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Chelan County close to opening roads to ATVs

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County commissioners appear to be close to opening most all county roads to street-legal all-terrain vehicles.

Commissioners Tuesday hosted a public hearing that drew about 20 ATV enthusiasts eager for more access.

A new state law that took effect in July lets cities and counties open roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less to street-legal ATVs.

After listening to a half-dozen public comments in favor, as well as staff concerns about cost and safety, commissioners…

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