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Outage is for fiber optics, not electricity

Fiber-optic outage planned for early Friday morning

Taylor Woodstone Job Fair

The Colville Confederated Tribes and Taylor Woodstone will be hosting a job fair: When: Wednesday, April 30, two sessions: from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Local company set to grow pot

Legally grown marijuana has arrived in North-Central Washington. Monkey Grass Farms began bringing plants in to its Wenatchee facility Monday after announcing it has received producer and processor business licenses from the state Liquor Control Board.

April 23, 2014- Business Briefs

The Oroville Chamber of Commerce has started a new account to receive funds donated for a designated community in need, with Oso selected as the first recipient.

Road repaving project open house set for Wednesday

An open house, to answer questions about the state’s project to repave the main road through Okanogan and Omak, is planned for Wednesday.

State investigating 911 outage

Ferry, Okanogan emergency call systems affected

The state has launched an investigation into a CenturyLink telephone problem that put 911 emergency service on hold Thursday morning.

April 16, 2014- Business Briefs

Stonerose names interim director REPUBLIC — Katherine Meade, a longtime Ferry County resident and business owner, has been named interim executive director of Stonerose Interpretive Center.

Bank hires new vice president

Josh Stendera has joined North Cascades Bank as senior vice president and chief credit officer. He is based at the bank’s Wenatchee branch at 614 Mission St.

Google Maps fixes Deep Bay Park name

Residents petition company to correct park’s moniker

The city’s Deep Bay Park was suffering from an identity crisis, but the problem apparently has been fixed.

County K-9s receive ballistic vest protection

Nonprofit group raises money to protect police dogs

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 corps has received three ballistic vests to protect the dogs.

Boards due for change

County to expand Parks and Recreation duties

The Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board will soon be repurposed to serve the entire county, and a new board in charge of overseeing the county fair will be created.

Tribal leaders won’t seek re-election

Several candidates vie for five seats

Neither Omak District incumbent is seeking re-election to the Colville Business Council.

Orozco joins City Council

Animal control officer asks for new anti-cruelty provisions

The City Council is complete once again with the appointment of a new fifth member last week. Sergio Orozco was selected and sworn in during the March 26 meeting, Finance Director Karen Brown said.

Mayor secures state grant for records

The city is getting a state grant to help it preserve public records.

Major construction planned for Snoqualmie Pass this spring

Drivers should plan ahead to minimize delays as widening of Interstate 90 gets under way in Snoqualmie Pass next month