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Two injured in Wilbur crash

Two people were injured Aug. 17 when their car went off Highway 174 about four miles north of town and went into the ditch

Fired hatchery employees can contest terminations

Four state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees who were fired earlier this month from their jobs at the Wells Hatchery have the right to contest their terminations.

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Yakima woman dies in Omak crash

A Yakima woman was killed Aug. 17 when her car collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 97 and Engh Road.

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Snake River to open for fall Chinook salmon fishing

Chinook salmon season to run Friday, Aug. 18, through Oct. 31

September hearing anticipated for Sinixt hunting caste

An early September hearing is expected for the Desautel hunting case, which addresses rights of Arrow Lakes band of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Sports

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Snake River to open for fall Chinook salmon fishing

Chinook salmon season to run Friday, Aug. 18, through Oct. 31

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Anglers may retain unclipped Chinook on the Entiat River starting Friday, Aug. 18

Salmon are in excess of hatchery broodstock needs

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Cardoza ropes all-around crown at Omak Stampede Rodeo

Kathy Grimes of Medical lake claims barrels victory in 17.06 seconds

News

Two injured in Wilbur crash

Two people were injured Aug. 17 when their car went off Highway 174 about four miles north of town and went into the ditch

Fired hatchery employees can contest terminations

Four state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees who were fired earlier this month from their jobs at the Wells Hatchery have the right to contest their terminations.

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Yakima woman dies in Omak crash

A Yakima woman was killed Aug. 17 when her car collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 97 and Engh Road.

Opinion

POINT OF THEW: Let’s get real about property rights

What do you have if you can’t have your property?

EDITORIAL: Support your local Stampede

It’s that time of the year again – Stampede Week – when some of us embrace the chance to show off our towns and enjoy some good ol’ rodeo action, a thrilling horse race with some incredibly brave riders, impressive dancers in colorful regalia at the powwow, carnival rides that push us to our limits and entertainment galore … and then some of us grumble at the mass influx of thousands of people into our small community and hole up until the event blows over.

EDITORIAL: No more lip service! Fix the transient problem

If you’ve walked or driven down Main Street in Omak, you’ve more likely than not have seen a slew of transients occupying doorways, benches and curbs.