Senator Hawkins Listening Tour Takes to the Road Next Week

Photo courtesy of Senator Brad Hawkins

WENATCHEE, WA.- State Senator Brad Hawkins is preparing to hit the road this month for another series of listening sessions around his 12th Legislative District which includes Chelan, Douglas and parts of Grant and Okanogan County. He tells NCWLIFE News Director Steve Hair that he’s found the listening sessions to be very useful in helping him identify and act on the issues and concerns within the district. . .


The listening tour locations and appointment time blocks are:

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Leavenworth: Leavenworth City Hall (700 Highway 2), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Cashmere: Attending September 11th Memorial Service 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wenatchee: Confluence Technology Center (285 Technology Center Way), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 12

Chelan: Chelan City Hall (135 E. Johnson), 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Coulee City: Coulee City Fire Station meeting room (401 W. Main St.), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Soap Lake: Soap Lake City Hall (239 2nd Ave. SE), 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 13

Waterville: Douglas County Courthouse (213 S. Rainier St.), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Bridgeport: Bridgeport City Hall (1206 Columbia Ave.), 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Twisp: TwispWorks Executive Board Room (502 S. Glover St.), 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 14

Winthrop: Community Hike up Patterson Mountain, 10 a.m.

Hawkins will conclude his district tour Sept. 14 by leading a community hike on Patterson Mountain near Winthrop, starting at 10 a.m. The Patterson Mountain trail, which is near Sun Mountain Lodge, offers sweeping views of the Methow Valley from Twisp to Mazama. Everyone is invited to participate on the hike and no appointment or RSVP is needed. Those participating in the hike are encouraged to bring sunscreen and water.

(Directions to reach the Patterson Mountain trailhead: If you are traveling west on Highway 20 toward Winthrop, turn left onto Twin Lakes Road and follow it for 3.1 miles. Turn right on Patterson Lake Road and follow it for 4.0 miles. The trailhead parking lot is on the left. A Discover Pass is needed to park in the trailhead lot. Vehicles can be parked on the road shoulder without needing a Discover Pass.)


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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.