Youngsters flock to 3F Club

OMAK – Youngsters took advantage of the 3F Club, a program spearheaded by the Omak Kiwanis Club to provide food, fun and friends for kids during the recent holiday break from school.

January 14, 2019 9:27 a.m. read more..

Cops N’ Kids dubbed a success

“The Cops N’ Kids event went really well,” Police chief Nattalie Cariker told the city council during a regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Avis (Erickson) does a lot for it…it’s always appreciated.”

January 14, 2019 9:07 a.m. read more..

Tobacco sales changes proposed

A proposed law requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the state Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21.

January 11, 2019 8:49 a.m. read more..

CJTC states Cruz's reserve status lapsed

Tisha Jones, Manager of Peace Officer Certification of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, clarified yesterday, Jan. 10, that former Tonasket Police Officer John Cruz's reserve training certificate lapsed June 20, 2018. Cruz was sworn in to work as a police officer under former Police Chief Darin Odegaard on July 9, 2018.

January 10, 2019 4:38 p.m. read more..

City council asks mayor to resign

City council members Jill Ritter and Christa “Teagan” Levine presented Mayor Dennis Brown with votes of no confidence at Tuesday's city council meeting.

January 10, 2019 3:01 p.m. read more..

Tonasket man receives miracle

On Dec. 15, Usofono “Fono” Muasau went to a scheduled dialysis appointment, when he received a call about a kidney donated in Seattle that was a match. A kidney was donated to Virginia Mason Seattle, and was ready for Usofono Muasau the night of December 15, if he could get to Seattle within six hours.

January 8, 2019 12:04 p.m. read more..

Civil Service will not hear appeal

Civil Service Commissioners voted not to hear an appeal by former Tonasket Police Chief Darin Odegaard over his second termination in December when they met Jan. 3.

January 8, 2019 11:32 a.m. read more..

Tonasket disbands police department

City council members voted to temporarily disband the Tonasket Police Department and contract with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2. Officer Jose Perez, who began with the Tonasket Police Department in October 2018, was laid off Sunday, Jan. 6, according to Mayor Dennis Brown.

January 8, 2019 11:25 a.m. read more..