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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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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