Tonasket woman killed in motorcycle accident

MOLSON – A Tonasket woman died last night, Aug. 10, following a motorcycle accident on Chesaw Road, just east of Molson Road. According to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers, Tammy M. Clark, 45, was pronounced dead at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket following the accident.

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Health board proposes $6 copy fee

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Board of Health will hold a public hearing Tuesday on amending the agency’s fee schedule to add a $6 fee for “public information requests,” which officials say are authorized by the state Public Records Act.

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Man accused of punching three officers

OKANOGAN – A Brewster man was charged Aug. 4 in Okanogan County Superior Court after allegedly punching three police officers while they were trying to arrest him two days earlier in Brewster.

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Decision eases pot growers’ fears

OKANOGAN – After months of uncertainty over the future of marijuana production and possible hemp production after a moratorium, Okanogan County commissioners unanimously approved a final comprehensive plan on July 26 and passed a resolution the same day lifting the moratorium on marijuana operations in unincorporated areas of the county.

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Fire continues to burn on reservation

INCHELIUM– A nearly 2,000-acre wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation in Ferry County was 65 percent contained as of Monday evening, Aug. 8.

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Night Riders take Stampede stage Friday, Saturday

Some will attend the Stampede dance after the rodeo Friday and Saturday to kick up their heels, crack a cold one and have a good time.

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Firefighting efforts continue in Eastern Washington

Fires in Yakima County are contained and evacuation notices have been lifted.

Amber Alert issued for Montana teen

SHERIDAN, MONT. - The Madison County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for Sandy Moore.

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UPDATE: Weather helps crews battle Kewa Fire; 15 percent contained

Continuing coverage of the Kewa Fire, located 10 miles south of Inchelium

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2016 Western Rendezvous available now

The Chronicle's guide to the Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race is available now in copies of the Aug. 3 issue of The Chronicle, from select retailers or online.

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North Valley Hospital CEO terminated

TONASKET — North Valley Hospital leaders are moving forward with searching for a new administrator.

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Spirit of the Old West

TONASKET — The spirit of the Old West is still alive. That’s the message local couple Bob and Tikka Walsh are hoping to spread with a miniature Western townscape he built in their Tonasket-area front yard.

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Ferry County man dies in trailer fire

REPUBLIC — The investigation continues into a house fire that claimed the life of a local man last week.

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Residents file suit over Carlton fire

OKANOGAN – An Okanogan County couple is suing Safeco Insurance Co. of America over coverage of their losses in the Carlton Complex fire.

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Police seize 646 pot plants in Waterville bust

WATERVILLE – An illegal marijuana-growing operation near Badger Mountain Road was raided this morning, Aug. 3, by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.