Local News Briefs: February 1 2023

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New Fire Chief
City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa announced the City has found a new Fire Chief to lead Winters Fire Department. Chief Jack Snyder officially starts on Feb. 6 and will be sworn in at the Feb. 7 City Council meeting. In her City Manager update, Trepa said Snyder has served as the Fire Chief in Elko, Nev. He was hired as Elko’s Deputy Chief in 2017 and promoted to the role of Fire Chief in 2021. Snyder has also worked for the City of Vacaville.

Free medication disposal
The Yolo Pharmacy (23 Main St.) is offering free services including disposal of expired and unwanted medications, mail-back sharps containers for diabetes patients, and prescription delivery to your home. The medicine drop-off box at the Police Station is no longer available and is now located at Yolo Pharmacy.

TAGS volunteers
The Winters Police Department is looking for volunteers for its Trauma & Grief Support Program (TAGS). The TAGS volunteers help survivors with unexpected losses. If you are interested in learning more, contact Sgt Jose Hermosillo at jose.hermosillo@winterspolice.org or call 530-795-2261. Training and a background clearance are required.

Save the Date: Citizenship Clinic
Winters Community Corazón is hosting a free Citizenship Clinic with Legal Services of Northern California on March 11 from 9-11 a.m. at the Winters Community Center (201 Railroad Ave.). Attorneys will present information on the citizenship requirements and will schedule appointments with interested attendees for future dates. The free event is for Yolo County residents who are low-income and/or over 60 years old. Questions can be sent to woodland-office@lsnc.net or call 530-662-1065.

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