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Dahlquist recalls service in Korean War

Norm Dahlquist, 86, was a Navy Reserve member when the Northern Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea, and U.S. President Harry S. Truman called on air, ground and naval forces to join United Nations forces in defending the Republic of Korea on June 25, 1950.

November 7, 2018 11:16 a.m. read more..
 

Gasoline prices to drop across state, nation

For the fourth straight week, gas prices have continued to fall: the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is down 7.0 cents per gallon over the last week to $2.73 per gallon, the lowest level in over 200 days, according to GasBuddy.

November 7, 2018 10:31 a.m. read more..
   

Burros head to Riverside rescue

Burros from Death Valley National Park are headed towards sanctuaries and adoptive homes. The project began last month through the Riverside-based Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.

November 5, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..


High-speed chase ends in pasture

A man wanted by the state Department of Corrections was traveling on Inchelium highway on the evening of Oct. 28 when he made the mistake of speeding past Ferry County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Cosby.

November 5, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..


School board hears suggestions, concerns

Soft lockdowns in the Tonasket School District and a flurry of rumors surrounding them is likely what made nearly 20 local residents attend the Wednesday, Oct. 31, school board meeting.

November 2, 2018 4:50 p.m. read more..


New owner opens Hornets Nest

Brick Wall, the new owner of Oroville's Hornets Nest, comes by his passion for flipping a good burger honestly. His father owned DJ's, a burger joint located across from Oroville High School, from 1991 to 1995.

November 2, 2018 4:38 p.m. read more..


Halloween events set tonight

A haunted house is planned tonight, Oct. 31, in the former Carquest building, 619 Okoma Drive. Hours are 7-10 p.m. Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus is joining with the Omak Chamber of Commerce for the event. Admission will be charged.

October 31, 2018 1:09 p.m. read more..


Tattoo artists converge for gumball event

For some people a tattoo is simply a way to express themselves. But for others, a tattoo is about pure pleasure. Last week Modern Electric Tattoo shop — in conjunction with Big Pink Ink Tattoo Shop — hosted a “Get What You Get” gumball machine tattoo event in Omak.

October 30, 2018 10:19 a.m. read more..


Customs reduces border crossing hours

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reduced border crossing hours at the ports of Danville and Metaline Falls from previous hours of 8 a.m. to midnight to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

October 30, 2018 10:08 a.m. read more..


School lockdowns not as scary as they sound

Rumors of a stabbing and several soft lockdowns in the month of October at Tonasket School District are being squelched by Superintendent Steve McCullough, whose post on the district’s Facebook page last Friday addressed the misunderstandings.

October 30, 2018 10:07 a.m. read more..


WDFW approves killing of wolves

State Department of Fish and Wildlife staff have been reauthorized to lethally remove the remaining two wolves of a pack known as the Old Profanity Territory, and also known for chronic preying on cattle in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County.

October 30, 2018 10:04 a.m. read more..