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Dance hall era

‘You made your own entertainment’

In an era before computers and cellphones consumed the lives of Okanogan Valley residents, Saturday night dances at local halls were the thing to do for entertainment.

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Fair results are here

Okanogan County’s delayed fair went off Thursday through Sunday with a full range of exhibits and activities, but an apparently smaller crowd than normal.

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‘Bearytale’ unfolds at Esther Bricques

Numerous bear encounters reported last week

It’s not everyday a modern time fairy tale plays out before your eyes.

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Pateros teen studies in The Philippines

While students flew right into summer, Pateros High School junior Ethan Williams continued his studies thousands of miles away.

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Omak city councilman dies

Memorial service planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday

A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for Omak City Council member Dino DeCesari, who died Saturday at Mid-Valley Hospital.

Thew named Chronicle managing editor

Chris Thew hired as Chronicle managing editor and will oversee newsroom operations.

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Veteran finds a new home at Home Depot

The store not only built beds for Korean War veteran Martin Silverhall and his dog, it is also feeding fire evacuees.

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Zajac's family releases video in wake of his death

The family of a local fireman killed last week in the Okanogan Complex fires has released a video statement reacting his death.

Fires prompt closure of WIC clinics

Closed Women, Infant and Children clinics are Grand Coulee, Inchelium, Keller, Nespelem, Omak and Republic.

Confluence Health/Omak Clinic closed

Confluence Health/Omak Clinic is closed this afternoon and Friday, but Mid-Valley Hospital and Mid-Valley Medical Group are remaining open.

Art show opens today

Artwork from local and out-of-town artists will be featured during the 35th annual Omak Western and Native Art Show, which opened today and continues through Sunday at the Courtyard Downtown, 28 N. Main St.

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Omak Stampede festivities get under way

The 82nd Omak Stampede and the 80th World-Famous Suicide Race celebration starts today.

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Wippel memorial erected atop Suicide Hill

Local artist Smoker Marchand crafts metal sculpture featuring a cross, Suicide Racers and a starter's pistol

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Perseids meteor shower may be visible from North-Central Washington

The optimal viewing time will be about 3 a.m. Thursday for residents and visitors interested in watching the meteor shower.

Rainier to offer living history program

Mount Rainier National Park will present "Shadows of the Past: a Living History" four times the evening of Aug. 22 at Longmire.