VIDEO: Okanogan County Commissioner Candidate Forum

MALOTT — Seven of eight county commissioner candidates attended the first public forum of the election season at the Malott Improvement Club on Monday.

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Grass fire caused by lawnmower hitting rock

OKANOGAN - A field to the north of the Okanogan County Fairgrounds arena caught fire Thursday morning after a mower hit a rock causing a spark.

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Colville tribal chairman, musician Jim Boyd dies

INCHELIUM — Colville Business Council chairman, songwriter, producer and musical icon Jim Boyd died last Tuesday, June 21.

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Tonasket EMTs launch legal fund

TONASKET — Following the Okanogan County commissioners’ June 17 decision to award the bid for Tonasket ambulance services to Lifeline, local EMTs have launched a GoFundMe page for legal fees to “stop this horrific injustice to our community.”

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Three arrested on drug charges

OMAK - The North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force recently concluded two investigations into the distribution of metham-phetamine which landed three people in jail.

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Rodeo gallops to Chesaw

CHESAW – The small but powerful Chesaw Rodeo Club will put on the 74th annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo on Monday, July 4.

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‘Run for Money’ brings large turnout

OMAK – The first set of “Run for the Money” barrel races was June 25 in the Omak Stampede Arena.

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Chronicle wins seven awards in national contest

OMAK - Several current and former Chronicle staff and a contributor received awards from the National Newspaper Association for the group’s Better Newspaper contest.

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Business Council Chairman Boyd has died

NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council announced that the chairman of the council James Boyd, 60, passed away.

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Do-it-yourself fireworks show in limbo

See related story posted on July 22

OMAK — The city’s annual do-it-yourself fireworks show is in limbo thanks to a decision by the Colville Business Council to ban all fireworks on the reservation.

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Small fires, smoke checks reported

TONASKET – Fire crews responded to a couple small wildfires and smoke checks last week.

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Colville Tribal election returns too close to call

NESPELEM - General election returns for the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Tribal Council appear too close to call after voting on Saturday.

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Okanogan County ATV ordinance ruled invalid

SPOKANE — Okanogan County’s all-terrain vehicle ordinance has been ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals for Division III.

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New wolf pack confirmed in Ferry County

SHERMAN PASS — A new wolf pack has been identified in eastern Washington in the Sherman Pass area of Ferry County.

Safe 'n' Sane fireworks allowed in part of Omak

OMAK – Amateur pyrotechnics experts wanting to put on a Fourth of July bash will have to do it within the city limits, but not within the Colville Indian Reservation portion of the city.