Routine arrest warrant leads to drug possession warrant
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
On 04/29/18 at approximately 10:30 PM, Douglas County Deputies received information that a warrant suspect, 20 year old Morningstar St. Peter of Spokane, was hiding at a residence on the 700 Blk. of Fairview Ave. in Bridgeport, WA.
The arrest warrant was for Escape From Community Custody.
They went to the house and knocked on the door. When a female, the renter, answered the door, the deputies inquired if St. Peter was there. At first the woman gave conflicting stories, then she went back in the house and came out with St. Peter.
St. Peter was arrested without incident and transported to the Okanogan County Jail.
Although the renter told Deputies she did not know if there were any additional people in her house, they discovered three males and one female inside. The Deputies also noticed drug paraphernalia in the house. The deputies secured the residence and applied for a warrant to search for illegal drugs.
The affidavit was reviewed by a judge and the warrant was granted. While executing the warrant the deputies found two small bags of heroine, one small bag of methamphetamine, and four glass pipes containing methamphetamine.
The investigation is continuing.
Largest airport rehabilitation project for WSDOT Aviation temporarily closes airport near Winthrop
85-day, $5 million project replaces Methow Valley State Airport’s 22-year-old pavement
WINTHROP – Methow Valley State Airport’s pavement is 22 years old. Later this month, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation begins a $5 million project to replace and rehabilitate the pavement to maintain this crucial infrastructure.
The airport will be closed to the public on May 14 to allow Wenatchee general contractor, Selland Construction, to start the project. Methow Valley State Airport in Winthrop is the largest of 16 WSDOT-managed airports, serving commercial aircraft that weigh up to 30,000 pounds.
The runway is tentatively scheduled to reopen at the end of June to avoid interfering with the expected fire season operations of the United States Forest Service (USFS), conducted by North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB). The NCSB is prepared to operate out of alternate airports as necessary until construction is completed.
Construction costs are split between the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and WSDOT Aviation. The FAA is supporting 90 percent and WSDOT Aviation is supporting 10 percent of the total cost.
WSDOT Aviation will issue an airport closure and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), but will keep the airport’s Automated Weather Observing Station (AWOS) operational.
Three main phases for this pavement rehabilitation project include:
- Phase 1 – Rehabilitate runway 13/31 pavement: Remove existing aged runway pavement, install new stormwater drainage system, new asphalt pavement, and sub-grade improvements for the entire 5,049-foot runway.
- Phase 2 - West connector taxiway rehabilitation and widening: Remove an existing forest service non-standard taxiway connector, modify the west side transient ramp taxiway connector to meet current FAA design standards, and taxiway lighting modifications followed by new pavement.
- Phase 3 – West apron rehabilitation: Rehabilitate the west side transient parking ramp through additional sub-grade and pavement overlay upgrades.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 are scheduled to be completed within the first 45 days. Once Phase 2 is completed, WSDOT Aviation will open the runway for public use with west side transient ramp access restrictions.
A fourth phase to expand the west general aviation aircraft parking apron to the south will be advertised in 2018 for construction in spring/summer 2019.
Chelan Fire and Rescue Regular Meeting 5-9-18
- Written by Carol A. Kibler, CFR
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 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: February 2018
* Payroll: $159,354.00 for April 1-30, 2018 Paid: 05-05-2018
* Vouchers for April General Account: Vouchers #17957 – 17968 for 4,810.53; Vouchers #17969 – 17989 for $12,050.14; Vouchers 17990 – 18012 for $14,339.27; Vouchers 18013 – 18021 for $4,373.33.
* Vouchers for April Capital Account: Vouchers #17047 for $881.50; Vouchers #17048-17050 for $6,986.69; Voucher 17051 for $6619.49; Voucher 17052 - 17054 for $15,112.81.
* Minutes: April 11, 2018
Fire Chief Report:
* 2018 Budget
* Emergency Response Report
* Operations / Fire Prevention / Public Education – DC Donnell
◦ Career Staff
* Volunteer Services – AC Asher
◦ Volunteer Staff
◦ Explores/Junior Firefighters
Firefighters Association Report:
* Filling Commissioner Positon 2 vacancy.
* Oath of Office – Appointed Commissioner
* Results of the Election to Lift the Fire Levy Lid.
* Resolution 2018-04 – Commissioner Board Meetings time change
* Long Range Planning Meeting
* Medical Responses
* 06/02/2018, Commissioner Conference Chelan.
* 06/14/2018, Recruit Class 2018-01 Graduation, Station 71
Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) (h) To evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office and/or RCW 42.30.140 Contract, and wage benefit negotiations.
Manson School Board Selects 2018 Blue and White Excellence Award Winners
- Written by Janice Stewart
Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2018 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its April board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community members. Award recipients were: Elementary teacher Diana Soliday was the certificated winner. In the classified area there was a tie with Robin Hanson, head cook at the middle/high school and Jane Pratt, Paraeducator.
DIANA SOLIDAY – one co-worker shared, “She is a Goddess Warrior in education, and Manson Elementary is so fortunate to have her. With her superpowers of wit and determination, she engages student learning creatively.
Robin works to make quality meals and have options for staff. She keeps a well-stocked salad bar offering great healthy options to HS/MS students and district staff. She is always involved in any way she is able to support the district with food items. Robin has gone out of her way to make so many events happen that include food in the district - family fit and fun night, STEAM night, Manson Inc and many others
One co-worker stated, “I have known Jane for many years now and am always impressed with her commitment to the students she works with. She is always looking for new activities for them to try that will challenge them, keep them interested in learning, and help them grow.”
Big congratulations to others nominees: Alicia Alexander, Cassie Williams, Katie Sorenson, Susan Sears, Phil Fournier, Kendra Farnsworth, Jared Mumley Mark Nichols and Brittany Sivertson.
Manson Welcomes New Coaching Staff for the 2018-19 Sports Season
- Written by Janice Stewart
A new face for our soccer program but a familiar one in our schools…Gilberto Romero, who has worked as a para educator in our elementary school for several years, has accepted the Girls Head Soccer coaching position. Mr. Romero has coached high school soccer for the past 18 years both for boy and girls. He is very excited to join the coaching staff at Manson High School this fall.
Pam Banks will be our Girls Head Basketball Coach for the upcoming season. Ms. Banks comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience both as a player and a coach. Pam played at the University of Washington and has coached at Shoreline Community College and was the assistant at Lakeside High School. She also worked for Seattle Park and Recreation Department for over 30 years.
Brush Fire Antoine Creek Road 4-23-18
- Written by Carol A. Kibler, CFR
Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a brush fire at 60 Antoine Creek Road 04/23/2018 around 1348 hours.
Initial reports indicated a control burn had spread due to wind conditions.
Command 7, Brush 71, Brush 79, with five personnel made the initial response and arrived on scene to a two acre grass/brush fire in light to medium fuels slow moving to the south.
Brush 71 and Brush 79 were able to contain the fire within 30 minutes.
Tender 74, Chief 701 and a volunteer firefighter arrived on since shortly thereafter to support the initial attack teams.
Also responding, but cancelled after the fire had been contained was Tender 73 and six additional volunteer firefighters.
Chelan Fire and Rescue encourages everyone to be safe and maintain an awareness of wind and fire conditions as you finish your burning. If you think you might need help containing a control fire, please call while it is small and manageable.
Manson Parks Special Board Meeting 04-27-18
- Written by Robin Pittman
Special Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, April 27, 2018, 12:30pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Manson Bay Waterfront Revitalization Project
a. Property acquisition
b. Resolution 2018-04 (authorizing RCO grant application for property acquisition)
Construction set to start next week on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass
- Written by Meagan Lott, WSDOT
Drivers need to plan for delays, slow down and pay attention through work zones this summer
HYAK – Despite late spring snow storms, work on a number of road-improvements on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass will begin next week.
Construction-related lane closures will slow down travelers as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation build new lanes and bridges, repair existing structures, and fix cracked sections of pavement between North Bend and Ellensburg.
“We don’t have as much construction taking place on I-90 this spring and summer as we have had in the past, but drivers still need to plan ahead, pay attention to work zones and be patient,” said Todd Trepanier, WSDOT regional administrator.
Earlier this week, work resumed on the I-90 Snoqulamie Pass East project that will build a wider, safer and more reliable stretch of the interstate from Hyak to Keechelus Dam, and from Keechelus Dam to the Stampede Pass interchange. This 7-mile section of the project is scheduled to be completed by this fall, which includes the first wildlife crossing to be built over I-90.
Next month, work will resume to replace deteriorating sections of concrete pavement panels in the eastbound lanes between North Bend and the Snoqualmie Pass summit. Delays are expected when traffic detours around the work zone. Additional concrete panel replacement is schedule to begin between Issaquah and North Bend in mid-May.
Several I-90 interchanges in Easton, Thorpe and Ellensburg will be repaved this summer.
WSDOT has a wide variety of resources to help with trip planning across I-90. Before heading out the door, travelers can find the latest information on the What’s Happening on I-90, Snoqualmie Mountain Pass and Traffic Alerts pages, and by also following @snoqualmiepass and @wsdot_east on Twitter. Email updates are available, and mobile phone users can sign up for text message alerts by sending the phrase “WSDOT Snoqualmie” to the number 468311.
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