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 June 11 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Heard bid opening results from bid document 18-03-W, supply two 14.4kV to 480 V, 2 MVA, dry-type transformers for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. All bids will be evaluated prior to a...
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Waterville Town Council | It’s time to sign up for swim lessons

Information about the swimming pool, which is to open July 18, was one of the items on the June 4 Waterville Town Council agenda.
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Douglas County Republicans looking for interim sheriff nominees

EAST WENATCHEE — The Douglas County Republican Central Committee is accepting applications for candidates wanting to serve as interim Douglas County sheriff until the end of the year. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal announced late last month that he was moving up his retirement from law enforcement by about six months to June 30. The office of sheriff is a partisan position so Douglas County...
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Harvey Gjesdal will be leaving June 30

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal announced on May 30 that he would retire from the sheriff's office on June 30.
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Waterville Town Council: Rainier Street irrigation line now in use

The Waterville School and Waterville Cemetery have begun to use water supplied by the irrigation line installed along Rainier Street last summer. The town council learned about the progress of the project at its regular May 21 meeting. Council approved Pay Estimate No. 4, in the amount of $2,585 for electrical work on the project that was completed last fall but could not be tested until this...
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Rainier Street irrigation line should be usable this summer

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent   There are still a few minor details to be finished on the Rainier Street irrigation project. The project, which provides non-potable water for irrigation of the school and cemetery lawns, should be completed before this year’s irrigation season gets well under way. At the May 7 Waterville Town Council meeting, council members heard of the...
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$1.5 million in grants announced to help children, veterans

NCW — Gov. Jay Inslee announced last month an award of almost $1.5 million in grants to go to programs that helps to provide children opportunity to explore the outdoors. No Child Left Inside grants will be awarded to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and targets at-risk youth by funding programs which provide outdoor education and recreation such as exploring Mount St....
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Young Marines opening Wenatchee unit

The Young Marines organization is opening a Wenatchee unit this summer.
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Luncheon to honor local law enforcement officers May 16

The Greater Wenatchee Sunrise Lions Club will host its 26th Annual Peace Officer Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on May 16 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
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Town council declares a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining

The Waterville Town Council voted unanimously April 16 to institute a one-year moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining operations in town. Operations that were already licensed before April 16 will still be allowed to operate.
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