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 Nov. 27 commission meeting held at the district’s Wells Hydroelectric Project: Authorized interconnection and service agreement with Power Block 404, LLC as required by the customer service policies, section 36. (17-190) Approved a change to section 32 of the...
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Fire District Commission announces meetings

ORONDO — The Douglas County Fire District 4 Commission has announced its schedule of meetings for 2018. The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 1 located at 13996 Highway 2 in Orondo. All meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Meeting dates are Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21...
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Waterville designated to receive TIB funding for Walnut Street project

Erlandsen engineer Jeff Sutton announced to the Waterville Town Council Nov. 20 that a proposed project involving reconstruction of Walnut Street from Chelan Avenue to Monroe Street, as well as replacement of sidewalks on that street, had been selected by the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) as one of the projects to be funded statewide in 2018.
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Sheriff Gjesdal will retire next year

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal on Nov. 17 announced he won’t seek reelection in 2018. Gjesdal, 58, was first elected to his post as Douglas County’s top cop in 2006 and then reelected in 2010 and 2014. He’s been with the department since 1995. “I’ve been in law enforcement for 33 years. By the time my next term is up I’ll be almost 60,” Gjesdal told the...
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Nov. 7 general election fills local boards and councils

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent There were 4,862 ballots for the Nov. 7 general election that had been counted in Douglas County as of 2 p.m. Nov. 9. There were approximately 1,500 ballots left to count. Voter turnout was estimated at 23.24 percent. Contested races included the Eastmont Metropolitan Park District, Commissioner 5; East Wenatchee Water District, Commissioner 1;...
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County commissioners vote to defer trash decision

The Douglas County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 6 to postpone approval of an application by Waste Management of Washington, Inc. for authority to import waste from metropolitan Vancouver, B.C. to the Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill near Pangborn Memorial Airport.
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Waterville Town Council | Mosquito Control District Board meeting cancelled

The Waterville Town Council learned at its Nov. 6 meeting that the town was advertising to fill Position 5 on the five-member Waterville Mosquito Control District Board. Because the board currently has only two members and thus lacked a quorum, its Nov. 8 meeting was cancelled. The other two appointments to the board are made by the county commissioners.
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Forest Service announces summer job process

WENATCHEE — People interested in working for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest next summer should plan to submit an application at usajobs.gov during the week of Nov. 14-20. More than 100 jobs will be available in a wide range of positions. For more information and job announcement numbers, go to go.usa.gov/xnY2Z.
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Congressional candidates to attend forum on Nov. 13

CASHMERE — The groups NCW United and Indivisible Wenatchee will host a forum on Nov. 13 for Democratic candidates seeking to take the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of the 8th Congressional District. The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Ave. The candidates will first speak on their qualifications and positions on issues. Those...
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Newhouse to host senior symposium

MOSES LAKE — Rep. Dan Newhouse, of Washington state’s 4th Congressional District, will host a symposium for senior citizens from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Moses Lake Senior Center, 608 Third Ave. The event will consist of three panels of experts to help seniors and their families navigate the Social Security and Medicare systems and benefits; learn about fraud and identity theft...
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