Wenatchee Valley College held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the future Wells Hall replacement building, but it’s not just all about education.
The $37-million, three-story, 70,000-square-foot building will also house the Chelan County Emergency Operations Center, serving all of North Central Washington.…Read More
Recently re-elected Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how the election went and what he heard from residents of Douglas County.
Heading towards 2019, Morris talks about the office’s budget for next year and staffing levels, with a request before county commissioners for a new Emergency Management specialist position.…Read More
Chelan County Emergency Management Director Rich Magnussen and Sergeant Kent Sisson join Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the search and rescue operations this spring and summer – from last week’s rescue of two women on Cannon Mountain, an injury and a fatality on Mt. Stuart and several incidents in the Enchantments.…Read More
Following the Sleepy Hollow Fire in June 2016 that claimed nearly 30 homes in Wenatchee, local fire districts, emergency management and law enforcement personnel learned up close how the lack of a full response center in North Central Washington can hamper their response. Along with help from Senator Brad Hawkins, they secured $1 million in the state’s capital construction budget.…Read More
2016 is on track to set a new record for search and rescue operations in Chelan County. The number has already surpassed the totals from 2014 and 2015 and is only a few away from the 2011 record. Sheriff’s Office officials point to the more normal weather patterns this year – snowy winter, cool spring and wet June – as well as more people from outside the area coming here to recreate.…Read More
This summer’s quiet fire season so far has many law enforcement officials breathing a little easier, but at the same time, they aren’t just sitting on their hands. This year is on track to set a new record for search and rescue operations, already surpassing the total from last year.
Just Tuesday a 27-year-old was airlifted off Mt.…
We’ve been talking this morning about search and rescue operations this summer in the Cascade Mountains, already exceeding the number of operations in all of 2015. Emergency Management officials recognize that accidents happen, but some incidents can be avoided by taking the right precautions and preparations. Dan Langager has a few tips.…Read More
Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal joins Dan in the KOHO studio to talk about the decreased budget for emergency management in the county and construction on a new evidence and storage facility starting this fall.…Read More
So far this spring and summer firefighters have responded to over 230 fires throughout the state. And although we have yet to see a major wildfire in North Central Washington, fire season is here in full. KOHO 101 is of course your source for breaking news in the region and we will be here for every fire, large or small.…Read More