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Tonasket welcomes Texas Diner

Local folks craving a taste of Texas cuisine can now have their needs met at the Texas Family Diner, 220 Whitcomb Ave.

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Commissioners set moratorium on marijuana sites

In a surprise decision, county commissioners passed a resolution early Tuesday calling for a moratorium on additional marijuana growing, producing or retail operations within the unincorporated boundaries of Okanogan County for six months or until the resolution is repealed.

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Balloons take flight tomorrow

Brilliantly colored balloons are scheduled to soar over the Methow Valley this weekend during the 19th annual Winthrop Balloon Festival.

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Afternoon fire razes Omak home

Donations sought to help local family

A fire of undetermined cause destroyed a Dayton Street house Sunday afternoon, forcing one of the home’s residents to flee through a window.

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Okanogan seeks safety upgrades

Voters in the Okanogan School District will be asked in April to approve the sale of $6.5 million in bonds to pay for improvements to athletic facilities, construction of three classrooms and addition of a variety of security upgrades.

Fire damages Twisp River Pub

Crews from seven stations battle early morning blaze

Fire swept through part of the Twisp River Pub building early Monday morning, with the rest of the business suffering extensive smoke damage.

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Foundation donates defibrillators

The Tonasket Senior Citizens Center and Boy Scout Camp at Bonaparte Lake were recipients of automated external defibrillators last week, thanks to a special donation from the North Valley Hospital Foundation.

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LEAN Six Sigma implemented

North Valley Hospital District is serious about trimming back expenses and creating a “culture change,” as CEO Mike Wicker puts it.

County waits for test results on possible Zika virus cases

Okanogan County Public Health officials are waiting for lab results on a few possible cases of the Zika virus.

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Leap Day baby celebrates birthday

Party planned today at Tonasket Senior Center

A local man will celebrate his 20th birthday Monday, yet he will be blowing out 80 candles on his cake tomorrow.

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Salvage timber sale appealed

Conservation Northwest has filed an appeal of a salvage timber sale planned northwest of Okanogan in an area that burned last summer in the Okanogan Complex fire.

Listening session by Governor’s Wildland Fire Council set tomorrow

The first listening session by the Governor’s Wildland Fire Council will be tomorrow morning, Feb. 26, at the Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way.

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Tonasket man auditions for LA-based band

An Okanogan County musician is hopeful for his chance at becoming the new lead singer of a Grammy Award-winning rock band.

State plans public meeting on salmon forecasts

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife plans a meeting March 1 on salmon forecasts.

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.