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Curlew Barrel Derby planned Sunday

The 2016 Curlew Barrel Derby celebrations will kick off the morning of Sunday, June 5, and continue through the day in town.

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Founder's Day celebrations kick off Friday

A parade, street vendors, rodeo and other activities are planned June 3-4 during the town’s 82nd annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Saturday brings Okanogan Days

The Okanogan Days celebration will be Saturday, June 4, with a variety of activities, food, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, street fair and parade.

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Edwards named Ferry County hospital CEO

Ferry County Public Hospital commissioners named Aaron C. Edwards the district’s new CEO/Superintendent.

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McFeron performs in Tonasket

The Ian McFeron Band will host an evening concert Friday, June 3 at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

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General Mills announces flour recall

Officials warn of possible E. coli O121 contamination

General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multi-state outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour.

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Dahlquist retires

Omak graduate and former Okanogan County Public Utility District employee Duane S. Dahlquist is retiring from a Virginia utility at the end of June.

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Youker gets 20 years in federal prison

Jason C. Youker, 42, Oroville, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in connection to his leadership in a drug distribution network in Okanogan and Ferry counties.

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Men tell of surviving prostate cancer

A local prostate cancer support group is raising awareness about a cancer treatment option that does not include surgery or invasive chemotherapy.

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Split End changes ownership

After nearly 30 years of cutting and styling hair at her salon, The Split End, Jenny Gardinier is saying good-bye to the business.

3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for 3.1 million “Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof Cups” due to a risk of mold exposure.

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Fire safety urged over holiday weekend

With forests across the state still experiencing the effects of last year’s drought, state Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is asking residents to use additional caution to prevent wildland fires over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. 

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Guthrie music remembered Saturday

An event to commemorate the 75-year anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s River Songs will be Saturday, May 28 at Grand Coulee Dam.

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Oxygen airs show about Tonasket murder

NEW YORK – An episode of “Snapped” will feature the Lacey Hirst-Pavek murder case.

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SUV plunges into hole

A local man escaped injury Tuesday, May 17, when his SUV plunged into a construction hole in an alley off Central Avenue.