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SUV plunges into hole

A local man escaped injury Tuesday, May 17, when his SUV plunged into a construction hole in an alley off Central Avenue.

Oroville names Hardesty

Jeff Hardesty, principal at Tonasket High School, was named Oroville School District superintendent Monday, May 23, during a regular school board meeting.

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House fire claims Omak man’s life

Dog chained on front porch also perishes in blaze

One person has died in an early morning apartment fire Monday, May 23, at 101 N. Ash St.

Curlew dog contracts heartworms

Owners can have pets checked with simple blood test

A local veterinarian and public health officials are a bit concerned after a dog residing along the Kettle River near town tested positive for heartworms last week.

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One dead after morning apartment fire

One person has died from an early morning apartment fire at 101 Ash Street.

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Bear captured in Oroville yard

While Smokey Bear was gearing up for his appearance in the annual Oroville May Festival grand parade Saturday morning, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were dealing with a real bear a few blocks away.

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Students compete at state

Students from Omak High School FFA competed in several contests during the state conference May 12-14 on the Washington State University campus.

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Rattlesnake season begins

Rattlesnake season has struck the Okanogan Valley.

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Flash flood warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for south central Okanogan County.

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May Fest parade results announced

The sixth-grade royalty was awarded the coveted queen’s choice award Saturday during the town’s premiere grand parade.

Forest Service holding online meeting about road use

The U.S. Forest Service will be holding an online meeting on Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. for the public to learn about how access to the forest may change for motorists under the six alternatives proposed in the Colville Forest Plan Revision.

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Three dead in weekend accidents

NESPELEM – Three motorists, including a Tonasket School District student, were killed in unrelated vehicle accidents last weekend.

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Cantwell calls for ‘quicker initial response’

OKANOGAN — A fire truck’s color shouldn’t matter. Fire, police and other first responders need better communications networks.

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Enloe Dam gets the go-ahead

OKANOGAN – Enloe Dam will generate electricity again, Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners decided Monday, May 9.

Two die in separate motorcycle accidents

Fatal crashes occur near Kettle Falls, Wilbur