Climber dies after fall at Goat Wall Tuesday

MAZAMA — In experienced climber died after a fall while climbing on Goat Wall on Tuesday.

Pilot escapes injury after crashing into pond

WARDEN - A College Place man escaped injury Tuesday night, May 3, when his private plane crashed while en route from Tonasket to Walla Walla.

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Hazardous weather outlook issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for scattered thunderstorms and heavy rains throughout most of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan County,

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Athletic club adds CrossFit classes

OMAK — North Cascades Athletic Club recently added a CrossFit affiliate class to its slate of group exercise classes.

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Tribal primary election is May 7

NESPELEM – Tribal voters will narrow the field of candidates for seven Colville Business Council positions during the primary election Saturday, May 7.

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Voters say no to school bond issue

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan School District’s proposed bond issue is going down to defeat, even though a majority of voters said yes to the $6.5 million measure.

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State officials gear up for wildfire season

WENATCHEE — More fire engines, air tankers and firefighters are being positioned this fire season in eastern Washington in preparation for fire season.

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PUD to decide yay or nay on Enloe

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners are considering two resolutions – one to go ahead with re-energizing

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County has cash flow problem

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County department heads have been advised to watch their spending until June because the county is experiencing a cash flow problem.

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Tonasket wants to annex land south of town

TONASKET – The city wants to annex properties southeast and southwest of town, but most local residents aren’t in favor.

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Drug bust lands eight people in jail

OROVILLE – Eight people were arrested Thursday after the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Oroville Police Department, Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration executed three search warrants in town.

Okanogan school levy falling short of 60 percent

OKANOGAN – A majority of Okanogan School District voters is saying yes to a proposed bond issue, but the numbers are falling short of the 60 percent majority needed for the measure to pass.

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Tonasket council gets earful on pot

TONASKET — The city council got an earful from area residents April 12 over a proposed retail cannabis store, and a discussion on reducing the buffer zone for where a shop could be located.

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Growers Association files lawsuit

WENATCHEE - The Central Washington Growers Association filed a lawsuit in Chelan County Superior Court on April 15 in response to a county-wide resolution in Chelan County that prohibits marijuana or cannabis production and processing.

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Omak chief plans retirement

OMAK — After 33 years in law enforcement, Omak Police Chief Larry Schreckengast plans to retire at the end of June.