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Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications due Aug. 14

Only 18 applicants allowed to hunt on the Charles and Mary Eder Unit

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: August signups are planned for flag football

Pinochle players hit on 1,500 in clubs

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Thunder in Tonasket: Truck, tractor pulling roars back

Organizer Roger Sawyer kept hopping all night

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Swimmers set for county championships Saturday

Killer Whales take Omak title

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Coed softball starts season with five teams

The Club opens league at 3-1

Pasayten fire grows to 250 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning since July 22 in the Pasayten Wilderness north of town, has grown to about 250 acres.

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Suicide Race qualifying clears 33 horses through vet check

Final weekend of qualifying is this weekend

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Kirkland man catches record Pacific sunddab

New flatfish mark is now 1.22 pounds

50 years ago: $1million in county road work planned

Most of the settlers who took up land on the south half of the Colville Indian Reservation, which was opened up last year, are reported to be getting along well. Within a short while, prosperous-looking farms will be scattered throughout the area.

Omak man charged with vehicular homicide

An Omak man has been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with vehicular homicide in the July 16 death of a pedestrian.

Lack of capital budget impacts local projects

The state Legislature’s failure to come up with a capital budget is impacting a few construction projects in Okanogan County.

PUD rates will increase Sept. 1

Electrical rates for most Okanogan County Public Utility District customers are going up Sept. 1 to pay for several projects to update infrastructure that has well outlived its life expectancy.

Climber falls, dies in North Cascades National Park

A Bellingham climber died July 22 after falling into a crevasse on Forbidden Peak in North Cascades National Park.

Newman charged in Shawl case

A second man has been charged in the drowning death of Joseph Shawl, 46, Omak. Andrew Iverson Newman, 18, Omak, was arrested Thursday, July 20, and charged July 24 in Okanogan County Superior Court with second-degree murder.

Homicide suspects arrested in Ferry County

A Pullman police commander’s adopted son and other teenager were apprehended last week in Ferry County in connection with a homicide in Latah County in Idaho.

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CENTER STAGE: Vincent talks about success of new album

‘There is a definite need for traditional country music’

Saturday I traveled to the 41st annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival in Snohomish County. Even though it’s a two-hour drive west of Winthrop, it was well worth the travel. Being a musician and supporter of the arts, I figured it was finally time to see the “Bluegrass Capital of the Northwest.”

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Review: Grunge legend was treat to see

It isn’t often that you see a musical act in a small-town bar and go away thinking that you’ve seen something remarkable.

EDITORIAL: Do your duty and send in your vote

It is that time of the year again when we have to make some educated choices and let our voice be heard on some important decisions on local leadership and funding.

POINT OF THEW: Ticket prices sure don’t make sense

Last weekend had my head spinning.

Diamond Fire burns in Pasayten Wilderness

Eight smokejumpers were deployed Sunday morning, July 23, from the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to suppress a small fire in the Pasayten Wilderness.


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