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St. George's eases past Brewster, 2-1, following a shootout at state

Bears play for third- and fourth-place at 10 a.m. Saturday

Omak man arrested after fatal fire

An Omak man was arrested Friday, Nov. 17, on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree arson after a fatal house fire just outside town.

Investigators called fatal fire scene

Investigators with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of a fatal house fire Friday morning, Nov. 17, on Omak River Road.

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Navy crew responsible for phallic skywriting

A giant phallus drawn in the sky with plane exhaust Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16, was the handiwork of a Navy flight crew.

WVCO addresses Confederate flag displayed by student

A Confederate flag displayed on a student’s vehicle led Wenatchee Valley College at Omak officials to host a forum Nov. 16 about the flag and its meaning.

Driver injured in accident near Grand Coulee

A Spokane driver was injured Nov. 13 when his car struck an embankment on Highway 174 about four miles west of town.

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Firefighters respond to fully engulfed house fire

Crews fight fire in below-freezing temperatures

'The Price Is Right Live' returns to Town Toyota Center

"The Price Is Right Live" will return to the Town Toyota Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

51 million americans to travel Thanksgiving weekend

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year.

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North Valley’s new CEO resigns

Former Walgreens manager steps in as interim admin

Newly hired North Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ken Archer announced his resignation during a regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 9.

Gas prices rise 4.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96 per gallon earlier this week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Open casting calls planned for 'Outside Mullingar'

Open casting calls are planned for the South Okanagan Players' spring theater production of "Outside Mullingar"

Thorp, Riley to accompany Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

Oliver is a small town with plenty of talent. Filled to the brim with artists, it’s no wonder that two young musicians are getting set to represent the community this Christmas.

Health Benefit Exchange plans expanded in-person help

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced expanded in-person help will be available this Saturday, Nov. 18 for “Get Covered WA” – a statewide effort to get Washingtonians signed up for 2018 health and dental plans before it’s too late.

Olson Bros headline Jammin' Against Hunger

The 12th annual Jammin’ Against Hunger returns Saturday, Nov. 18 to the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St.

49° North Artists brings 'Treasures d’Oro' to Oroville

49° North Artists is bringing the arts to Main Street with “Treasures d’Oro,” a series of three one-day shop sprees Nov. 25, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16.

YEARS AGO: 1917- Apple evaporator launched

John F. Perry is launching an apple evaporator business at his ranch north of Omak. C.R. Plumb will be in charge of the drying and the plant.

CENTER STAGE: Streaming music can be really convenient

I love listening to music, be it one of today’s “hot new” songs, or a classic from yesteryear. While I’ll admit the bulk of my music collection (both physical and digital) is country, bluegrass and classic rock, I’ve got nothing against classical, folk, blues, and even the occasional pop song. Last week my brother purchased a subscription for me to the popular streaming music service Spotify.

810 (2017-318 Nov. 15) City of Okanogan Council Vacancy Announcement

(2017-318 Nov. 15) City of Okanogan Council Vacancy Announcement




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