April 16, 2014- Business Briefs

Stonerose names interim director REPUBLIC — Katherine Meade, a longtime Ferry County resident and business owner, has been named interim executive director of Stonerose Interpretive Center.

Bank hires new vice president

Josh Stendera has joined North Cascades Bank as senior vice president and chief credit officer. He is based at the bank’s Wenatchee branch at 614 Mission St.

Google Maps fixes Deep Bay Park name

Residents petition company to correct park’s moniker

The city’s Deep Bay Park was suffering from an identity crisis, but the problem apparently has been fixed.

County K-9s receive ballistic vest protection

Nonprofit group raises money to protect police dogs

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 corps has received three ballistic vests to protect the dogs.

Boards due for change

County to expand Parks and Recreation duties

The Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board will soon be repurposed to serve the entire county, and a new board in charge of overseeing the county fair will be created.

Tribal leaders won’t seek re-election

Several candidates vie for five seats

Neither Omak District incumbent is seeking re-election to the Colville Business Council.

Orozco joins City Council

Animal control officer asks for new anti-cruelty provisions

The City Council is complete once again with the appointment of a new fifth member last week. Sergio Orozco was selected and sworn in during the March 26 meeting, Finance Director Karen Brown said.

Mayor secures state grant for records

The city is getting a state grant to help it preserve public records.

Major construction planned for Snoqualmie Pass this spring

Drivers should plan ahead to minimize delays as widening of Interstate 90 gets under way in Snoqualmie Pass next month

Proposal to tax e-cigarettes stalls in the Legislature

Tax proposal for e-cigarettes stalls and legislative session ends

Dye test starts today at Grand Coulee Dam

Federal Bureau of Reclamation testing for leaks in Grand Coulee Dam powerhouse today

House wants funding for third 144-car ferry to come from new tab fee

State House votes to add fee to license plates to pay for new ferry

Osoyoos-Kelowna shuttle service gains traction

The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce is seeking proposals to operate a shuttle service from the resort town of Osoyoos to airports in Penticton and Kelowna.

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Three Rivers Hospital commissioners interview CEO candidates

Three finalists selected for Three Rivers Hospital's CEO position; board continues to keep most identities secret

Legislators grapple with merging medical and recreational marijuana

Lawmakers working on bills that would merge recreational and medical marijuana sales rules