Roy’s Pharmacy closes

Roy’s Pharmacy closed its doors today, Nov. 15. “While we have greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve you throughout the years, we have made the decision to close Roy’s Pharmacy after November 14, 2018,” a statement from the store said. Read more...

Weather Central

 

Burn ban issued for Okanogan County

A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Okanogan County because to poor air quality in the region.

November 9, 2018 3:43 p.m. read more..


Outlook favors warmer temperatures for much of U.S.

A mild winter could be in store for much of the U.S. this winter according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are predicted across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

November 7, 2018 12:07 p.m. read more..
 

Windstorm destroys barn

Marvin and Karin Schertenleib shook their heads in disbelief as they walked around what use to be their nearly 70-year-old barn – now a pile of twisted metal and snapped rough-cut beams.

June 12, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..


News

 

Former tribal chairman dies

NESPELEM – Former Colville Business Council Chairman Mathew “Boobsie” Dick Jr., the great-grandson of the last Wenatchi chief, John Harmelt, died Nov. 18 at his home.

November 20, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..
 

PUD learns of wholesale power sales

OKANOGAN – Wholesale power sales by the Okanogan County Public Utility District were $205,178 for October, utility commissioners learned during their Nov. 5 meeting.

November 19, 2018 3:37 p.m. read more..
 

Pershing crowned as queen

OMAK - Vanessa Pershing was crowned as Miss Omak Stampede 2019 during the rodeo association’s annual banquet, business meeting and awards ceremony Nov. 17.

November 19, 2018 11:01 a.m. read more..


Burn bans imposed in several counties

UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces began over the weekend in several eastern Washington counties, including Okanogan.

November 16, 2018 5 p.m. read more..


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Opinion

 

EDITORIAL: Shop local this holiday season

As we all start to comb through Black Friday shopping ads trying to figure out what gaming system or TV we’ll pick up for a steal or how many sets of 8 million thread count sheets we’ll fight complete strangers for, let’s not forget the stores on our main streets.

November 13, 2018 12:31 p.m. read more..


GUEST COLUMN: School works hard to combat social issues

Over the past two months, our Tonasket school and community have been impacted by several student issues ranging from the death of an elementary student to drug use, depression and self-harm. Unfortunately, these are issues that impact our community and schools too often.

November 7, 2018 midnight read more..


GUEST COLUMN: Wildfire ruling shows double standard

A ruling in Okanogan County over the Carlton Complex wildfire and the state’s related culpability highlights a dangerous double standard in Washington state: While private residents and commercial landowners can be held liable when fire starting on their property spreads onto other lands, the state Department of Natural Resources cannot be held liable.

November 7, 2018 midnight read more..