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Ballots for Omak School District bond issue due back April 25

Voters in the Omak School District have until Tuesday, April 25, to return ballots in the district’s request for a bond issue to finance construction of a new middle school.

Repair work underway on Loup Loup Pass

Work is under way to repair washed-away portions of Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass, but motorists will have to take the long way between the Okanogan and Methow valleys for several more weeks.

Permit granted for Oroville canine shelter

After nearly a year of hurdles and setbacks, a local dog shelter has received a conditional use permit and is back in business.

State Justice Gonzalez leads firearms law class

Attendees of the county's annual “Self Defense and the Law” firearms class will get to hear from a special guest this year.

100th birthday party planned for Ruby Field

Family and friends of Ruby Field will be holding a special celebration on Sunday, April 23 to mark her 100th birthday.

Kindergarten, preschool registrations set

Kindergarten registration runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 17-21 at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 S. Fifth Ave.

Communities mark Earth Day with events

Several Earth Day and Arbor Day observances are planned during the next couple weeks around Okanogan County.

Residents seek high court ruling

The Coalition of Chiliwist Residents and Friends and four individuals are asking the state Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision concerning vacation of Three Devils Road.

Some victims, witnesses reluctant to show for court

Increased pressure on immigrants by the Trump administration apparently is making some crime victims and witnesses reluctant to report crimes and show up in court.

Briefs - April 19, 2017

Briefs for April 18, 2017

Briefs for Sunday, April 16, 2017

Briefs for Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter services set for today

Churches around Okanogan County plan Easter services today.

Leaders converge on Riverside for state 4-H shooting training

Fifteen 4-H adult volunteers completed the Washington State University Extension 4-H shooting sports certification training April 7-9.

Average retail gas prices rise in state and nation

Average retail gasoline prices across the state rose 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88 per gallon last week, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Condotta fuel tax bill attached to budget

A bill that would require signs showing the amount of fuel tax being charged to be visible at the pump has been included in the state House transportation budget.