Bridgeport car thief rams patrol car
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
- Hits: 6
On 12/10/17 at 1:56 AM, a Douglas County Deputy on routine patrol spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on Tacoma St. and 21st in Bridgeport.
The Deputy turned on his emergency lights and siren, but the car sped away. The car ran six stop signs as the Deputy pursued. The suspect vehicle drove into the PUD parking lot. When the Deputy pulled in behind vehicle, the driver put the car in reverse and rammed the patrol car. The pursuit continued.
The suspect vehicle had a flat tire and eventually was forced off the road. She resisted arrest. The vehicle was found to be stolen from Bridgeport on 12/08/17.
The female driver, 24 year old Yvon Lopez-Flores of Bridgeport, was arrested for a possession of a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, and DUI. There was a passenger, 20 year old Christopher Rodriguez of Bridgeport, who was arrested for a DOC warrant.
The criminals were booked into the Okanogan County Jail without further incident. There were no injuries.
Transportation Commission to review I-405 Express Toll Lanes performance and begin work on SR 99 toll rates at Dec.12-13 meeting
- Written by Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director
- Hits: 61
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission is reviewing several tolling items during meetings Dec. 12 and 13. Topics include a two-year review of the I-405 Express Toll Lanes, initial consideration of traffic and revenue analysis for the State Route 99 tunnel under Seattle and options to maintain current toll rates on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
The meetings start at 9a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. These meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to speak to the commission can during public comment periods after key agenda items during the meetings.
On Dec. 12, the Washington State Department of Transportation Toll Division will present initial traffic and toll revenue projections for the tunnel replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct portion of SR 99. The Washington State Legislature has directed that tolls raise $200 million toward project construction costs over time. Although the commission will not adopt toll rates until fall 2018, the data will be used to determine how toll rates will vary by time of day to manage congestion on the facility and impacts on surface streets.
Two additional toll facilities are also on the agenda Dec. 12. at 1 p.m., WSDOT will report on the performance of the I-405 Express Toll Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood, which have been in operation for two full years. The briefing will include data regarding use of the I-405 Express Toll Lanes, changes in corridor congestion, net revenue collected and results of a survey of public reaction and attitudes. Officials from two of the transit agencies using the lanes will report on their travel times and ridership before and after ETL implementation.
The Tuesday, Dec. 12 meeting concludes with an update on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge financial plan, followed by a report from a work group the commission led to assess options for providing long-term toll payer relief for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The work group recommendations will be delivered to the legislature in January 2018.
During the Dec. 13 meeting, the commission will hear a progress report on planning for the Road Usage Charge Pilot Project prior to launch early in 2018. A road usage charge (RUC) is a per-mile charge drivers would pay for the use of the roads. It is under consideration as a potential replacement for the gas tax drivers now pay on a gallon of gasoline. A RUC may provide a more sustainable funding source for transportation infrastructure, in light of growing fuel efficiency of new vehicles, which consume less gas. The pilot project will engage 2,000 volunteers from across the state to test the concept and shape how it might work.
The Dec. 13 meeting agenda also includes a report from WSDOT on the work it is doing to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles in the state.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/.
Chelan Fire and Rescue Special Meeting 12-13-17
- Written by Carol A. Kibler, CFR
- Hits: 28
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
* Revenue and Expenditure Report: October 2017
* Payroll: $141,525.29 November 1-30, 2017 Paid 12-05-2017
* Vouchers for November General Account: Vouchers #1308 through #1311 for $480.97; Voucher #1313 through #1323 for $6,739.31; Voucher #1366 through #1381 for $7,319.98; Vouchers #1402 through #1414 for $9,813.78.
* Vouchers for November Capital Account: Vouchers #1312 for $167.81; Voucher #1382 for $8,104.82; Vouchers #1413 for $5,439.76.
* Minutes: November 1 and 8, 2017
Fire Chief Report:
* 2017 Budget Expense Report
* 2017 Goal and Objectives
* Personnel (Career/Volunteer)
* Facilities/Apparatus and Equipment
* Emergency Response Report
* Public Education
* Fire Prevention
Firefighters Association Report:
* Citizens Task Force
* Marine / Water Rescue Response Up-date
* Annexation Proposals Up-Date
* 2016 State Audit Report
* Elected a 2017 Chairperson for the Board of Fire Commissioners
* Elected a 2017 District Secretary to the Board of Fire Commissioners.
* 12/12/17: Annual District Holiday Social
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.140 to discuss negotiations and collective bargaining issues.
Buckner Orchard Adopt-A-Tree 2017
- Written by Herb Sargo
- Hits: 49
Manson Secondary School Collaborative Experience
- Written by Janice Stewart
- Hits: 31
The Manson Secondary Music and Art Department held its annual Collaborative Experience "Culture" featuring music and art from Manson Students On November 20th. The concert was overflowing with parents, students, staff and community members. Thank you for joining us!
Matt Brown, music director, stated, “The goal of the collaborative experience is that through the study of a theme the audience and students learned to be a part of something bigger that themselves. This year’s theme “Culture” delved into the music, art and history from nations around the world.
Art teacher Phil Thomas added, ““I think the value of the collaboration of the arts is that the students begin to make connections - not only between art and music but also with cultures and the purposeful connection with the audience when you create a piece to be in a show like that.”
The next middle/high school concert and Fine Arts program will be held on May 21, 2018.
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