Post celebrates centennial through 'Legacy and Vision'

The Okanogan American Legion Post 56 will be celebrating its centennial this year. The legion was established in 1919, the same year the national organization started. The American Legion was founded in March 1919 in Paris, France, by U.S. World War I military personnel stationed there.

February 9, 2019 noon read more..

Fair leaders consider policy updates

Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee Members had first and second readings on several policy updates that, if approved, will be effective for this year’s fair, Sept. 5-8.

February 8, 2019 11:20 a.m. read more..

Kiwanis dinner dubbed success

Kiwanians served a hearty crowd at the 35th annual Ground Hog Dinner at Tonasket High School Saturday. Profits from sales of the dinner of pork sausage, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, veggies, applesauce, roll and dessert go to the club’s youth/community fund; along with additional sales of the bulk sausage at $3.50 per pound.

February 5, 2019 11:01 a.m. read more..

Hospital wants to keep obstetrics open

North Valley Hospital's board of commissioners approved funding for CEO Scott Graham to begin recruiting for an OB-GYN in order to keep the fairly-new birthing center open, during their regular meeting Jan. 31.

February 5, 2019 10:55 a.m. read more..

Proposed plastic straw ban leaves bitter taste

A bill that would outlaw single-use plastic straws is leaving a bitter taste for some local business owners. Senate Bill 5077, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, would ban all single use straws, even if they’re compostable or recyclable.

February 5, 2019 10:38 a.m. read more..

Cold weather blows through region

Cold and windy weather hit Okanogan County Feb. 4, with snow swirling across roads and exasperated looks on the faces of people coming in from the cold.

February 5, 2019 9:26 a.m. read more..