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County orders mining to stop at gravel pit

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WENATCHEE -- Chelan County officials have ordered the owner of a gravel pit north of Wenatchee to halt mining activities after he failed to comply with the conditions of his permit.

Lance Chipman of Cashmere did not have appropriate warning signs posted around his 55-acre property along Highway 97A, an April 12 letter signed by Chelan County Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Walker states.

Chipman, who co-owns Wenatchee Rock Products with Pamp Maiers of Moses Lake, also failed to install a…

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