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5 Things | The Okanogan Land Trust

I am Jacquelyn Wallace, conservation director for the Okanogan Land Trust, and I work to conserve our region’s land and water resources in a way that benefits human communities and economies. I’m passionate about conservation that works for people and nature and makes good business sense. I want the Okanogan to thrive, and I believe that smart land conservation now will create and sustain healthy local economies and communities far into the future.

State approves $1.2 million for Carlton Complex relief

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers agreed Thursday to add $1.2 million to the current budget to help with the Carlton Complex fires relief effort. Another $500,000 could be on the way with House and Senate approval.

Library effort begins in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — A group of Rock Island school teachers is leading an effort to bring public library access to the city of Rock Island.

Help for homeless

Thursday's Community Resource Fair helps count — and provide help — for area homeless people.

Artist with local ties lends cartoon to woody debris debate

WENATCHEE — Jeremy Jones’ career as an architect took him away from the Wenatchee Valley decades ago, but he couldn’t help “drawing” his own conclusions recently about the potential dangers of placing large dead trees along the Lake Chelan shoreline for fish habitat.

Avian flu confirmed in Okanogan County

RIVERSIDE — A flock of domestic game birds is the latest victim of a highly contagious avian flu that has been sweeping through Washington since December.

Police chase yields gun charges

CHELAN — A Chelan man faces multiple criminal charges, including possession of stolen firearms, after sheriff’s deputies said he sped away from them in a daylight chase through the city’s slow speed zones.

Site plans shown for Cashmere 9/11 memorial

CASHMERE — Residents got an early view Tuesday of site designs for the city’s 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial — the ring of statues you can hold hands with.