• Bud Hover Resigns Washington State Ag Sec Post
    Posted 3/31/15   Bud Hover announced Monday he is resigning his post as Director of Washington State's Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to return to his farm in Okanogan County and spend more time with his wife and family...
  • Lands Commissioner Seeks More State Funding for Summer Wildfires
    Posted 3/31/15   Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark urged the state House Appropriations Committee yesterday to fully fund resource requests to fight wildfires, map landslides and inspect timber harvests in unstable areas.   The committee’s draft budget includes only $2.5 million of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ original request for about $4.5 million to bolster fire crews, add equipment and expand aerial firefighting capability in the wake of the 2014 fire season, the worst in state history.    In his testimony before the House Committee Goldmark provided a preliminary forecast for this summer's wildfire season ...
  • Two Bridgeport Residents Arrested on Weapons Charges
    Posted from Douglas County Sheriff News Release on 3/31/15   On 03/28/15 at approximately 2:30 AM Deputies on routine patrol in the City of Bridgeport, WA heard gunshots in the area of 1255 Fairview.  They responded to the scene and located a number of spent 9mm shell casings near a residence.  Two persons came out and confronted the Deputies about what they were doing.  Both suspects had the odor of alcohol on or about their person.  Additional investigation indicated that the suspects had been firing a pistol outside their house.  A search warrant was applied for and executed at the residence.  A 9mm pistol was located.  In addition, the male suspect was found to be a convicted felon.  Both were arrested and transported to the Okanogan County Jail without incident.   19 year old Eva Torres-Gomez of Bridgeport was arrested for illegally aiming or discharging a firearm and minor in possession of alcohol. 20 year old Adan Torres Gomes of Bridgeport was arrested for illegally aiming or discharging a firearm, felon in possession a firearm, and minor in possession of alcohol.   There were no reports of injuries or property damage.  
  • Apple Citizen Named
    Dr. Jay Brunner, director of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, has been named as the 2015 Apple Citizen of the Year by the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. Festival Administrator Darci Waterman says the award, which began in 1981, honors the roots of the Festival and the leaders that make this the Apple Capital of the World. Brunner, associated with Entomology research and education for 36 years, is noted for his research into Integrated Pest Management. Dr. Brunner will be honored at the All Service Club Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29, and will also ride in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 2.
  • Hospital affiliation talks begin
    Posted Sunday, 03-29-15   Confluence Health officials Friday announced the have begun talks with their counterparts at Samaritan Healthcare to form an affiliated organization...
  • Sabey plans new data center
    Posted Sunday, 03-29-15 Sabey Data Centers has kicked off construction of a second massive data center in Quincy...
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