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  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...
WENATCHEE - The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies,” said Megan Snow,...

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