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Unconscious woman found in ditch

Police: No signs of criminal activity

A woman found unconscious in the ditch along Highway 97 near town has been taken to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.

Level 3 sex offender moves to Pontiac Ridge Road

A level 3 sex offender has moved to the 300 block of Pontiac Ridge Road, Oroville. Harvey LeRoy Talbert, 57, notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office of his move, as required by law.

Republic School bond information meeting planned tonight

The Republic School District will be hosting a community bond information meeting and tour tonight, Sept. 20 at 30306 E. Highway 20.

O'Keary headlines Cultural Center

Blues musician Polly O'Keary will headline a concert Sept. 30, at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Tonasket, Twisp receive grants for improvements

The state Department of Commerce announced earlier this week that Tonasket and Twisp are among 23 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants for 2017.

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Residents question hospital board

North Valley Hospital commissioners were grilled during the public comment portion of their Thursday, Sept. 14 regular board meeting. Allegations of outdated bylaws, commissioners not receiving adequate training and a lack of transparency in public meeting minutes were just a few of the issues commissioners were pressed to answer.

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Hurricane Harvey benefit concert planned Saturday

A benefit concert is planned to raise funds for hurricane Harvey victims from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Prices drop as refineries bounce back from Harvey

Average gas prices have dropped in 45 states, with the national average declining nearly 5 cents per gallon to $2.60 in the first weekly drop since Hurricane Harvey’s caused refinery shutdowns weeks ago.

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Community presses hospital leaders for answers

A string of questions remains unanswered regarding operation procedures and hiring at North Valley Hospital. During a regular board meeting, Sept. 14, residents questioned the board over what they termed potential illegal procedures and policies.

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Blue Grouse Road fire grows to 40 acres

Fire crews are continuing to battle the Blue Grouse Road fire reported earlier this morning in the Nine Mile area.

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White crowned 2018 Okanogan County Fair Queen

Shelby White was all smiles as 2017 Okanogan County Fair Queen Cora Diehl placed a crown atop her head.

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Okanogan County Fair wraps up today

The annual Okanogan County Fair wraps up its four-day run today at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

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Fair queen crowning ceremony planned Sunday

One of four young women will be selected to represent the 2018 Okanogan County Fair during a crowning ceremony set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

Cougar sightings reported

In the past two weeks there have been at least 10 reported sightings of cougars in Okanogan and Douglas counties, with at least half of them being in the northern portion of the county.

Hospital management questioned

Local residents questioned North Valley Hospital commissioners about everything from rumors of the hospital being sold to a private entity to firing and grievance procedures, and questions about hiring procedures.

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