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New WVC Wells Hall To House Regional Emergency Operations Center

Wenatchee Valley College held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the future Wells Hall replacement building, but it’s not just all about education.

The $37-million, three-story, 70,000-square-foot building will also house the Chelan County Emergency Operations Center, serving all of North Central Washington.…

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Under Budget, Douglas County Sheriff Asking For Emergency Management Position

Recently re-elected Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how the election went and what he heard from residents of Douglas County.

Heading towards 2019, Morris talks about the office’s budget for next year and staffing levels, with a request before county commissioners for a new Emergency Management specialist position.…

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Another Busy Summer For Chelan County Search & Rescue

Chelan County Emergency Management Director Rich Magnussen and Sergeant Kent Sisson join Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the search and rescue operations this spring and summer – from last week’s rescue of two women on Cannon Mountain, an injury and a fatality on Mt. Stuart and several incidents in the Enchantments.…

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NCW Emergency Operations Center Gets $1 Million In State Capital Budget

Following the Sleepy Hollow Fire in June 2016 that claimed nearly 30 homes in Wenatchee, local fire districts, emergency management and law enforcement personnel learned up close how the lack of a full response center in North Central Washington can hamper their response. Along with help from Senator Brad Hawkins, they secured $1 million in the state’s capital construction budget.…

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Another Busy Week for Chelan County Search and Rescue

2016 is on track to set a new record for search and rescue operations in Chelan County. The number has already surpassed the totals from 2014 and 2015 and is only a few away from the 2011 record. Sheriff’s Office officials point to the more normal weather patterns this year – snowy winter, cool spring and wet June – as well as more people from outside the area coming here to recreate.…

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2016 On Track For Record Search and Rescue Operations

This summer’s quiet fire season so far has many law enforcement officials breathing a little easier, but at the same time, they aren’t just sitting on their hands. This year is on track to set a new record for search and rescue operations, already surpassing the total from last year.
Just Tuesday a 27-year-old was airlifted off Mt.…

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Summer Recreation Tips as Weather Turns Hot

We’ve been talking this morning about search and rescue operations this summer in the Cascade Mountains, already exceeding the number of operations in all of 2015. Emergency Management officials recognize that accidents happen, but some incidents can be avoided by taking the right precautions and preparations. Dan Langager has a few tips.…

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Update

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal joins Dan in the KOHO studio to talk about the decreased budget for emergency management in the county and construction on a new evidence and storage facility starting this fall.…

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AlertSense Sign Up Open Through Sheriff’s Offices

So far this spring and summer firefighters have responded to over 230 fires throughout the state. And although we have yet to see a major wildfire in North Central Washington, fire season is here in full. KOHO 101 is of course your source for breaking news in the region and we will be here for every fire, large or small.…

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Chelan County Beefs Up Emergency Notifications

In their efforts to expand emergency notifications to all residents, Chelan County Emergency Management is expanding their notification system to those with limited English proficiency. Clint chats with Emergency Management Liaison Stan Smoke to learn more.
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Emergency Management Prepares for Wildfire Season

Although the Washington State wildfire season officially began Friday – said the Department of Natural Resources, fires are likely not quite on your radar. However those who fight fires and assist the communities they affect already have wildfires on their mind and are making preparations for any and all possibilities this summer.
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