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Orchestra and chorus go under the sea

The two-weekend production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” wraps up this afternoon at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

Wolf law protects agents, ranchers

A bill to increase protections for ranchers who report wolf depredations has been signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gas prices fall 1.8 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87 Sunday, May 7, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

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Okanogan River could crest at 16 feet this weekend

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a flood warning for the Okanogan River near town.

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Hospital continues 'fight to keep the VA Clinic'

North Valley Hospital leaders are urging local residents to contact state and federal representatives about the looming closure of the district’s VA clinic.

Flood watch issued for Kettle River

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Kettle River near town.

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Bear captured in Methow Valley

State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers trapped and released the first nuisance bear of the season last week.

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Tonasket VA clinic to close

With a loss of more than $2 million since 2010, North Valley Hospital’s VA clinic will close July 31.

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Rain, warm weather brings flooding, washouts

Rain and warming temperatures unleased a new wave of flooding and road washouts in Okanogan and Ferry counties during the past week.

Sen. Murray pens letter to secretary of Veterans Affairs

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, has sent a letter to the secretary of Veterans Affairs concerning the looming closure of North Valley Hospital’s VA clinic.

Mayor honors Scout for work on park

Students were the center of attention during the May 1 Omak City Council meeting.

Community advocates share accomplishments

Members of the Oroville Community Advocates Responding with Effective Strategies (CARES) coalition were present during a regular city council meeting April 18.

PUD billing changes

Douglas County Public Utility District customers may notice a change in the look of their May bills.

Voters turn down bond issue

Voters in the Omak School District are said no to a proposed $27.85 million bond issue that would have provided money to construct a new middle school.

Mayor terminates lease agreement

Mayor Patrick Plumb has terminated a lease agreement with former Police Chief Jim Rice.