12 Tribes Colville Casinos practices preventive measures to protect against Covid-19
- Written by Jonnie Crossland, Public Relations Coordinator, 12 Tribes Colville Casinos
Omak, WA. March 9, 2020 - The 12 Tribes Colville Casinos Executive Team met to discuss measures to protect patrons and employees at 12 Tribes Resort Casino in Omak, 12 Tribes Mill Bay Casino in Manson, and 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee Dam.
Safety measures include a deep cleaning of all three casinos effective immediately, and until further notice. During the cleaning, the casinos will close. The schedule for each site is;
• 12 Tribes Resort Casino:
o Monday & Thursday, 4AM-8AM
o Room Service, the Sweet Shop, and Tin Biscuits will be available at 8AM
o Hotel reservations are still being accepted and rooms are deep cleaned after each guest.
• 12 Tribes Mill Bay Casino:
o Tuesday & Wednesday, 4AM-8AM
• 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino:
o Monday & Thursday, 5AM-8AM
“Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of those in our community,” said Chief Executive Officer Kary Nichols. “We feel the best way to keep our employees, guests, and community members safe is to execute these preventative measures.”
Other preventative measures include adding more locations for hand sanitizers and providing employees and guests with personal protective equipment as needed.
“We thank you all for your patience and understanding as we do our part to ensure the safety of our communities,” said Nichols.
Dale England announces run for County Commissioner
- Written by Launie Buck
The following PSA may contain opinions that do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
Local resident Dale England, is formally announcing his decision to run for Chelan County Commissioner District 3.
Dale is a 4th generation Lake Chelan Valley native who grew up working on the apple orchard where his mother was born. Dale’s father was seriously injured while fighting a fire outside of Wenatchee. This resulted in Dale and his siblings working all aspects of the orchard. Dale continues to work in the orchards today.
Dale had a 25-plus year career with Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. Dale was honored by his peers by being selected Deputy of the Year 3 times during his distinguished career.
Dale has successfully launched two businesses, Custom Orchard Fumigation and Lake Chelan Helicopters. As the owner of Lake Chelan Helicopters Dale has served both the farming and tourist industries throughout North Central Washington.
Dale’s service and volunteerism has spanned over 35 years. He has been awarded several Kiwanis awards including Citizen of the Year and Kiwanian of the Year. His dedication to the community is demonstrated by his involvement with Kiwanis and other local organizations.
Just ask local community members about Dale. They’ll tell you he is always one of the first to help and is always a very active part of our community. From our schools, churches, civic organizations and the community, Dale gives of his time and talents at every opportunity.
Dale has a unique background that allows him to balance the differing needs of Chelan County. His involvement in agriculture, tourism, and public service has taught him how to balance these key components in our community. Dale has a common sense approach to the issues important to Chelan County residents.
Manson Parks Regular Board Meeting 3-12-20
- Written by Robin Pittman
Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, March 12, 2020, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. February 13, 2020 regular meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Sharkey & Shoreline Commercial Contract renewals
b. Willow erosion
c. Marina Wi-Fi
d. Website options
VIII. New Business
a. Yard waste solution
b. Leffler Field committee
c. Employee safety
d. Board packet format
e. Cal Ripken league
Next Regular Meeting: April 09, 2019 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831
Manson High School students attend 2020 Legislative Conference
- Written by Janice Stewart
Four Manson High School students applied for and were selected to attend the 2020 Legislative Conference held in Olympia at the State Capitol earlier this month. Louis Sanchez, Parker Schoenwald, Zoe Thomas and Luca Westfall traveled with Board Members Aurora Flores, Greg Neff and Superintendent Charlton to the State Capitol.
The students appreciated meeting with Representative Keith Goehner and learning about the legislative process. They also received a tour of the Capitol and Temple of Justice. A hi-light of the trip was watching 18-year-old Louis Sanchez register to vote with the Secretary of State.
Manson High School mock interviews prepare students for the real world
- Written by Janice Stewart
On March 3rd and 4th, Manson High School seniors participated in their annual mock interview program.
Ten community members from the valley participated: Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Mountain View Lodge, Chelan County Sheriff Department, Chelan County P.U.D, Manson Fire District, Wapato Point Cellars and BBQ in the Vineyard, Manson School District and the Manson Parks Department. Members from each business interviewed seniors from the class of 2020.
The purpose of the mock interviews is to prepare students for real-world interviews, gain potential employment and to prepare for career pathways in their chosen field. Students prepared cover letters, resumes and completed job applications for their preferred interviewer.
After the seniors interviewed with the community, they then interviewed Manson freshmen. The freshman class of 2023 prepared mock interviews for Slidewaters. All students completed resumes, cover letters and applications for the local water park. The participating seniors then interviewed the freshmen for the position as kitchen staff (the starting position for Slidewaters employees). Prior to both the senior and freshmen interviews, there was a high level of anticipation and expectation of preparedness for all Manson students, all of whom did a great job.
Manson High School is so thankful for our valley’s community members who pour time and support into our students. Thank you so much for all who contributed to this beneficial and significant program.
Davis Canyon fire 3-3-20
- Written by Brandon Asher, Assistant Fire Chief, Chelan Fire and Rescue
On 3-3-20 at 11:58 Chelan Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a reported brush fire along Highway 97A in the area of Davis Canyon.
On arrival, the fire was threatening two structures and being pushed up slope by 30 mph wind gusts.
A second alarm was quickly requested and crews from Chelan County Fire District #8 (Entiat), U.S. Forest Service, and Department of Natural Resources arrived to assist.
The mostly rocky terrain helped slow the fire which was contained at 1.5 acres.
Chelan Fire and Rescue would like to remind all people doing controlled burns to monitor the wind conditions and to not burn on high wind days.
Manson Parks AAU signups end March 11
- Written by Robin Pittman
Manson Parks has opened registration for AAU baseball, softball, and tee ball. AAU is open to kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Registration forms are distributed through the Manson School District, or through the Park office at 142 Pedoi Street in Manson.
Forms are due to the Park office by 5pm on March 11th.
Online registration is not offered this season.
Chelan Fire and Rescue Regular Meeting 3-23-20
- Written by Carol A. Kibler, Administrative Office Manager, Chelan Fire and Rescue
Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners changed the regular meeting in March to Monday, March 23, 2020.
The meeting will open at 1:00 p.m. located at the fire station 232 East Wapato Avenue, Chelan WA 98816.
Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners scheduled a Long-Range Planning meeting Monday, March 23, 2020.
The meeting will open at 9:00 a.m. located at the fire station 232 East Wapato Avenue, Chelan WA 98816.
12th annual mock interviews at Manson High March 3rd and 4th
- Written by Norm Manly
Photo by Johanna Buguet on Unsplash
On March 3 and 4 Manson High School seniors and ten Chelan Valley businesses will participate in the 12th Annual Mock Interview program in the old gym at Manson High School. The Mock Interview program has proven successful over the years providing students important life skills. Not only do they learn the art of interviewing, they also learn how to write cover letters, resumes, thank you letters and networking; all important life skills.
Over the past few months students have been educated on several life skills that will give them a definite advantage when they hit the job market. Lead teacher Jen Koth schooled students on how to write a cover letter and resume that will lead to an interview. Students learned the importance of first-impressions and the art of networking. And to bring it all together they learned how to interview.
Learning to interview well is not a skill just to find a job but rather a skill that can be used throughout one’s entire life. Students learn that being prepared is the key to a successful interview. Many of the students at this year’s mock interviews will be offered summer jobs and several students will follow up with perspective employers.
This week Mrs.Koth contacted Mock Interview participating employers with the following information:
“Students are in preparation for the March 3rd and 4th mock interview’s at MHS. Students are currently putting their final touches on their resume, cover letters and applications which I will mail to you early this week. When you receive the packet, please peruse them prior to the interview as the written piece should be part of the interview overall.
Please arrive at the main office and check in with Mr. Little, our secretary, at 8am. You will then be led to the old gym where light refreshments and further instructions await. Again, depending on your interviewing strategies, each student takes about 15-20 minutes.”