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Ferry County Fair kicks off this weekend

The 74th annual Ferry County Fair will continue through Sunday at the fairgrounds, 14 Lawson Way.

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Fair leaders ponder beer garden

There may – or may not – be a beer garden at this year’s Okanogan County Fair on Sept. 7-10.

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Fire destroys Okanogan home

Okanogan and Omak fire crews responded to a house fire on Valley Street in Okanogan around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

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Tonasket mayor accepts job offer, will leave office

Patrick Plumb, who has served as the city’s mayor since being elected in 2009, will be stepping down later this year.

PUD manager’s administrative leave extended

Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners extended the administrative leave of General Manager John Grubich during their Aug. 21 meeting.

Sexual comments leads to termination

Four state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees who were fired earlier this month from their jobs at the Wells Hatchery have the right to contest their terminations.

2017 Stampede dubbed success

Temperatures soared above 100 degrees to start Stampede and cooled off as the weekend progressed, but rodeo action stayed hot throughout.

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Tonasket hospital district puts brakes on admin hire

North Valley Hospital commissioners have tabled a resolution that would appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s administrator during a regular board meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.

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Gate torn down on Three Devils

A gate installed by Gebbers Land and Timber after the state Supreme Court denied review of the vacation of a portion of Three Devils Road was torn down two days later by vandals.

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Election signs vandalized

A couple incidents of graffiti being scrawled on campaign signs have been reported to police.

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Fair leaders talk electrical, water problems

There may be a few un-happy campers at the Okanogan County Fair this year, Sept. 7-10., according to fair advisory committee members. A problem with water pressure and electrical issues with electric-only camping at the sound end are two if the biggest issues committee members are facing this year.

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Red flag warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning calling for low humidity and gusty winds.

Nevada motorcyclist killed in wreck

A Mesquite, Nev., motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon about 10 miles east of town on Highway 20.

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Jack Black returns to Tonasket

It’s not everyday you see a Hollywood celebrity in Okanogan County. But some local residents were treated with a visit from Jack Black earlier this week.

Health officials distribute N-95 masks

Okanogan County Public Health in conjunction with Okanogan Emergency Management are setting up county-wide distribution points for N-95 masks due to the wildfire smoke situation in Okanogan County.