Brock Hires

Reporter/entertainment columnist

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49 state patrol troopers sworn in

At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, 49 Washington State Patrol troopers were sworn in by the Associate Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Mary E. Fairhurst.

Gas prices fall across the state

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88 as of Sunday, April 23, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

CENTER STAGE: Eclectic music, cowboy poetry set this weekend

I am loving this springtime weather. It seems Mother Nature has finally delivered a bit of sunshine and drier weather this past week.

Briefs - April 26, 2017

Briefs for April 26, 2017

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Tonasket ponders annexation

There’s no room for expansion. That’s the message city planner Kurt Danison brought before the city council and a handful of local residents regarding a potential annexation of about 78.06 acres south of town.

Permit granted for Oroville canine shelter

After nearly a year of hurdles and setbacks, a local dog shelter has received a conditional use permit and is back in business.

Gebbers keeps agriculture viable in north county

With help from Gebbers Farms, agriculture will remain a viable industry in northern Okanogan County.

Briefs - April 19, 2017

Briefs for April 18, 2017

CENTER STAGE: Music abounds in Okanogan Country

Okanogan Country truly offers something for everyone, especially when it comes to the entertainment scene.

Briefs for Sunday, April 16, 2017

Briefs for Sunday, April 16, 2017

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