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More affected by data breaches

Between July 2016 and July 2017, data breaches affected nearly 3 million Washington residents, more than six times the number impacted in the previous 12-month period.

Omak chamber wants to replace holiday decorations

Omak Chamber of Commerce is trying to raise $20,000 to replace holiday decorations that hang from downtown street lights.

Okanogan fall cleanup day is Nov. 4

The city’s fall cleanup day is set for Saturday, Nov. 4.

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North Cascades Highway remains open

Highway 20, the North Cascades Highway over Rainy and Washington passes, is open to all vehicles, but conditions can change quickly.

'Washington Grown' features apple industry

An episode of “Washington Grown” featuring the Washington apple industry will air this weekend on two TV stations and will be available on Facebook and YouTube.

Alta Vista users asked to drain pipes after Oct. 15

Operators of the Alta Vista Irrigation District in Okanogan plan to turn off the water system for the season soon.

Omak board buys two parcels off Highway 97

The Omak School Board is buying two parcels of land between Engh and Copple roads east of Highway 97 and south of the Okanogan County shop.

Bridge work continues on Highway 155

Work continues this week on a project to retrofit four bridges over the Methow River.

Women in Agriculture conference comes to Nespelem, Republic

The Women in Agriculture conference is set for Nov. 18, with 40 remote locations around the Northwest including Nespelem and Republic.

Economic development, public facility projects sought

The Economic Alliance infrastructure committee is accepting applications for the 0.09 prioritization process for economic development/public facility projects within Okanogan County.

Do-over required in Grubich firing

Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners thought they fired General Manager John Grubich on Sept. 25, but later learned they’ll have to conduct a do-over.

Work progresses on new Pateros sign

Work is progressing on the new welcome to Pateros sign to replace the one destroyed in the2014 Carlton Complex fire.

Omak buys generator to operate sewer system during power outages

The city council has decided to buy a used portable generator from Washington Tractor, Okanogan, to allow the city to operate sewer lift stations during a power failure.

Community weighs in on superintendent qualities

Residents, employees and community members want a school superintendent who is involved in the schools and community, accessible to staff, caring, and skilled in school finance and laws.

Houston leaves PUD position, plans to seek manager's job

Steve Houston has left his position as an Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioner and is tossing his hat into the ring to become the utility’s next general manager.