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Twisp woman found guilty of vehicular homicide, assault in 2014 case

OKANOGAN — A Twisp woman has been found guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault for a 2014 vehicle crash that killed an Arlington man. An Okanogan County Superior Court jury found Gloria Marie Mathyer, 53, guilty in the death of James E. Stutzman, 56, and for injuries suffered by his passenger, Cynthia J. Stutzman, 60, Arlington.

Ballots for primary on way to voters

OKANOGAN – Voters will begin to find ballots for the Aug. 2 Primary in their mailboxes soon. The Okanogan County Auditor’s office dropped ballots in the mail today. The Ferry County Auditor’s office expects to start sending their ballots out on Friday.

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Years Ago: Winthrop woman has encounter with blind bear

F.W. Graham, immigration agent for the Great Northern Railway, was in town last week, conferring with local businessmen in regard to future business for his road and lined things up for better teamwork between town and railway.

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Tonasket couple celebrates golden anniversary

Local couple Tryg and Janet Culp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 9 at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

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Stampede Queen teaching the rodeo ropes

OMAK — Omak Stampede Queen Emily Stevens has been busy traveling the rodeo and parade circuits getting the word out about the Omak Stampede.

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State high court sends Three Devils case back to appeals court

OLYMPIA – The state Supreme Court has sent the lawsuit over vacation of Three Devils Road to the Division III Court of Appeals rather than hear the case directly.

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Sunday blaze destroys Pateros home

PATEROS — A house on Eveline Street was destroyed by fire after an explosion rocked it and the neighborhood Sunday afternoon, July 3.

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Lawsuit filed over pollution at Grand Coulee

SPOKANE — Columbia Riverkeeper is suing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation over alleged “uncontrolled toxic oil pollution” from Grand Coulee Dam.

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Commissioners decide to keep juveniles in county

OKANOGAN - Okanogan County commissioners have scrapped the idea of contracting with an outside facility for juvenile detention services.

VIDEO: Okanogan County Commissioner Candidate Forum

MALOTT — Seven of eight county commissioner candidates attended the first public forum of the election season at the Malott Improvement Club on Monday.

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Grass fire caused by lawnmower hitting rock

OKANOGAN - A field to the north of the Okanogan County Fairgrounds arena caught fire Thursday morning after a mower hit a rock causing a spark.

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Colville tribal chairman, musician Jim Boyd dies

INCHELIUM — Colville Business Council chairman, songwriter, producer and musical icon Jim Boyd died last Tuesday, June 21.

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Tonasket EMTs launch legal fund

TONASKET — Following the Okanogan County commissioners’ June 17 decision to award the bid for Tonasket ambulance services to Lifeline, local EMTs have launched a GoFundMe page for legal fees to “stop this horrific injustice to our community.”

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Three arrested on drug charges

OMAK - The North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force recently concluded two investigations into the distribution of metham-phetamine which landed three people in jail.

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Rodeo gallops to Chesaw

CHESAW – The small but powerful Chesaw Rodeo Club will put on the 74th annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo on Monday, July 4.

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