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Stories for June 2018


Friday, June 29

Three Rivers, North Valley may share CEO

Scott Graham may share administrative duties at Three Rivers Hospital and North Valley Hospital. That was the message commissioners heard during a regular Three Rivers Hospital meeting Thursday, June 28.

June 29, 2018 6:53 p.m. read more..

Thursday, June 28


Wednesday, June 27


Hospitals consider alliance

Meetings are planned tomorrow, June 28, to discuss the possible consolidation of services offered at North Valley and Three Rivers hospitals.

June 27, 2018 midnight read more..

Tuesday, June 26


Residents, school officials talk safety

A dozen community members met June 20 at the Tonasket Senior Center to discuss solutions to improve school safety in Tonasket, with attendees including school superintendent Steve McCullough and high school principal Brian Ellis.

June 26, 2018 11:51 a.m. read more..

Storm batters region

Residents of the South First Avenue neighborhood and beyond were out surveying and fixing damage from Monday’s early morning storm, which woke residents up between 3 and 3:30 a.m. with thunder and lightning strikes, and trees landing on cars and homes.

June 26, 2018 11:38 a.m. read more..

Thursday, June 21

Wednesday, June 20


Tuesday, June 19


USDA-certified mobile slaughter unit proposed

A USDA-certified mobile slaughtering unit may soon be located in Tonasket. City council members directed staff to work with the Planning Commission to review the zoning code and make a recommendation to council on if, where and under what conditions a slaugherhouse would be permitted.

June 19, 2018 11:08 a.m. read more..

Naloxon training provided to local officers

Okanogan County Public Health (OCPH), in partnership with the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Addiction Institute (ADAI), provided Intranasal Naloxone training to six state Department of Fish and Wildlife officers.

June 19, 2018 11:06 a.m. read more..

North Valley Hospital passes DZA audit

Shar Sheaffer with North Valley Hospital's private accounting firm presented the 2017 audit report to the board of commissioners at their regular meeting Thursday, June 14.

June 19, 2018 11:01 a.m. read more..

Odegaard named police chief

Mayor Dennis Brown hired Ferry County Sheriff’s Deputy Darin Odegaard to be Tonasket’s new police chief. The decision was approved at Tonasket’s City Council meeting June 11.

June 19, 2018 10:56 a.m. read more..

Rancher: Wolves cause breeding problems

A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in Northeast Washington, the Capital Press is reporting, as an area rancher said their cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area.

June 19, 2018 10:54 a.m. read more..

Monday, June 18

Wednesday, June 13


Tuesday, June 12


Gilman earns multiple medals

Marine E-4 Thomas “TJ” Gilman, an Okanogan graduate, took won five swimming events and placed second in two shooting events at the Department of Defense Warrior Games on June 1-9.

June 12, 2018 1:18 p.m. read more..

Windstorm destroys barn

Marvin and Karin Schertenleib shook their heads in disbelief as they walked around what use to be their nearly 70-year-old barn – now a pile of twisted metal and snapped rough-cut beams.

June 12, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..

Friday, June 8


Wildfire season arrives

Officials from the National Interagency Fire Center all calling for an above-normal fire season this year with elevated temperatures and low precipitation.

June 8, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..

Tonasket teachers announce retirements

Tonasket School Board directors heard goodbyes from a few employees during their May 30 meeting, including retiring Vice Principal and Athletic Director Kevin Terris, who has taken the position of High School Principal at Ritzville. His wife Jody will be teaching at the elementary school there.

June 8, 2018 11:38 a.m. read more..

Rattlesnake season strikes

Rattlesnake season has struck the Okanogan Valley.Throughout the past few weeks some local residents have reported seeing snakes or hearing their distinctive ratting sounds.

June 8, 2018 11:28 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, June 6


OPINION: Consolidating public entities could be viable

Earlier this week I received a letter to the editor exploring the idea of consolidating two local school districts. After reading the letter I was quick to ask other Chronicle employees their take on the idea. Some said it would be a financial benefit. Others, however, said there’s no way it would work.

June 6, 2018 8:45 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, June 5

Library system offers summer reading

Youngsters can keep up their reading skills and find escape in the pages of books this summer through the North Central Regional Library System’s summer reading program.

June 5, 2018 11:38 a.m. read more..

Sunday, June 3

Saturday, June 2

Friday, June 1