Second-half property taxes due Oct. 31

Second-half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due on or before Oct. 31.

Ranger district proposes renewing special use permits

The Methow Valley Ranger District is proposing renewal for several special use permits in 2018.

Okanogan district finalizes house purchase

The Okanogan School District has completed purchase of a house at the corner of South Fifth Avenue and Tyee Street adjacent to the tennis courts.

Property tax increase proposed

Property taxes would rise in 2018 under a proposal before the Okanogan City Council.

Okanogan council begins 2018 budget process

The city council has begun pondering what revenue will come into the city next year and how to spend it.

Sales tax increase would fund juvenile detention upgrades

Voters in Okanogan County will be asked Nov. 7 to decide whether to raise the sales tax to pay for juvenile detention facility improvements and operations.

Grant County commissioners propose moving juveniles

A public hearing is planned Oct. 25 by Grant County commissioners on a proposal to move the county’s juvenile offenders to Martin Hall in Medical Lake.

Injured dog dropped off at hospital

An injured dog that was dropped off at Mid-Valley Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 14, was reunited with its owner and taken to the vet for treatment.

Commissioners lift Okanogan County burn ban

The county-wide burn ban has been lifted by Okanogan County commissioners.

Brewster council lifts burn ban

Council also discusses budget, sales tax measure

The city-wide burn ban has been lifted.

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Residents question hospital board

During the public comment portion of the Thursday, Oct. 12 North Valley Hospital board of commissioners meeting, community residents continued to question operations of the facility.

NVH candidates share views, opinions

North Valley Hospital commissioner candidates met Thursday, Oct. 12, to share their opinions and views for the future of the district during a forum at the Tonasket High School.

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La Niña may return this winter

Will we have another La Niña winter?  That’s the question local residents and meteorologists are seeking to find answers to.

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Extended Care will get wireless Internet

Residents can video chat with family

North Valley Extended Care nursing home residents will soon take a leap into the 21st century, as North Valley Hospital commissioners approved to spend $6,378 to install wireless Internet for residents and employees of the facility.

Health officials investigate local West Nile Virus case

Okanogan County Public Health is investigating a suspected case of West Nile Virus in an Okanogan County resident.