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Burn ban extended for parts of Okanogan County

Worsening air quality in Ellensburg has prompted the state Department of Ecology to upgrade to a Stage 2 burn ban in Kittitas County, while a Stage 1 burn ban remains in place in Okanogan County.

Voters favoring school propositions across county

Total Ballots Counted - 4,006Estimated Ballots Left to Count - 558Next Ballot Count - Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

Burn bans issued for Okanogan, Kittitas counties

Warm air and a shallow layer of fog in mountain valleys is trapping smoke and impairing air quality, prompting the state to issue burn bans in Kittitas and Okanogan counties.

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Bail set for Piturachsatit

Bail was set yesterday afternoon, Feb. 4, for the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School assistant principal suspected of several counts of possessing sexual depictions of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Candidates speak at Lincoln Day dinner

OMAK - The party of Lincoln wasted no time during their annual Lincoln Day dinner on Monday to talk about the upcoming elections in the state level.

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Lake Roosevelt Elementary assistant principal arrested

COULEE DAM - Lake Roosevelt Elementary School vice principal Nate Piturachsatit was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on Wednesday for possession of pornography depicting a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

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Oroville: Finding ways to revitalize city

It’s a situation playing out in many communities across north central Washington. As employers pack up and leave town, how to fill empty businesses and attract tourism could become a regional crisis.

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Want to own a powerhouse?

Proposals are being sought for someone to take over the Enloe Dam powerhouse and adapt it for an alternative use, but there’s no hurry to submit proposals.

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Needlelyn Time celebrates 30 years

Sewing has changed a lot over the 30 years, with computerized machines requiring Needlelyn Time owner Lyn Hruska to keep on top of advances.

Oroville economic roundtable planned today

The Oroville Grange is hosting an economic round table discussion today at the Grange, 622 Fir St.

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Quick resigns from Oroville School District

OROVILLE — Oroville School District leaders are in the beginning stages of searching for a new superintendent.

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City Clerk Lobdell plans retirement

OMAK — City Clerk Kathy Lobdell, who’s worked for the city for 34 years, is retiring at the end of the month.

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Bill proposed to stop small wildfires

OLYMPIA — Three legislators who represent parts of Okanogan County are among the sponsors of a bill aimed at reducing the occurrences of small wildfires escalating into catastrophic ones.

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Gaza trip ends this week

Omak resident and physician Bill Dienst is scheduled to return home Wednesday after spending nearly two weeks teaching medical practices in the Gaza Strip.

Oroville man sentenced for dealing in firearms

An Oroville man was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to dealing firearms without a license.

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