Briefs - April 19, 2017

Briefs for April 18, 2017

Briefs for Sunday, April 16, 2017

Briefs for Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter services set for today

Churches around Okanogan County plan Easter services today.

Leaders converge on Riverside for state 4-H shooting training

Fifteen 4-H adult volunteers completed the Washington State University Extension 4-H shooting sports certification training April 7-9.

Average retail gas prices rise in state and nation

Average retail gasoline prices across the state rose 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88 per gallon last week, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Condotta fuel tax bill attached to budget

A bill that would require signs showing the amount of fuel tax being charged to be visible at the pump has been included in the state House transportation budget.

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Wildfire season begins today

Even with this wet, rainy spring, wildfire season officially begins today, April 15, as specified by state law.

Omak man arrested in alleged stabbing

An Omak man was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing last night.

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Highway clearing begins

Work to reopen the North Cascades Highway began Monday morning, April 10, despite flooding and slides on both other highway routes into the Methow Valley and a slide east of Newhalam on the west side.

Students take advantage of dual credits

In 2016, more than half of Washington high school students completed at least one dual credit course or program, meaning their earned college credit while in high school.

Bill: State should buy local

Bipartisan legislation introduced by state Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, seeks to help local manufacturers and producers by holding the state accountable for both its environmental regulations and for its out-of-state purchases of construction materials.

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More rain expected in forecast

Low pressure is expected to move through the region tonight and promote cool, showery, and breezy conditions, according to the Spokane office of the National Weather Service.

Easter egg hunts planned this weekend

Youngsters can hunt for Easter eggs and win prizes starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in Conconully State Park.

Tonasket woman injured in vehicle accident

A Tonasket woman was injured Wednesday morning in a single vehicle accident about 1.5 miles north of town.

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Temporary bridge slated to arrive this weekend

After flood waters closed a portion of Highway 21 along the West Fork of the Sanpoil River, state Department of Transportation crews will begin installing a temporary Bailey bridge that will reopen the highway to traffic about 15 miles south of town.