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Burn ban extended for Methow Valley

A Stage 1 burn ban has been extended through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, for the Methow Valley from Pateros to Mazama.

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New NVH commissioners sworn in

Newly elected North Valley Hospital commissioners Jean Pfeifer and Jerry Bradley, and incumbent Adam Tibbs were sworn into office Thursday night during a regular board meeting.

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Local fans wait for 'The Last Jedi'

Not even cold weather could keep local “Star Wars” fans from lining up at the Omak Theater Thursday morning in anticipation of an advanced screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight at 108 N. Main St.

Healthplanfinder sign up deadline looms

The state Health Benefit Exchange is alerting customers who have not yet signed up for 2018 coverage that tomorrow, Dec. 15 is the deadline to select health and dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder that begin on Jan 1, 2018.

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U.S. Navy sends apology letter to school

The U.S. Navy sent an apology letter to the superintendent of the Okanogan School District following the drawing of a giant phallus in the sky Nov. 16.

Eye & Ear Clinic enters affiliation with Confluence Health

The Eye & Ear Clinic of Wenatchee will soon become part of Confluence Health, which is buying its assets, according to a statement.

Tunk residents sue over county water decision

Several Tunk Valley residents are suing Okanogan County and others over actions they say imperils their water supply.

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.

Hawkins, Short named to Senate committees

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

'Tis the season for porch pirates

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

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.

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