Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

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Crews work to line Picket North fire

HAVILLAH - State Department of Natural Resource crews have lined the Picket North fire and plan to rework the line today, checking for any weak areas.

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Opening arguments start in Alltus murder case

OKANOGAN – Opening arguments and prosecution testimony began this morning in Okanogan County Superior Court for the October 2014 death of Tunk Valley resident Patrick Alltus. According to court documents, Shalin E. Alltus, 18, is charged with first-degree aggravated murder in the death of her uncle, Patrick M. Alltus, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft of a firearm and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm-juvenile in possession of a firearm.

Meteorologists issue red flag warning

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a red flag warning calling for low humidities, high winds and the potential for rapid spread of wildfires.

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Hospital board does interview without search

TONASKET — North Valley Hospital District Commissioners met Saturday morning with a candidate to fill the soon-to-be vacant CEO position.

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Tonasket strip club just a rumor

TONASKET – People wanting lap dances in town will have to find them somewhere else.

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District delayed in CEO firing

TONASKET — Mike Zwicker is technically still employed as CEO of North Valley Hospital – albeit on paid administrative leave – but that’s not stopping hospital commissioners from considering a candidate for his position.

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Fire crews called to multiple fires following lightning storm

TONASKET — Fire crews responded to multiple smoke reports following a lightning storm that blanketed northern Okanogan County Saturday night.

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Lightning sparks wildfires

Whitestone, Cayuse and Palmer Mountain were among areas where fires were located following lightning storm Saturday evening.

Kewa fire reaches 75 percent containment

Fire crews have reached 75 percent containment on the 1,889-acre Kewa wildfire burning about 15 miles south of town.

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Fire continues to burn on reservation

INCHELIUM– A nearly 2,000-acre wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation in Ferry County was 65 percent contained as of Monday evening, Aug. 8.

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