The Northwest Native Development Fund has received the national Circle of Honor Award for helping to empower poverty-stricken, rural areas of the state through financial inclusion and economic opportunities.October 31, 2013 9:51 a.m. read more..
BILLINGS, Mont. — An Omak resident recently earned one of the top awards at an Angus cattle show. Cory Predoehl’s heifer, McCoy Proven Queen 248-0151, won the owned reserve intermediate champion award at the 2013 Northern International Livestock Exposition Roll of Victory Angus Show on Oct. 18 in Billings, Mont.October 31, 2013 9:43 a.m. read more..
Electricity jumps from power line to water outflowOctober 30, 2013 12:48 p.m. read more..
Offering public transportation throughout Okanogan County is a worthwhile goal. But in considering our economic status, wide-spread population and large geographic coverage area, we don’t think Proposition 1 will be sufficient to attain the bus service suggested by the Okanogan County Transit Authority.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Three Omak Stampede Board members have been elected to the organization’s honorary board. The board of directors agreed Oct. 28 to move Jim Hensarling, Millie Gann and Connie Thomas to the honorary, or emeritus, board. All three requested the change.October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-573 Oct. 30, Nov. 6 & 13) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGANOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-574 Oct. 30 & Nov. 6) City of OKANOGAN 2014 FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-565 Oct. 30 & Nov. 6) Notice of the Intent to Adopt an Election ResolutionOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-557 Oct. 30) PUBLIC NOTICE WORK PERFORMED BY DISTRICT PERSONNEL RCW 39.04.020October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-571 Oct. 30) Colville Indian Housing Authority (CIHA)October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-567 Oct. 30) PUBLIC NOTICE Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 332-41-510October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-568 Oct. 30) SEPA Appeal and Hearing Trailside PD 2012-1October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-570 Oct. 30) Marijuana Operations Code Amendment 2013-2 Okanogan County is amending OCC Title 17 “Zoning”October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-572 OCT. 30) NOTICE OF APPLICATION OPEN SPACE/TIMBER 2011-06October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-513 Oct. 30) CITY OF OMAK NOTICE OF 2014 BUDGET WORKSHOP/PUBLIC HEARING OMAK CITY COUNCILOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-555 Oct. 30) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCILOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-556 Oct. 30) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCILOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-562 Oct. 30) Legal advertisement for EFSP fundsOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-561 Oct. 30) LEGAL NOTICE NEGOTIATION OF STATE LEASESOctober 30, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-559 Oct. 30) Abandoned Car Auction at Pete’s 24 Hour Towing on Nov. 4, 2013October 30, 2013 midnight read more..
Forest road to be closed for culvert workOctober 29, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..
A local man was arrested Oct. 26 after allegedly threatening residents of a home at 36 county Highway 7 with a screwdriver.October 29, 2013 11:49 a.m. read more..
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan High School soccer team finished off back-to-back shutout matches by topping Chelan, 4-0, on Oct. 23. “We put a lot of offensive pressure on their goal most of the game, but had a tough time scoring,” Okanogan coach Dean Klepec said. “Defensively, we did a great job of keeping the ball on their half of the field.”October 27, 2013 midnight read more..
An arduous fundraising challenge is nearing its ultimate goal for a group of local volunteers. Linda Black, who spearheaded the fundraising effort, and other members of the community hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Tonasket Water Ranch on Friday afternoon at Chief Tonasket Park.October 27, 2013 midnight read more..
Okanogan County voters are being asked to decide on a sales tax increase that would help establish a county-wide public transportation system. The amount requested in Proposition 1, four-tenths of 1 percent, is equivalent to 4 cents per $10 spent on taxable goods.October 27, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-546 Oct. 23 & 26) REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONSOctober 26, 2013 midnight read more..
Two teenagers were arrested Oct. 24 after allegedly leading officers from several agencies on a high-speed chase from Okanogan to Leahy Junction in Douglas County. The 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy, both of Brewster, were arrested and taken to the Okanogan County Juvenile Center.October 25, 2013 5:45 p.m. read more..
Second budget session slated for Nov. 20October 23, 2013 5:07 p.m. read more..
New business may be moving into vacant spaceOctober 23, 2013 4:33 p.m. read more..
(2013-470 Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Case No.:09-2-00714-6 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTYOctober 23, 2013 2:59 p.m. read more..
(2013-536 Oct. 23) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionOctober 23, 2013 noon read more..
2013 Election - Hospital District 4, Position No. 5October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2013 Election - Riverside City Council, Position No. 2October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2013 Election - Hospital District 4, Position No. 1October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2013 Election - Pateros City Council, Position No. 5October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2103 Election - Oroville City Council, Position No. 2October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2013 Election -Oroville City Council, Position No. 1October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-540 Oct. 23 & 30) LEGAL NOTICE 2014 Okanogan County Public Health Fee ScheduleOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-547 Oct. 23) CITY OF OKANOGAN INVITATION TO QUOTE 2014 JANITORIAL SERVICESOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-522 Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 20) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Cause No. 13-2-00493-5October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-524 Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 20) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGANOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-554 Oct. 23, 30) NOTICE OF VARIANCE REQUESTOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-548 Oct. 23, 30 & Nov. 6) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Estate of Steven Michael Williams, deceased. No. 13-4-0009-6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030)October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-550 Oct. 23 & Nov. 6) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24, ET. SEQ.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Lately, the staff at The Chronicle has been talking a lot about technology. The roll out of our revamped website is just the beginning of what will eventually be major changes, not just for the immediate future, but for the long-term success of our company — and, not just for our paper, but for the entire print news industry.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Voters living in the city of Omak will notice Proposition No. 1 on their general election ballots. The measure asks voters about imposing an additional 1/10th of 1 percent on taxable sales in the city. During the 2013 budget process, we came to the harsh realization that we need to reduce our general fund expenditures significantly.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-543 Oct. 23) Colville Indian Housing Authority (CIHA)October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2013-523 Oct. 16 & 23) STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY YAKIMA, WASHINGTONOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-499 Oct. 9, 16 & 23) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGANOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-553 Oct.23) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2014 BUDGET REVENUE SOURCES CITY OF OMAKOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-544 Oct. 23) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OKANOGAN CITY COUNCILOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-545 Oct. 23 30, Nov. 6 & 13) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTYOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-542 Oct. 23) NOTICE OF RELEASE OF DOCUMENTSOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
2013-512 Oct. 23) CITY OF OMAK NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PRELIMINARY 2014 BUDGETOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-552 Oct. 23) Notice of Threshold SEPA DeterminationOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-551 Oct. 23) Notice of Final Decision North Shore Community Lake Access SE 2013-16October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-546 Oct. 23 & 26) REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONSOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-539 Oct. 23) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-536 Oct. 23) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-530 Oct. 16 & 23) NOTICE TO PUBLIC Okanogan County 2014 to 2019 Six Year Transportation Improvement ProgramOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-535 Oct. 23) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionOctober 23, 2013 midnight read more..
Curlew swept Cusick, 3-2, and Selkirk, 3-1, on a volleyball road trip Oct. 19. Olivia Volluz pounded out nine kills in Curlew’s edging Selkirk 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15. Haleigh Gibson finished with 9 assists and 4 digs, Kailee Keenan with 4 digs and Lindsey Gibson with 2 aces.October 23, 2013 midnight read more..
The Okanogan County commissioners will discuss budget reviews with the auditor and Washington State University Extension offices starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the commissioners’ hearing room, 123 N. Fifth Ave. At 4:30 p.m.October 20, 2013 midnight read more..
Brewster High School continued its annual Breast Cancer Awareness night Oct. 10, recognizing those fighting cancer during its volleyball match.October 17, 2013 4:26 p.m. read more..
Lower interest to blame for estimated $618,000 shortfallOctober 17, 2013 4:17 p.m. read more..
(2013-518 Oct. 16) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCILOctober 16, 2013 4:31 p.m. read more..
(2013-528 Oct. 16) Okanogan County Notice of Final DecisionOctober 16, 2013 4:22 p.m. read more..
Democrats shut down communications; Republicans keep lines openOctober 16, 2013 8 a.m. read more..
The other night, I got sucked into a vortex of eBay shopping. Again. It happens from time to time. Although I rarely buy anything, I love to window shop. I’m always one bored moment away from starting a new and useless collection of something.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-504 Oct. 16 & Nov. 6) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALEOctober 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Up to the time of Charles Lyell, born in England in 1797, there was general belief that the world was made in 4004 B.C.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship will showcase a variety of success stories when it convenes the fifth annual North-Central Washington Community Success Summit on Nov. 20 at Okanogan Middle School, 244 S. Fifth Ave.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Liberty Bell’s Ben Klemmeck used a lean at the wire to take first place at the Quincy Invitational on Oct. 12. Klemmeck, a sophomore, finished in 16 minutes, 15.27 seconds. His time was second best in the state for three miles this year amongst 1B/2B runners.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Folks can sample a variety of food and bid on hundreds of auction items during the annual Taste of Two Valleys benefit for the Loup Loup Ski Bowl.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
I support Initiative 517 because I am a strong believer in our initiative rights, which our state has had for over a century. Our right to initiative and petition our government is the most important tool we have to push back when government does things we don’t like.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-534 Oct. 16) Colville Indian Housing Authority (CIHA)October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-531 Oct. 16) Notice of Ordinance Passed Town of ConconullyOctober 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-520 Oct. 16) Town of Riverside Ordinance #321October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-519 Oct. 16) NOTICE The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) intends to chemically rehabilitate Spectacle Lake in Okanogan County with the aquatic pesticide rotenone during the week of October 28th through November 1st, 2013. Typically, lake rehabilitations only take one to three days to complete; however, treatments may take more time depending upon weather, equipment breakdowns, logistical constraints, and/or water quality conditions.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-453 Oct. 9 & 16) NOTICE OF PUBLIC TIMBER SALEOctober 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-527 Oct. 16) REQUEST FOR BIDS JANITORIAL SERVICES CITY OF OMAKOctober 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-526 Oct. 16) CITY OF OKANOGAN SMALL WORKS ROSTER NOTICE TO CONTRACTORSOctober 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-525 Oct. 16) REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS (RSQ) FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICESOctober 16, 2013 midnight read more..
(2013-533 Oct. 16) SEPA Exemptions Code Amendment 2013-1October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Former 7th Legislative District Sen. Bob Morton was a fiercely independent leader. He brought his own ideas to the state Senate, even when it meant bucking the system, standing up to Western Washington and defying the Republican Party, of which he was a member.October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
2013 Election - State senator, Legislative District 7October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
2013 Election - Bridgeport City Council, Position No. 1October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Hospital District 6, Commissioner No. 3October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Coulee Dam City Council, Position No. 3October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Election 2103 - Hospital District 6, Commissioner No. 5October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
Election 2013 - Winthrop City Council, Position No. 1October 16, 2013 midnight read more..
The Okanogan County Public Utility District has scheduled a power outage next week to work on the transmission line and substation.October 15, 2013 4:41 p.m. read more..
With the help of donors, the Pacific Northwest Trail Association has raised about $44,000 with the hopes of purchasing 70.9 acres of cliffs and scab land near the Whistler Canyon trailhead.October 14, 2013 1:50 p.m. read more..
CASHMERE – Tonasket played league-leading Cashmere tough, but the Bulldogs pulled out a 4-1 victory Oct. 8. “Overall, it was a decent played game against the No. 1 team, who has blown out most everyone else in league,” Tonasket coach Darren Collins said. “We played a tough defensive game.”October 13, 2013 midnight read more..
From Coulee Dam Police Department reports Oct. 11October 13, 2013 midnight read more..
With the help of donors, the Pacific Northwest Trail Association has raised about $44,000 with the hopes of purchasing 70.9 acres of cliffs and scab land near the Whistler Canyon Trailhead.October 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Sierra Speiker of Oroville was the talk of the Omak Invitational cross country meet Oct. 8 after producing the fastest three-mile time in the state. She holds the state’s best by a wide margin, roaring around the course in 17 minutes, 10 seconds. That’s 37 seconds faster than the next best state 3-mile time by any girl at any school.October 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Two-thirds of the school districts in Okanogan and Ferry counties are expecting a decline in per-student state funding this school year from years ago, despite the Legislature’s effort to begin complying with the McCleary decision.October 13, 2013 midnight read more..
The 7th Legislative District Senate candidates traded barbs over wolves, the economy and politics Thursday at an Oroville Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Although Chamber President Clyde Andrews said it wasn’t a debate, both Sen. John Smith, R-Colville, and challenger Brian Dansel, R-Republic, were given 25 minutes to speak, along with opportunities for rebuttal.October 13, 2013 midnight read more..
Birds of Chicago will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Republic Brewing Co., 26 N. Clark Ave.October 11, 2013 5:04 p.m. read more..
Latest standings for the Caribou trail leagueOctober 11, 2013 12:08 p.m. read more..
PRINCETON, B.C. — The Regional District Okanagan Similkameen Board is recommending the provincial government consider implementing British Columbia Emergency Response System protocols for all ministries.October 11, 2013 10:54 a.m. read more..
Mule deer hunting prospects in Okanogan County look very good for the modern-firearm deer opener this weekend, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.October 11, 2013 10:49 a.m. read more..
The Miss Omak Stampede horsemanship competition planned for this Saturday has been canceled because one of the two contestants has dropped out.October 10, 2013 12:16 p.m. read more..
A local woman has admitted trying to sneak a six-inch saw blade into the Okanogan County Jail. Emily Stokes, 26, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 in Okanogan County Superior Court to second-degree introducing contraband. She was sentenced to two months in jail.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
More than 100 community leaders and mill employees celebrated the much-anticipated reopening of the Omak Wood Products plywood mill Monday. Among the attendees was Gov. Jay Inslee, who touted the mill’s reopening as not just an important event for Okanogan County, but for the entire state.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Pacific Crest Trail hikers will be streaming through the Okanogan Valley this week after being chased out of the Cascade Mountains by government officials and snow. Kellie Bolger of Oceanside, Calif., and Noleen Read of Cape Town, South Africa, met last spring on the Mojave portion of the trail in California.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The official reopening of the Omak Wood Products mill comes as welcome news for Okanogan County. This business will help revitalize the area’s economy, not just by providing a significant number of jobs at the plywood and veneer plant, but also in logging, shipping and dozens of other avenues that the manufacturing industry will lead into. The increased cash flow into the area will also benefit local shops, restaurants and the housing market.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The Chamber of Commerce has asked the city to form a tourist advisory board. During the City Council’s Oct. 1 meeting, chamber President Clyde Andrews asked for the board and to have it develop application forms, evaluate criteria for weighing the tourism development benefit of proposed tourist tax expenditures and make annual recommendation for how the money should be spent.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Okanogan County is working on a proposed $52.6 million operating budget for 2014, and the commissioners have asked for across-the-board cuts. “As of today the commissioners asked Lanie (Johns, the board clerk) to send an email to all departments and sharpen their pencils because their ‘wish list’ is larger than the revenue,” Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy said on Monday.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The aunt of a man who died Sept. 24 in the Colville Tribal Corrections Center said the family doesn’t believe he killed himself, as tribal police have said. Aaron J. Swan, 34, was found dead in a cleaning closet, tribal police Chief Cory J. Orr said. The Inchelium resident apparently hanged himself with a bed sheet.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Chronicle staff members brought home five first-place awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest last Friday night. The Chronicle also earned third place for general excellence in its circulation size, which ranges from 5,001 subscribers to 12,750.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
Company Creek Pizza from Chelan beat Mid-Valley Hospital in the championship game of the Save 2nd Base tournament Oct. 5-6 at The Plex. The inaugural 12-team tournament was produced by Bouncin’ for Boobies to benefit those fighting breast cancer.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
OROVILLE – Pateros, missing its setter and a middle hitter, slipped past Oroville 25-10, 12-25, 25-19 and 25-7 in a non-league match Oct. 5. “This match was a great test of our ability to adapt and overcome,” Pateros coach Gene Dowers said after his team improved to 8-0.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
For the seventh year, cancer survivors are invited to participate in a workshop this weekend at Sun Mountain Lodge, 604 Patterson Lake Road. The Cashmere-based EASE Cancer Foundation organizes the “Journey to Wellness” event, which this year will take place Oct. 11-12.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
The Brewster Bears volleyball team will show support for breast cancer awareness tomorrow, Oct. 10, in their game against Cashmere, Athletic Director Greg Austin said. The girls will wear pink jerseys, and the officials and the Cashmere team may participate as well, he said.October 9, 2013 midnight read more..
North-Central Washington fall 2013 high school sports scores/standingsOctober 8, 2013 11:54 a.m. read more..
With winter fast approaching, a local non-profit horse rescue shelter is getting desperate to stockpile enough hay for the season. The Nourishing Hand will need approximately 50 tons of hay to feed nearly two dozen rescued horses and cattle for the winter, owner Janice Andrew said.October 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Oct. 6, 2013 - News of Record - Area Police ReportsOctober 6, 2013 midnight read more..
When online enrollment began Tuesday for health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, people locally and across the country reported overloaded websites and failed attempts to sign up. The state’s health exchange site, wahealthplanfinder.org, was overhelmed and went down for a time.October 6, 2013 midnight read more..
The estate of Tonasket resident Marjorie Harper has given $125,000 to SpokAnimal CARE for its animal shelter services. Harper’s executor, Gerald Oakes, his wife Peg and daughter Michelle presented the donation to SpokAnimal Executive Director Gail Mackie last week at the Dawg House, which kennels adoptable dogs.October 6, 2013 midnight read more..
OMAK – Okanogan High School made two first-half goals stand up in a 2-0 win over Omak on Oct. 1. “We were able to put pressure on them and got many shots on goal, but had a tough time scoring,” Okanogan coach Dean Klepec said. “Defensively, we played well and didn’t allow them to get many shots on goal.”October 6, 2013 midnight read more..
For hundreds of students across North-Central Washington, their school day doesn’t end when the final bell rings. After-school programs, typically funded by 21st Century and GEAR-UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grants, offer homework help and enrichment activities.October 6, 2013 midnight read more..
Wenatchee Valley College has been awarded a federal grant of more than $2 million to improve and strengthen academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability.October 4, 2013 2:26 p.m. read more..
RIVERSIDE — The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance footage of a robbery and is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect.October 2, 2013 4:56 p.m. read more..
As the Okanogan County Public Utility District prepares for several public hearings on the proposed $61.7 million 2014 budget, development of Enloe Dam is still a sticking point. One local resident appeared Sept. 24 at the utility’s first budget hearing to question the utility’s continued funding of the project.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
A federal investigation has been launched after a hunter self-reported shooting and killing a gray wolf Sept. 20 in the Pasayten Wilderness. Because the killing occurred in the portion of Okanogan County where wolves are federally protected as endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is acting as the principal investigating agency.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
With one in three jobs in our home state of Washington dependent on trade, there is no question that there is a strong demand across the globe for the top-quality products generated by our farmers, manufacturers and service providers. It also means that our economy is especially reliant on holding our trading partners accountable for fair policies that place U.S. businesses on a level playing field.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Some farmers markets around Okanogan County have closed for the season, but there’s still a few weeks left to stock up on locally grown produce in several towns. The Methow Valley Farmers Market, 201 state Highway 20 S., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 26, organizer Richard Murray said.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2014. The state Department of Labor and Industries calculates the minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688, approved by Washington voters in 1998.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $2.5 million contract to conduct asbestos abatement work at the Grand Coulee Power Office and as the Hungry Horse Power Office in Montana. The contract was awarded to Modecor Corp. of Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 16.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
WINTHROP – Warden eked out a win against Liberty Bell, 2-1, in a non-league soccer match Sept. 28. “It was a well-played match by both teams,” Liberty Bell coach Mike Wilson said. “End-to-end action. All three goals were made off set pieces and those decided the match.”October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Okanogan-Ferry County barrel racers snared half of the saddles awarded at the National Barrel Horse Association Finals on Sept. 20-22. “This year we had the largest group competing from our district,” NBHA WA02 District Director Rhonda Colbert said. “It was amazing to see how many of our group were able to place and receive checks and prizes.”October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
The Omak FFA trapshoot No. 1 team topped Sequim, 127-122, for first place Sept. 28. The weather for the match was “only good for ducks,” coach Gale Wilson said, who said Omak weathered the rain and cold to take first, third and sixth at the eight-team meet.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan High School football team improved to 3-0 by knocking off stubborn Tonasket, 35-14, in a Sept. 27 Caribou Trail League game. “Penalties hurt us — drive-stalling penalties. We just have to clean up our penalties,” Okanogan coach Erick Judd said of the game that was close until the fourth quarter.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Scientists from all over the country and into Canada will join to help Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site celebrate National Fossil Day. The event, set for Oct. 9-14, will include painting a geologic timeline on part of Kean Street, scientific presentations and hands-on activities designed by the scientists.October 2, 2013 midnight read more..
Standings as of Sept. 27October 1, 2013 5:49 p.m. read more..
2013 schedule and results for Caribou Trail League VolleyballOctober 1, 2013 12:47 p.m. read more..