Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

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Murder trial enters second week in court

Father and son accused of killing grouse hunter

The murder trial of a father and son is expected to wrap up early this week, with an Okanogan County Superior Court jury then deciding their fate.

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Elementary students honor veterans

Displays placed in Tonasket stores

Youngsters from Tonasket Elementary School took part in a challenge — hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project — to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

Suspect takes his own life in standoff

An 11-hour stand off ended Friday night with the suspect taking his own life.

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Community: Expand and sustain hospital care

North Valley board starts addressing residents’ concerns

Results from community forums are driving North Valley Hospital officials to discuss ways of expanding and sustaining quality care.

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Oroville produce market expands

What started out as a picnic table along the side of O’Neil Road and an abundant supply of nectarines has developed into a one-of-a-kind local market, selling everything from local coffee, to flash frozen Alaskan cuisine.

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Vehicle sends deer airborne

Tonasket man injured, airlifted to Wenatchee hospital

A local man is recovering after his tractor trailer overturned when it was struck by an airborne deer that had been hit by another vehicle Wednesday morning.

Despite snowfall, dry winter expected

El Nino weather pattern blamed for forecast

While snow fell in portions of Okanogan and Ferry counties last week, officials from the National Weather Service say this year’s winter will be milder than usual, probably leading to another dangerously dry wildfire season.

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Snow expected in Okanogan, Ferry county

The National Weather Service has issued a short term forecast calling for snow throughout portions of Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties today.

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Semi-truck overturns south of Tonasket

Northbound traffic is being detoured north of Janis Bridge following an accident involving a semi-truck loaded with white rock that overturned on Highway 97.

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North Valley projects $3.4M profit in 2016

State scolds extended care dietary department

North Valley Hospital officials will meet Thursday to discuss a projected $3.4 million profit for next year.

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