Gas prices rise across nation

The party at the pumps is over, as the national average broke its six week streak of falling, rising 0.6 cents per gallon versus last Monday to $2.455 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Healthplanfinder readies more resources for open enrollment

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced it will have more customer resources and assistance available than ever before to help people find and enroll in health coverage for 2018.

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North Valley Hospital announces marketing plan

North Valley Hospital spokeswoman Mikaela Marion unveiled a new marketing plan for the hospital and nursing home during a regular board meeting, Thursday, Oct. 26.

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Former NVH employee receives $50K severance package

A former North Valley Hospital employee is receiving a severance package for more than $50,000 after he was apparently discharged of employment from the district earlier this year.

Hospital will not pursue community based out-patient clinic

North Valley Hospital district is choosing not to pursue a community based out-patient clinic.

Crews investigate fatal house fire

Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire Sunday morning east of town that claimed the life of a person.

Health concers raised over home-processed foods at Faire

Some vendors at the 44th Annual Okanogan Family Faire late last month were in for a surprise, after local health officials prohibited the sale of home processed foods due to health risk concerns.

Flu activity picking up across state

State health officials are already seeing influenza cases across the state, and they expect the number to rise in the coming weeks

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NVH outlines strategic plans

North Valley Hospital is prioritizing their list of improvements and upgrades to the facility though strategic planning, CEO Ken Archer told the board of commissioner during their Thursday, Oct. 26 board meeting.

Jayme Stone's Folklife comes to The Barn

Jayme Stone's Folklife will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at The Barn, 51 N. Highway 20.

Mid-Valley Hospital leaders talk 2018 budget

Mid-Valley Hospital Chief Financial Officer Holly Stanley outlined the district’s 2018 preliminary budget during a regular board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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Water bill saves two

It isn’t every day that a water bill saves a life, let alone two.

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Area turns into brief wintery wonderland

Everything from high winds to rain, to sleet and snow could be seen and felt throughout Okanogan and Ferry Counties in the past week.

Gas prices continue to fall across state, nation

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87 per gallon Sunday, Oct. 22, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Ferry County hospital leaders plan budget hearing

Ferry County Memorial Hospital commissioners will hold a budget hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Hub Conference Room, 36 N. Klondike Road.