Students head back to classes

Youngsters will return to the classroom in the next couple weeks.

Vejraskas elected as Angus convention delegates

FORT WORTH, Texas - Omak father and son ranchers Craig and Todd Vejraska have been elected as delegates to the 134th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Wolf hunt OK'd by Colville tribe for North Half

A wolf hunt has been approved by the Colville Business Council for the old North Half of the reservation.

Processing operations removed from pot moratorium

Processing operations were removed Monday from a six-month moratorium imposed by Okanogan County commissioners on marijuana businesses.

Final touches put on Loup Loup Pass repairs

Final touches are being put on Highway 20 repair work on Loup Loup Pass.

State plans improvements at Pearrygin Lake

The state plans improvements to Pearrygin Lake State Park and has applied to Okanogan County for a shoreline substantial development permit.

Okanogan levy passes; Omak tax measure goes down

Voters in the Okanogan School District gave the Aug. 1 capital projects levy request a 53.41 percent yes vote.

New construction added to Okanogan County tax rolls

More than $43.6 million in new construction has been added to the Okanogan County tax rolls for the past year, with 88 percent of it for residential use.

Wenatchee hospital picked to oversee health exchange assistance

Wenatchee Valley Hospital - serving Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties – is one of nine lead organizations designated by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange to oversee in-person assistance provided to state residents during the upcoming open enrollment period.

Fired hatchery employees can appeal

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.

PUD board extends general manager's leave

Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners extended the administrative leave of General Manager John Grubich during their Aug. 21 meeting.

Tribe sets fire precaution level at 3

Industrial fire precaution level 3 has been set for the Colville Indian Reservation.

Attorney general seeks review of 'culverts case'

The state Attorney General’s Office is seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review of the “culverts case,” in which the state and federal governments are arguing about replacing old fish culverts to improve fish passage.

Bike and Build group comes to Omak

Bike and Build bicyclists will be in town Aug. 27-29.

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Fire destroys Okanogan home

Okanogan and Omak fire crews responded to a house fire on Valley Street in Okanogan around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.