Town of Waterville receives word of Public Works Trust funding

The Town of Waterville has been informed by the Public Works Trust Fund that it will be funded for sewer collection design and repairs. The town had applied for a loan of $900,000 to replace and reline 3,000 linear feet of the 52,000 linear foot system.
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East Wenatchee councilman appointed

EAST WENATCHEE — Rob Tidd, a project manager for the Corporation for Better Housing, is the newest East Wenatchee City Council member.
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Open house for East Wenatchee’s future roundabout

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee and RH2 Engineering will host an informational open house Aug. 28 regarding the future roundabout at 3rd Street S.E. and Highline Drive. The event will be held at 5 p.m. in the East Wenatchee City Hall Rotunda. Handouts about the project will be available. City officials are also asking business owners in the area to give input on how the...
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City seeks civil service commissioner

EAST WENATCHEE — The city has a vacant spot on its Civil Service Commission. The mayor appoints the three commissioners, who ensure treatment of civil-service applicants and employees is consistent with the law. They serve six-year terms, but the term for this vacancy expires at the end of 2022. Commissioners are unpaid but can be reimbursed for expenses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who...
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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 Aug. 12 commission meeting held at the district's East Wenatchee office...
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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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