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Jan. 29, 2014- Business Briefs

Glacier releases net income figure

Heather’s opens downtown location

Dog grooming services available in Okanogan

Heather’s Dog Grooming has relocated to 115 S. Second Ave.

Schools get math-science grants

ExxonMobil’s Educational Alliance program is giving $500 grants for math and science programs to Tonasket and Brewster high schools.

Ulrich’s building sold

Peace Place LLC to occupy downtown Omak location

The former Ulrich Pharmacy building has been sold, and a coffee shop and Christian book store are slated to move in.

World of Gaia coming to Oroville

World of Gaia owners Richard “Wes” and Cecilia Westphal have purchased a building on Main Street and are moving their business.

Key matchups at mix-and-match

Brewster claims wins at 132 and 160

Brewster and Oroville competed in non-league, mix-and-match wrestling Tuesday with Okanogan.

Jan. 26, 2014- News Briefs

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Public Utility District

Two arrested in Oroville burglary

Two people were arrested last week in connection with a year-old burglary and theft case in Oroville.

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Jan. 22, 2014 - Letters to the Editor

Jan. 22, 2014 - Letters to the Editor

Friday fire destroys Riverside barn

Details not yet available on fire’s cause

A barn and its contents at 77 Crofoot Lane were destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

Wolf pack gains numbers

A pack of gray wolves in the Methow Valley is now reported to have five members.

Truck crashes into Conconully lake

No patient found where vehicle was recovered

A report that one person was trapped in a truck that broke through the ice on Conconully Reservoir on Saturday evening turned out to be partially true.

Jan. 22, 2014- Our View

Governor’s minimum wage proposal lacks understanding of state’s rural economies

Gov. Jay Inslee wants the Legislature to dramatically raise the minimum wage this year.

Douglas deputies respond to hundreds of Bridgeport calls

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies wrote nearly 400 traffic citations in the Bridgeport area and responded to more than 100 calls in Mansfield during 2013.

Jan. 22, 2014- News Briefs

U.S. representative welcomes rival

Jan. 22, 2014- Business Briefs

Dam hires interim manager

Inmates get holiday gifts

Folks from all over the county donated thousands of dollars worth of items to provide holiday gifts to Okanogan County Jail inmates.

Church centennial celebration in the works

Tonasket Community Church will host its annual meeting at 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

Jan. 22, 2014 - Academic honors

Brewster resident Lesley Hernandez-Silva, daughter of Maurilio and Agustina Hernandez, has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship of $3,000 from Eastern Washington University.

Fans remain adamant about Hawks’ chances

Nerves may have been running high throughout the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, but one local family never wavered in their belief that the Seattle Seahawks would pull out the victory.

Coulee welcomes baby

The first 2014 baby born at Coulee Medical Center is Makenzie May Picard.

Poetry Out Loud competition set

The annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest is set for 7 tonight, Wednesday, in the Okanogan High School cafetorium, 244 S. Fifth Ave.

Tires saved from the dump

The efforts of several area organizations and dozens of volunteers prevented more than 260 tons of tires from ending up in the Okanogan County Central Landfill.

Aguilar, Harvill win titles

Baumbach takes first at Royal Invite

Alex Aguilar and Caleb Harvill each finished second at the Premier Tournament on Saturday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Jan. 22, 2014- Speedy sports stories

Thomas scores 31 for Team Coffee

Fletchers, Widman claim Swiss Trio win

Smiley Smith rolls perfect 300 game

Jack Fletcher, Jeremy Fletcher and Larry Widman took first place in a Swiss Trio bowling tournament Sunday at Valley Lanes. The team finished with 23 points.

Valentine’s dinner benefits Omak man

Auction, music featured at Greek-themed event

A Valentine’s-themed dinner and auction to benefit a former local man with cancer will be Feb. 14 at the Courtyard Downtown, 28 S. Main St.

‘Grease’ sing-along benefits musicians

Next concert planned for Feb. 9 in Omak center

Grab your favorite poodle skirt and lace up your saddle shoes for a sing-along production of “Grease” on Saturday at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Confluence offers children’s ‘art parties’

Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., plans a series of “Art Parties for Kids” with classes featuring different art techniques.

Rape suspect arrested in Florida

An Omak man charged last spring with child rape and child molestation was returned to Okanogan County last week from Florida.

Fire damages home

A house in the south end of town was heavily damaged by fire Friday afternoon.

Flores pleads guilty in assault

An Omak woman pleaded guilty Jan. 8 in Okanogan County Superior Court to second-degree assault and first-degree robbery.

Community classes offered in Oroville

Community members can learn about a variety of topics, from piano playing to making cream puffs, during classes through North Valley Community Schools.

Self governance class set for Monday

Level 1 required to advance to Level 2

There will be a Center for Self Governance class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Northern Inn, 852 S. Clark Ave.

Omak bowlers pull further in front

The Omak No. 1 team took 37 out of 40 points and extended its lead in league play to 23 points following competition Sunday at Eastmont Lanes.

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Jan. 15, 2014 - Letters to the Editor

Jan. 15, 2014 - Letters to the Editor

Concrete mix damages toilet

Porta-potty burglarized near Omak Elks Lodge

A porta-potty valued at $550 was damaged last week when someone poured cement down the hole.

Water report: ‘High and dry’

The first snow survey of the year confirms what casual observers of Okanogan County weather already knew: There’s not much snow out there.

Local man injured in crash

Driver arrested for vehicular assault in Friday collision

A local man remained hospitalized Monday after being struck by a vehicle in front of The Dollar Tree, 703 Omache Drive, last week.

Republic residents arrested for marijuana possession

A Republic couple was arrested last Thursday for allegedly possessing 30 pounds of marijuana.

Student discovers new species at Stonerose

A field trip to the Stonerose fossil site proved to be particularly lucky for one Paschal Sherman Indian School student.

Jan. 15, 2014- Business Briefs

Bowling alley changes management

Participants sought for class

Participants are sought for a pesticide application calibration class for backpack sprayers and all-terrain vehicles.

Pick up Christmas entries

Children’s writing and art entries in The Chronicle’s Christmas contest can be picked up in the newspaper’s office, 618 Okoma Drive. They will be available until Jan. 31.

National forest names new deputy supervisor

Jason Kuiken has been named deputy supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Principal nominated for award

Omak High School Assistant Principal Joanne Warren has been named as one of the top administrators among the Caribou Trail League schools and has been nominated for a statewide award.

Web upgrades benefit non-profit

Dollars for Scholars makes applying for scholarships easy

Applying for college scholarships is a more direct process now for Bridgeport High School students with the launch of a new Dollars for Scholars website.


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Jan 15. 2014- Academic honors

Eastern Washington University has released its fall quarter dean’s list. Local honorees are:

Coulee Dam investigation pending

Computer allegedly missing from town

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal is in the process of determining whether his department or an outside agency will handle an investigation into a missing computer and electronic files from City Hall.