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Keller Ferry back in service

Steering system issue disrupted service for seven days

Candidates file for office

Two people filed for the Ferry County sheriff’s position on the first day of election filing Monday.

Two more pot businesses OK’d

Gecko Growers, Blewett Pass Farms get nod

Two more North-Central Washington companies have been granted business licenses by the state to operate recreational marijuana producing and processing facilities.

Businesses have new owner

Staff members are staying on

The fitness center and medical equipment shop on Main Avenue have changed hands, but customers will continue to see familiar faces there.

May 14, 2014- Business Briefs

May 14, 2014- Business Briefs

Grant County Coroner's office hires full-time investigator

K.C. Sherwood began work Monday

Four Okanogan County businesses clear first hurdle to sell retail marijuana

The state Liquor Control Board has tentatively approved an Okanogan, Omak and two Winthrop businesses to receive retail marijuana licenses.

Okanogan County Fair positions eliminated

Changes just part of a ‘bigger plan,’ official says

Okanogan County commissioners’ decision to eliminate two employee positions at the fairgrounds last week has been met with some outrage.

May 7, 2014- Business Briefs

The Okanogan County Transit Authority has received a $390,402 grant from the state Department of Transportation to purchase its first three buses for the new voter-approved public transportation system.

Marijuana retail lottery narrows list

Several companies to be considered for state licenses

There weren’t enough qualified marijuana retail applicants in the city or in Okanogan County at large to merit a lottery to determine who might get a business license, but four companies could receive theirs.

Hospital pulls plug on cardiac rehabilitation

Lack of physicians to monitor patients leads to closure

Citing physicians’ scheduling conflicts, Three Rivers Hospital commissioners have decided to shut down the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program effective May 22.

County’s health officials share concerns

All aspects of local health care system under scrutiny

Dozens of area health care professionals gathered Wednesday for the first hospital committee meeting, but not much was decided except to keep the committee going and focus on preserving services.

Labor unions spend the most lobbying state lawmakers, study finds

Three of the five highest-spending lobbying groups in Olympia during the first quarter of 2014 were labor unions, including three that represent employees paid with tax dollars.

Hospital pays new CEO as ‘adviser’

Graham, Hufnagel will overlap during transition period

Three Rivers Hospital is paying its next CEO, J. Scott Graham, $3,461 per week as a transition adviser before the commissioners can approve his employment contract next month.

April 30, 2014- Our View "Bigfoot coming to your home"

This week, our shopper takes on a whole new look in Okanogan County. As part of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle’s continued growth strategy, our Bottomline shopper has been renamed Bigfoot Ads.