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Commissioner Bob Koch said Wednesday that "after thinking about it" he was willing to split the job duties and have two managers to provide better oversight in the department. Tim Fife lost his job for poor management of the department and of Dennis
County financial records show that a former county manager and previously convicted embezzler might have stolen $600,000 more than officials originally estimated. County records obtained by the Herald under the state Public Records Act show Dennis M.
But whether those requests become a reality will depend on how Franklin County wrestles with its preliminary 2012 budget that has a deficit of about $1.8 million. The county's draft 2012 operating budget is estimated to have about $24.3 million in
That's when Congress established the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area, with the idea that legal public access would be provided soon. On Wednesday, Franklin County commissioners unanimously approved recognizing the first 2.18 miles of Peterson Road as a
Engineers' estimates place the project at up to $155,500 more than the $716,500 from the federal Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, for the project. Despite the cost difference, the road project still is moving along. Franklin County commissioners
Selland Construction of Wenatchee will extend East Foster Wells Road by 2 miles to connect to the Pasco-Kahlotus Road. The $2.6 million project came in about $300,000 below budget, said Tim Fife, Franklin County public works director and engineer.
Road 170 has been reopened after a 2006 landslide buried the road and made it a dead end. About 1,400 feet of the road remains covered in rubble from the landslide, but the county built a new three-mile route around the slide. Selland Construction of
Tim Fife, county public works director, reported County Road Safety Program grant could cover work on 11 intersections and six roadways and perhaps stretch a bit further. The grant includes $500,000 for projects on roads that could help prevent run-
North Franklin County residents no longer will need a detour to reach the Tri-Cities. County commissioners unanimously approved hiring Selland Construction of Wenatchee for $2.2 million to finish the last two miles of Road 170. About 1,400 feet of
The county has asked Franklin County Superior Court to condemn parts of three properties belonging to Lee and Lynne Eickmeyer of Pasco for public use and set a fair price for them. The county needs the land to extend Dent Road and Road 100 just north