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Omak council OKs examiner contract

A contract with the city’s hearing examiner, Dale Crandall, was approved by the city council during its March 20 meeting.

Forest Service plans burning

Prescribed burning is planned next month on more than 9,000 acres of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest land.

North Cascades Park draws visitors

Nearly 980,000 people visited sites in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex last year.

Merc welcomes author Armstrong

“March at the Merc,” a Methow Valley Interpretive Center event, is set for 7 tonight, March 26, at the Merc Playhouse, 101 N. Glover St., and features native author, educator, artist and activist Jeannette Armstrong.

Community engagement is Methow fair’s theme

A community engagement fair is planned for 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Methow Valley Community Center gym, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway.

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Delayed opener predicted for North Cascades Highway

The North Cascades Highway won’t be open for the start of fishing season April 22 or Winthrop 49er Days in early May.

Training exercise planned

A multi-agency training exercise is planned Monday, March 27, at Brewster High School and the surrounding area.

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UW students spend break working with youngsters

Several University of Washington students spent their spring break working on writing projects with students at Paschal Sherman Indian School, 169 North End Omak Lake Road UW’s alternative spring break is celebrating its 16th year working with students from the Omak-area school run by the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Gas prices remain stable; price increases expected

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.84 per gallon as of Sunday, March 19, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Growers meet with lawmakers

Tree fruit growers met recently with state legislators to talk about a bill that would address a state Supreme Court ruling on rest breaks for agricultural workers.

Breakfast bill gets Steele amendments

A bill that would provide breakfast to public school children during their first class of the day has been approved by the state House.

Drivers have until March 31 to remove studded tires

Friday, March 31, is the deadline for removing studded tires.

Okanogan County PUD plans power outage April 6

The Okanogan County PUD has announced a planned power outage beginning at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, April 6, lasting for about six hours.

Tonasket public pool slated to open in June

With a little bit of luck local residents will have new place to cool off this summer.

Crab feed is planned Saturday in Grand Coulee

A community crab feed is planned for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Grand Coulee Grill, 415 Midway Ave.

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