Stories for October 2017

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Tuesday, October 31

       

Monday, October 30

 

CENTER STAGE: Thank you, Elizabeth Widel

Every so often you will come across a special person in life. Someone that motivates you by his or her ethics or who leads by example. Elizabeth Widel was one of those people to me, and many others.

October 30, 2017 5:35 p.m. read more..
     

Sunday, October 29

  

Saturday, October 28



Friday, October 27

   

NVH outlines strategic plans

North Valley Hospital is prioritizing their list of improvements and upgrades to the facility though strategic planning, CEO Ken Archer told the board of commissioner during their Thursday, Oct. 26 board meeting.

October 27, 2017 5:57 a.m. read more..

Thursday, October 26

   

Health alert issues for some poultry products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that poultry products produced by Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc., of Portland, Ore., may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

October 26, 2017 10:31 a.m. read more..
 

Wednesday, October 25

                

Tuesday, October 24

             

Parent upset over Running Start at Brewster

The parent of a Running Start student at Brewster High School is upset because she says the school is trying to keep students from participating in the college program, but school officials say that’s not the case.

October 24, 2017 10:54 a.m. read more..
  

Colyar named to PUD board

A retired naval officer and former satellite communications manager and Chief Joseph Dam employee was named Oct. 23 to fill a vacancy on the Okanogan County Public Utility District board.

October 24, 2017 10:49 a.m. read more..
        

Gas prices continue to fall across state, nation

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87 per gallon Sunday, Oct. 22, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

October 24, 2017 9:20 a.m. read more..

Monday, October 23

  

Sunday, October 22

  

Friday, October 20

       

North Valley Hospital Foundation plans meeting

Volunteers who are interested in the healthcare of their community are invited to bring ideas and skills to the North Valley Community Health Association Foundation meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 at the hospital admiration building, 203 S. Western Ave.

October 20, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..
  

Thursday, October 19

      

Ag producers can get financial help

Agricultural producers of all sizes can take advantage of financial assistance program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

October 19, 2017 11:50 a.m. read more..


Wednesday, October 18

          

Tuesday, October 17

                 

PUD board gets proposed 2018 budget

Budget season is under way at the Okanogan County Public Utility District, with commissioners being provided a proposed budget Oct. 9 and the 2018 budget hearing opening.

October 17, 2017 1:41 p.m. read more..
            

Confluence offers quilting workshop in March

“Doodle Piecing – Complex Curves,” a two-day quilting workshop, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17, 2018, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 at the Methow Valley Inn, 234 E. Second Ave.

October 17, 2017 9:12 a.m. read more..
      

Residents question hospital board

During the public comment portion of the Thursday, Oct. 12 North Valley Hospital board of commissioners meeting, community residents continued to question operations of the facility.

October 17, 2017 8:47 a.m. read more..

Monday, October 16



NVH candidates share views, opinions

North Valley Hospital commissioner candidates met Thursday, Oct. 12, to share their opinions and views for the future of the district during a forum at the Tonasket High School.

October 16, 2017 6:40 p.m. read more..


Thursday, October 12

    

Extended Care will get wireless Internet

North Valley Extended Care nursing home residents will soon take a leap into the 21st century, as North Valley Hospital commissioners approved to spend $6,378 to install wireless Internet for residents and employees of the facility.

October 12, 2017 11:22 p.m. read more..
 

More affected by data breaches

Between July 2016 and July 2017, data breaches affected nearly 3 million Washington residents, more than six times the number impacted in the previous 12-month period.

October 12, 2017 3:16 p.m. read more..
   

Wednesday, October 11

               

820 (2017-258 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR

(2017-258 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff(s), vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF WILLIAM C. HAHN AND LINDA D. HAHN; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION OR CLAIMING A RIGHT TO POSSESSION; AND UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS; Defendant(s) Case No.: 15-2-00478-8 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


820 (2017-252 Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18) IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE

(2017-252 Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18) IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, a lending institution wholly-owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation Plaintiff(s), vs. Zelda M. Andrew-Pergola A single individual, Jason Boyce, A single individual Defendant(s) Case No.: CV-CD-2016-39291 CHIEF OF POLICE PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 10

            

Do-over required in Grubich firing

Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners thought they fired General Manager John Grubich on Sept. 25, but later learned they’ll have to conduct a do-over.

October 10, 2017 9:01 a.m. read more..
             

Retail gasoline prices fall 5.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Oct. 9, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

October 10, 2017 8:09 a.m. read more..

Monday, October 9

 

Clean chimney can protect house from fire

A chimney–and the flue that lines it–adds architectural interest to your home, but its’ real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

October 9, 2017 6:29 p.m. read more..


Taiko Project comes to Omak PAC

Takio Project – featuring Masato Baba, Keiko Harada, Jenny Mimura, Yumi Saito, Doug Sakamoto and Audrey Tu - will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 N. Cedar St.

October 9, 2017 6:26 p.m. read more..
 

CENTER STAGE: Holiday season is just around the corner

I can’t believe were only 43 days away from Thanksgiving. Where has this year gone? On the topic of Thanksgiving, it was announced last week that the first Black Friday advertisement was released by Harbor Freight, a tool and equipment retailer.

October 9, 2017 6:22 p.m. read more..

Thursday, October 5

  

Attributes of new superintendent outlined

Residents, employees and community members want a school superintendent who is involved in the schools and community, accessible to staff, caring, and skilled in school finance and laws.

October 5, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..


Wednesday, October 4

        

Taste of Three Valleys is Oct. 21

The annual Taste of Three Valleys fundraiser for the Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

October 4, 2017 11:19 a.m. read more..


Improv group comes to Tonasket

Seattle Theater Sports, an improv group, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

October 4, 2017 9:54 a.m. read more..
   

820 (2017-261, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR

(2017-261, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2002, 2002-CB4 TRUST, C-BASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-CB-4, Plaintiff(s), vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF GLORIA J. GUILMETTE; JERRY C.BURNETT; TRAVIS MACDOUGAL; TRACY LOOPER; STATE OF WASHINGTON; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES; AND ANY PERSONS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT; Case No.: 14-2-00464-0 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

820 (2017-258 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR

(2017-258 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff(s), vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF WILLIAM C. HAHN AND LINDA D. HAHN; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION OR CLAIMING A RIGHT TO POSSESSION; AND UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS; Defendant(s) Case No.: 15-2-00478-8 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
  

820 (2017-252 Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18) IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE

(2017-252 Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18) IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, a lending institution wholly-owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation Plaintiff(s), vs. Zelda M. Andrew-Pergola A single individual, Jason Boyce, A single individual Defendant(s) Case No.: CV-CD-2016-39291 CHIEF OF POLICE PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Tuesday, October 3

 

Weaving workshop planned in Twisp

“Unity in Diversity,” a Mandala Community Weaving workshop, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Confluence Gallery and Art Center.

October 3, 2017 5:16 p.m. read more..
   

Roundup: Okanogan buys parcel, house

The Okanogan School District is buying a parcel and house at 508 S. Fifth Ave. Board members approved the $100,000 purchase, plus closing costs, during its Sept. 27 meeting. The seller is Robert Hobart.

October 3, 2017 5:10 p.m. read more..
                

Cannabis committee will meet

The Okanogan County Cannabis Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the commissioners’ hearing room of the Grainger Administration Building, 123 N. Fifth Ave.

October 3, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..


Gasoline prices fall 4.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.95 per gallon Sunday, Oct. 1, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

October 3, 2017 1:02 p.m. read more..


'It's not about water'

State Senator Shelly Short (R-Addy) and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (R-Republic) talked about the facts behind the Hirst decision and how it will impact rural Washington during the Okanogan County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on Monday.

October 3, 2017 10:57 a.m. read more..


Locals react to Las Vegas massacre

What was to be the finale of a three-day country music festival in Las Vegas, soon became a nightmare as gun shots and screams of terror rang throughout the city, and bullets rained from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

October 3, 2017 9:28 a.m. read more..


Public records answer some hospital questions

North Valley Hospital leaders may have canceled their regular board meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen residents from having their own meeting to address concerns regarding the hospital district.

October 3, 2017 9:26 a.m. read more..
    

CENTER STAGE: Fall brings great music to region

Each morning I have a routine. I get up, let Gypsy (my 70-pound German Shepherd) outside, get a cup of coffee and sit down at my computer to read the daily headlines. It was sure a surprise to see an email from Garth Brooks’ promoter with information about his upcoming show Nov. 11 at the Spokane Arena.

October 3, 2017 9:14 a.m. read more..