A routine audit of Okanogan County Fire District 6 by the Washington State Auditor’s Office found the district was in compliance with state laws and regulations and the district’s policies and procedures. The audit released Monday (June 26) focused on payroll expenses and procedures and covered a period from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, […]
Okanogan County Fire District 6
Voters will have a choice in three local elections — for Winthrop mayor, a seat on the Winthrop town council, and a school board director — this November.
Bob DeHart and Sally Ranzau have filed to run for Winthrop mayor.
Anne Acheson, currently serving as …
The occupants of a Winthrop-area home walked away unhurt, but their home is in ruins after a devastating fire over the weekend.
Fred and Melody Beavon were woken in the middle of the night on Saturday (May 20) by the light of flames from the blazing adjacent garage.
The filing period for candidates who want to appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot begins Monday (May 15) and continues through May 19. All declaration-of-candidacy forms must be at the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on May 19. For non-partisan offices that draw no candidates, there will be a special extended three-day […]
Voters in both the Town of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 have approved a proposed annexation of the town to the fire district by a wide margin in each jurisdiction.
As a result of the Feb. 14 special election, Winthrop will be annexed to the fire district in 2018 and become part of the district’s tax base.
The Okanogan County …
Voters in both the Town of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 are handily approving a proposed annexation of the town to the fire district, the first tally of special election votes indicated on Tuesday night (Feb. 14). According to Okanogan County Auditor’s Office results posted after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Winthrop voters were approving […]
Other than an increase in their total property tax bills beginning in 2018, Winthrop residents won’t see many changes in fire protection if they support a proposal on the Feb. 14 special election ballot that would annex the town into Okanogan County Fire District 6.
An eight-member citizens committee has been appointed to advise commissioners of Okanogan County Fire District 6, and will meet for the first time on Monday (Jan. 16). The fire district’s three commissioners selected the citizens advisory committee members from 11 applicants who sent letters of interest to the district. The first job of the advisory […]
Firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 responded to a Christmas Day fire in a house on Sky Ranch Road, west of Twisp.
A fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. in the attic of the house at 21 Sky Ranch Road. All available firefighters from the Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama stations responded.
In response to a citizen hotline call early this year, the state auditor examined personnel policies and records of Okanogan County Fire District 6, and recommended changes regarding paid leave for district employees.
The hotline call to the auditor was made after fire district commissioners signed an agreement last December …