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Preparedness is the key
The catastrophic fire events in North Central Washington over the last few weeks have destroyed entire towns and shaken communities across the state. While firefighters are still battling the blazes, and fire continues to threaten homes and communities, the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition takes this opportunity to remind residents to prepare themselves for evacuation and their properties for wildfire.

"Fires are a natural occurrence in North Central Washington. We can improve the defensibility of our homes, increase the safety of ourselves and first responders, and increase the efficiency of evacuations," says Annie Schmidt, Director of the Chumstick Coalition. "It is not too late to prepare and homeowners can take action now that will make a difference."

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$11 million in grants help prevent flood damage
Infrastructure improvements benefit flood-prone communities
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New board members join Community Foundation of NCW
The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce the addition of four new board members: Deborah Hartl, Ken Jackson, Eliot Scull, and Peter Valaas.
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Birth: Daniel Whitford
Four generations of one Leavenworth family welcomed the birth of Daniel Whitford on July 11, 2014. He was 7-pounds-8 ounces at birth and 20 inches long. Pictured, from left, grandmother Mary Emmons, mother Tarina Ferrel, great-great grandmother Vivian Herzog (with Daniel) and great grandmother Connie Day.
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