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District 6 seeks levy increase to fund new station

District 6 seeks levy increase to fund new station

By Ann McCreary
Voters who live within the boundaries of Okanogan County Fire District 6 will be asked next month to decide whether they want to pay more in property taxes to finance construction of a new fire station in Winthrop. Proposition 1 on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asks voters to determine...
Benson Creek man cited for alleged reckless burning

Benson Creek man cited for alleged reckless burning

Thomas A. Henson, 67, of Benson Creek, was cited for alleged reckless burning Oct. 5 in connection with a grass fire on Benson Creek near Highway 153. The fire was reported at 3:23 p.m. and Deputy Laura Wright of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office responded. When she arrived, the fire was more than an acre...
Community briefs: September 24, 2014

Community briefs: September 24, 2014

This week: Community Harvest Potluck this weekend, Fire district open house, All about lampreys, Ham radio study sessions, Recognition dinner for nonprofit boards, Community conversations about child care, and Native plants sale
Thank you cards

Thank you cards

Sixth graders from Burlington, Washington sent more than 40 handmade thank-you cards to Methow Valley firefighters last month, care of Fire District 6 Assistant Chief Cody Acord. A letter on City of Burlington stationery that accompanied the cards stated, “Please help to pass out the cards to the Methow Fire Department and area volunteers,” but...
Local volunteers battle fire, balance personal lives

Local volunteers battle fire, balance personal lives

By Laurelle Walsh
If you ask a volunteer firefighter to talk about their experiences of the last month, you may get a response like, “You mean, like talk about what we do?” For it is, essentially, what they do, and what they have each prepared for in hundreds, or even thousands of hours of...
Fire district nearing approval of levy request

Fire district nearing approval of levy request

By Ann McCreary

Fire district commissioners are expected to approve a resolution next week calling for increased property taxes to build a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6.
Proposed new fire station is topic of public meetings

Proposed new fire station is topic of public meetings

By Ann McCreary
A proposal to increase the Okanogan County Fire District 6 tax levy to build a new fire station in Winthrop will be the topic of two public meetings hosted by the …
Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Firewise workshop on Saturday The Okanogan Conservation District is hosting a free Firewise workshop in Twisp on Saturday (May 17) from 10 a.m. – noon at TwispWorks. The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, and Okanogan Fire District 6. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and...
Wildfire burns 25 acres near Pearrygin Lake

Wildfire burns 25 acres near Pearrygin Lake

A wildfire that started shortly after noon on Monday (March 31) at the shooting range above Pearrygin Lake consumed about 25 acres of grassy hillside. Winds pushed the fire up the slope from the shooting range and dry grasses fed the fire, said Fire Chief Don Waller of Okanogan County Fire District 6. Waller said...
Fire district hires new division chief

Fire district hires new division chief

A new division chief has been hired by Okanogan County Fire District 6, the district announced this week. Russell “Rusty” Stamps, a 27-year fire service veteran, joined the district earlier this month. Stamps was assistant fire chief for Chelan County Fire District 7 before coming to the Methow Valley. Stamps graduated from Spokane Community College’s...