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Colville tribal chairman, musician Jim Boyd dies

INCHELIUM — Colville Business Council chairman, songwriter, producer and musical icon Jim Boyd died last Tuesday, June 21.

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Tonasket EMTs launch legal fund

TONASKET — Following the Okanogan County commissioners’ June 17 decision to award the bid for Tonasket ambulance services to Lifeline, local EMTs have launched a GoFundMe page for legal fees to “stop this horrific injustice to our community.”

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Three arrested on drug charges

OMAK - The North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force recently concluded two investigations into the distribution of metham-phetamine which landed three people in jail.

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Rodeo gallops to Chesaw

CHESAW – The small but powerful Chesaw Rodeo Club will put on the 74th annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo on Monday, July 4.

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‘Run for Money’ brings large turnout

OMAK – The first set of “Run for the Money” barrel races was June 25 in the Omak Stampede Arena.

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Chronicle wins seven awards in national contest

OMAK - Several current and former Chronicle staff and a contributor received awards from the National Newspaper Association for the group’s Better Newspaper contest.

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Business Council Chairman Boyd has died

NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council announced that the chairman of the council James Boyd, 60, passed away.

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Do-it-yourself fireworks show in limbo

See related story posted on July 22

OMAK — The city’s annual do-it-yourself fireworks show is in limbo thanks to a decision by the Colville Business Council to ban all fireworks on the reservation.

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Small fires, smoke checks reported

TONASKET – Fire crews responded to a couple small wildfires and smoke checks last week.

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Colville Tribal election returns too close to call

NESPELEM - General election returns for the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Tribal Council appear too close to call after voting on Saturday.

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Okanogan County ATV ordinance ruled invalid

SPOKANE — Okanogan County’s all-terrain vehicle ordinance has been ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals for Division III.

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New wolf pack confirmed in Ferry County

SHERMAN PASS — A new wolf pack has been identified in eastern Washington in the Sherman Pass area of Ferry County.

Safe 'n' Sane fireworks allowed in part of Omak

OMAK – Amateur pyrotechnics experts wanting to put on a Fourth of July bash will have to do it within the city limits, but not within the Colville Indian Reservation portion of the city.

County, commissioners facing lawsuit over juvenile division

OKANOGAN - The Washington State Attorney General’s office has appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General to bring legal action against Okanogan County and commissioners Sheilah Kennedy, Jim DeTro and Ray Campbell on behalf of the Okanogan County Superior Court.

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Child run over

MALO— Ferry County officials are calling the death of a small child, who was apparently run over by a family member’s vehicle, a “tragic accident.”

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