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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Dawgs football rises up to No. 5 in poll

Chandler Smith, Jill Townsend ready to play basketball for Gonzaga

No one hurt in bus-car accident

No one was injured Friday, Oct. 13, when a car ran into the back of a parked Omak School District bus.

WVC trustees meet in Nespelem

The Wenatchee Valley College trustees will meet Oct. 25 at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center, 21 Colville St.

Tonasket board hears from Loomis residents

The Tonasket School Board heard from Loomis residents during a special workshop session Oct. 12 at the town’s community center.

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Sex offender moves to Tonasket address

Level 3 registered sex offender Craig Cockle has moved to the 00 block of Spur Road, Tonasket.

Omak nurse sentenced to prison in drug case

Omak nurse Cory J. Riehart has been sentenced in federal court to 27 months in prison for adulterating a drug and misbranding a drug with intent to defraud or mislead.

Republic district voters will decide on school replacement

Voters in the Republic School District will decide Nov. 7 whether the district can collect $7.93 million to construct and remodel school facilities.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Watching, reading as wildfires burn

Wildfires have been tearing across California’s Wine Country for more than a week.

PUD board gets proposed 2018 budget

Evening meetings planned to hear public comments

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.

Second-half property taxes due Oct. 31

Second-half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due on or before Oct. 31.

Ranger district proposes renewing special use permits

The Methow Valley Ranger District is proposing renewal for several special use permits in 2018.

Okanogan district finalizes house purchase

The Okanogan School District has completed purchase of a house at the corner of South Fifth Avenue and Tyee Street adjacent to the tennis courts.

Property tax increase proposed

Property taxes would rise in 2018 under a proposal before the Okanogan City Council.

Okanogan council begins 2018 budget process

The city council has begun pondering what revenue will come into the city next year and how to spend it.

Sales tax increase would fund juvenile detention upgrades

Voters in Okanogan County will be asked Nov. 7 to decide whether to raise the sales tax to pay for juvenile detention facility improvements and operations.

Liberty Bell, Pateros wrap up homecoming season

Two area high schools – Liberty Bell and Pateros - are celebrating homecoming this week, Oct. 16-21.

Halloween Harvest Festival is Oct. 28

The city’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 28.

Grant County commissioners propose moving juveniles

A public hearing is planned Oct. 25 by Grant County commissioners on a proposal to move the county’s juvenile offenders to Martin Hall in Medical Lake.

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Expand college football playoffs

Big game looms: WSU at Rain Bowl

Injured dog dropped off at hospital

An injured dog that was dropped off at Mid-Valley Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 14, was reunited with its owner and taken to the vet for treatment.

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