As former Seahawk coach, Chuck Knox, and others have said, ""All you can do is play the hand you're dealt."
HARVEST FEST 2021 SCHEDULEVALLEY MUSICFriday EveningOctober 1Agnes on Fire will play outdoors, either at the packing shed or the school, weather permitting. 7 PM, site to be determinedPOETRY NIGHTSunday EveningCancelled - Poetry Night usually hosts 25-30 people crowded in a small space in a private home, with people from anywhere.HARVEST FEST LITESaturday 10 AM at the OrchardSaturday October 2Picking and pressing continue, with social distancing highly encouraged, both by the layout of tables, presses, signage, etc. and with masks suggested for everyone in spaces where social distancing is hard to maintain.Picnics, not potluck. It is suggested families and small groups bring their own food and picnic on the lawns or in the orchard under the shade of a just-picked apple tree, enjoying the fall beauty of the Orchard and the Stehekin Valley.Additionally, materials for cleaning and sanitation to help ensure a pandemic-safe environment for the picking and pressing, will be provided, not only for Harvest Fest, but throughout the picking and pressing season.Saturday's happenings, as well as Friday night's are subject to sudden cancellation or alteration, depending on county, state, and federal rules that may be instituted between now and October 1.
Visitors are encouraged to keep their plans to be in Stehekin that weekend, no matter what form Harvest Fest may take, or even if subsequently cancelled.We thank you for your understanding and, again, encourage you to be here in Stehekin this fall! Its a beautiful time of the year!
On April 19, 2020 at about 2:13 PM, Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to a report of human remains found by an individual picking asparagus.
The remains were located in the trees and brush on the hillside in the 2700 block of Tacoma Avenue, Bridgeport.
The scene was investigated and the remains were removed.
Although confirmation cannot be made as to the identity of the remains until further DNA testing, investigators believe this to be Roy L. Groeneveld. Mr. Groeneveld was reported missing from a nearby residence in 2010 and was never located.
Case #21D03675/21D03676-SCAM ALERT
On 7-13-2021, two separate reports were made to our office in regards to local and out-of-area victims receiving phone calls from subjects posing as employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The victims on both incidents reported being told they failed to appear for assigned court appearances and they needed to report to the courts to verify their identities and provide signatures. In both incidents, the victims reported the phone calls they received were from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business phone line.
As a reminder, our office will not contact anyone by phone making these types of notifications and/or requests. Be aware of all the various types of telephone scams which are currently in circulation and do not disclose your personal information to anyone you do not know. Please continue to report all scam related incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Sheriff Kevin Morris
(Lacey) --- Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris has been named to the executive board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). He was appointed by WASPC President Sheriff Rick Scott of Grays Harbor County to fill a vacant position.
“Sheriff Morris has stepped up to provide leadership for statewide law enforcement at a critical time,” said Steve Strachan, WASPC executive director. “We appreciate his willingness to serve.
“ WASPC was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members it includes the 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of Tribal and federal agencies.
WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members, and non-members alike.
The Douglas County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Jenn Biggar as the interim appointment of Superior Court Clerk. Jenn will be filling the unexpired term of Clerk Tristan Worthen. Jenn Biggar will be filling this position until the next general election.
The Board feels that Jenn Biggar has the experience, temperament, characters, and qualifications to serve in this position in an exemplary fashion. Ms. Biggar has been an outstanding Douglas County employee for 5 years; she brings many years of experience in the legal field as well as management and administrative expertise to the position.
Ms. Biggar was selected from candidates nominated by the Republican Central Committee as is required when there is an unexpired term left by an exiting elected official.
Please join us in congratulating Jenn Biggar as she takes on the new role. There will be a swearing in ceremony with reception to follow on July 7th at 9 am at the Douglas County Superior Court.