2017 Stampede dubbed success

Temperatures soared above 100 degrees to start Stampede and cooled off as the weekend progressed, but rodeo action stayed hot throughout.

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Tonasket hospital district puts brakes on admin hire

North Valley Hospital commissioners have tabled a resolution that would appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s administrator during a regular board meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.

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Gate torn down on Three Devils

A gate installed by Gebbers Land and Timber after the state Supreme Court denied review of the vacation of a portion of Three Devils Road was torn down two days later by vandals.

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Election signs vandalized

A couple incidents of graffiti being scrawled on campaign signs have been reported to police.

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Fair leaders talk electrical, water problems

There may be a few un-happy campers at the Okanogan County Fair this year, Sept. 7-10., according to fair advisory committee members. A problem with water pressure and electrical issues with electric-only camping at the sound end are two if the biggest issues committee members are facing this year.

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Red flag warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning calling for low humidity and gusty winds.

Nevada motorcyclist killed in wreck

A Mesquite, Nev., motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon about 10 miles east of town on Highway 20.

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Jack Black returns to Tonasket

It’s not everyday you see a Hollywood celebrity in Okanogan County. But some local residents were treated with a visit from Jack Black earlier this week.

Health officials distribute N-95 masks

Okanogan County Public Health in conjunction with Okanogan Emergency Management are setting up county-wide distribution points for N-95 masks due to the wildfire smoke situation in Okanogan County.

Charges against Cate amended

Charges against an Omak man in the July 16 death of a pedestrian have been amended to include second-degree murder-felony murder.

Omak man dies in Highway 155 wreck

An Omak man died early July 29 when his pickup truck went off Highway 155 and he was ejected before the vehicle caught fire.

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Fire damages Okanogan home

Jodi Crofton and her four-year-old son, Nolan, were fast asleep Wednesday, July 26, when she was awoken to the sound of a sheriff deputy pounding on her front door and a thick haze of smoke.

Hot weather expected this week

Blistering hot temperatures will continue all week, peaking with a predicted high of 105 degrees on Friday.

Motorists can expect travel delays on Highway 155

Motorists traveling over Highway 155 can expect delays and flagger-controlled traffic as fiber optic cable installation continues along the road.

Yallup trial set Aug. 29

A Toppenish man, who had been living in Nespelem, is scheduled for trial Aug. 29 in the drowning death of Joseph Shawl.