Trees removed from DeVaney park

Four pine trees have been removed from Royal DeVaney Park next to the swimming pool. Mayor Royal DeVaney said the trees were diseased and presented a hazard to the public.
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New projects at fairgrounds

The NCW Fairgrounds has been a busy place this spring as four improvement projects around the grounds are underway.
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Pool park to be named after Royal DeVaney

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent Under protest from the mayor, Waterville Town Council members at their regular meeting May 20 voted unanimously in favor of a proposal to name the park next to the pool as ?Royal DeVaney Park.? DeVaney, 88, began serving as mayor in 1991. He did not file for re-election this year. Clerk/treasurer Marsha Peterson said a dedication for the newly named park...
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Peace officers are honored

The Greater Wenatchee Sunrise Lions Club held its 27th Annual Peace Officer Appreciation Luncheon and Officer of the Year ceremony May 15 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
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Four candidates running for Waterville mayor; three for Bridgeport mayor

The regular filing period for the 2019 election ended on May 17.
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Council hears details on Link Transit measure

Richard DeRock, general manager of Link Transit, was at the May 6 Waterville Town Council meeting to explain a measure that would increase the transit authority’s sales tax by 0.2 percent. The measure will be on the Aug. 6 ballot.
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Cemetery District suffers under failure of 2018 levy

An article in the Nov. 15, 2018 Empire Press gave the impression that the Douglas County Cemetery District 2 levy had passed with over 50 percent of the vote. This was incorrect as the levy required a supermajority of 60 percent to pass.
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Town hall meeting to discuss transportation

ROCK ISLAND — The Chelan-Douglas Coalition for Health Improvement will host a May 14 Rides to Work town hall meeting in Rock Island to discuss transportation issues people face in getting around. The town hall will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rock Island City Hall, 5 N. Garden Ave. The focus will be on sharing personal stories and discussing creative solutions for transportation-related...
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County auditors to discuss voter laws

WENATCHEE — Chelan-Douglas Republican Women will host an upcoming meeting to discuss recent changes to Washington State’s voter laws. The event is open to the public and will be held at 6 p.m. May 15 at the Masonic Center, 811 N. Chelan Ave. in Wenatchee. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall and Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore will explain the changes to voting laws and answer...
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Douglas County hosting two tire collection events

EAST WENATCHEE — Two tire collection events will be held in Douglas County this month. The first event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at 800 N. Monroe St. in Waterville. The second will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at 6114 Batterman Road in East Wenatchee. Both events are for residential cusotmers only. Up to 10 car or light truck tires will be accepted per customer. Prior...
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