Stories tagged: Chelan County
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Chelan County deletes “All Lives Splatter” post from emergency management Facebook page
A Chelan County emergency employee learned the hard way on the 16th anniversay of 9/11 about when a Facebook “Share” becomes over-share.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues
Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6,000 acres
Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Team recovers body of 19-year-old who disappeared while glissading down pass
A mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old Mercer Island man who disappeared into a crevasse on Aasgard Pass on June 4.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Man presumed dead after vanishing into snow at Asgaard Pass
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man is likely dead after vanishing into the snow beneath the summit of Asgaard Pass.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Two bodies found in pickup truck in Chelan County
The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a pickup truck near a Washington highway.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
State resources tapped to combat growing wildfire in Chelan County north of Leavenworth
State resources have been tapped to combat a growing wildfire in Chelan County that has forced evacuations north of Leavenworth.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County
Authorities are telling some residents to leave immediately as a fire burns at an old log yard north of Leavenworth.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Truck hits, kills bicyclist near Chelan Airport
CHELAN, Wash. – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 50-year-old bicyclist dead. Officials say Gary Knowlton of Brewster was riding his bicycle on …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
4 lost hikers located southwest of Leavenworth
The Chelan County sheriff’s office says four lost hikers have been located near Edwards Peak, southwest of Leavenworth. The hikers were attempting to hike through the Enchantments but got off …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Hiker vanishes over edge in Alpine Lakes Wilderness
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says it’s looking for a hiker who vanished over the edge of a waterfall hole while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
Chelan County water managers make play for alpine lakes
Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 11:09 p.m.
Colville police officer’s child rape charges dismissed after second mistrial
WENATCHEE – After two trials ended with hung juries, the charge of child rape against former Colville police officer Scott L. “Scottie” Arms was formally dismissed Monday. Chelan County Superior …
UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2015, 2:16 p.m.
Ammonia warning lifted in Wenatchee
Officials in Wenatchee say ammonia that was leaking from a fruit-packing plant that burned has dissipated and people nearby no longer need to shelter in place. Crews continue to working …
Wed., March 25, 2015
Spokane hires new county engineer
The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
State seeks major disaster aid for fires
Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.
Mon., July 21, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Firefighters trying to contain Carlton Complex fire
Many of the more than 1,600 firefighters battling the massive Carlton Complex wildfire that has scorched more than 300 square miles of the scenic Methow Valley will focus their efforts …
Wed., July 9, 2014, 8:07 a.m.
Area wildfires break out amid hot, dry conditions
Crews are battling spreading wildfires in Central Washington as dry, breezy and hot conditions raise concerns.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2010, 9:51 a.m.
30 officers searching for Wenatchee-area girl
A half-dozen FBI agents and dozens of officers from other agencies have brought the total number of police looking for a missing 17-year-old girl in Chelan County to about 30.
Fri., Aug. 15, 2008
Seized marijuana worth millions
High-quality marijuana plants worth more than $127 million were seized during the past two weeks in eight Chelan County locations, police reported Thursday. Helicopters used to spot growing operations in …