The Colville Business Council has expelled an Omak District councilman from the tribe’s governing body.
Okanogan County School Retirees Association is seeking applicants for its $1,000 scholarship.
Richard Tonasket to replace Ernest "Sneena" Brooks III as Omak representative on Colville Business Council
Local chapter of Soroptimist International is offering three scholarships to college-bound girls and women
New signs rules allow city to monitor brightness and intensity of electronic signs, but not messages
Ernest "Sneena" Brooks III steps down from elected office after being arrested in Couer d'Alene rape case
British Columbia truck driver strikes cow on U.S. Highway 97
Body of Tonasket woman who jumped from Fourth Street Bridge found downstream from town
While voters are approving those measures, at least two bond issues are failing
Arlene Lsansky taken to Coulee Medical Center following crash
Jared Morris, Jesse Abrahamson face charges following alleged drug deal, search of house near Omak school campus
National Weather Service records lowest temperatures for Republic, Grand Coulee
Police investigating incident in which a local man apparently shot himself
David Richards was convicted in the 2009 slaying of 25-year-old Michelle L. Kitterman of Tonasket
Patrick Bilby and Jacob Atkinson were arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting spree that left vehicle windows shattered throughout town.
First snowfall hits Okanogan Valley since before Christmas
December labor statistics not yet available
7th Legislative District lawmakers will take calls at 7 p.m. Monday
Ferry County among those that want out of growth-management act regulations
The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to events leading to a Jan. 16 fatal crash involving a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Fire district commissioners to discuss chief position
Tansy Fae-Arwen Mathis was convicted of first-degree murder for the brutal slaying of Michelle Kitterman
Tribal dancers to celebrate the lives of Jeannie Moon and Sharon Redthunder
Cost of hospital remodel draws state finding
The state auditor has scolded North Valley Hospital for its remodeling project business practices in 2013.
Faulty air compressor blamed for flame that damaged sawmill
Vacant Okanogan City Council seat applications due by 4:30 p.m. today
Hot topics include health, careers
Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions, rarely keep them, and then make the same resolutions again the next year.
Lifelong Okanogan County resident Jack Beeman, a longtime rancher and cowboy, died the day after Christmas. He was 79.
Project to cook through several shelves of recipes falls a bit short
A year ago, I wrote about how I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but instead set loose goals.
Tonasket resident charged with drive-by shooting
A local man was arrested in late December on suspicion of assaulting the town’s former mayor and shooting a gun near a relative.
The Colville Business Council continues to make plans to replace the tribal administration building, which was destroyed by fire last July, but money for the project won’t come from the Qwam Qwmpt Plan.
Quakes shake rural areas near Conconully and east of Okanogan
Oroville resident faces theft, burglary charges
A local man was arrested Christmas Day after allegedly breaking into his former girlfriend’s home and taking wrapped gifts from under the tree.
Okanogan switches job to part-time
Over the objections of firefighters, the City Council cut the fire chief position to half time and, in doing so, balanced the 2014 budget.
The packages from Pennsylvania were most anticipated
Will we have a white Christmas in the Okanogan Valley? Well, that’s up to Mother Nature and, frankly, I don’t really care. As of Friday, when I wrote this, we had a little bit of snow and it was still falling, but the jury was still out for Christmas Day.
Omak, Tonasket sites provide food for those in need
Operating under the belief that God will provide, the Manna Ministry of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship offers free food most Wednesdays in the church parking lot, 328 Riverside Drive.
Republic residents face felonies
Seven people have been charged in Ferry County Superior Court with dealing drugs in town. As of Monday, most had been released from jail. One defendant, Dakota T. Devalkeneer, 18, remained in jail.
Winter’s cold is bringing an increase in reports to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office of possible animal abuse.
Mayor declines to give reason behind change of leader
The city is in the market for a new fire chief in the wake of Gordon Hennigs’ termination last week. Hennigs, who has been chief for 17 years, said he was terminated Dec. 10 by Mayor Michael Blake.
Help is on the way for folks who feel obligated to comment on, “like” or repost every little scrap of minutiae that lands on their Facebook page. The folks at Google are seeking a patent for a program described as “automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network,” the International Science Times website reports.
Burnett had a hand in forming several community groups
Longtime education advocate and champion of the poor Hazel Burnett died Friday at her home.
Basket distribution set for Saturday
Food, winter hats and toys will be distributed Saturday morning in the Omak-Okanogan Community Christmas Basket Program.
Community efforts will deliver presents this week
Community help is needed with a pair of projects to help provide Christmas gifts to local residents in need.
Santa, music and Christmas story part of festival
A Christmas festival, with a parade, caroling, food and reading of the biblical Christmas story, is planned Saturday afternoon and evening on Main Street.
Two stalwart volunteers have been tapped as the Omak Senior Center’s royalty for the Twilight Christmas Parade. Karen Corrier Spencer and Ivadelle Sullivan will ride in the Saturday procession, which starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and runs along Main Street.
The state Court of Appeals has decided not to consider an appeal brought by Arthur Gresh against Okanogan County and Mazama Properties.
People who want to make Christmas a little brighter for Okanogan County Jail inmates are invited to donate to the jail ministry’s annual gift program.
Components of the annual Omak-Okanogan Community Christmas Basket Program are coming together as volunteers plan for the annual giveaway for people in need. As in past years, the program will include food for Christmas dinner, staples for the week, toys, warm hats and clothing.
Caps for Kids, Madhatters stitch up thousands
Yarn artists, garage sale scavengers and others are pooling their resources again to support projects that supply hats and other warm clothing to area children.
Cold storm system could change slow start to winter
Snow is expected this week in the Cascades and the Okanogan Valley can expect frigid temperatures through the week.