Three Rivers CEO 'Bud' Hufnagel plans to step down in AprilDecember 31, 2013 4:47 p.m. read more..
Three Rivers CEO 'Bud' Hufnagel plans to step down in AprilDecember 31, 2013 4:47 p.m. read more..
Quakes shake rural areas near Conconully and east of OkanoganDecember 31, 2013 4:29 p.m. read more..
The Okanogan High School wrestling team won the Lake Roosevelt Powerhouse wrestling tournament Dec. 28. Bulldog champions included Anthony Peyton (106), Tony Klepec (126) and Jalen Moses (138). Other regional champions included Raf Varelas (145) of Brewster and Jessie Louie (145B) and Kodie Horn (152) of Lake Roosevelt.December 30, 2013 12:21 p.m. read more..
Gamble Sands Golf Club architect David McLay Kidd believes his latest project — located south of state Highway 17 on the Colville Indian Reservation and set to open in August 2014 — will have the ability to transform the town of Brewster and its surrounding areas into tourist destinations.December 29, 2013 midnight read more..
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners will meet at noon, Monday for the first time since the contentious Dec. 16 board meeting, when the hospital’s physicians presented a letter calling for Chief Executive Officer Bud Hufnagel’s immediate resignation.December 29, 2013 midnight read more..
Short agendas are planned for the Okanogan County commissioners on Monday and Tuesday. Dan McCarthy with Tonasket Emergency Medical Services will be on hand for an update Monday, along with the county planning department. Public comment is slated for 4 p.m.December 29, 2013 midnight read more..
The city is nearing completion on several projects paid for with a $500,000 state Department of Commerce energy grant. One of the projects was a new vestibule built onto the front of City Hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive.December 27, 2013 5:05 p.m. read more..
Young skiers, age 6 to 12 of any level, are invited to attend a holiday camp Sunday and Monday at the Mazama Community Center, 512 Goat Creek Road, at the junction of Lost River Road. The camp, sponsored by the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation, will run 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.December 27, 2013 3:22 p.m. read more..
Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at dusk on Dec. 31 now that harvest guidelines for the animals have been reached in those areas, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said.December 27, 2013 3:19 p.m. read more..
(2013-685 Dec. 25) City of Okanogan Council Vacancy AnnouncementDecember 25, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-684 Dec. 25) NOTICE OF ORDINANCES PASSED BY THE OKANOGAN CITY COUNCILDecember 25, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-682 Dec. 25) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCILDecember 25, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-681 Dec. 25) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCILDecember 25, 2013 midnight read more..
Will we have a white Christmas in the Okanogan Valley? Well, that’s up to Mother Nature and, frankly, I don’t really care. As of Friday, when I wrote this, we had a little bit of snow and it was still falling, but the jury was still out for Christmas Day.December 25, 2013 midnight read more..
The Silver Sage Spa is making some changes to its services in the new year, among them being two treatment rooms for massage therapy.December 25, 2013 midnight read more..
Merry Christmas. There, I said it. I didn’t wish you happy holidays or a joyful Kwanzaa. I wished you a Merry Christmas. After all, the holiday predominately celebrated in North America and Europe this time of year is just that, Christmas.December 25, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-680 Dec. 25 & Jan. 15) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to R.C.W. Chapter 61.24, et seq. and 62A.9A-604(a)(2) et seq.December 25, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-686 Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGDecember 25, 2013 midnight read more..
Santa Claus is coming town, but where exactly is the jolly old elf at this precise moment? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa’s flight path as he travels the world delivering presents Christmas Eve, so parents can get those naughty and nice children off to bed before St. Nick comes sliding down their chimneys.December 24, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..
The Omak High School boys basketball team won a pair of close games last week and moved into a tie for fourth place in the Caribou Trail League. The Pioneers came from nine points down at the half against Cashmere on Saturday before pulling out a 57-53 league victory.December 23, 2013 4:09 p.m. read more..
Tonasket put together strong showings in high school wrestling last week. The Chronicle covered in Wednesday’s edition Tonasket winning the Okanogan Invitational on Saturday with some of its wrestlers and sent other wrestlers to Tri-State in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Tonasket also blew away Kettle Falls, 58-19, in a dual meet Dec. 18.December 23, 2013 2:40 p.m. read more..
The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow Friday, just in time for Christmas. But warmer temperatures may melt any accumulation before the holiday.December 18, 2013 4:08 p.m. read more..
Committee assignments set for freshman senator from RepublicDecember 18, 2013 10:12 a.m. read more..
(2013-668 Dec. 18, 25 & Jan. 1) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN - JUVENILE IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: JADE MOORE,December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-669 Dec. 18, 25 & Jan. 1) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN - JUVENILE IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: TAKAR MOOREDecember 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-670 Dec. 18, 25 & Jan. 1) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN - JUVENILE IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: TRELLANEE MOOREDecember 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-671 Dec. 18, 25 & Jan. 1) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN - JUVENILE IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: INA M. WIGGINS,December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-672 Dec. 18, 25 & Jan. 1) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN-JUVENILE IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: RIVERS BEAR ANDERSONDecember 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners selected a course of action Monday to cut costs, but not before the physicians called for the head administrator’s resignation. Dr. James Lamberton read a letter, signed by all the physicians that work with the hospital, which cited a lack of trust in the board and in Chief Executive Officer Bud Hufnagel.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Major League Baseball is in the process of installing a rule that would ban collisions at home plate. Although the new rule could be implemented as soon as the upcoming baseball season, the more plausible time frame is for a 2015 launch. The move parallels what the National Football League has been pushing for several years with regards to reducing concussions.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
A meeting of the minds took place Monday night as various leaders and elected officials gathered to discuss issues affecting their community. The Tonasket School District, which is in the process of putting a bond and levy to the voters in February, organized the meeting, which featured representatives from the school board, Hospital District No. 4, local fire districts, the city, county commissioners and 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz and Sen. Brian Dansel.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Okanogan County Public Health wants to know how community members perceive health-related issues in the community. The health district is conducting a community health assessment and is seeking opinions from as many people as possible. The 11-question survey can be accessed through the district’s website.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Special services for Christmas are planned all over Okanogan, Ferry and Douglas counties, starting tonight, Wednesday, with a carol sing and bonfire at the Hope Lutheran Church. The third annual event will be from 7-9 p.m. at the church, 1520 Sunset Drive.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Help is on the way for folks who feel obligated to comment on, “like” or repost every little scrap of minutiae that lands on their Facebook page. The folks at Google are seeking a patent for a program described as “automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network,” the International Science Times website reports.December 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-675 Dec. 18) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionDecember 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-679 Dec. 18) Kiesecker SP 2013-8 Application and SEPA ExemptionDecember 18, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-664 Dec. 18 & Jan. 8) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-11-445013-SH APN No.: 0610662201 Title Order No.: 110237643-WA-GNO Grantor(s): RAYMOND L. PIMMS, JANICE L. REYESDecember 18, 2013 midnight read more..
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners will consider two new options to cut costs in 2014 during a meeting Monday that may assuage fears of closing down the labor and delivery department. The meeting will begin at noon at the Hillcrest Administration Building, 415 Hospital Way.December 15, 2013 midnight read more..
If you like voting for athletes, consider the nominees for the 79th annual MTR Western Sports Star of the Year. The possible stars, announced Thursday by the Seattle Sports Commission, is a collection of the Northwest’s premier athletes.December 13, 2013 12:05 p.m. read more..
Seven people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of dealing drugs in town and additional arrests are pending. The arrests are the culmination of a two-month investigation by the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Thursday.December 12, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
The Fitness Academy, 14 S. Main St., is planning an open house noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be a martial arts Tae Kwon Do demonstration at 1 p.m. by Okanogan Valley Martial Arts.December 12, 2013 2:52 p.m. read more..
(2013-655 Dec. 11) Final SEPA, Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) DRUMMOND, MONTE & BARBARA, CUP 2013-3December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-656 Dec, 11) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionDecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-657 Dec. 11, 2013) Notice of Final SEPA Determination Twin Lakes Water Storage Project, SEPADecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-658 Dec. 11) NOTICE OF APPLICATION OPEN SPACE/TIMBER 2013-9December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-661 Dec. 11) Durpos Subdivision & Rezone LP 2013-3 Application & Threshold SEPA DeterminationDecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-663 Dec. 11) Notice of Final Decision Okanogan County Public Works Twin Lakes Rd SE 2013-17December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-516 Dec. 11) City of Omak Notice of the Adoption of the Final 2014 Budget Omak City CouncilDecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-650 Dec. 11) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCILDecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-651 Dec. 11) NOTICE OF ORDINANCES PASSED BY THE OKANOGAN CITY COUNCILDecember 11, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-659 Dec, 11) Public Notice The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following Land Use Development application for a conditional use:December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
Two stalwart volunteers have been tapped as the Omak Senior Center’s royalty for the Twilight Christmas Parade. Karen Corrier Spencer and Ivadelle Sullivan will ride in the Saturday procession, which starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and runs along Main Street.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
Components of the annual Omak-Okanogan Community Christmas Basket Program are coming together as volunteers plan for the annual giveaway for people in need. As in past years, the program will include food for Christmas dinner, staples for the week, toys, warm hats and clothing.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
Oroville found a way past Curlew, 52-48, in a non-league game Saturday. “It was a good first win for the young Hornets against a tough Curlew team,” Oroville coach Jay Thacker said. The teams were tied at 24 at halftime before the Cougars led, 35-30 after three periods.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
About 120 people gathered Saturday for the Omak-Okanogan Civic League’s fifth annual Festival of Trees wine and trees gala.December 11, 2013 midnight read more..
Okanogan High School’s girls and boys basketball teams got some international competition and new friends Wednesday night. The Bulldogs took on the Kempsey Australia Spirit, which is touring Washington and Oregon before flying home Dec. 20.December 8, 2013 midnight read more..
The Omak High School girls basketball team knocked off Lake Roosevelt, 62-47, on the road Wednesday in the first game of the season for both schools. “We pulled out in the first quarter and just stayed ahead the entire game,” Omak coach Rolland Hansen said.December 8, 2013 midnight read more..
Cougars dominate court in 67-21 victoryDecember 5, 2013 4:18 p.m. read more..
Valentin Gonzalez sentenced in connection with sexually abusing children on Spokane Indian ReservationDecember 5, 2013 9:41 a.m. read more..
It has been a long time since I have heard the cry of the pika, a small member of the hare family. While the North Cascades Highway was being built, the roadbed was in, but not yet surfaced, as far as Lone Fir Campground. If you wanted to go farther up, you walked.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Fifteen applications have been filed for hopeful marijuana-producing businesses in Okanogan County since the state opened the filing period Nov. 18. Okanogan County has the fifth-highest concentration in terms of applications per resident, behind Kittitas, Lincoln, Pend Oreille and San Juan counties.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-628 Dec. 4 & 11) Public Notice Okanogan County Dept. of Public WorksDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Lee Morrison paused barely a moment over the Thanksgiving holiday to contemplate what he’s accomplished in the last few weeks. The always on-the-go fighter, coach and most recently husband, was moving into a new home over the weekend.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
The defending state 1A champion Brewster High School girls basketball team graduated two players, but should be a contender again this year. “We’ve got some holes to fill, there’s no doubt about that,” Brewster coach Roger Boesel said. “I do have a pretty good nucleus. We are not going to have as much depth this year. We didn’t have that much last year.”December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Okanogan High School graduate Kelly Neely will be coaching in the Tacoma Dome this Saturday. The 1984 graduate, who is the brother of former Okanogan High School football coach Denny Neely, is the offensive coordinator at No. 3 state-ranked Freeman (13-0).December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Liberty Bell High School, the defending state 2B wrestling champions, should again be the team to beat this year. The Mountain Lions graduated only two – champion Justin McMillan and second-place Taylor Woodruff – from a group of six that reached the finals last year.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
My how time flies, at least within the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. In the last few weeks, we’ve reported on the Haeberle family’s dismay at the agency’s attempt to use their ranch to boost Fish and Wildlife’s land acquisition efforts.December 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-649 Dec. 4, 11 & 18) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In Re the Estate of STEVEN K. CARLTON, DeceasedDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-648 Dec. 4 & 11) Notice of Impact Aid Public HearingDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-645 Dec. 4 & 11) PATEROS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 122-70J BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING DATE CHANGEDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-644 Dec. 4) SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS Special Work Session MeetingDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-643 Dec. 4) OKANOGAN IRRIGATION DISTRICT NOTICE OF EQUALIZATIONDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-641 Dec. 4) Town of Riverside Notice of Final 2014 Budget Public HearingDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-647 Dec. 4 & 11) CALL FOR BIDS CITY OF OKANOGAN 2ND AVENUE AND PINE STREET MANHOLE REPLACEMENTDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-642 Dec. 4) NOTICE OF BID REQUEST FOR 2014 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER DESIGNATIONDecember 4, 2013 midnight read more..
Tonasket driver, two others hospitalized in Chelan following crashDecember 3, 2013 5:31 p.m. read more..
Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott requested testimony of Obamacare advocateDecember 3, 2013 2:05 p.m. read more..
Three feet of new snowfall has prompted state officials to close North Cascades Highway for the winterDecember 3, 2013 10:21 a.m. read more..
Alleged drunken driver crashes through fence and onto Fairchild Air Force baseDecember 2, 2013 8:51 a.m. read more..
Honor students at Okanogan High School collected snacks and easy-to-make foods to help their fellow students through the long Thanksgiving weekend. The food was given to the district’s Family Empowerment Project, which distributed it to students “who live in food-insecure homes,” National Honor Society adviser Trisha Bradley said.December 1, 2013 midnight read more..
A rate increase for Okanogan County Public Utility District customers was approved by utility commissioners during their Nov. 21 meeting. The district is passing on an increase of nearly $1 million from the Bonneville Power Administration.December 1, 2013 midnight read more..
Douglas County Public Utility District Commissioner Lynn Heminger has announced he will not seek re-election next year.December 1, 2013 midnight read more..
Ferry County has been added to the list of Eastern Washington counties covered by a burn ban because of poor air quality and stagnant air conditions.December 1, 2013 midnight read more..
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a Thanksgiving Day burglary in which electronics and a safe were taken.December 1, 2013 midnight read more..