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Body found in river near Rattlesnake Point

An autopsy will be conducted this week on the remains of a man found floating in the Okanogan River on March 16 at Rattlesnake Point south of town.

Pipe break leads to raw sewage discharge in Granite Creek

The Northeast Tri County Health District announced they were informed of a raw sewage discharge into Granite Creek.

Electric City man killed in vehicle accident

A local man was killed and his passenger injured in a single-vehicle accident about one mile south of town Wednesday, March 15.

Tonasket school board cancels special meeting

TONASKET- The Tonasket School Board has canceled its public hearing scheduled tonight to discuss the “current athletic issue.”

Tonasket basketball coach reinstated

Tonasket High School basketball coach Kevin Landdeck has been reinstated through the end of the season.

Mumps case reported in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN - Health officials have confirmed one adult case of the Mumps in Okanogan County, according to a release from Okanogan County Public Health.

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School officials get earful

Coach on leave after altercation with teacher

Tonasket school leaders got an earful of comment from area residents during a regular board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15.

School bond issues going down in defeat

60 percent or more yes votes needed to pass

Early election results indicate Okanogan and Tonasket school proposed bond issues are going down in defeat.

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Ice storm brings closures, hazardous travel

An overnight freezing rain storm blanketed much of Okanogan Valley leaving a sheet of ice across area highways and creating a hazardous morning commute.

School delays, closures planned

Due to ice and freezing rain several area schools are planning delays and closures for classes Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Storm prompts clinic cancelations

Due to inclement weather, Confluence Health will be operating under special circumstances today, Feb. 9.

Winter storm expected to hit region

Snow, and lots of it. That’s why meteorologists from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a winter storm warning for much of eastern Washington, in effect until 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 9.

Dynamite, blasting caps found in orchard shop

Owners of an orchard were cleaning a shop area when they located 30 sticks of dynamite, detonation cord and a box of electric blasting caps, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Burn ban issued for Methow Valley

Due to poor air quality, the state Department of Ecology is issuing a stage 1 burn ban for communities along the Methow Rive including Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama.

Dansel resigns state Senate to join Trump administration

Sen. Brian Dansel, R-Republic, has resigned from the state Senate to join the Trump administration in the Department of Agriculture.

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