Stories for May 2017

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Wednesday, May 31



Storm knocks out electricity, Internet

TWISP – A fierce storm battered Okanogan County the evening of May 30, plunging the Methow Valley into darkness overnight, toppling trees county-wide and triggering reports of fires.

May 31, 2017 11:26 a.m. read more..
    

820 (2017-136 May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR

(2017-136 May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY ESTATE OF ARVO A. KUURE and ESTATE OF BOJAN M. KUURE, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM H. COOK and KATHYRN D. COOK, husband and wife, and the unknown successors and/or heirs of WILLIAM H. COOK and KATHYRN D. COOK, if deceased, and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. Case No.: 17-2-00234-0 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

May 31, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
  

820 (2017-126 May 24, 31, June 7, 14) In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Okanogan

(2017-126 May 24, 31, June 7, 14) In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Okanogan County Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff(s), vs. Omar Mardini, Allison Mardini, Occupants of the subject Real Property; All other Unknown Persons or Parties Claiming Any Right, Title, Estate, Lien, or Interest in the Real Estate Described in the Complaint Herein; Defendant(s) Case No.: 16-2-00078-1 Sheriff’s Public Notice of Sale of Real Property

May 31, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


820 (2017-113 May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON

(2017-113 May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-19, its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JEANETTE D. OLSEN; JEFF L. OLSEN; NORMAN OLSEN; GARY OLSEN; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; DISCOVER BANK; STATE OF WASHINGTON; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, Defendants. No. 16-2-00504-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

May 31, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Tuesday, May 30

         

Curlew rolls out the barrel

The 2017 Curlew Barrel Derby celebrations will kick off the morning of Sunday, June 4, and continue through the day in town.

May 30, 2017 12:14 p.m. read more..
 

College to offer four-year nursing degree

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission has granted Wenatchee Valley College initial approval for a registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing, or RN-to-BSN, program.

May 30, 2017 12:12 p.m. read more..
   

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Writing his name on the blackboard

You never can tell what children are going to say and my nephew proved that one day in his first-grade classroom. The children had been going to the blackboard to write their names, and when it came to Tom, my brother’s boy, he could not do it. The teacher gave hints, which did not work, so finally the teacher wrote on the blackboard, “Tom cannot write his name.”

May 30, 2017 12:07 p.m. read more..
   

Lake, rivers continue to rise

Communities along the Okanogan River from Oroville to Brewster are likely to experience high water along the shoreline through the summer and into September, due to greater-than-normal snowmelt from watersheds in Canada.

May 30, 2017 11:59 a.m. read more..
   

Thursday, May 25

  

Wednesday, May 24

  

Horse racing will be at fair

OKANOGAN – Despite rumors of the contrary, horse racing will be taking place at the 2017 Okanogan County Fair, according to Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover.

May 24, 2017 9:38 a.m. read more..
 

Keller Ferry out of service

The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on Highway 21 is out of service until further notice due to issues with the north shore loading ramp.

May 24, 2017 8:32 a.m. read more..


PUD honors employees

The Okanogan County PUD honoring five dedicated employees for their cumulative 75 years of service during a regular Board meeting May 15.

May 24, 2017 8:20 a.m. read more..
             

Tuesday, May 23

           

Memorial Day events planned

Crosses and flags will be placed on veterans’ graves around 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, by members of Brewster American Legion Post 97 and volunteers from Brewster High School.

May 23, 2017 9:23 a.m. read more..
   

Special filing period underway

A special three-day filing period is under way for several local government offices that failed to attract any candidates during last week’s regular filing time.

May 23, 2017 9:06 a.m. read more..


Davis, commissioners not considering motorized use

Ferry County Rail Trail Partners recently made a compelling case on Facebook and even garnered the attention of a Spokesman-Review columnist to write a scathing story on Ferry County Commissioners dissolving the county’s Rail Corridor Committee that has brought together the stretch of non-motorized trail from Republic to Danville.

May 23, 2017 9:06 a.m. read more..
  

Monday, May 22

  

Conconully Lake camp remains closed

The Conconully Lake RV Campground will not be open until further notice because of poor improved water volume, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials said last week.

May 22, 2017 8:09 p.m. read more..
  

Omak FFA chapter wins top honors

The Omak High School FFA chapter was named the top chapter in a national chapter competition following the 87th Washington State FFA Convention in Pullman.

May 22, 2017 8:07 p.m. read more..
 

Saturday, May 20

   

Friday, May 19

    

Thursday, May 18

     

Gas prices fall 4.7 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.83 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

May 18, 2017 7:23 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, May 17

          

Tuesday, May 16

      

Locals seek spot on ballot

With the opening of filing week on Monday came a flury of filings from candidates for state legislature, city, school and hospital boards.

May 16, 2017 8:53 a.m. read more..
     

Show draws rolling stock

Nearly 90 cars, trucks and other vehicles participated in the 24th annual Friendly OK Car Club show and swap meet May 12-14 in East Side Park.

May 16, 2017 8:44 a.m. read more..
  

Literacy Council plans event June 6

The Okanogan County Literacy Council will be hosting an informational evening on Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Omak Public Library’s Pioneer Room for those interested in volunteering to help increase literacy levels in the area.

May 16, 2017 8:41 a.m. read more..
    

Addicts can get help in Drug Court

Participants in the Okanogan County Drug Court program say they lost everything – from their homes to jobs to custody of their children – because of their drug use, but now are working hard to regain what they’ve lost.

May 16, 2017 8:35 a.m. read more..
   

Landowners honored

Officials representing Washington state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies have recognized 43 large forest landowners for their exemplary efforts to upgrade forest roads and stream crossings to improve salmon habitat and water quality.

May 16, 2017 8:31 a.m. read more..
       

State still has ‘healthy snow pack’

Rain has swamped north central Washington this spring, causing flooding and slides, but the good news is that much of the winter’s heavy snowfall has remained frozen in the mountains.

May 16, 2017 8:23 a.m. read more..
  

Monday, May 15

       

Sunday, May 14

       

Outdoor camping starts Monday

Sixth-graders from Okanogan and Omak middle schools are poised to go on their annual outdoor camping adventures, with Omak’s camp starting tomorrow, May 15.

May 14, 2017 midnight read more..


Saturday, May 13

 

Gas prices fall 1.8 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87 Sunday, May 7, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

May 13, 2017 midnight read more..


Friday, May 12

      

Thursday, May 11

         

Wednesday, May 10

              

Tuesday, May 9

                   

POINT OF THEW: President Jay Inslee...I might get sick

A few days ago, I saw a post claiming that Washington Governor Jay Inslee was a possible candidate for the U.S. Circus Side Show, also known as the U.S. Presidential Election, in 2020. Don’t worry. There’s no chance in heck that that enviro-nut would make the cut.

May 9, 2017 10:15 a.m. read more..
  

PUD billing changes

Douglas County Public Utility District customers may notice a change in the look of their May bills.

May 9, 2017 10:12 a.m. read more..


Voters turn down bond issue

Voters in the Omak School District are said no to a proposed $27.85 million bond issue that would have provided money to construct a new middle school.

May 9, 2017 10:12 a.m. read more..
      

Monday, May 8

      

Sunday, May 7

    

Friday, May 5

    

Thursday, May 4

             

Wednesday, May 3

     

Camp will go on despite damaged roads

The Okanogan and Omak school districts are preparing for their annual sixth grade outdoor education camps, despite having to deal with roads damaged by recent rainfall.

May 3, 2017 7:54 a.m. read more..


Sentencing date set for Nicholson

An Omak man will be sentenced May 11 after pleaded guilty to several domestic violence-related crimes, including first-degree rape, in Okanogan County Superior Court.

May 3, 2017 7:52 a.m. read more..


Filing week begins May 15

Filing for a variety of non-partisan municipal, school and other local taxing district positions – plus two 7th District legislative posts - will be May 15-19 for the fall election.

May 3, 2017 7:50 a.m. read more..