Clean up day in Mansfield

The town of Mansfield and Consolidated Disposal Services Inc. sponsored a community cleanup day for Mansfield residents on April 14.
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Road closures for construction work

EAST WENATCHEE — The city of East Wenatchee has announced that road construction is now under way in the 1600 block of North Ashland Avenue and the 1600 block of North Astor Court. The four-week project began April 23 and is scheduled to conclude May 18. Weather or working conditions may cause the schedule to vary. Short sections of the roadway will be closed for about a week near each work...
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BLM seeks nominations to Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council

NCW — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for eight open positions on the Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a range of resource and land management issues. Established by charter, RACs are critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good...
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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 April 9 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Opened bids under 18-07-D, supply and deliver three-phase padmount transformers. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award. Opened bids under 18-15-D,...
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Sheriff candidate addresses town council

Kevin Morris, who is running for Douglas County sheriff in the November election, attended the March 19 Waterville Town Council meeting to introduce himself. Morris currently serves as undersheriff.
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State Parks hires park aides statewide for summer 2018 season

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced job openings for hundreds of seasonal park aides to help operate state parks during the 2018 summer season. Each summer, State Parks employs 400 park aides and 45 senior park aides to work the busy season, which runs from May through September. Park aides are all ages and backgrounds. They work in parks all over the...
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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 March 12 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Authorized reserved capacity agreement with One Eyed Jack, LLC to reserve substation capacity for future installation. (18-029) Approved reserved capacity agreement with Blackhawk...
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Win for community and technical college faculty on governor’s desk

OLYMPIA — Community and technical college faculty scored a big win during this year's legislative session. Lawmakers passed Engrossed House Bill 1237 to allow faculty at these colleges to negotiate local wage increases through collective bargaining.
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Older Washingtonians get legislative wins this session

OLYMPIA — Older Washingtonians' pocketbooks got some much-needed relief in the legislative session that recently wrapped up.
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Town council agrees on garbage rate increases

The Waterville Town Council at their March 5 meeting agreed on a garbage rate increase designed to cover the administrative costs for the town related to garbage collection.
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