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Roger Harnack

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Wildfire prompts closure of North Pine Creek Road

Okanogan County officials close North Pine Creek Road as wildlife sweeps through area, toppling trees

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Stolen vehicle recovered from river

A vehicle stolen 12 years ago in Wenatchee was pulled from the Columbia River Monday afternoon downstream from Rock Island Dam

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Pateros sinks Wilbur-Creston, 51-47

Pateros Nannies knock off Wilbur-Creston in state 1B girls tournament opener

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Nannies trail Wilbur-Creston at halftime

Wilbur-Creston Wildcats lead Pateros Nannies by 3 points at halftime in Spokane

Human remains 'archeological,' coroner says

Human remains found Tuesday are being turned over to the state Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation

Thief wears tracking monitor to another burglary

Previously arrested for burglarizing the Eagles Aerie, Kyle Snyder is back in jail after wearing a court-ordered tracking device while he burglarized the club again.

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Spokane man arrested following high-speed chase

Nicholas C. Flatt arrested after leading law enforcement officers on high-speed chase through Douglas County

Pateros takes 22-21 lead over Republic to half-time

Republic girls start strong, but Pateros Nannies take 22-21 lead at the half

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Okanogan Bulldogs sink Pirates, 70-60

Okanogan boys earn state berth with commanding win over Vashon Island

Okanogan leads Vashon at half

Bulldogs command first half action in the regional 1A boys basketball playoff against Vashon Island

Okanogan woman killed in crash, man hospitalized

Washington State Patrol says the crash was caused when the driver fell asleep at the wheel

Liberty Bell wrestlers lead state B tournament

Wrestling action to resume in 1B/2B competitions at state tournament with Liberty Bell at the top

Several 1A area wrestlers remain in title hunt

Okanogan County wrestlers still alive in medal and title hunts at state tournament in Tacoma.

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Seahawks fans rally in Omak

More than 60 people turn out to Hometown Pizza to rally for the Seahawks as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII

Victim swings and hits burglars

Resident foils crime using a baseball bat

Finding two people in his home, a local resident introduced the would-be burglars to the business end of a baseball bat Saturday afternoon.

Puns flying high over ‘Bud Bowl’

Every year, I look forward to watching the Super Bowl.

McMorris Rodgers to rebut Obama

Republicans select Congresswoman to discuss national issues Tuesday

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane has been selected to provide the Republican rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

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Mazama's Bjornsen siblings heading to Olympics

Brother and sister to represent U.S. in Sochi, Russia, in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Catching the Seahawk bandwagon

As you can tell by the front page today, The Chronicle has joined the bandwagon following the Seattle Seahawks to the SuperBowl. I’m sure many of you have, too.

Waterville man killed in crash with Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy

One Waterville man dead, a second hospitalized after T-bone crash near rural Mansfield

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State seeks comment on land acquisitions

Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to control more land in Tunk Valley, the Kettle River are and Grand Coulee

State making move for more land

As a resident of Tunk Valley, I believe I have very good neighbors.

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Record warm temperatures set

City hits high of 61 today; Winthrop reaches 53

High winds expected Friday and Saturday

Next winter storm to bring wind, rain to North-Central Washington this weekend

National Weather Service issues winter storm advisory

Ferry County and Methow Valley should prepare for heavy snowfall

Minor tremor shakes rural Ferry County

Quake occurred about nine miles south of Republic, east of state Highway 21

Man claims fraud in pot application

Businesses apply for ability to sell marijuana to adults

A local man says property he owns in Okanogan County is being fraudulently used in a marijuana retail license application.

Utility should dump Nine Canyon

In the five years I’ve lived in Okanogan County, my power bill has continued to climb. My rate increases, which amount to more than 45 percent since 2009, are due in part to the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s inability to rein in spending.

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New Year's revelers ring in 2014

Okanogan County residents, visitors turn out for inaugural Masquerade Ball

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Businesses seek licenses to sell marijuana

Liquor Control Board receives applications from local retailers wanting to sell recreational marijuana to adults

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. There, I said it. I didn’t wish you happy holidays or a joyful Kwanzaa. I wished you a Merry Christmas. After all, the holiday predominately celebrated in North America and Europe this time of year is just that, Christmas.

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Okanogan Valley has slim chance for a white Christmas

The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow Friday, just in time for Christmas. But warmer temperatures may melt any accumulation before the holiday.

Bringing Santa to town closes gap

Last week, I had the opportunity to help Santa Claus navigate the streets of Omak and Okanogan as he brought Christmas cheer to area children and collected donations for area food banks.

You can make Christmas merrier

It’s that time of year again, when we shop for presents, load up the refrigerator and put up Christmas trees. We go to church, proclaim our good will toward each other and wish everybody we meet a Merry Christmas.

Wind chill could drop to minus 20 overnight

National Weather Service issues hazardous weather outlook for North-Central Washington

New Medicaid enrollment figures released

New state figures show increase in Medicaid registrations

Former Spokane reservation resident sentenced to 30 years

Valentin Gonzalez sentenced in connection with sexually abusing children on Spokane Indian Reservation

Tree lighting draws a crowd

More than 75 people turned out Friday night to drink hot cocoa, sing Christmas carols and mark the beginning of the Christmas season during the town’s second Christmas Tree Lighting celebration.

Letter illustrates deceitful tactics

My how time flies, at least within the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. In the last few weeks, we’ve reported on the Haeberle family’s dismay at the agency’s attempt to use their ranch to boost Fish and Wildlife’s land acquisition efforts.

Three injured in head-on crash after truck crosses centerline

Tonasket driver, two others hospitalized in Chelan following crash

‘Catching Fire’ reflects our excesses

More than a year ago, I stood in a long line to see “The Hunger Games” on opening night. This past weekend, I was surprised to be one of very few people arriving early to see “Catching Fire,” the next installment of the series written by Suzanne Collins.

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Father, son held on $1 million bail in slaying of hunter

Bail set for Pontiac Ridge father and son who allegedly shot and killed a grouse hunter in September near Chesaw

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Early morning fire damages Omak Elks Lodge

Authorities investigating cause of blaze that damaged the Omak Elks Lodge early Wednesday morning.

Bridgeport falls early in state 2B

Fillies go 0-for-2 in Yakima matches

The Bridgeport volleyball team lost its first two games in the state 2B volleyball tournament Friday and was eliminated early.

Pateros takes fifth

Girls wrap up state 1B volleyball play by spiking ACH

The Pateros Nannies rolled to a 3-0 victory over the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors late Saturday afternoon in the SunDome to bring home the state 1B volleyball tournament’s fifth-place trophy.

Photos tell more than you know

Are you one of those people who takes selfies and posts them to your Web page or Facebook? Do you use your cellphone to photograph your children and upload images for friends, family and others to see?

Missing Bridgeport man found dead

Body of Gordon Beadell found inside upside down car in water by highway

Explosives removed from Orondo orchard

Orchardist finds container of explosives more than 30 years old while clearing brush

Fillies knocked from state ranks

Bridgeport exits tournament after two matches

Three strikes and your out, even in volleyball. The Bridgeport volleyball team learned the count at the state 2B tournament Friday at the SunDome, dropping two matches by identical 3-0 scores.

Pateros shines in opener

Nannies start slow, then roll to victory

The Pateros Nannies shrugged off a slow start at state to sweep the Quilcene Rangers, 3-0, in the first round of the state 1B volleyball tournament Friday in the SunDome. “It took the girls a while to get into gear,” said Pateros coach Gene Dowers, whose team won 26-24, 25-11 and 25-13. “Then, our seniors took over.”