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No construction bids submitted for District 6 fire hall

No construction bids submitted for District 6 fire hall

Commissioners had hoped to open bids Monday (April 13) for construction of a new Winthrop fire station for Okanogan County Fire District 6, but instead found themselves with no bids to consider. “This is not good …
Valley’s early-season brush fires ‘not unusual this time of year’

Valley’s early-season brush fires ‘not unusual this time of year’

After last summer’s wildfires and an early, dry spring, people are especially jittery about spring burn piles that get out of control. Okanogan County Fire District 6 has responded to a handful of fires in the past month, according to Assistant Fire Chief Cody Acord. Most of the fires were caused when burning of brush...
Twisp wants to get head start on next service contract with Fire District 6

Twisp wants to get head start on next service contract with Fire District 6

With two years left in a five-year fire protection contract with Okanogan County Fire District 6, Twisp town officials want to meet with the district to begin discussing a future contract and potential costs. In a letter to be sent to the fire …
Fire destroys mobile home Sunday morning on Eastside Road

Fire destroys mobile home Sunday morning on Eastside Road

A fire destroyed a mobile home at 804 Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road early Sunday morning (March 15), as well as two vehicles parked next to it. One occupant was in the home but was outside and unhurt when firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 arrived, and was looked after at the scene by Aero Methow...
District 6 will open fire station construction bids on April 13

District 6 will open fire station construction bids on April 13

Bids from contractors for construction of a new fire station will be opened by Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners at their next regular meeting on April 13. At their meeting Monday (March 9), district commissioners approved sending the fire station project out to bid.
Carlos1800 employees treated for carbon monoxide exposure

Carlos1800 employees treated for carbon monoxide exposure

Five employees of Carlos 1800 Mexican Grill and Cantina in Winthrop were overcome by carbon monoxide and were airlifted for medical treatment on Saturday (March 7).
State Auditor: District 6 has never submitted annual financial reports

State Auditor: District 6 has never submitted annual financial reports

Following a routine audit of Okanogan County Fire District 6, the Washington State Auditor sent a letter to the district noting that the district has not submitted annual financial reports with the auditor’s office as required by state law.
District 6 makes some changes to fire hall specs prior to bids

District 6 makes some changes to fire hall specs prior to bids

At recent meetings to review architectural plans for a proposed new fire hall, Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners identified some changes aimed at reducing building costs. Commissioners met twice over the past week to discuss plans for …
Analysis: new fire hall would strain District 6 resources

Analysis: new fire hall would strain District 6 resources

By Ann McCreary
An independent financial analysis of Okanogan County Fire District 6’s ability to borrow money for a new fire station found that the district could borrow up to $2.5 million, but would likely deplete half its reserves and have little money available for unexpected expenses or future purchases. The analysis was...
Why District 6 needs a new fire hall in Winthrop

Why District 6 needs a new fire hall in Winthrop

By Roy Reiber Recent events have been very disappointing and I am deeply bothered by the apparent abuse the Okanogan County Fire District 5 commissioners have received. During my years as a firefighter, commissioner or both, I’ve seen many changes in District 6. Even 20 years ago the four stations operated with military surplus vehicles...