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75 Years Ago: Omak Stampede dates moved to July

Omak Stampede dates for this year have been moved up to July 4 and 5, reported president Paul Maley in 1942.

Landslide prompts closure of Peter Dan Road

Peter Dan Road has been closed to through traffic because of a landslide.

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Piturachsatit sentenced to seven years in federal prison

A former Grand Coulee educator has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography.

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Convicted murderer granted resentencing

Convicted rapist and murderer Kelly Eugene Small has been granted partial resentencing for a conviction of first-degree burglary.

Bill would warn victims after failed gun buys

A bill before the Legislature would alert law enforcement and domestic violence survivors when criminals illegally attempt to purchase firearms.

Briefs - March 15, 2017

News, business and community briefs published March 15, 2017

Forest Service, DNR to work under ‘Good Neighbor Authority’

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be among the first to benefit from a new, cooperate agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and the state Department of Natural Resources.

‘The End of Megafires’ presentation planned in Nespelem, Omak

A multi-media presentation of “The End of Megafires” will be shown later this month in Nespelem and Omak.

Cantwell reintroduces bill to expand Doppler coverage

Better weather forecasting means first responders can protect human life and property better, says U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

Cattle judging draws FFA clubs

The annual Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch/Cattle Producers of Washington FFA judging competition drew 186 students from across Washington to the Okanogan Livestock Market on March 9.

Local students awarded at regional art show

Students from several Okanogan County high schools won awards in the 38th annual Regional High School Art Show, with Okanogan High School students claiming six of 11 best of show awards.

Homelessness poetry reading planned

A poetry reading to spotlight homelessness is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 639 W. Ridge Drive.

Bite of Methow returns Saturday

The Bite of the Methow Will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Barn, 51 Highway 20.

Fire causes 'significant' damage to mill equipment

A fire Friday, March 10, did an estimated $50,000 damage to equipment leased to Stampede Forest Products, 1100 E. Eighth Ave.

Event today marks Woods’ passing

A memorial service for retired Wenatchee World publisher Wilfred R. “Wilf” Woods will be at 3 p.m. today, March 12, at the Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.

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