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Winthrop, District 6 voters approve town’s annexation for firefighting protection

Winthrop, District 6 voters approve town’s annexation for firefighting protection

Voters in both the Town of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 have approved a proposed annexation of the town to the fire district by a wide margin in each jurisdiction. As a result of the Feb. 14 special election, Winthrop will be annexed to the fire district in 2018 and become part of the...
Proposed annexation of Winthrop to District 6 winning by a large margin

Proposed annexation of Winthrop to District 6 winning by a large margin

Voters in both the Town of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 are handily approving a proposed annexation of the town to the fire district, the first tally of special election votes indicated on Tuesday night (Feb. 14). According to Okanogan County Auditor’s Office results posted after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Winthrop voters were approving...
Winthrop, Fire District 6 residents to decide annexation proposal on Feb. 14

Winthrop, Fire District 6 residents to decide annexation proposal on Feb. 14

Other than an increase in their total property tax bills beginning in 2018, Winthrop residents won’t see many changes in fire protection if they support a proposal on the Feb. 14 special election ballot that would annex the town into Okanogan County Fire District 6.
District 6 appoints advisory group

District 6 appoints advisory group

An eight-member citizens committee has been appointed to advise commissioners of Okanogan County Fire District 6, and will meet for the first time on Monday (Jan. 16). The fire district’s three commissioners selected the citizens advisory committee members from 11 applicants who sent letters of interest to the district. The first job of the advisory...
Christmas Day fire draws full District 6 response

Christmas Day fire draws full District 6 response

Firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 responded to a Christmas Day fire in a house on Sky Ranch Road, west of Twisp. A fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. in the attic of the house at 21 Sky Ranch Road. All available firefighters from the Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama stations responded.
State auditor recommends changes in District 6’s paid leave policy

State auditor recommends changes in District 6’s paid leave policy

In response to a citizen hotline call early this year, the state auditor examined personnel policies and records of Okanogan County Fire District 6, and recommended changes regarding paid leave for district employees. The hotline call to the auditor was made after fire district commissioners signed an agreement last December …
District 6 seeks applicants for citizens advisory committee

District 6 seeks applicants for citizens advisory committee

Valley residents who are interested in serving as advisers to Okanogan County Fire District 6 can submit letters of interest to the fire district by Jan. 9. District 6 commissioners approved creation of a citizens advisory committee at their meeting …
Fire District 6 considers forming citizens’ advisory committee

Fire District 6 considers forming citizens’ advisory committee

For more than two years, local residents have repeatedly urged commissioners of Okanogan County Fire District 6 to seek more citizen input on district matters, such as building a new fire station. The controversial fire station proposal is on hold, at least for the time being, after …
Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Residents of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 will vote on whether to annex the town into the district at a special election on Feb. 14, 2017. The Winthrop Town Council approved a pre-annexation agreement at its meeting last week …
News roundup: fires, accidents, etc.

News roundup: fires, accidents, etc.

News roundup: fires, accidents, etc. • Okanogan County Fire District 6 and Washington Department of Natural Resources crews responded to a brush fire early Thursday afternoon (Sept. 1), off of Highway 153 about 4 miles south of Carlton. The fire was controlled by about 3 p.m. About a dozen vehicles were on the scene. No...