Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

509-826-1110 Extension: 119

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Family Faire is this weekend

Thousands are expected for 42nd annual barter event

An empty field nestled in the Okanogan Highlands will soon become the most populated community in Okanogan County.

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Dance hall era

‘You made your own entertainment’

In an era before computers and cellphones consumed the lives of Okanogan Valley residents, Saturday night dances at local halls were the thing to do for entertainment.

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Conconully Lake Resort closes

State Parks will continue to monitor boat launch, parking

The Conconully Lake Resort has permanently closed its doors.

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High winds expected Friday, Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Okanogan Valley calling for gusts up to 45 mph.

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Horses removed, Nourishing Hand closes

The Nourishing Hand animal rescue has closed its doors following the removal of four horses by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week.

Several Kettle Crest area closures lifted

Due to decreased fire activity and traffic in the Kettle Complex fire areas, a portion of area closures have been lifted in the Three Rivers and Republic Ranger Districts.

Health officials warn of animal-spread illnesses

As locals gear up for the annual Okanogan County Fair, state health officials warn of the risks for illnesses after being exposed to livestock and other animals.

North Valley to host special meeting tonight

North Valley Hospital commissioners will host a special meeting at 7 tonight in the commissioners’ hearing room at 203 S. Western Ave.

Plumb calls for change with city fire siren

Mayor Patrick Plumb is calling for change with the city’s fire alarm.

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‘Bearytale’ unfolds at Esther Bricques

Numerous bear encounters reported last week

It’s not everyday a modern time fairy tale plays out before your eyes.

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