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Agencies plan and build relationships for fire season

Agencies plan and build relationships for fire season

Armed with experiences and knowledge from the last two record-breaking fire seasons in the state, about 75 representatives from diverse firefighting agencies gathered last week to plan, share information, and brainstorm about how to be better prepared to handle a fast-moving disaster. The “large-fire” meeting brought together firefighters and fire managers, emergency personnel, weather forecasters and...
Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Practical, political issues aired in Okanogan County meeting By Ann McCreary Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) came to Okanogan County last weekend to hear what local people think the county needs to fight future wildfires, and left with plenty to consider as she prepares wildfire management legislation. Faster and more effective initial attacks when wildfires ignite;...
Fire District 6 commissioners leave Waller’s paid leave contract provisions in place

Fire District 6 commissioners leave Waller’s paid leave contract provisions in place

After hearing another legal opinion during an executive session Monday (March 14), Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners took no action regarding a contract that provides a two-year paid leave to Fire Chief Don Waller.
Sifting through  the ashes

Sifting through the ashes

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been asked to assist in the investigation of a fire that caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub early Monday morning (Feb. 29). Brian Brett, a fire investigator from Douglas County, conducted…
Fire District 6 commissioners continue review of Waller contract

Fire District 6 commissioners continue review of Waller contract

In response to questions from the public regarding Fire Chief Don Waller’s two-year paid leave agreement, Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners are reviewing the contract “to understand all options available to the board,” according to a press release issued by the district on Tuesday (March 2).

Early morning fire damages Twisp River Pub

An early morning fire on Monday (Feb. 29) caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub on Highway 20. The cause of the fire is under investigation. An investigator from Douglas County was expected to be in Twisp on Monday to …
Fire district reviewing former chief Waller’s contract and role at fires

Fire district reviewing former chief Waller’s contract and role at fires

Commissioners will set policy for comp time By Marcy Stamper The attorney for Okanogan County Fire District 6 will prepare a press release explaining the fire commissioners’ options with regard to a contract with former Fire Chief Don Waller. Commissioners made the brief announcement about the press release after a 40-minute closed-door session and consultation...
District 6 commissioners likely to leave Waller contract in place

District 6 commissioners likely to leave Waller contract in place

After meeting in an executive session, Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners indicated a contract that provides two years of paid leave to former Fire Chief Don Waller is likely to remain in place. Commissioners spent 40 minutes in the closed-door session, during which they spoke by phone with the attorney for the district, on...
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 …