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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...
District 6 will ask for bids on new fire hall

District 6 will ask for bids on new fire hall

By Ann McCreary
Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners, on a divided vote, decided Monday (Dec. 8) to proceed with preparing a bid package for construction of a proposed new fire station for the district. At their regular meeting, the District 6 commissioners also accepted an …
Residents push back on District 6 fire hall plans

Residents push back on District 6 fire hall plans

By Ann McCreary
Valley residents had appreciation, criticism and lots of questions for Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners at a district meeting on Nov. 24. About 20 people who showed up at the meeting came mainly to discuss the district’s plan to move ahead with construction of a new fire station after...
Clearing the air

Clearing the air

After the election, the letters to the editor, the talk on the street and comments at last week’s meeting of the Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners, it would be helpful if everyone associated with the district understood this loud and clear message from the public: It’s not about the firefighters. It’s about the fire...
District 6 explores fire hall funding within existing debt limit

District 6 explores fire hall funding within existing debt limit

By Ann McCreary
Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners will evaluate whether the district can finance construction of a new fire station in Winthrop without a levy increase or bond proposal at a public meeting on Monday (Nov. 24). The meeting, which includes a public hearing on the district’s proposed 2015 budget, will...
Despite levy defeat, District 6 will pursue new fire hall

Despite levy defeat, District 6 will pursue new fire hall

Commissioners look for other funding, reluctant to change plans By Ann McCreary Disappointed and at times bitter about the defeat of a property tax levy proposition in last week’s election, Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners said this week they aren’t giving up on the idea of building a new fire station in Winthrop. At...
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