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Woodcutting accident causes Ferry County power outage

Officials are calling a local woodcutter “lucky” after he allegedly felled a tree onto a power line, causing a several-hour power outage.

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Officials suspend pursuit on Profanity Peak wolves

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended its pursuit of the remaining members of the Profanity Peak Pack of wolves in Ferry county.

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Work slated to begin soon on Omak DNR fire base

Work is scheduled to start soon on a new state Department of Natural Resources fire base at the Omak Municipal Airport.

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New business to occupy former Hughes store in Oroville

A historic local business that closed earlier this year will reopen under new management and bring several jobs to the northern part of Okanogan County.

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Candidates share opinions in Okanogan

OKANOGAN — Ten candidates for Okanogan County, Okanogan County Public Utility District and several legislative positions fielded questions Wednesday, Oct. 12, during a candidate forum.

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Fire damages Omak house

OMAK – A home at 183 Nichols Road suffered heavy damage when fire broke out a bit after 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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County faces $87,000 bill for Rabidou lawsuit

OKANOGAN — Okanogan County was billed more than $87,000 for one month’s worth of legal fees related to a lawsuit filed against the commissioners by Court Administrator Dennis Rabidou and the county’s Superior Court.

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Where is the election funding coming from?

OKANOGAN — Election season is nearly over, but candidates’ war chests have some room to spend as we near the final stretch.

Debate team host carnival tonight

The Republic High School debate team will host a fall carnival tonight.

Power outage planned in Tonasket-area tonight

The Okanogan County PUD has announced a scheduled power outage from 11:45 p.m. tonight to approximately 6 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 20.

Snowfall expected along North Cascade Highway

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for snow along the North Cascade Highway.

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Clowns invade the Okanogan

OKANOGAN – The nationwide phenomenon of clown sightings apparently has hit the Okanogan.

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Ground broken for stampede museum

OMAK — A groundbreaking ceremony last Tuesday, Oct. 4, launched construction of the new Stampede Museum, which organizers said should be open in time for next summer’s rodeo.

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Omak man accused of stealing from Walmart

OMAK – A local man was arrested Oct. 8 on suspicion of stealing several items from Walmart, 902 Engh Road.

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Fruit picked off trees earlier this year

OKANOGAN — Harvest is well under way, with growers wrapping up some varieties of apples and moving on to later ones. Pear harvest also is nearing its end. And harvest of both types of fruit is earlier than normal.