Algae bloom leads to lake warning

An unsafe level of a naturally occurring toxin has been detected in algae blooms at Lake Rufus Woods, the Columbia River pool backed up by Chief Joseph Dam.

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Street project nears completion

A road rebuilding project on South Fifth Avenue is mostly complete, just in time for the start of school today.

State seeks review of ‘culverts case’

The state Attorney General’s Office is seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review of the “culverts case,” in which the state and federal governments are arguing about replacing old fish culverts to improve fish passage.

Cate wants judge removed from case

Ryan Larry Cate, who is charged in the death of Duran T. Marchand, has filed an affidavit of prejudice against Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry Rawson.

Brewster residents escape injury

Two Brewster residents escaped injury Thursday morning, Aug. 24, when their pickup truck was involved in a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 about 10 miles east of town.

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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.