Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

509-826-1110 Extension: 119

Recent Stories

3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for 3.1 million “Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof Cups” due to a risk of mold exposure.

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Fire safety urged over holiday weekend

With forests across the state still experiencing the effects of last year’s drought, state Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is asking residents to use additional caution to prevent wildland fires over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. 

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Guthrie music remembered Saturday

An event to commemorate the 75-year anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s River Songs will be Saturday, May 28 at Grand Coulee Dam.

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Youth soccer tourney results announced

More than 40 youth soccer teams from Tonasket, River Valley Soccer Club, Oroville and Methow, gathered May 21 in Chief Tonasket Park for the annual Tonasket Youth Soccer Tournament.

Oroville names Hardesty

Jeff Hardesty, principal at Tonasket High School, was named Oroville School District superintendent Monday, May 23, during a regular school board meeting.

Curlew dog contracts heartworms

Owners can have pets checked with simple blood test

A local veterinarian and public health officials are a bit concerned after a dog residing along the Kettle River near town tested positive for heartworms last week.

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Bear captured in Oroville yard

While Smokey Bear was gearing up for his appearance in the annual Oroville May Festival grand parade Saturday morning, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were dealing with a real bear a few blocks away.

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Rattlesnake season begins

Rattlesnake season has struck the Okanogan Valley.

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Flash flood warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for south central Okanogan County.

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May Fest parade results announced

The sixth-grade royalty was awarded the coveted queen’s choice award Saturday during the town’s premiere grand parade.

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