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PUD awards transmission line contract

Construction set for later this year, 20 years after proposal

A Tumwater company has been awarded a contract for more than $5 million to construct the Pateros-to-Twisp transmission line for the Okanogan County Public Utility District.

‘Qualified’ county commissioner candidates sought

New group questions actions by current board

A group aimed at encouraging qualified individuals to run as candidates for Okanogan County commissioner is up and running.

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Schools celebrate FFA Week

High school students in FFA groups across Okanogan Country are marking National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27, with a variety of activities.

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Search begins for school leader

Timeline calls for new superintendent in place by July 1

More than a dozen community members and school leaders met Feb. 17 to share comments on what they seek in a new Oroville School District leader, and to learn the time line and procedures for finding one.

Juvenile detention is topic tomorrow

Commissioners ponder sending offenders to Medical Lake

A meeting between Okanogan County commissioners and Superior Court judges is planned for tomorrow morning to discuss the juvenile detention facility.

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Disaster bill gets Senate hearing

A bill inspired by the Pateros School District’s post-Carlton Complex fire problems received a hearing before the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee Thursday morning.

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Kretz fire bill OK’d

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill calling for the Department of Natural Resources to issue permits for forest resiliency burning in an attempt to avoid more catastrophic wildfires.

Orchestra, chorus offer family concert

Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will present the annual family concert at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 21, in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

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Economic roundtable planned today

The second in a series of economic round table discussions will be held at the Oroville Grange, 622 Fir St., at 10 a.m. today.

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Tonasket man featured on History Channel

What started out as a childhood fascination for swords and knives has led a local man to the world of reality TV.

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Omak mill gets a new owner

Longtime wood products executive takes the reins

A newly formed company has taken over the Omak Wood Products lumber mill.

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Naillon named May Festival queen

Jameson-Whittaker, Fuchs selected as princesses

Narya Naillon was all smiles Monday night as she was crowned 2016 May Festival queen.

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Seven local singers make Nashville cut

Seven local aspiring country music singers will advance to the quarterfinals of the Washington State Nashville Country Star competition.

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Bear captured in Tunk Valley

An orphaned cub that was looking for a place to sleep and a warm meal gave college students at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak an opportunity to see a bear up close.

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Cascade prevails in kitchen showdown

Sushi dish takes top honors in ‘Top Chef’ competition

Students from three area schools faced off in the kitchen Wednesday for the title of “Top Chef.”

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