Omak chamber names business, citizen of year

The Omak Chamber of Commerce has named its business and citizen of the year. Business of the year is the Omak Pharmacy.

Omak nears 2018 budget completion

The city is a step closer to getting a new budget.

Man arrested after trooper's vehicle is rear-ended

One driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision Dec. 10 on Highway 97 near the intersection with Highway 20.

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Goetz picked from field of three for Okanogan post

Ashley Goetz, principal at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, was named Monday evening, Dec. 11, as the Okanogan School District’s next superintendent.

Newhouse among three dozen Republicans calling for DACA solution

Nearly three dozen House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, have sent a letter urging Speaker Paul Ryan to put a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the floor of before the end of the year.

George appointed to Omak School Board

Gary George has been appointed to the Omak School Board.

Brewster man arrested after vehicle hits house

A Brewster man was arrested Monday night, Dec. 4, after allegedly driving his vehicle into a house on north Second Avenue.

State gets EPA grant for pesticide regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $574,000 to the state Department of Agriculture to support its pesticide regulatory programs across the state.

Feds plan to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty

The Department of State has announced its intentions to move into renegotiations of the Columbia River Treaty beginning in early 2018.

Two arrested after chase through Bridgeport

Two people were arrested Dec. 10 after a chase through town in which a Douglas County sheriff’s car allegedly was rammed.

Brewster board delays levy request

The school board has decided not to seek voter approval of a special levy until April.

Ammons loses appeals case

An Omak woman has lost her attempt to vacate a drug court agreement, convictions, judgment and sentence.

Chamber talks Winterfest successes, banquet date

Tonasket Chamber of Commerce President Marylou Kriner applaud the volunteers and chamber members for what she called a successful Winterfest celebration.

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Wolf, livestock conflicts continue

Continued wolf-livestock conflict has been reported in Ferry County in the past month, according to a monthly report by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Officials: Two wolves poached

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating two suspected wolf poaching incidents in northeast Washington, and a conservation group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to convictions.