You probably have never heard of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. No matter. It doesn’t seek a high profile. But it represents an approach to solving problems and conflicts that you should know better. It provides the means for adversaries to come together, to find the resources that can point to possible solutions and to compromise. It endeavors to do this for both small conflicts and huge longstanding, seemingly neverending public battles.
The people of Chelan, both civic and commercial interests, genuinely and fervently wanted Lake Chelan to stay a foot higher in September. The higher lake would enhance the appeal of their greatest asset at a most beautiful time of the year. The Chelan County PUD, which lowers the lake in the fall to capture runoff and manage its Lake Chelan hydroelectric project, was asked to accommodate this request.
WENATCHEE — Snow is flying at Mission Ridge, and the Mission Ridge Ski Team is incredibly excited to announce that registration is now open for their all-mountain Ski Stars Program and their Youth Ski League Program.
OLYMPIA — The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Spokane Winter Knights Snowmobile Club, is offering a free snowmobile safety certification class for youth in November.
OKANOGAN — What they heard and saw was different. But the overriding concerns of many Okanogan County residents who spoke at a public meeting about the Carlton Complex Fires Wednesday night was the same: After taking over management of four small lightning-caused fires, state Department of Natural Resource crews sat idly by until they were too big for anyone to control.
On Oct. 15 Crosscut.com announced it would give its first David Brewster Lifetime Achievement Award in Courage to the late Nisqually leader Billy Frank Jr. Frank led a decades long fight to restore Northwest salmon runs and tribal treaty fishing rights. Frank often risked physical harm and legal repercussions in the struggle for rights granted the tribes by federal treaty. Here is a reminiscence of the era by Colville Confederated Tribes leader Wendell George.
LEAVENWORTH — The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club will host its annual fundraising event on Nov. 20. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, and will feature a live and silent auction.
EAST WENATCHEE — After listening to people who supported and opposed a proposal to ban hunting from the Columbia River Tuesday night, Douglas County Commissioners postponed their decision until next Tuesday.