Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

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Tonasket wants to annex land south of town

TONASKET – The city wants to annex properties southeast and southwest of town, but most local residents aren’t in favor.

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Tonasket council gets earful on pot

TONASKET — The city council got an earful from area residents April 12 over a proposed retail cannabis store, and a discussion on reducing the buffer zone for where a shop could be located.

"Firestorm" book signing planned today

A book signing is planned for “Firestorm 2014: The Story of the Carlton Complex Wildfire” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today, at The Chronicle office, 618 Okoma Drive.

Council talks annexation south of town tonight

A special city council workshop is planned tonight to discuss the possible annexation of property southwest and southeast of town.

Dog likely killed by vehicle

A dead dog, which created a social media storm and was found along the Riverside Cutoff Road, was likely accidentally killed by a motorist, according to Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Yarnell, who does animal investigations.

Warm weather brings hydrologic outlook

With temperatures set to top off in the low 80s this week, officials from the National Weather Service have issued a hydrologic outlook calling for minor river flooding.

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Great horned owl set free

OKANOGAN — The phrase “free as a bird” came to a 1-year old great horned owl that was released Friday evening south of town.

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Family pickets for justice in Hudson’s death

OKANOGAN – Peacefully pacing the sidewalk in front of the Okanogan County Courthouse Monday morning, Albert Hudson said the effort “doesn’t bring him back.”

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Up in Smoke? County hears from community on proposed zoning changes

OKANOGAN — What started as a flip-flop of the April 11 Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission public hearing quickly turned into a show of force from the local marijuana industry.

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Shelter seeking help on funding

OROVILLE – A Gofundme.com page has been launched to raise money for a conditional use permit and any associated legal fees to reopen N.O. Paws Left Behind dog shelter in Oroville.

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