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Ferry County PUD agrees to process transformer oil

At a regular meeting Feb. 17, Ferry County Public Utility District commissioners agreed to processing their transformer oil.

Avian influenza quarantine lifted in Okanogan County

Early this afternoon the state Department of Agriculture lifted the avian influenza (bird flu) quarantine zones in Riverside and Oroville.

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Okanogan teen injured in crash

Zachary Mostad slid through a stop sign, went on the road and hit a fruit tree near Orondo on Sunday.

Oroville conucil supports county K-9 program

The City Council presented Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers a check for $1,000 for the city’s support of the county’s K-9 Unit program last week at a regular meeting.

Most school ballot measures passing

Ballots were counted Tuesday night. Another count is planned Friday, with certification coming Feb. 24.

Flood watch issued for North-Central Washington

Flooding, mudslides affecting rural roads throughout North-Central Washington

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Bills target federal land ownership in state

Legislative measures call for study, possible return of federal land holdings to state of Washington

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Pateros schools chief injured in crash

Lois Davies hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center after suffering head and rib injuries in snowy crash on U.S. Highway 2.

Weather outlook calls for dense fog, freezing rain

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Okanogan Valley in effect from today through next Tuesday.

Fire victim arrested for possessing, selling stolen batteries

Rose Susan Pauline Vallee, 32, was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on Sunday for first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree possession of stolen property.

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Snow expected to fall today, more overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of North-Central Washington, including Okanogan and Ferry Counties.

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Dansel sworn in to four-year Senate term

Brian Dansel, R-Republic, was sworn in to serve a full, four-year term as Senator for the 7th Legislative District, yesterday in Olympia.

Okanogan County under burn ban

The state Department of Ecology issued the ban Monday based on forecasts of stagnant air conditions in the region, putting the county at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.

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Columbia River reopens above Wanapum

Most of the 36-mile stretch of the Columbia River is again accessible to the public

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Fire destroys home; three hospitalized

Fire crews responding to a structure fire at 8:53 a.m. arrived to find a home fully engulfed in flames. A mother and her two children were hospitalized.

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