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OLYMPIA – As of Friday, August 17, campfires are banned on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) east of the Cascades.   This ban joins many other jurisdictions that have also prohibited campfires.    “We’ve had 47 wildfires started by campfires this year,”...
OKANOGAN - Erin Niemi at Okanogan County has won the Ernst Scholarship from PRIA.  The scholarship provides a one year membership to PRIA (Property Records Industry Association) and free attendance (including travel) to a PRIA national conference. “I am extremely proud of Erin for taking the...
East Wenatchee – Summer is almost over and kids are heading back to school. Are your child’s immunizations up-to-date? Here is an easy way to get your child’s immunizations records and find out.   MyIR allows you to access your child’s vaccine records and print a Certificate of Immunization Status...
WENATCHEE - Just when you need it most, a cool literary evening in a super cool venue! Write On The River's summer "Four Minutes Of Fame" is 6:30 Thursday evening, August 16 at the Radar Station, Wenatchee's newest gallery and intimate performance space at 115 South Wenatchee Avenue. Adult...
  OLYMPIA – Join Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, and Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Aviation Aerial Firefighting staff at DNR’s Tumwater hangar to learn how agency aviation resources are being prepared for the 2018 wildfire fire season. Background: • This year’s fleet...
CHELAN - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will close the Beebe Springs Unit of the Chelan Wildlife Area on Jan. 11 until maintenance can resume this spring. WDFW Lands Operation Manager Rich Finger said that a vault toilet on the property, just east of Chelan off Highway 97 on...
Council of Governmentsto meet Jan. 9 OKANOGAN - OCOG (Okanogan Council of Governments) will hold a meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. The location will be at 303 2nd Ave. S., Suite A, Okanogan (TranGO Office). Please contact Melanie Carroll at (509) 557-6177 or email mcarroll@...
  Every holiday season there are debates about which is the better choice – a real or artificial Christmas tree. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary S. Franz has the definitive answer. “Hands down – you have to go with a real tree,” says Hilary. “Supporting small business tree farms across the...
(StatePoint) If you prepped an emergency supply kit for your family, you most likely have the basics covered: batteries, first aid and non-perishable foods. Here are five often overlooked items that can help keep your family safe, comfortable and informed should the unexpected occur. • Water...
  Submitted by  Jennifer Dolge, Community Foundation of NCW   WENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded a total of $43,500 in Helping Hands grants to nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties in its last fiscal year, since July 2016.  Helping Hands is a competitive grant...

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