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North Cascades Highway closes for season

The North Cascades Highway has closed for the winter.

Economy spurs more holiday travel

AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year.

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Winter weather on the way

Although the first official day of winter is a little more than a month away, meteorologists are calling for snow in some portions of the region this week.

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Dakota pipeline project easement delayed

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers plans to delay an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project until it conducts further environmental review with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Student art honors veterans

Youngsters from Tonasket elementary and middle schools took part in a challenge - hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project - to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

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Kennedy concedes race to Branch

Okanogan County Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy released a statement today congratulating challenger Chris Branch on his election win.

Stampede plans meeting, queen coronation

A new queen will be crowned and a hall of fame induction is planned when Omak Stampede Inc. has its annual banquet Saturday, Nov. 19.

High-speed chase lands three in handcuffs

Three people were arrested earlier this month after they allegedly led police on a high-speed chase - reaching speeds of 100 mph - through rural northern Okanogan County.

Snow falls on mountain passes

Although the first official day of winter is more than a month away, a few communities throughout Okanogan and Ferry County were greeted to cold temperatures and the first skiff of snow for the season this morning.

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Rosegarden Care Center to close

Rosegarden Care Center, a 23-bed assisted living facility, will close by month's end.

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North Valley Hospital approves 2017 budget

North Valley Hospital District commissioners approved their 2017 preliminary budget during a regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Traffic changes in store

Traffic changes are in store as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation constructs a new fire station this spring at Grand Coulee Dam.

Locals search for missing Ohio man

Members of Okanogan County Search and Rescue are among those searching for a missing hiker on and near the Pacific Crest Trail.

Three local towns on Top 10 burglary list

Grand Coulee, Winthrop and Oroville made a top 10 list that they likely wish they hadn’t.

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Ice cream recalled over listeria concern

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. - McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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