McMorris Rodgers announces Congressional Art Competition

Ferry County students encouraged to enter art competition

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Hemings win snowmobile club raffle

Larry and Jill Heming won a Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club raffle

Omak woman dies in ATV crash

Omak woman dies Saturday night in ATV crash on upper lake

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Hastings receives Water Statesman Award

Water group recognizes Congressman Doc Hastings for his work on hydropower issues

Slide claims local woman’s mother

Two other families’ relatives escape injury in Oso

OSO – A Bridgeport Elementary School teacher lost her mother and her childhood home in the recent landslide that has so far claimed 27 lives and caused dozens more to go missing. Linda McPherson, mother of teacher and Bridgeport Planning Commission member Kate McPherson, died in the March 22 landslide.

Transgender policies on docket

Schools ponder logistics of making accommodations

The Omak School Board will consider an anti-discrimination policy and procedures dealing with transgender students when it meets at 10 a.m. today in the district office, 619 W. Bartlett Ave.

Board backs CEO choice

Coulee Medical’s top administrator tapped for Brewster

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners are standing behind their selection of embattled Coulee Medical Center Administrator J. Scott Graham as their new CEO.

Tribe readies for Omak casino construction

Dirt at site scheduled to move within two weeks

Construction is scheduled to start in less than two weeks on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ new casino just south of town.

Bruemmer resigns from board

Okanogan School District staff to be honored in May

The Okanogan School District is looking for a new board member in the wake of Joyce Bruemmer’s resignation.

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.