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PUD hopefuls share their views at forum

Trio stresses experience, alternate energy

Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioner position No. 3 candidates took the Community Cultural Center stage Thursday night for an open candidate forum.

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Thunderstorm rips through county

Trees topple, outages, some flooding reported

A localized windstorm, accompanied by rain and lightning, toppled trees including one that fell on an Okanogan home, and caused scattered power outages in the mid-valley area.

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Ready, set, Pokemon Go! Online game craze hits the Okanogan

Police offer safety tips for critter searchers

A video game played on a smartphones is taking Okanogan County and the nation by storm.

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New curtains installed at PAC

New curtains have been installed at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

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Officials issue hazardous weather outlook

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for lightning, thunderstorms and showers in some areas of Okanogan County.

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Former NVH employee ‘disappointed’ with district

TONASKET – A former North Valley Hospital employee is upset with her termination and how the district’s CEO allegedly retaliated against her.

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DNR to add fire base in Omak

OMAK — The state Department of Natural Resources is taking additional steps to be ready during this fire season, and building a new base at the Omak Municipal Airport is part of that.

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Lynx could be added to state endangered list

LOOMIS – State wildlife managers are proposing to elevate the Canada lynx to endangered status on the state protection list.

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Hit-and-run crash kills Brewster teacher

BREWSTER – People all over Okanogan County – and in Brewster in particular – are mourning the death Saturday evening, July 16, of longtime educator Gary Knowlton.

Bar-S Foods Company recalls hot dogs, corn dogs

Officials warn of possible Listeria contamination

Bar-S Foods Company is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. possible

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Weather outlook calls for thunder, lightning

Meteorologists from the Spokane office of the National Weather service have issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of central Washington, including Okanogan County.

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Officials speak out on Dallas shootings

OMAK – A scenario in which someone targets police officers could occur anywhere, but local law enforcement leaders say they’re thankful they live and work in close-knit communities where most people value them.

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Omak mini mart robbed at knifepoint

OMAK – A knife-wielding suspect got away with a cash drawer after holding up the Stampede Mini Mart, 111 Riverside Drive, early Friday morning, July 8.

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Pateros celebrates with pie, festivities

PATEROS – Events ranging from Jet Ski racing to a parade, basketball tournament and street fair – along with plenty of pie – are on tap this weekend during the 69th annual Apple Pie Jamboree.

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Council members to be sworn in Thursday

NESPELEM — Newly elected members of the Colville Business Council will be sworn in at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Lucy F. Covington Government Center on the agency campus south of town.

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