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Howe is back with Dawgs

The Okanogan School District has hired David “Peewee” Howe as the next high school baseball coach. Howe, 48, is the last coach to win a state baseball championship for the Bulldogs, that coming in 2000.

February 12, 2019 1:27 p.m. read more..


Storms wipe out regionals

A winter storm that dumped snow statewide led to a cancellation of every regional high school wrestling tournament, including those scheduled for Omak and Oroville on Feb. 9.

February 12, 2019 1:25 p.m. read more..
 

Cashmere decks Okanogan

Cashmere proved to be too fast and too tall in topping Okanogan, 70-58, for the 1A District 6 championship Feb. 11 at Wenatchee High School.

February 12, 2019 11:35 a.m. read more..


Dawgs sink Pioneers for crown

Cashmere, behind the Hailey Van Lith’s 37 points, captured its sixth-straight 1A District 6 championship, 76-37, over hard-playing Omak on Feb. 11 at Wenatchee High School.

February 12, 2019 11:31 a.m. read more..
 

Snow pack declines statewide

OKANOGAN - Snow pack percentages have declined statewide since Jan. 1 because of warm and dry conditions statewide, according to the Feb. 1 Washington Water Supply Outlook.

February 12, 2019 9:48 a.m. read more..


Rose sales benefit CPR project

OKANOGAN – A rose sales fundraiser is under way by the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club to help fund its effort to train 1,000 people in CPR, the use of automated external defibrillators and how to “stop the bleed.”

February 11, 2019 5:39 p.m. read more..
   

Fund earmarks $1 million for housing

COULEE DAM – The Northwest Native Development Fund is earmarking up to $1 million to address the housing shortage in the Nespelem, Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee areas.

February 11, 2019 5:24 p.m. read more..


State proposes land acquisitions

OLYMPIA – Comments are being sought by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife on three proposed land acquisitions in Okanogan County and a half-dozen others in various parts of the state.

February 11, 2019 5:21 p.m. read more..
 

Death threats against sheriffs probed

OKANOGAN — Police are investigating death threats made on a social media site against two eastern Washington sheriffs who have said they would not enforce Initiative 1639.

February 11, 2019 5:14 p.m. read more..


Rodeo champion Copenhaver dies

CRESTON - Deb Copenhaver, two-time world champion saddle bronc rider and many-time Omak Stampede competitor, died Feb. 6 at his home. He was 94.

February 11, 2019 5:09 p.m. read more..


Cantwell bill includes headwaters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A public lands bill sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is under consideration in the Senate, with two amendments voted on last week.

February 11, 2019 4:59 p.m. read more..
 

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