Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

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Ferry County PUD agrees to process transformer oil

At a regular meeting Feb. 17, Ferry County Public Utility District commissioners agreed to processing their transformer oil.

Avian influenza quarantine lifted in Okanogan County

Early this afternoon the state Department of Agriculture lifted the avian influenza (bird flu) quarantine zones in Riverside and Oroville.

Oroville conucil supports county K-9 program

The City Council presented Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers a check for $1,000 for the city’s support of the county’s K-9 Unit program last week at a regular meeting.

Council: No chickens in Tonasket

Chicken won’t be flying into the city of Tonasket any time soon.

Warmer weather and heavy rain prompts mudslides

Popular event canceled due to rain

Although the groundhog said to expect six more weeks of winter, locals in Okanogan and Ferry Counties are being faced with a more than early spring.

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Storm prompts cancellation of Snow Drags

Due to a warm front that dumped buckets of rain last night, officials have called off the annual Snow Drags snowmobile race originally set for tomorrow on Lake Bonaparte.

State Highway 21 reopens following mudslide

State route 21 east of town has reopened following an early morning mudslide.

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Malott man sentenced to 20 years

Jesus Duarte-Vela was found guilty of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 20 years and 4 months for the shooting death of Antonio Menchaca-Naranjo.

Weather outlook calls for dense fog, freezing rain

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Okanogan Valley in effect from today through next Tuesday.

Special meeting tonight canceled by council

A special City Council meeting previously scheduled for tonight has been canceled due a scheduling conflict.

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