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Local cities get state transportation grants

The state Transportation Improvement Board has announced grant awards for 2017.

Teachers receive classroom grants

Several teachers from school districts serving Okanogan County and the surrounding area have received classroom grants from the North Central Education Foundation.

Shop with a Cop set for Dec. 16 in Omak

The annual Shop with a Cop program is set for this Saturday, Dec. 16.

Hawkins, Short named to Senate committees

The Senate Republican Caucus has announced appointments to 2018 Senate committees.

Santa visits Omak, Okanogan neighborhoods

Santa will visit neighborhoods in Omak and Okanogan this week.

High school group sells pumpkin cake rolls

Orders will be accepted through Dec. 13, for pumpkin cake rolls being sold by Omak High School’s Club Shred.

'Tis the season for porch pirates

‘Tis the season for mistletoe, eggnog, twinkling lights and porch pirates.

Santa pictures offered Dec. 18 in Nespelem

Youngsters can get pictures taken with Santa on Dec. 18 at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center.

Harrison picked to lead Pateros chamber

Libby Harrison has been elected president of the Pateros Chamber of Commerce for 2018.

Pateros schools seek voter OK for levy

Voters will be asked Feb. 13 to consider a four-year educational programs and operation levy request.

Daroga is among parks featured on state calendar

The Washington State Parks 2018 wall calendar is available for purchase.

Oroville moves ahead on budget

The city council had a public hearing Dec. 5 on the proposed 2018 budget.

Omak chamber names business, citizen of year

The Omak Chamber of Commerce has named its business and citizen of the year. Business of the year is the Omak Pharmacy.

Omak residents have until Friday to enter decorating contest

City residents have until Friday, Dec. 15, to enter the annual Christmas decorating contest.

Omak nears 2018 budget completion

The city is a step closer to getting a new budget.

Man arrested after trooper's vehicle is rear-ended

One driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision Dec. 10 on Highway 97 near the intersection with Highway 20.

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Goetz picked from field of three for Okanogan post

Ashley Goetz, principal at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, was named Monday evening, Dec. 11, as the Okanogan School District’s next superintendent.

Okanogan Grange plans holiday potluck dinner

A Christmas potluck dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St.

Newhouse among three dozen Republicans calling for DACA solution

Nearly three dozen House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, have sent a letter urging Speaker Paul Ryan to put a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the floor of before the end of the year.

George appointed to Omak School Board

Gary George has been appointed to the Omak School Board.

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