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83 year-old woman with Alzheimer’s reported missing

Authorities issued a missing persons alerts for an 83 year-old woman with Alzheimer’s who apparently disappeared earlier this week.

Ridge Riders to put on barrel clinic

The Deb Achord Legacy of Love Youth Barrel Racing Clinic will be April 3-4 at the Ridge Rider Saddle Club, 22209 Alcan Road.

Proctor, Kolbaba to be at riding school

The eighth annual Shane Proctor bull/steer riding school will be April 4-5 at the Nespelem Rodeo Arena off Columbia River Road west of the Colville Indian Agency.

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Cle Elum softball slugs its way past Okanogan

Cle Elum edged Okanogan, 19-3 and 15-10, in a non-league softball double header Saturday.

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Liberty Bell baseball sweeps aside Pateros

Liberty Bell topped Pateros, 10-0 and 23-1, in non-league baseball games Saturday.

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Tonasket, Okanogan soccer fight to a draw

Tonasket and Okanogan tied, 2-all, in a non-league soccer match Saturday at The Plex.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Martial arts winners

Okanogan Valley Martial Arts with Master Dan Keith brought home three firsts from the 40th annual Central Washington Karate Championships on March 18 in Yakima.

Utt leads Omak golfers at Jack Barnes Invite

Wyatt Utt finished with a 79 to lead the Omak golf team at the Jack Barnes Invitational on Saturday at Three Lakes Golf Course.

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Omak tennis serves up wins against Entiat

The Omak tennis team swept Entiat, with the girls winning 5-0 and the boys taking a 4-1 win on Saturday.

Entries being taken for Nespelem Junior Rodeo

Entries are being accepted until April 24 for the Nespelem Junior Rodeo, set for April 29-30 at the rodeo grounds on Columbia River Road west of the Colville Indian Agency.

Murray, Cantwell opposed to proposed EPA cuts

U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash., have joined a group of 37 senators in opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut more than 30 percent from the Environmental Protection Agency budget.

Prosecutor asked to recuse in quiet title lawsuit

The attorney representing the Okanogan Open Roads Coalition and three individuals has asked the Okanogan County Prosecutor’s Office to recuse itself from a quiet title lawsuit filed by Gamble Land and Timber Ltd. and Cascade Holdings Group.

Primary set for seven Business Council seats

All seven Colville Business Council positions will have primary elections this spring thanks to 39 candidates who filed and were certified by tribal election officials.

Chief Justice expresses concern over ICE agents in courthouses

The chief justice of the state Supreme Court has expressed concern to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly about reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been lurking around county courthouses in search of people illegally in the country.

Rep. Newhouse expresses concern over grizzly plan

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, has come out in opposition to the North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan.

CENTER STAGE: Nashville Stars deserve support

I know some of you may be tired of me writing about the 13th annual Nashville Country Star competition, but I feel the event, as large as it is — a statewide – high school competition in our back yard deserves recognition.

Trashion Show returns to the Methow Valley

Designers have until April 20 to register as participants in the seventh annual Confluence Gallery Trashion Show.

OVOC hosts spring concert Sunday

“Swing into Spring,” the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus spring concert, will be at 3 p.m. April 2 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

Mansfield Playday set June 10

The Mansfield Playday community celebration will be at 9 a.m. June 10 downtown.

Gallery hosts art supply sale

Confluence Gallery will host an art supply sale for youth scholarships from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29.


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