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Fire contained; one house destroyed

A late Friday fire destroyed one house before firefighters could halt its march across sageland south of Omak

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Two fires ignite in Okanogan County

Crews kept busy with two new fires in the last 24 hours.

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Twenty-One Grade fire between 300-600 acres

Wildfire threatening three structures between Keller and Republic

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South Pine Creek fire extinguished

Local fire crews contain South Pine Creek fire to a half-acre.

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Tonasket Water Ranch nears completion

More than two-dozen community members and supporters of the long-awaited Tonasket Water Ranch gathered this morning in Chief Tonasket Park to put the finishing touches on the childrens’ spray park.

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Temperatures break records

Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee

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    Smart decision on Sage Shop

    The Omak City Council made a smart decision — really the only logical move — in dropping its fight against Montana Dutton’s proposed Sage Shop marijuana store.

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    Plan to attend forest session

    Plan to be present to voice your concerns and offer your insights June 11 when federal employees come to listen to ideas on managing Pacific Northwest forests

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    Honoring our warriors

    As Americans, we must honor the memory of the brave and the fallen, not just on Memorial Day, but every day.

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    May 27, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

    Here are the letters from readers published in the May 27, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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    Dont' sequester Wolf Advisory Group

    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife's new human-wildlife conflict collaboration executive director, Francine Madden, plans to begin her new management position by sequestering the public board established specifically to be a liaison on wolf-related issues. Since she's unilaterally throwing out the rules established for the board, the state should rescind any job offer and find someone willing to truly collaborate with rural residents facing wolf-related issues.

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    May 20, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

    Here are the letters from readers published in the May 20 edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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    Quotes from The Okanogan

    Conconully resort

    “Anything that’s ever shut down, burned down or closed down never reopens. It’s all about getting more money.” — Conconully Lake Resort concessionaire Kevin Messer, reacting to the federal Bureau of Reclamation's decision not to renew his lease and close the resort.

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    Unbearable plan

    “We need to show up and tell them we oppose any actions that have the potential to close trails to pack and saddle stock use in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth and Pasayten wildernesses and the national forest and national park lands adjacent to the wildernesses or that might further reduce the ...

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    Responsible spending

    “Supplemental budgets are intended to cover extraordinary expenses or unexpected costs. Particularly with last year’s wildfires and needed investments in mental health, these are responsible budget adjustments.” — Gov. Jay Inslee, speaking about a state biennial budget adjustment to help areas effected by the Carlton Complex wildfire.

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    Crowning achievement

    “I’m amazed. I can’t believe I’m queen.” — Ellamae Burnell, responding to being crowned queen of the annual May Festival in Oroville.

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    Grizzly plan

    “The Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan calls on us to fully consider the restoration of the grizzly bear in the North Cascades, and this process will ensure we solicit the public for their input before putting any plan into action.” — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Regional Director Robyn Thorson, ...

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    Flying the coop

    “The council did a straw poll and most of the council was not supportive of having chickens in the city.” — Tonasket City Clerk Alice Attwood, talking about the city council's rejection of an ordinance allowing residents to raise chickens inside city limits