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Spring burning delayed by unfavorable weather

Unfavorable weather conditions have postponed spring prescribed burning today in the Methow Valley Ranger District. The district had planned to do some under-burning on about 20 acres in the Fawn Creek area about 10 miles west of town.

Road repaving project open house set for Wednesday

An open house, to answer questions about the state’s project to repave the main road through Okanogan and Omak, is planned for Wednesday.

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Engine No. 1 hits the road for centennial

The Omak Fire Department’s engine No. 1 hit the road Thursday morning for a drive from the Okanogan Fire Hall Museum to Omak for the department’s centennial celebration on Saturday.

Scholarships offered for study at Omak college

Okanogan Grange No. 1103 and the Wenatchee Valley College-Omak Foundation offer educational scholarships

Tonasket auxiliary offers Easter egg hunt

A Tonasket-area Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the school complex, 35 state Highway 20.

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Omak dancers perform at Disneyland

Lorrie Fraley-Wilson Dance Studios takes dancers to California to perform on Disneyland stage

Gay-straight club observing Day of Silence in local school

Omak High School's gay-straight club participating in Day of Silence; some parents keeping straight students home

McMorris Rodgers announces Congressional Art Competition

Ferry County students encouraged to enter art competition

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Hemings win snowmobile club raffle

Larry and Jill Heming won a Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club raffle

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Hastings receives Water Statesman Award

Water group recognizes Congressman Doc Hastings for his work on hydropower issues

Transgender policies on docket

Schools ponder logistics of making accommodations

The Omak School Board will consider an anti-discrimination policy and procedures dealing with transgender students when it meets at 10 a.m. today in the district office, 619 W. Bartlett Ave.

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.

Tribe readies for Omak casino construction

Dirt at site scheduled to move within two weeks

Construction is scheduled to start in less than two weeks on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ new casino just south of town.

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.

Dog park construction set

Construction on the new city dog park should begin next week.

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