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.

Diabetes support group meets in Tonasket

A diabetes support group meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday in the North Valley Hospital administration building at 203 S. Western Ave.

North Valley Hospital Foundation plans meeting

Volunteers who are interested in the healthcare of their community are invited to bring ideas and skills to the North Valley Community Health Association Foundation meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 at the hospital admiration building, 203 S. Western Ave.

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Residents question hospital board

During the public comment portion of the Thursday, Oct. 12 North Valley Hospital board of commissioners meeting, community residents continued to question operations of the facility.

NVH candidates share views, opinions

North Valley Hospital commissioner candidates met Thursday, Oct. 12, to share their opinions and views for the future of the district during a forum at the Tonasket High School.

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La Niña may return this winter

Will we have another La Niña winter?  That’s the question local residents and meteorologists are seeking to find answers to.

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Extended Care will get wireless Internet

Residents can video chat with family

North Valley Extended Care nursing home residents will soon take a leap into the 21st century, as North Valley Hospital commissioners approved to spend $6,378 to install wireless Internet for residents and employees of the facility.