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Local students awarded at regional art show

Students from several Okanogan County high schools won awards in the 38th annual Regional High School Art Show, with Okanogan High School students claiming six of 11 best of show awards.

Homelessness poetry reading planned

A poetry reading to spotlight homelessness is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 639 W. Ridge Drive.

Bite of Methow returns Saturday

The Bite of the Methow Will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Barn, 51 Highway 20.

Fire causes 'significant' damage to mill equipment

A fire Friday, March 10, did an estimated $50,000 damage to equipment leased to Stampede Forest Products, 1100 E. Eighth Ave.

Event today marks Woods’ passing

A memorial service for retired Wenatchee World publisher Wilfred R. “Wilf” Woods will be at 3 p.m. today, March 12, at the Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.

Spring ahead, check smoke alarms

With the beginning of daylight saving time today, March 12, the American Red Cross is reminding people to test their smoke alarm batteries and replace them if needed.

Bill would give farmers more time

Legislation that would provide farmers more time to prepare for termination of their leases with the state Department of Natural Resources has passed the Senate.

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The challenges of TAR syndrome

There’s a feel-good story in Tonasket.

Tonasket honored, posts victories

The Tonasket Middle School has been recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee for its commitment to the College Bound Scholarship program.

Locals singers advance to Star semifinals

Four local aspiring teenage country music singers will advance to the 13th annual Washington State Nashville Country Star semifinals at 6 p.m. March 18 at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 S. Fifth Ave., Okanogan.

Grandma’s Attic celebrates milestone

One of Omak’s best-known business landmarks, Grandma’s Attic, will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on Saturday, March 11.

Appeals court closes lawsuit against Okanogan County over ATV roads

Okanogan County plans to retool its all-terrain vehicle ordinance in the wake of a lawsuit challenging the ordinance that opened many roads to the vehicles.

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Kretz wolf bill remains active in House

One of two wolf-related bills sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz remains active in the state House.

Educator facing federal charges arrested again

Former Grand Coulee Dam school administrator Nathan Piturachsatit, who faces state and federal charges that he improperly contacted an out-of-state teenage girl via social media, was arrested Feb. 27 in his hometown of Coulee Dam.

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Child pornography lands Oroville man in federal prison

An Oroville man was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison for distribution of child pornography.