In light of recent events in our valley, we have learned of inaccurate information circulating on social media, word of mouth, and via text message relating to events that lead to the lockdown at Cascade Elementary School on Monday April 18, 2022. It is important to acknowledge we have recently seen an increase in gang violence in our valley.
It is equally important to know we are taking substantial steps to address gang violence. Along with increased law enforcement presence at our upcoming community events, we are in direct coordination with our schools and all regional law enforcement agencies. We are collaborating resources, which include; School Administrators, Drug Task Force, Patrol divisions, School Resource Officers, Detectives, Prosecutors, DOC, the NCW Special Investigations Unit, and the Regional Jail.
In our recent investigations we have gathered additional information on local gang members and associates. As we continue to investigate unlawful gang activity, arrests will be made as appropriate. Public safety is our highest priority and we will continue to provide accurate information through press releases and our social media platforms. We ask for your continued help and support in reporting criminal activity.
BUCKNER HOMESTEAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION
2022 ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, May 3, 7:05 PM
7:00 PM - Access to meeting begins
7:05 PM - Meeting is called to order
This will be a very brief meeting, 30 minutes, with only three items on the agenda, all pre-filed motions, and limited discussion. Many members, especially those in Stehekin, have limited broadband; and a brief meeting may allow more to participate. If you are concerned about broadband usage, you should wait until close to 7 PM to access the meeting.
· Election of Officers and Board Members
· Adoption of 2022 Budget
· Approval of 2021 Annual Meeting Summary
I. Call to Order by the President 7:05 PM
II. Election of Board Members and Officers
MOTION 1-2022 (Moved by Danita Breeze, seconded by Adrienne Carpenter - pre-filed)
Re-Elect the following board members to three-year terms
Christy Libby, Manson-Stehekin, Buckner Family Representative
Crystal Austin, Chelan, At-large Representative
Herb Sargo, Sedro-Woolley-Stehekin, Buckner Family Representative
MOTION 2-2022 (Moved by Cinda Gilbert, seconded by Dick Bingham - pre-filed)
Elect Foundation Officers to one-year Terms
Herb Sargo - President
Christy Libbey - Treasurer
Laura Reiter, Walla Walla - Secretary
MOTION 3-2022 (Moved by Christy Libbey, seconded by Laura Reiter - pre-filed)
Approve the 2022 Annual Budget as presented
Approval of 2021 Annual Meeting Summary
MOTION 4-2021 (Moved by Laura Reiter, seconded by Christy Libby - pre-filed)
Move to approve the 2021 Annual Meeting Summary & voting addendum as printed
MEETING ADJOURNMENT by 7:30 PM
(1) If you have questions, suggestions, are would like to run for a Foundation office, please reply to the message prior to the meeting.
(2) If you would like further information regarding the work of the Foundation, our 2021 Annual Report is linked immediately below.
The Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created specifically to support and preserve the Buckner Homestead and Orchard in Stehekin, +Washington, and is registered as such with the State of Washington and the IRS (Tax ID #452913458)
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce their selection of Jordyn Giulio as the next County Administrator. Jordyn joined the county, in 2015, as the Risk Manager – Public Information Officer. She brings a wealth of government operational experience with five years dedicated at the federal level as a contractor to the Department of Energy.
During her time in government, Jordyn has cultivated a diverse background, including emergency management operations; policy and training development; safety, risk management/loss prevention control; personnel security; and public relations. Ms. Giulio earned her Master’s in Communication from Gonzaga University; holds a B.A. in Social Science from Washington State University, in addition to an Associates in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) designation.
We are grateful for those who applied for the position, and were fortunate to have several qualified candidates. Moving forward, the Board of Commissioners has every confidence Jordyn will continue to serve as an asset to the county with the retirement of Mr. Jim Barker, County Administrator, in winter of 2022. Please join us in congratulating Jordyn and welcoming her as she transitions to her new role.
On April 4th 2022 at about 11:36 am, deputies were dispatched to a report of a semi on its top on McNeil Canyon Road around mile post 2.
The report also advised the semi’s brakes were on fire.
Deputies learned the semi had been driven downhill on McNeil Canyon road and entered a corner traveling at a speed too high to successfully negotiate the turn. The vehicle flipped over and came to a rest on its top.
The driver, identified as Daniel F. Heberer, a 57 year old man out of Spokane, who was the sole occupant, was deceased.
The semi was hauling a non-hazardous material.
\The semi was removed to a location for further equipment inspection by WSP to determine if equipment failure was a contributing factor.
The Douglas County Public Defender Selection Committee, in conjunction with the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, is pleased to announce that Jesse Collins has been selected as the first Douglas County Office of Public Defense Administrator. The Office of Public Defense was established in February, 2022 and created an internal department to handle indigent defense for Douglas County Superior Court.
Mr. Collins obtained his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University of Law and has been practicing indigent defense for over ten years. He has previously served at both the Skagit and Chelan County public defender’s offices, as well as at private practice and nonprofit organizations. His wealth of experience, including adult, juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases, coupled with his passion for indigent defense, will undoubtedly be an invaluable asset to Douglas County and the Wenatchee Valley.
In his capacity as the Douglas County Office of Public Defense Administrator, Mr. Collins will have responsibility for the oversight, management of staff, and budget of the office in addition to handling a small caseload. Two additional attorneys and two support staff, hired in the coming weeks under Mr. Collins’ direction, will complete the office.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners believe that both defendants and taxpayers will be served more effectively by providing these services directly as the County continues to experience growth. Douglas County takes seriously its duty to provide representation to every citizen, without regard to ability to pay, and believes that Mr. Collins is the best candidate to fulfil this important commitment.
On March 12, 2022 at about 11:00 PM Douglas County Deputies were advised of a 911 hangup call in the 2500 block of SR 28.
When Deputies arrived, they found a male in his 20’s from the Wenatchee area had been stabbed multiple times in the abdomen.
The suspect identified as Miguel Angel Lopez-Montes Jr., a 34 year old Ephrata man, had fled the scene on foot prior to Law Enforcement’s arrival. It was learned the suspect was injured and bleeding when he fled.
Deputies had the area medical facilities advised and requested notification if he attempted medical attention for his injuries. At about 1:30 AM Deputies were notified the suspect was at the Quincy hospital. Quincy PD Officers were requested to contact and detain the suspect.
Miguel Angel Lopez-Montez Jr. was arrested and booked into Chelan County Jail for Assault in the 1st degree and Felony threats to kill, without incident.
The victim is in critical condition at Central Washington Hospital.
The Mission of the Columbia River Drug Task Force is to combat illegal drug activity in our community to help promote successful and thriving communities in both Chelan and Douglas County. Along with that mission we realize there are other serious issues driven by illegal drugs that are affecting our communities as well. Current issues facing law enforcement and our communities today that we are dealing with include: violent crime involving gang members and drug dealers, rampant drug use in the homeless community, property crime to include retail theft, vehicle prowls, trafficking in stolen property, vehicle thefts, wanted felons fleeing from law enforcement, and a flood of Fentanyl pills coming into our communities resulting in more overdoses than we have ever seen.
Based on these serious problems the Columbia River Drug Task Force has combined with the Wenatchee Police Department’s Pro Act team to expand their mission and take on these issues to combat these specific crimes in Chelan and Douglas Counties. We recognize if these issues are not given the priority they deserve our community’s safety is at stake. We plan on partnering with our communities and the Chelan and Douglas County Prosecutor’s Office to work hand in hand on these issues. Our goals are to reduce crime rates, have our community members feel safe each and every day as they go about their way of life, and continue to have a reputation where Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Chelan and Douglas County are great places to raise their families and live here for generations to come.
Here are some examples of what the Columbia River Drug Task Force has accomplished to promote this expanded mission since January 1st, 2022.
12 Felony warrant arrests
3 Investigations that led to the recovery of stolen property in both Wenatchee, Chelan County, and East Wenatchee
5 illegally possessed firearms were seized
13 arrests involving simple possession or possession with intent of Fentanyl Pills
Approximately 870 Fentanyl Pills seized
2022 BUCKNER ORCHARD MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We need you more than ever!
As reported in our Annual Report for 2021, we were able to do many good things at the Homestead and Orchard thanks to your support, contributions, and volunteering. If we are to continue this good work, funding and volunteering must continue.
The Buckner Orchard and Homestead need our support more than ever!
We all have our own experiences that make the Buckner Orchard meaningful and personal. Most are as simple as enjoying the location, the peace and tranquility, the history and beauty, or appreciating the wonderful Common Delicious apples. Previously, Jim Trappe and I shared our stories as to why support for the Buckner Orchard is truly personal and important.
Brun Garfoot, a Foundation board member, who grew up at the Buckner Orchard during the earliest Park Service days, shares his experiences and why he supports the Foundation and its work at the Buckner Orchard.
As someone why spent years climbing every apple tree to get the biggest one at the very top to eat, to watching the wildlife and community alike enjoy one of the pretty places in the Stehekin Valley, I am grateful to be able to support the Buckner Orchard into the future. It is a special place for me as our family had the luxury and privilege of care taking it. Very few kids can call it home. As a result, what ever I can do to insure that it is around for others to enjoy gives me great satisfaction. This is why I support the Buckner Orchard Foundation and why I hope you can too.
~ Brun Garfoot ~
Please join us today in supporting the Buckner Orchard, helping ensure that we and future generations, have the opportunity to create our own personal experiences and memories!
Memberships are one form of contributing funds to support the Foundation's work at the Homestead and Orchard.
RENEWALS - Quick and Convenient, renew digitally on-line (click here)
If you prefer, a check, made out to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation (BHHF), should be mailed to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. As a renewal, we will have your information on file. Please include your e-mail address, as this is how we receipt and communicate with members in a cost-effective manner. And, your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
NEW MEMBERSHIP - Download and print the membership form found at this link (click here) and mail to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. Again, be sure to include your e-mail address. Or, simply use the link above for renewals for an easy on-line membership.
Individual - $25.00
Family - $50.00
Business - $75.00
Patron - $100.00
Benefactor - $250.00
Steward - $500.00
Sustainer - $1,000.00
Or, any amount you choose!
Please join us today with whatever level of membership you choose and help us assure a productive and successful future for the Buckner Homestead. Not sure how your contribution will be used? Then, review our 2021 Financial Summary, included in the Annual Report, at the link at the top of this message. All Foundation work and administration is entirely by volunteers.
DONATIONS - Another form of support for the Homestead and Orchard is a donation. Monetary donations may be for a specific purpose or as a non-specific donation to the Foundation. (click here) or mail your check as outlined above.)
2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NOTE - All events are subject to change or cancellation based on Washington State and Federal rules and regulations that may be in place at the time.
WORK PARTIES - JUNE 16, JULY 16, OCTOBER 7
HARVEST FEST - OCT 7-9
SQUARE DANCE AT THE ORCHARD - AUGUST 6
Web site: bucknerhomestead.org