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Town of Elmer City

Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Elmer City will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, July 13th at 6 p.m. to consider the Six Year Comprehensive Street Program for 2024 – 2029. All interested persons will be given opportunity to provide written or oral comment at said meeting. City Hall is located at 505 Seaton Avenue and is accessible to the handicapped. To join the meeting via Zoom, call City Hall for instructions.

Kelly Ross



(Publish July 5 &11, 2023)

City of Grand Coulee

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Grand Coulee City Council in the council chambers at Grand Coulee City Hall, 306 Midway Ave, Grand Coulee on July 18, 2023, beginning at 6:00pm.

The purpose of the public hearing is to review final project performance on the Grand Coulee Wastewater Facility Plan funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

City hall is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving twenty-four (24) hour advance notice. Contact Lorna Pearce at 509-633-1150.

(Publish July 11, 2023)

City of Grand Coulee

Notice of Public Hearing


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the city council in the council chambers, 306 Midway Avenue, on July 18, 2023, immediately following the public hearing for the Wastewater Facility Plan. The purpose of the public hearing is to review and receive comments regarding the proposed City of Grand Coulee Six Year Street Transportation program. Comments may also be submitted in writing to City of Grand Coulee, PO Box 180, Grand Coulee WA 99133, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2023. The city hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate the needs of special classes of citizens, will be made upon receiving twenty-four (24) hour advance notice. To make accommodation arrangements, contact City Hall at (509) 633-1150.

(Publish July 11, 2023)

GCD School District 301J

Budget Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Coulee Dam School District 301J will hold a public budget hearing to review the 2023-2024 budget at 5:30 p.m. July 24, 2023. Regular board meeting to follow.

(Publish July 11 and 18, 2023)

Midterm Vacant Supervisor Position

The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors are authorized under RCW 89.08 to fill vacant elected positions. Albert Roberts, District Auditor, passed away on April 9, 2023. The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors does hereby resolve the following:

The Board of Supervisors position previously held by Albert Roberts is hereby deemed vacant effective immediately.

The vacant position will be open for applications beginning at 8:00 AM on July 20, 2023, and running continuously until 4:00 PM on August 18, 2023. Interested persons shall be required to submit to the District Elections Officer a letter of interest as well as a completed Form PF-A that is available from the district office or the Washington State Conservation Commission. Please contact the Okanogan Conservation District Election Officer, Becky Drenner, at (509) 429-3418 or emailing at Candidates must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the Conservation District and may be required to own land or operate a farm.

A conservation district supervisor sets policy and direction for the conservation district. A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation.

Candidate required information is available through the Election Officer and will be accepted by mail or by making an appointment to drop it off at the District office by calling the Election Officer at (509) 429-3418.

The Board of Supervisors may take action to appoint an applicant starting with the September 5, 2023, regular monthly board meeting. The time to be served in the vacant position is approximately 9 months.

(Publish July 11 and 18, 2023)

Notice of Primary Election

Okanogan County,

State of Washington

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

A Primary Election will be held in the below mentioned districts for the purpose of submitting to the voters for their approval or rejection the following:

Douglas-Okanogan County Hospital District No. 1-

Proposition No. 1

Okanogan County Fire District No. 6- Proposition No. 1

Town of Twisp- Proposition No. 1

Curlew School District No. 50- Director District No. 5

Bridgeport School District No. 75-Director

District No. 3 (at large)

Methow Valley School District No. 350-Director

District No. 5 (at large)

Oroville School District No. 410-Director

District No. 5 (at large)

The registration deadline for online registrations, mail-in registrations and transfers is July 14, 2023.Any qualified elector who is not registered to vote in the State of Washington may register to vote in person at the Auditor’s Office up to and including August 1, 2023.

You can register or obtain registration forms at the Auditor’s Office, on line at, and Department of Licensing.

The Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, will be open so voters may obtain replacement ballots, drop off voted ballots, obtain provisional ballots, and use the Accessible Voting Units, at the following times.

Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 4:30pm July 24th- 31st, 2023

On Election Day only, August 1, 8am - 8pm

Drop box locations around the county for this election:

Oroville- Oroville Police Station/ 1105 Main St.

Twisp – City Hall/118 S Glover St, Twisp

Pateros -180 Pateros Mall in parking lot, Pateros

Okanogan- Auditor’s office/139 4th Ave N

Room 104

Drop boxes will close at 8pm on Election Day

Voters needing additional information or assistance with voter registration forms or voting may call (509) 422-7240. Voters unable to use the mail-in ballot may use the Accessible Voting Unit available at the County Auditor’s Office.

Ballots require no postage and must be postmarked by the day of the election. Check with your local Post Office for deadlines to have your ballot postmarked properly.

For additional information on the election or regarding voter registration.

Local newspaper, radio, and TV

Meetings of the Okanogan County Canvassing Board are open, public meetings and shall be continued until the activities for which the following meetings are held have been completed. Canvass Board meetings are held in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, in Okanogan.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 and Friday, August 11th, 2023 at 11:00 AM to determine the status of any provisional or challenged ballots

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 at 2:00 PM to canvass the votes cast and certify the election

This notice is in accordance with RCW 29A.52.

Dated at Okanogan, Washington this 5th day of July, 2023.

Cari Hall, Okanogan County Auditor and Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections

Jamie Groomes, Chief Deputy/Elections Administrator

Publish week of July 9th- July 19th

(Publish July 11, 2023)

Nespelem School District No. 14

FY2023-24 Budget Hearing


Notice is hereby given that Nespelem School District No. 14 will hold their FY2023-24 Public Budget Hearing as part of their regular monthly Board Meeting.  The Directors will meet on Monday, July 24, 2023 at 6:00pm in the district office conference room and by zoom for the purpose of adopting this budget for next fiscal year. Any person may appear at this time and be heard for or against any part of the budget.  By order of the Board of Directors. 

(Publish July 11 and 18, 2023

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