New state figures show increase in Medicaid registrations
Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott requested testimony of Obamacare advocate
Seafood CEO wants birds provided to every local Colville tribal family
Increased U.S. crude oil production pushing prices lower at the pump this holiday
Events center, hotel will expand some services
Some changes are on the horizon for The Pateros Trading Co., which has recently come under new management.
A new business, Emergency Remediation Services, has opened to clean up water and fire damage, and mold.
Brewster facility still owes $2.6 million in warrants
Three Rivers Hospital is reworking its 2014 budget and might lay off 20 percent of its staff. Commissioners heard a grim report from Chief Executive Officer Bud Hufnagel last Tuesday.
Officials say that option could cost over $1 billion
The Okanogan County Public Utility District officials say it could cost more than $1 billion to remove Enloe Dam. The utility hosted a public hearing last Tuesday on the proposal to earmark $5.4 million for the dam in the proposed 2014 budget. But ratepayers in attendance were more interested in the future costs of the project and removing the dam.
New members fill vacancies opened during the summer
After overcoming a mid-summer controversy that resulted in the resignation of one board member and the removal of another, the Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board is once again complete.
Store has been vacant for more than five years
Hangups in refurbishing refrigeration equipment have delayed reopening of the Food Depot grocery store, 310 S. Second Ave.
A business that began at area festivals and bazaars has now set up a permanent location inside II Sisters Home Video, 415 Whitcomb Ave.
Charter Communications is expanding its high-definition channels to Okanogan County customers as part of an all-digital upgrade planned for the beginning of December.
The Colville Confederated Tribes is seeking sealed bids from contractors interested in transforming part of the Keller Community Center into a technology center. The project should be finished by Feb. 28.
Mid-Valley Hospital will unveil a new, online tool for patients to access their health-related information next week.
Washington Federal takes over Bank of America
Bank of America branches in Omak, Republic, Chelan and several other Eastern Washington cities will become Washington Federal branches in early December. Seattle-based Washington Federal recently acquired 51 Bank of America branches in Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon. In Washington, 19 branches will make the changeover.
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