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Candidates share opinions in Okanogan

OKANOGAN — Ten candidates for Okanogan County, Okanogan County Public Utility District and several legislative positions fielded questions Wednesday, Oct. 12, during a candidate forum.

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Fire damages Omak house

OMAK – A home at 183 Nichols Road suffered heavy damage when fire broke out a bit after 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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County faces $87,000 bill for Rabidou lawsuit

OKANOGAN — Okanogan County was billed more than $87,000 for one month’s worth of legal fees related to a lawsuit filed against the commissioners by Court Administrator Dennis Rabidou and the county’s Superior Court.

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Where is the election funding coming from?

OKANOGAN — Election season is nearly over, but candidates’ war chests have some room to spend as we near the final stretch.

Debate team host carnival tonight

The Republic High School debate team will host a fall carnival tonight.

Power outage planned in Tonasket-area tonight

The Okanogan County PUD has announced a scheduled power outage from 11:45 p.m. tonight to approximately 6 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 20.

Snowfall expected along North Cascade Highway

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for snow along the North Cascade Highway.

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Clowns invade the Okanogan

OKANOGAN – The nationwide phenomenon of clown sightings apparently has hit the Okanogan.

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Ground broken for stampede museum

OMAK — A groundbreaking ceremony last Tuesday, Oct. 4, launched construction of the new Stampede Museum, which organizers said should be open in time for next summer’s rodeo.

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Omak man accused of stealing from Walmart

OMAK – A local man was arrested Oct. 8 on suspicion of stealing several items from Walmart, 902 Engh Road.

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Fruit picked off trees earlier this year

OKANOGAN — Harvest is well under way, with growers wrapping up some varieties of apples and moving on to later ones. Pear harvest also is nearing its end. And harvest of both types of fruit is earlier than normal.

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Okanogan begins superintendent search

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan School Board took an initial step last week toward doing something it hasn’t had to do in almost 30 years: Hire a new superintendent.

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One man’s mission turned into a community project to give kids a place of their own

OMAK – Just a couple months ago, Eugene Richter decided that he wanted to see the Omak skate park rebuilt to honor his son, Matthew, who died in a motorcycle accident earlier this year.

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Two charged in store break-in

OMAK — Two local men have been charged in the burglary of K Hardware, 661 Riverside Drive, on the night of Sept. 24-25.

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Twisp man charged with attempted robbery

OKANOGAN – Christopher B. Durgin, 32, Twisp was charged with six counts, including attempted robbery, after an incident at an Omak business on Sept. 28 in which Durbin allegedly threatened the life of an employee, a customer and police officers.



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