard workers on scene attempting to extinguish. The fire was being pushed by 10-15 mph winds.
Crews were able to quickly get the main body of fire under control. Crews also caught one spot fire about 50 yards away that had started across the road and were able to catch it before it was out of reach.
Four apparatus from Entiat and three from Chelan responded with a total of ten firefighters.
The cause of the fire was an orchard burn that had spotted due to the sudden winds.
Chelan-Douglas Cases To-Date 4-1-20
- Written by Veronica Farias, CDHD
East Wenatchee, WA – Many people are curious about the positive COVID-19 cases confirmed so far in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Chelan-Douglas Health District was not releasing details on individual cases to protect patient confidentiality. Unfortunately, because we now have enough cases, we will release grouped information.
One caution. You may live in a town with no lab confirmed cases so far. That does not mean the virus is not there. Recent studies make it very clear that there are many mild or non-symptomatic cases, that is, people don’t know they have coronavirus, and that they can infect others. Most people who get this infection will recover and be fine, but the measures we take now will save the lives of vulnerable people. You must do the same things – stay home, wash hands, etc. – whether or not there happen to be known cases in your town. The infection is there, and there will be more. STAY HOME – STAY HEALTHY – STAY SAFE.
The following information represents confirmed cases in Chelan and Douglas Counties as of April 1, 2020:
Confirmed Cases by Age
Confirmed Cases by Sex at Birth
Confirmed Cases by City
Statement on Deaths:
There have been two (2) deaths among those who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Both were more than 80 years old and had coexisting medical conditions.
GoFundMe set up for Hannia “Paulina” Mosqueda Rodriguez
- Written by Gregory Kennedy
The body of 18-year-old Hannia “Paulina” Mosqueda Rodriguez of Waterville was discovered near Horse Lake Road on March 17th (see our previous story).
Her family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for expenses incurred during this difficult time.
Please help by donating at: gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-paulina.
Manson School Board 2020 Blue and White Excellence Awards
- Written by Janice Stewart
The Manson School Board is asking our community for nominations of Manson School District Staff Members who have made a significant contribution to the lives of students and/or the greater Manson community. Recipients of this year’s award will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 from Aaron England of England Chiropractic. They will be recognized by the Manson Chamber of Commerce “A Night to Remember” held next fall.
Selection criteria is as follows: one certificated employee (grades P-12) and one support staff employee (secretaries, bus drivers, custodians, para-professionals, food services, coaches, etc.)
Nominations have been extended until April 23, 2020 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on April 27, 2020.
Firefighter/EMTs honored for 10 years of service
- Written by Mark R. Donnell, Fire Chief, Chelan Fire & Rescue
Chelan Fire & Rescue Firefighter/EMTs Troy Keene and Adam Jones were recently recognized for their 10 years of dedicated service to the community.
Adam and Troy are the only two members from the original group hired as fulltime firefighters for Chelan Fire & Rescue and are truly a decided asset for the community and the organization.
Please congratulate them on reaching this milestone anniversary.
Brush fire on Washington Creek
- Written by Mark R. Donnell, Fire Chief, Chelan Fire & Rescue
On March 30th at 4:13 PM crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported illegal burn in the 400 block of Tennant Lane off Washington Creek.
Arriving crews found an unattended 10’ X 50’burn pile that had reignited due to windy conditions that was slowly spreading.
Crews were able to quickly control and extinguish the fire in an hour.
Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone to please call Chelan Fire & Rescue at (509)682-4476 or check the Department of Ecology website for daily updated burning information.
How to be a good neighbor during the COVID-19 crisis
- Written by Ray Eickmeyer, Director of EMS, LCCH
Formation of unified command for COVID-19 response
Douglas County officially combined with the Chelan-Douglas Health District, Chelan County, City of Wenatchee, and City of East Wenatchee to form a Unified Emergency Operations Center in response to the COVID-19 Virus.
Unification of response efforts will result in increased efficiency and resource availability during this situation.
All official emergency response information regarding COVID-19 will be coming from this newly formed group.
More information and all future communication can be found at www.cdeoc.org.
Colville Casinos extend closures through April 30, 2020
- Written by Jonnie Crossland, Social Media & PR Coordinator, 12 Tribes Colville Casinos
OMAK, WASH. April 1, 2020— Following guidance from the Colville Business Council, 12 Tribes Casinos has extended closures for all three casino properties- 12 Tribes Resort Casino in Omak, 12 Tribes Mill Bay Casino in Manson, and 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee Dam.
The closure has been in effect since March 17, 2020 and will last through April 30, 2020, in accordance with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order.
“These measures are necessary to ensure the safety of our patrons, employees, and communities, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 to allow everyone to resume their normal lives as soon as possible,” said Colville Tribal Federal Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Kary Nichols.
Updates will be made available on 12 Tribes Colville Casino’s website at www.colvillecasinos.com/covid-19-prevention.
Escaped felon apprehended with multi-agency cooperation
On March 31, 2020 at approximately 5:33 PM a Douglas County Deputy heard a broadcast from Rivercom with an attempt to locate for a subject with a confirmed Department of Correction’s felony warrant for escape.
The subject with the warrant was Victor J. Stevenson, a 31 year-of-age male out of Wenatchee.
The Deputy, familiar with Stevenson from prior contacts, went to the 400 block of Parkway in Rock Island to attempt to locate. The Deputy saw Stevenson enter a motor home in the 400 block of Parkway, but was told he was not there when he tried to make contact.
With the assistance of Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, East Wenatchee P.D and Wenatchee P.D. units, the area was secured and a search warrant was obtained. Utilizing phone conversations, Stevenson ultimately surrendered without incident before the search warrant was served.
Stevenson was booked into CCRJ on his felony warrant.