Thompson leading in mayor race

As of Aug. 12, with 99 percent of the primary ballots in Douglas County tabulated, Jill Thompson is running a strong first for the position of Waterville mayor. Loyd Smith and Chuck Driver are almost tied for second place.
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Community shredding days planned

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Solid Waste will host two community shredding events on Sept. 14. In East Wenatchee, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at 19 McElmurry Lane in East Wenatchee. There will also be a shredding event from 1 to 3 p.m. in Waterville at the Recycle Center, 720 N. Chelan Ave. Local residents are encouraged to bring all their papers and documents to be...
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Waterville and Bridgeport get state infrastructure loans

NCW — Sewer system improvements in Waterville and a second water reservoir in Bridgeport are among 30 projects across the state receiving infrastructure loans from the state Public Works Board. The board awarded a $900,000 construction loan to Waterville and a $180,000 pre-construction loan to Bridgeport. Statewide, the board has awarded over $85 million. “We’ve got some pipes that are...
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Orondo Post Office to hold Passport Fair

ORONDO — The Orondo Post Office will hold a Passport Fair the week of Aug. 19-23 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The post office is located at 14003 Highway 2. Passport acceptance services will be on a walk-in basis with no appointment required. Customers should go to the Department of State website at wwrld.us/33u3G2W to print a copy of the DS-11, Application for a...
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Mansfield among stops on Hawkins ‘listening tour’

NCW — State Sen. Brad Hawkins is planning his third annual “listening tour” for early September. Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, represents the 12th Legislative District, which covers Chelan and Douglas counties and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties. The tour schedule: Sept. 3 Cashmere: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., City Hall Leavenworth: 2-4 p.m., City Hall Sept. 4 Quincy: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., City...
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Free disposal day planned for October

EAST WENATCHEE — Waste Management and Douglas County are teaming up to offer a free disposal day this fall. Douglas County residents living outside any city limits who are interested in participating in the event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 should go to the county’s Public Services Building at 140 19th St. N.W. during business hours to sign up and receive a ticket. Identification and a...
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Community shred day planned in September

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Solid Waste will host a community shredding event Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 19 McElmurry Lane in East Wenatchee. Local residents are encouraged to bring all their papers and documents to be destroyed. Acceptable items include white and colored paper, envelopes, unwanted mail, insurance policies, sticky notes, tax records, cancelled checks, payroll records...
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Douglas County PUD Commission meeting report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the July 22 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Awarded contract 19-22-D, supply and deliver two 230 kV breakers for Rapids Switchyard to General Pacific, Inc. the lowest responsive bidder. Authorized approving the facility use...
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Ceremony opens Gateway Park

Members of the East Wenatchee City Council, East Wenatchee Events Board, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce and other guests gathered at East Wenatchee’s new Gateway Park on July 1 for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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East Wenatchee seeks to fill council seat

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee is seeking an individual interested in serving on the East Wenatchee City Council for an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2021. To be eligible for the position, applicants must be a resident of the City of East Wenatchee for a period of at least one year prior to the date of application, be registered to vote, and available to attend city council...
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