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News briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

News briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Special election ballots due Mail-in ballots for the Feb. 9 special election most be postmarked by Election Day. Locally, the only ballot item is for the Methow Valley School District, which is seeking renewal of two property tax levies — one for maintenance and operation, and one for technological support. If you have not received your ballot,...
Questions raised about District 6 agreement with Waller

Questions raised about District 6 agreement with Waller

Citizens at a packed Okanogan Fire District 6 commission meeting Monday (Jan. 11) questioned a paid leave agreement for Fire Chief Don Waller that was approved last month by district commissioners. In response to questions, commissioners said the employment agreement that …
2015 was a busy year for Fire District 6

2015 was a busy year for Fire District 6

Last year was the second-busiest year in terms of calls to Okanogan County Fire District 6, surpassed only by 2014 when the Carlton Complex Fire occurred. District 6, which serves Carlton to Lost River, responded to 284 calls, of which 140 were for fires. The previous year the district responded to more than 300 total...
Chief Waller takes paid leave from Fire District 6

Chief Waller takes paid leave from Fire District 6

Fire Chief Don Waller will take a two-year paid leave beginning Jan. 1, 2016, before retiring from Okanogan County Fire District 6 under an agreement approved by district commissioners last week. Waller, who has been chief since 2002, said he has accrued 4,021 hours of vacation and sick leave, and compensation time. Commissioners agreed to place...
Stokes leads Reiber in District 6 race

Stokes leads Reiber in District 6 race

Les Stokes appears to have defeated incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for a seat on the Okanogan County Fire District 6 board of commissioners by 808 to 739 votes, with less than 400 votes to be tallied countywide. “As Yogi Berra used to say, ‘It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,’” Stokes said Monday…
Editorial: Nov. 11, 2015

Editorial: Nov. 11, 2015

Message repeated Call it a portent. One year ago, voters residing within the rural boundaries of Okanogan County Fire District 6 rejected a property tax levy increase to pay for construction of new, $2.4 million fire station in Winthrop. Last Tuesday (Nov. 3), voters apparently turned out incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for an...
News briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

News briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Veterans Day closures It’s open to speculation how much anyone will be able to get done next Wednesday (Nov. 11), the Veterans Day holiday. Post offices, banks, libraries, school districts and all levels of government — local, county, state and federal — will be taking the day off. That will be complicated by a power...

STOKES LEADING REIBER IN EARLY RETURNS FOR FIRE DISTRICT 6 BOARD SEAT

Challenger Les Stokes was leading incumbent Roy Reiber in the race for a seat on the Okanogan County fire District 6 board of commissioners after the first round of voting results was reported Tuesday night (Nov. 3) by the Okanogan County auditor’s office. Stokes drew 505 votes, or about 55 percent, while Reiber drew 415...
Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioner candidates air differences at public forum

Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioner candidates air differences at public forum

Both Les Stokes and Roy Reiber, candidates for the Okanogan County Fire District 6 commission, bring decades of experience in local firefighting as volunteers and instructors. In the only contested race for local elected positions, Twisp resident Stokes is challenging incumbent Reiber for the fire district commission seat, which Reiber has held for 24 years.
General election mail-in voting about to begin

General election mail-in voting about to begin

Ballots will be in the mail soon to Okanogan County residents for the Nov. 3 general election. The voting period begins Friday (Oct. 16). Friday is also the final day to file as a write-in candidate for the November election. Oct. 26 is the last day for in-person registration. The deadline has passed for online...