Artists meet July 3 in Okanogan

The Okanogan County Artists Association will host its monthly paint-in from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 3, at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church, 429 W. Oak St.

11 health insurers file for 2018 individual market

Eleven health insurers filed 71 health plans for Washington state’s 2018 individual and family health insurance market, with an average proposed rate increase of 22.3 percent.

Inslee calls third special session

Legislators ended their second special session with no budget agreement yesterday, June 21.

AAA: 44.2 million people expected to travel Independence Day weekend

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue.

Hospital foundation nears completion on set of projects

The North Valley Community Health Association-NVH Foundation is completing a set of projects that have been in the works for the past two years. The projects include a walk-in-tub and a wheelchair accessible van for North Valley Extended Care. 

Snohomish motorcyclists injured in wreck near Winthrop

A Snohomis motorcyclists was injured in a vehicle accident about seven miles west of town on Monday, June 19.

Gas prices fall 3.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78 per gallon on June 19, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Democrats plan Sunday meeting

The Okanogan County Democrats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at 12 Tribes Casino, 28968 Highway 97.

Cattle producers file suit to bring back COOL

Cattle Producers of Washington recently joined with the Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund to file a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to bring back country of origin labeling for beef products.

Swimmer presumed drowned In Lake Chelan

Search and recovery efforts continue today for Donghoon Lee, a 23-year-old student from South Korea, who is presumed drowned in Lake Chelan.

Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that the risk for fire danger has increased in several counties including Okanogan.

Wauconda woman injured in vehicle crash

A local woman was injured Tuesday morning in a single vehicle crash about eight miles east of town.

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Tonasket pool nears completion

A smile slipped across Norm Weddle’s face Thursday morning as crews began pouring a concrete slab next to the newly constructed bathhouse at the site of the new community swimming pool in History Park.

Wolf captured, collared in Skagit County

State and federal wildlife biologists captured and collared the first gray wolf in western Washington in modern times in Skagit County east of Burlington.

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State confirms calf killed by Sherman pack wolf

At least one calf was confirmed to be killed by a member of the Sherman Wolf Pack last week near Lambert Creek in Ferry County.