Shutdown threatens wildfire preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government shutdown is impacting wildfire preparedness as lack of funding continues to delay critical firefighter training and wildfire prevention programs, say U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both D-Wash.

January 18, 2019 4:59 p.m. read more..

Inslee accused of fueling partisanship

OLYMPIA — In his State of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 15, Gov. Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but was criticized by Republicans for fueling partisanship.

January 18, 2019 4:54 p.m. read more..

Tonasket law enforcement future is uncertain

Members of the city’s public safety committee, along with Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover and Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley, hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15, to discuss city’s policing needs following the mayor’s decision to disband the police department.

January 18, 2019 1:05 p.m. read more..

Goehner seated in House

OLYMPIA - Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, took the oath of office and was sworn in as a member of the state House of Representatives on Jan. 14 during opening ceremonies of the 2019 Legislature.

January 15, 2019 12:20 p.m. read more..

Work begins on Bridgeport Middle School

Last week an excavator began tearing down the Bridgeport Middle School and old district office. The building was outdated and needed modern construction in order to provide a positive learning environment for students, according the Bridgeport School District Superintendent Scott Sattler.

January 15, 2019 9:12 a.m. read more..

Chamber learns of $8 million ‘Magnificent’ project

Tonasket City Planner Kurt Danison of Highland Associates and city council member Jill Ritter presented information on the U.S. Highway 97 Reconstruction Project, formerly known as the “Magnificent Mile,” to the chamber of commerce Tuesday, Jan. 8.

January 15, 2019 9:04 a.m. read more..

Winterfest returns to Republic

Town will become a winter wonderland on Saturday, Jan. 19 as the Chamber of Commerce along with local volunteers, host the annual Winterfest celebration.

January 15, 2019 8:51 a.m. read more..