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Kurt Danison, Bridgeport city planner.
BRIDGEPORT – City contract planner Kurt Danison addressed the Bridgeport City Council at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to discuss results of recent Planning Commission meetings. “Once each year we open up the comprehensive plan and zoning code for input from the community,...

Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley, right, made his first appearance at the Pateros City Council since his election to office. Undersheriff Aaron Culp, left, joined Hawley at Feb. 19 meeting.
PATEROS – Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley paid a visit to the regular monthly meeting of the Pateros City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 19, his first since his election as the county’s chief law enforcement officer last November. Accompanying Hawley was new undersheriff Aaron Culp who replaces the...

Kurt Danison is the contract city planner for the City of Pateros.
PATEROS – City contract planner Kurt Danison appeared before the regular monthly meeting of the city council on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to explain proposed zoning code changes recommended by the city’s Planning Committee. Danison said that during a January public hearing the Planning Committee received...

Council member Anthony Perkins favors vacation.
BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport City Council took a step backward so it could move forward with a property vacation application for Atomic Way at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Following an extended discussion over an application by Bridgeport resident Scott Wright, who owns...

Okanogan PUD wireman Nate Kruse, right, who began his career with the PUD as a limited meter clerk in Brewster, was honored with a 10-year service award during the meeting of the utility’s Board of Commissioners earlier this month. Presenting the award is PUD General Manager Steve Taylor. Kruse earned his master general journey level electrician certificate in 2010 and began his wireman apprenticeship in 2011. He became a journeyman wireman in 2014.
Wenatchee – Over the past 18 years, more than $11 million dollars has been allocated to projects on the National Forest in Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties through the Secure Rural School program. From Feb. 6 through April 17, volunteer organizations, interest groups, local...
Leavenworth – The Icicle Fund is now accepting applications for Initiative and Strategic Project grants. The deadline for both programs is March 4. The Fund awards grants to non-profit organizations who develop North Central Washington as a region where nature, the arts, and the area’s natural and...
East Wenatchee – The opioid epidemic continues to be a significant problem locally and nationally. Almost every family is affected. One duty of Public Health is to track and report on epidemics. That is why the Health Officer for Chelan and Douglas Counties, Francis J.V. Collins, MD, DDS, recently...

Rep. Newhouse with State of the Union guest Yakima County Commissioner and Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Implementation Committee member Ron Anderson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s second State of the Union address: “In his second State of the Union, President Trump made a call for greatness, laying out a vision for our country that we can accomplish if we come...
WASHINGTON - Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Washington. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in April 2019. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History....

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