District 4 Auxiliary holds social

Douglas County Fire District 4 Auxiliary met for a summer social on Aug. 6 at Sun Cove’s Club House. All interested Orondo community members were invited.
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Firefighters continue to monitor Chelan Hills Fire

CHELAN/ORONDO — The Chelan Hills Fire was declared 100 percent contained as of Aug. 2 and command was transitioned from Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 11 back to local fire agencies to continue to patrol the area. According to a NWT11 news release on Aug. 2, the fire had burned 1,842 acres. While no new growth was reported on the fire, internal burning was likely to continue and...
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Agencies cooperate fighting fires

Fires around the area have kept local crews and other resources from throughout the state busy over the last two weeks.
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Honor Rolls from Area Schools

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools. Editor’s note: The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school.   Brewster Middle/High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Juniors: Nathan Rios, Samantha Yanez Freshmen: Halle Aparicio, Cade Gebbers, Miriam Garcia, Benjamin Witt Eighth grade: Yunuen...
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Orondo School District to offer summer meal program

ORONDO — The Orondo School District will offer a summer meal program for children at Orondo Elementary and Middle School, 100 Orondo School Road. The program will run Monday through Thursday from June 25 through July 26, except July 4. It will also run one Friday only on July 6. Meals will be available for no charge to children 18 years of age and younger. Snacks will be served from 10:25 to...
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Helicopter pilot walks away after hitting power lines

From The Wenatchee World ORONDO — A pilot walked away without injury after the Bell 206 helicopter she was flying hit high-tension power lines June 17 while drying off cherries. “She did a good job of setting it down,” Orondo Fire Chief Jim Oatey said. “Tangling with those lines, you would expect more of a catastrophic accident.” The accident was in an orchard about four miles south of...
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Orondo honors eighth-graders

Th second eighth grade class to graduate from Orondo Middle School was honored during bilingual ceremonies on June 7. The class consisted of 21 students.
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Visitors asked to comment on Orondo River Park’s future

ORONDO — Overnight camping at Orondo River Park isn’t happening this summer, and visitors are being asked for feedback about that and other changes to the park operation. The 5-acre park on the Columbia River, about 2.5 miles upriver from Orondo, was built by the Port of Douglas County in 1972 and has been a Chelan County PUD recreation site since 1976. The park — with 13 RV sites, 25 tent...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

May 18 Mansfield, weapons violation: Mansfield School District, a student made a joke about bringing a gun to school and shooting. School officials and deputies were confident that the student had not been serious. The school handled the matter with the student, and the deputy made contact with the student and his family to ensure that it was understood that such a joke is...
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Firefighters practice their craft

Firefighters from Chelan, Manson and Mansfield joined Orondo firefighters on the evening of May 16, for a practice fire drill as they burned the old Sonney homestead in Orondo.
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