NCW Labor Economist Don Meseck joins Dan in the KOHO studio to talk about the April job numbers for Chelan and Douglas counties. In short, the unemployment rate is down, civilian labor force is up, and three major industries have hundreds more jobs.
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan in the KOHO studio to talk about the spring WASPC convention (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs) and two mountain rescues over the weekend.
Chelan County officials finalizing the policies and documents that govern how shorelines within the county are managed. Each municipality in the county submits a plan for their jurisdiction, which is then incorporated into the county plan, which is then incorporated into the state plan. Dan Langager has more on the county’s Shoreline Master Plan.
Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner joins Clint to talk about a dispute between the county and city of Wenatchee over a revenue-sharing agreement, changes to how the county funds retirement for public employees, the Goodwin Bridge and the new Moderate Risk Waste Facility.
As federal budgets decline, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest looks for new ways to fund forest improvement projects throughout our region. Congress recently allocated funding for local projects over the next two years and the Forest Service is now accepting proposals for projects designed to improve local National Forest lands.