Donations sought for Wellpinit fire victims

NESPELEM – Donations are being collected by the Colville Confederated Tribes to help those living in the Wellpinit area of the Spokane Indian Reservation affected by the Cayuse Mountain Fire.

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Pickens North wildfire reaches 600 acres

HAVILLAH - The Pickens North fire has burned an estimated 600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Crews work to line Pickens North fire

HAVILLAH - The Pickens North fire has burned an estimated 600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Opening arguments start in Alltus murder case

OKANOGAN – Opening arguments and prosecution testimony began this morning in Okanogan County Superior Court for the October 2014 death of Tunk Valley resident Patrick Alltus. According to court documents, Shalin E. Alltus, 18, is charged with first-degree aggravated murder in the death of her uncle, Patrick M. Alltus, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft of a firearm and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm-juvenile in possession of a firearm.

Meteorologists issue red flag warning

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a red flag warning calling for low humidities, high winds and the potential for rapid spread of wildfires.

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Nearly $6,000 raised for motorcyclist’s family

TONASKET – Nearly $6,000 has been raised in a three-day period for a local family following a motorcycle accident last week that claimed the life of a woman and injured her husband.

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Hospital board does interview without search

TONASKET — North Valley Hospital District Commissioners met Saturday morning with a candidate to fill the soon-to-be vacant CEO position.

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Tonasket strip club just a rumor

TONASKET – People wanting lap dances in town will have to find them somewhere else.

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District delayed in CEO firing

TONASKET — Mike Zwicker is technically still employed as CEO of North Valley Hospital – albeit on paid administrative leave – but that’s not stopping hospital commissioners from considering a candidate for his position.

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Fire crews called to multiple fires following lightning storm

TONASKET — Fire crews responded to multiple smoke reports following a lightning storm that blanketed northern Okanogan County Saturday night.

Kennedy, Branch, Hover and Thrasher move on to General Election

OKANOGAN - Only one incumbent for the two Okanogan County Commissioner spots up for grabs will move on to the General Election on Nov. 8. Election officials certified election results on Tuesday.

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Bachtold pleads guilty

Parker M. Bachtold, 18, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleaded guilty to the premeditated first-degree murder of 39-year-old Tunk Valley resident Patrick M. Alltus.

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Lightning sparks wildfires

Whitestone, Cayuse and Palmer Mountain were among areas where fires were located following lightning storm Saturday evening.

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Stampede events on Sunday

OMAK -Top cowboys and cowgirls – more than 340 of them - are signed up to compete at the 83rd annual Omak Stampede, wraps up today.

Christians in Action's Sunday lineup at the Omak Stampede

OMAK — Christians In Action will host a variety of entertainers and evangelists from across the U.S. during its annual Stampede outreach program in Triangle Park on the grounds of the Omak Stampede.