Deishl in Olympia for ag advocacy

Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) Wheat Ambassador Lexi Deishl traveled to Olympia on a lobbying trip, Jan. 16-18, with a delegation from the association and from the Washington Grain Commission.
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Fair board discusses meeting with promotions consultant

NCW Fair Board members had a successful day-long session with fair consultant Sunny Saunders Jan. 29. 
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Grant/loan money for town’s wastewater collection system looks to be forthcoming

Waterville Mayor Royal DeVaney told town council members at their regular Feb. 5 meeting that the 2019 state budget contains $85,000 in loan and grant money for the Town of Waterville from the Department of Ecology to repair and update the town’s wastewater collection system.
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Ski hill forced to close Feb. 10-11; will reopen if more snow comes

The Badger Mountain Ski Hill was forced to close the weekend of Feb. 10-11 because of warm conditions that reduced the snow pack to below what is needed to operate.
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Blood drive in Waterville on Feb. 22

WATERVILLE — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville. The Red Cross is in critical need for eligible blood donors. Donors are encouraged to use the Red Cross RapidPass process to start the process online before scheduling an appointment or planning a walk-in donation. For more information about RapidPass,...
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South Douglas CD looking for a supervisor

WATERVILLE — Are you interested in becoming more involved with your conservation district? South Douglas Conservation District will have an appointed supervisor position open this spring. The five-member board of supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month, except August. The supervisors set policy and direction for the conservation district. Members serve three-year terms without...
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Submissions now accepted for Audubon bird photography contest

NCW — The 2018 North Central Washington Audubon Society Bird Photography Contest is now under way. Regional photographers are encouraged to submit their best photos of Pacific Northwest birds. Participants must reside in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan or Ferry counties and may submit up to three photos. Each must contain at least one Pacific Northwest bird, identified in the submission along with...
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Kids Karnival at Pybus

WENATCHEE — It’s an afternoon of fun for the kids! Kiwanis Clubs Division 52 will host its Kids Karnival from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Pybus Market Events Room. The carnival is free to all children from kindergarten through fifth grade. There will be over 20 games and activities of fun and skill, plus lots of prizes. Children must be accompanied by adults. For more information, contact...
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It’s all about birds in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — Celebrate birds and explore the natural world! The 2018 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest will be held May 17-20 at the Wenatchee River Institute at Barn Beach Reserve, a nine-acre nature preserve on the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth. The event will feature a wide variety of field trips, classes, an art exhibition and more. Keynote speaker will be noted birder and artist David Allen...
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Moody performs Feb. 16 at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Eden Moody will perform at the next Music on the Railcar event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Pybus Market. Moody is a well-known local singer who features styles of alternative country and Americana with a South American twist. There is no cost to a attend. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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