Tribe releases poll vote results

The Colville tribal general election went ahead as planned on Saturday, June 24, despite one of the candidates being expelled from the council just days before.

Commissioners impose cannabis moratorium

Okanogan County commissioners decided June 26 to impose a moratorium on new applications for cannabis operations.

Level 3 sex offender moves to Riverside

A level 3 sex offender has moved to the 00 block of Blue Moon Road, Riverside. The 43-year-old man notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office of his move, as required by law.

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Crews respond to wildfire near Loomis

Fire crews from the state Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service and the Loomis Fire Department are on the scene of a wildfire burning near town.

Artists meet July 3 in Okanogan

The Okanogan County Artists Association will host its monthly paint-in from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 3, at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church, 429 W. Oak St.

11 health insurers file for 2018 individual market

Eleven health insurers filed 71 health plans for Washington state’s 2018 individual and family health insurance market, with an average proposed rate increase of 22.3 percent.

Inslee calls third special session

Legislators ended their second special session with no budget agreement yesterday, June 21.

AAA: 44.2 million people expected to travel Independence Day weekend

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue.

Hospital foundation nears completion on set of projects

The North Valley Community Health Association-NVH Foundation is completing a set of projects that have been in the works for the past two years. The projects include a walk-in-tub and a wheelchair accessible van for North Valley Extended Care. 

Snohomish motorcyclists injured in wreck near Winthrop

A Snohomis motorcyclists was injured in a vehicle accident about seven miles west of town on Monday, June 19.

Gas prices fall 3.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78 per gallon on June 19, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Democrats plan Sunday meeting

The Okanogan County Democrats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at 12 Tribes Casino, 28968 Highway 97.

Cattle producers file suit to bring back COOL

Cattle Producers of Washington recently joined with the Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund to file a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to bring back country of origin labeling for beef products.

Swimmer presumed drowned In Lake Chelan

Search and recovery efforts continue today for Donghoon Lee, a 23-year-old student from South Korea, who is presumed drowned in Lake Chelan.

Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that the risk for fire danger has increased in several counties including Okanogan.