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Cougar cubs captured in Oroville

Three cougar cubs were captured by state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials earlier this week near the Oroville School District.

Omak Schools cancel afternoon activities

Due to the extreme wintery conditions today, the Omak School District has cancelled all sporting events, Extreme Challenge and afternoon preschool for Dec. 3.

Snow prompts school delays, closures

Some students will be going to school a bit later today after thick, wet snow blanketed much of the region last night.

Weather Service issues advisory

Snow and freezing rain expected

National Weather Service: More snow on the way

While a layer of snow blanketed much of Okanogan and Ferry County in the early morning hours today, the National Weather Service is calling for an additional round of snowfall tonight and tomorrow.

Father, son get 33-plus years for 2013 murder

A father and son were both sentenced to 33.75 years in prison for the murder of a western Washington man.

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Community play benefits center

Local cast of 25 auditioned amidst wildfire smoke

A live production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is planned Dec. 10-13 at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

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Small Business Saturday growing

Holiday shopping idea by credit card company is helping local merchants

With more and more holiday shopping moving online — recent figures say more than half of holiday shopping will be online — local merchants are getting a foothold at least on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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Fire damages building supply

Retail store not damaged, reopens for business Friday

A fire of unknown origin destroyed a lumber storage building and its contents Tuesday evening just south of town.

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Emergency declared

Flooding closes Black Canyon Road; high winds do minimal damage

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide emergency in the wake of Tuesday’s windstorm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday.

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Murder trial enters second week in court

Father and son accused of killing grouse hunter

The murder trial of a father and son is expected to wrap up early this week, with an Okanogan County Superior Court jury then deciding their fate.

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Elementary students honor veterans

Displays placed in Tonasket stores

Youngsters from Tonasket Elementary School took part in a challenge — hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project — to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

Suspect takes his own life in standoff

An 11-hour stand off ended Friday night with the suspect taking his own life.

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Logging truck overturns

A Kettle Falls man was treated and released from Mid-Valley Hospital after his log truck overturned on Conconully Highway about two miles south of town last Tuesday.

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New Image Hair Salon opens

Campos, Mills and Bourgeau bring experience to downtown Omak

A stylist for 17 years, Florencia Campos recently opened New Image Hair Salon to provide services for the hair needs of men, women and children.