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PUD to decide yay or nay on Enloe

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners are considering two resolutions – one to go ahead with re-energizing

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County has cash flow problem

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County department heads have been advised to watch their spending until June because the county is experiencing a cash flow problem.

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Tonasket wants to annex land south of town

TONASKET – The city wants to annex properties southeast and southwest of town, but most local residents aren’t in favor.

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Drug bust lands eight people in jail

OROVILLE – Eight people were arrested Thursday after the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Oroville Police Department, Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration executed three search warrants in town.

Okanogan school levy falling short of 60 percent

OKANOGAN – A majority of Okanogan School District voters is saying yes to a proposed bond issue, but the numbers are falling short of the 60 percent majority needed for the measure to pass.

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Tonasket council gets earful on pot

TONASKET — The city council got an earful from area residents April 12 over a proposed retail cannabis store, and a discussion on reducing the buffer zone for where a shop could be located.

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Growers Association files lawsuit

WENATCHEE - The Central Washington Growers Association filed a lawsuit in Chelan County Superior Court on April 15 in response to a county-wide resolution in Chelan County that prohibits marijuana or cannabis production and processing.

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Omak chief plans retirement

OMAK — After 33 years in law enforcement, Omak Police Chief Larry Schreckengast plans to retire at the end of June.

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Omak woman injured in Highway 97 crash

Helicopter airlifts woman from crash site

"Firestorm" book signing planned today

A book signing is planned for “Firestorm 2014: The Story of the Carlton Complex Wildfire” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today, at The Chronicle office, 618 Okoma Drive.

Council talks annexation south of town tonight

A special city council workshop is planned tonight to discuss the possible annexation of property southwest and southeast of town.

Dog likely killed by vehicle

A dead dog, which created a social media storm and was found along the Riverside Cutoff Road, was likely accidentally killed by a motorist, according to Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Yarnell, who does animal investigations.

Warm weather brings hydrologic outlook

With temperatures set to top off in the low 80s this week, officials from the National Weather Service have issued a hydrologic outlook calling for minor river flooding.

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Wyss seeks open state Senate seat

WENATCHEE – Just hours after longtime legislator Linda Evans Parlette announced Monday that she will not seek re-election to the state Senate, Brewster resident Jon Wyss threw his hat into the ring.

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Great horned owl set free

OKANOGAN — The phrase “free as a bird” came to a 1-year old great horned owl that was released Friday evening south of town.



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