Brock Hires

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Gas prices remain stable; price increases expected

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.84 per gallon as of Sunday, March 19, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Drivers have until March 31 to remove studded tires

Friday, March 31, is the deadline for removing studded tires.

Tonasket public pool slated to open in June

With a little bit of luck local residents will have new place to cool off this summer.

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50 years ago: Fire damages Tonasket School

50 years ago: Tonasket’s junior-senior high school was still in a state of shock today after a roaring fire Tuesday afternoon gutted the gymnasium at the core of the Y-shaped building.

Three injured in two-vehicle crash near Colville

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash three miles north of town.

Tonasket man accused of raping Kitsap County woman

A Tonasket man was booked into Kitsap County Jail Monday night on suspension of raping a 52-year-old Central Kitsap woman.

Flood watch issued for Ferry County

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of Okanogan County, and a flood warning for portions of eastern Washington, including Ferry County.

Pipe break leads to raw sewage discharge in Granite Creek

The Northeast Tri County Health District announced they were informed of a raw sewage discharge into Granite Creek.

Electric City man killed in vehicle accident

A local man was killed and his passenger injured in a single-vehicle accident about one mile south of town Wednesday, March 15.

Fuel prices continue to rise

Average retail gasoline prices in across the state have risen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.83 Sunday, according to

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