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Jennifer Marshall

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Voters say yes to levies, no to recreation district, bond

Local voters are overwhelmingly turning down a proposition to create a Methow Valley Recreation District, according to Tuesday’s preliminary results for the special election.

Brewster seeks comments on grant for new police vehicle

The Brewster City Council has scheduled a public hearing Friday to consider comments on a $35,000 federal grant and loan to purchase a new police car.

Voters say yes to levies, no to recreation district, bond

Preliminary special election tally shows voter overwhelmingly rejecting a ballot measure to create a Methow Valley Recreation District

Weather prompts burning delay

Weather prompts delay in spring burning in Methow Valley

Burn planned to start Thursday west of Winthrop

The Methow Valley Ranger District is gearing up for a prescribed burn Thursday on about 20 acres 10 miles west of town.

Carlton woman found not guilty of dog theft

Jury finds she obstructed law enforcement

A jury has found a Carlton woman not guilty of stealing another family’s dog, but she will be sentenced next week following a conviction on obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Boards due for change

County to expand Parks and Recreation duties

The Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board will soon be repurposed to serve the entire county, and a new board in charge of overseeing the county fair will be created.

Commission seeks new lease

Bridgeport State Park may stay open

The state Parks and Recreation Commission decided last week that it will seek a new 25-year lease to continue operating Bridgeport State Park.

Orozco joins City Council

Animal control officer asks for new anti-cruelty provisions

The City Council is complete once again with the appointment of a new fifth member last week. Sergio Orozco was selected and sworn in during the March 26 meeting, Finance Director Karen Brown said.

Board backs CEO choice

Coulee Medical’s top administrator tapped for Brewster

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners are standing behind their selection of embattled Coulee Medical Center Administrator J. Scott Graham as their new CEO.

Winthrop may hear marijuana applicant’s appeal

The Town Council is slated to set a public hearing date tonight for a hopeful marijuana retailer who would like to set up shop in the town’s industrial zone.

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Three Rivers chooses Graham for CEO

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners offer job to Scott Graham; contract negotiations planned

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Wolves attack family dog near Twisp

Family dog, Shelbie, attacked by two wolves about 40 yards from the front door of their Poorman Creek home

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Three Rivers Hospital commissioners interview CEO candidates

Three finalists selected for Three Rivers Hospital's CEO position; board continues to keep most identities secret

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Community turns out as Nannies depart for state basketball tournament

The Pateros High School girls basketball team received a warm send off this morning for the state 1B tournament this weekend in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

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Three Rivers to interview four CEO candidates

Three Rivers Hospital officials narrow CEO applicant list to four semi-finalists

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One dead in crash south of Pateros

Van, logging truck collide; one dead south of Pateros

Hospital commissioners affirm CEO search process

Newpaper challenges process as a likely violation of state law

Concerns over hospital CEO selection process prompt special meeting

Three Rivers Hospital officials to review culling of applicants in CEO search process

One killed in vehicle crash

Timmi J. Schweigert killed in U.S. Highway 97 crash south of Pateros

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Okanogan school celebrates 10 years of Valentine’s tradition

Students treated to Crush sodas by secret admirers

Water leak closes Bridgeport road

Traffic is being detoured onto Conklin Hill and Columbia Avenue

Chelan prosecuting attorney reviewing case involving Methow Valley athletic director

Okanogan County Sheriff's Office hands off case after completing investigation of incident in Chelan County

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Judge hears from resident seeking mayoral recall

Resident Michael Knox awaits a decision on whether his complaints about Mayor Marilynn Lynn have sufficient grounds for a recall election.

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Four arrested in Bridgeport drug raid

Three people are facing drug-related charges, a fourth is being held for allegedly for illegally entering the U.S.

Fans chill to hockey

Rink could use refrigeration unit

If Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink gets a new refrigeration unit, its director predicts a boon for local recreation and businesses.

Fires kill two

Saskatchewan snowbird perishes in Oroville RV blaze

A Saskatchewan man died in an early Saturday morning RV fire that officials believe was caused by a space heater.

Bridgeport mayor subject of recall effort

City Council to consider whether to pay her legal costs

Upon finding out a local man has filed a request to recall the mayor, the City Council planned to meet Tuesday to consider whether the city should pay for her defense.

No appeal for Enloe license

Conservation groups hope to work with utility

In an effort to open discussions with Okanogan County Public Utility District about the future of Enloe Dam, American Whitewater decided not to file an appeal of the dam’s federal 50-year, power-generation license.

Ballots mailed to Okanogan County voters

Voters to decide on tax levies and bonds in Feb. 11 special election

Protesters march against Roe v. Wade

Marchers stop at Okanogan Family Planning to pray

About 60 pro-life activists walked quietly through the downtown area Wednesday afternoon, sporting signs with phrases like, “Abortion attacks God who is life,” and “Your mother was pro-life.”

Bridgeport man calls for mayor’s recall

Michael Knox files 14 complaints against Mayor Marilynn Lynn in recall effort

Cities retain control of pot

Attorney general rules on marijuana business regulation

The state attorney general released an opinion last week confirming the authority of municipalities to regulate marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions.

Cougar attacks increasing

Hunter killed one legally last week

Cougar sightings and attacks are up this winter in the Methow Valley, prompting state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees to take lethal action following attacks.

State considers future of Bridgeport park

The future of Bridgeport State Park is in limbo with the state’s lease expiring next year and added interest from the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Parents learn computer skills in free Pateros class

Flexible curriculum allows exploration of various areas

While students practice sports downstairs on Wednesday nights, several local parents can be found upstairs in the computer lab, learning how to send email or translate text from English to Spanish.

Leadership group honors King

Schools, libraries pay tribute to the fallen leader

It’s more than just a day away from work or school – for many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a chance to reflect on how far the U.S. has come in offering equal rights to citizens and what the future might bring.

Hospital releases resignation letter

Three Rivers Hospital has provided the resignation letter for outgoing Chief Executive Officer O.E. “Bud” Hufnagel Jr.

Pot creates more issues

As the state reviews business license applications to produce, process and sell recreational marijuana, law enforcement agencies are deciding how to handle issues associated with possession.

Enloe Dam appeal deadline nears for conservation group

American Whitewater has less than a week left to decide if it will appeal a federal 50-year license for Enloe Dam.

Pateros revives chamber after two-year hiatus

New officers take over to support organization

More than two years after the Pateros Chamber of Commerce went dormant, a new group of people is bringing it back to support the local business community.

‘Afternoon of services’ provides for homeless

Organizations give out haircuts, flu shots, hot lunch

Despite the snow, Okanogan County Community Action Council saw dozens of people turn out for its “afternoon of services” event Thursday to help the homeless and others in need.

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Agencies offer help at homeless services event

Churches plan services for homeless residents

Hospital withholds resignation letter

CEO announced plan to resign at Dec. 30 meeting

Three Rivers Hospital officials are refusing to release the resignation letter of Chief Executive Officer O.E. “Bud” Hufnagel.

Bridgeport schools seek bond

A temporary fix in the 1970s to add more space to Bridgeport Elementary School has been getting worn down, prompting the school district to ask voters next month to approve a $3.9 million bond issue.

Bakers get busy with rosca

Three Kings Day brings out the breadmakers

Hundreds of families took part Monday in Three Kings Day with a sweet tradition derived from the Bible, and two local bakeries provided the goods.

Three Rivers Hospital CEO resigns

Hufnagel will remain in position through April

Three Rivers Hospital’s chief executive officer has resigned, effective at the end of April.

Choice buys Grand Coulee dealership

Fuller and Sons staff will stay on at longtime business

A 26-year-old dealership will soon be under the ownership of a man who recently brought his pre-owned vehicle business back to Omak.

Jobless rates on the rise again

Federal emergency benefits end for thousands

With the end of harvest season, unemployment in North-Central Washington has started to tick back up.

Commissioner pushes delisting

Government keeps discussing issue of wolves

As the federal government continues to consider whether to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48, an Okanogan County official is hopeful.