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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.
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).
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...
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 …
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...
Fire destroys mobile home in Twisp

Fire destroys mobile home in Twisp

An early morning fire on Monday (June 8) destroyed a mobile home at River’s Edge Mobile Home Park in Twisp, as well as a car and boat parked next to the mobile home. Firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 responded to a call at about 1 a.m. and arrived at the trailer park to...
Letters to the editor: October 29, 2014

Letters to the editor: October 29, 2014

Thanks for the memories Dear Editor: Thank you for the Oct. 15 “No Bad Days” column, “The Boats of Summer.” You bring back amazing memories. I remember so well many of those races, particularly in the early 1950s, watching with my parents had friends who had a home in Mount Baker that overlooked the hydroplane...
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 …
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...