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Council cans garbage collection
The Cashmere City Council unanimously voted, on Monday, Jan. 25, to directed staff to evaluate the proposals of the two garbage service providers as the next step in discontinuing the service from the city.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 More...

County proposes $2 million emergency operations center


During the Sleepy Hollow wildfire this past year, the Chelan County Emergency Management Department did not have a space it could readily use as its operations center to coordinate the response efforts.

During a tour of the fire, 12th District Representatives Brad Hawkins and Cary Condotta and Sen. Linda Evans-Parlette agreed that there is a need for a dedicated and modern emergency response center that would serve Chelan and Douglas counties.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 More...
Forum lets high-density power users share their side of the story
Bitcoin miners, server farms and landlords who have spent millions prepping buildings to accommodate high-density power users are getting an opportunity to make their case about the public benefits of the industry at a Feb. 3 community forum.

Criticism of the high-density load (HDL) power users includes concerns that server farms and bitcoin miners provide relatively few jobs to offset the costs of tying up power that could be sold on the market or used by other industries that would produce more jobs.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 More...
Museum volunteers delve into city's history
The Friends of Old Mission, the group of volunteers who run the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village, have begun compiling a history of Cashmere for an exhibit.

The plan right now is to put together posters containing pictures and stories, said Pam Wonn, a Friend of Old Mission.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 More...
Cashmere Convalescent Center shuffles leadership in wake of state finding
Cashmere Convalescent Center head administrator William Dronen voluntarily surrendered his nursing home administrator license in December after a state report issued in May found the nursing home failed to report numerous sexual assaults on three female residents by one of its male residents.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 More...
Pool, park improvements get council go-ahead
The Cashmere City Council had a productive meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, voting to move forward with the Riverside park project, selecting a contractor for the community pool renovations and ratifying the new city employee contract.

The council voted unanimously to move forward with $500,000 in planned improvements to Riverside Park. The plan adds an in-ground cement skate park, paved parking lot, another restroom, new trails and more playground equipment.

Currently the project is in the concept phase, the next step is to submit the plans to the state for approval.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 More...
College access easier with scholarships
The dream of higher education is one that numerous high school students and their parents hope to realize after they graduate from their public education.

It takes more than academics and drive to go to college, it takes money. That is why Cashmere High School hosts a scholarship night in January - on Jan. 12 this year - so students have an opportunity to see what scholarships are available to them.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 More...
Council considers garbage options
The city is still in the garbage collection business for now, but the Cashmere City Council is looking at options that might change that - if the price is right.

At the Jan. 11 meeting, the council compared rates charged by the city to estimated rates provided by Waste Management and Sunrise Disposal, two companies that operate in the region and have the capacity to collect the amount of trash produced in the city.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 More...
Cashmere High School seniors present their senior projects
To graduate, every senior has to plan, organize and complete a project that demonstrates growth, helps to map out the next phase in his or her life and allows the senior to learn something new.

The first batch of seniors presented their projects to teachers and community members last Wednesday at Cashmere High School. Every senior will present their project, the first half presented Wednesday and the rest will go in the spring.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 More...
2015 Year in Review - July
July 1

Cashmere librarian retires

Jean Frank closes book on librarian career.

She was the head librarian of the Cashmere City Library for nine years and worked for North Central Regional Libraries for 30 years.

Frank decided to retire while she still has the energy for other projects

Saturday, January 16, 2016 More...
2015 Year in Review - August
Aug. 5

Mayor declares water emergency

Mayor Jeff Gomes declares a Level 1 water emergency.

Due to the prolonged heat the water level in the Wenatchee River was at an historic low this August.

The city monitors the water levels and the major is the one who decides whether or not to declare an emergency.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 More...

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