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Boards due for change

County to expand Parks and Recreation duties

The Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board will soon be repurposed to serve the entire county, and a new board in charge of overseeing the county fair will be created.

Commission seeks new lease

Bridgeport State Park may stay open

The state Parks and Recreation Commission decided last week that it will seek a new 25-year lease to continue operating Bridgeport State Park.

Carlton woman found not guilty of dog theft

Jury finds she obstructed law enforcement

A jury has found a Carlton woman not guilty of stealing another family’s dog, but she will be sentenced next week following a conviction on obstructing a law enforcement officer.

News Briefs- April 2, 2014

Chronicle names Hires ad consultant

Tribal leaders won’t seek re-election

Several candidates vie for five seats

Neither Omak District incumbent is seeking re-election to the Colville Business Council.

Orozco joins City Council

Animal control officer asks for new anti-cruelty provisions

The City Council is complete once again with the appointment of a new fifth member last week. Sergio Orozco was selected and sworn in during the March 26 meeting, Finance Director Karen Brown said.

Mayor secures state grant for records

The city is getting a state grant to help it preserve public records.

Winthrop may hear marijuana applicant’s appeal

The Town Council is slated to set a public hearing date tonight for a hopeful marijuana retailer who would like to set up shop in the town’s industrial zone.

Lane closures planned for Snoqualmie Pass area

Motorists on Interstate 90 should expect delays when crossing Snoqualmie Pass

Firewood permits now available for Colville National Forest

Residents can obtain permits to cut firewood in Colville National Forest

Fiber crafts program slated for fairgrounds

Residents can learn about weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts May 17.

Naches Ranger District trails closed to ATVs

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest managers are planning to close Naches Ranger District motorized trails from April 1 until June 15 to protect natural resources.

Nature Conservancy expands land holdings near Osoyoos

Nature Conservance of Canada purchases 1,836 acres for $4.4 million for wildlife corridor

Armed robbery suspect killed by police

Spokane police shoot, kill man suspected to be involved in several armed robberies

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Stolen vehicle recovered from river

A vehicle stolen 12 years ago in Wenatchee was pulled from the Columbia River Monday afternoon downstream from Rock Island Dam

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