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Horse racing will be at fair

OKANOGAN – Despite rumors of the contrary, horse racing will be taking place at the 2017 Okanogan County Fair, according to Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover.

Salmon Creek closed between Spring Coulee and Danker Cut-off Road

Due to water over the road just west of Danker Cut-off Road, Salmon Creek is closed between Spring Coulee and Danker Cut-off Road.

Keller Ferry out of service

The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on Highway 21 is out of service until further notice due to issues with the north shore loading ramp.

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PUD honors employees

The Okanogan County PUD honoring five dedicated employees for their cumulative 75 years of service during a regular Board meeting May 15.

Historical museums open this weekend

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Historical Society museums will open for the season this Saturday, May 27.

Memorial Day events planned

Crosses and flags will be placed on veterans’ graves around 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, by members of Brewster American Legion Post 97 and volunteers from Brewster High School.

Special filing period underway

A special three-day filing period is under way for several local government offices that failed to attract any candidates during last week’s regular filing time.

Davis, commissioners not considering motorized use

Ferry County Rail Trail Partners recently made a compelling case on Facebook and even garnered the attention of a Spokesman-Review columnist to write a scathing story on Ferry County Commissioners dissolving the county’s Rail Corridor Committee that has brought together the stretch of non-motorized trail from Republic to Danville.

Mid-Valley Hospital hires Fisher

Mid-Valley Hospital’s new CEO will start work May 30, a week after longtime hospital leader Mike Billing retires.

Post-flooding repairs continues on Loup Loup Pass

Work continues to progress on repairs to Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass, but no reopening date has been set yet.

Man believed drowned in Okanogan River

A man who apparently jumped into the Okanogan River on Monday afternoon, May 22, is believed to have drowned.

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Conconully Lake camp remains closed

The Conconully Lake RV Campground will not be open until further notice because of poor improved water volume, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials said last week.

State wants to keep fisher, whales on list

State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on their recommendations to keep the fisher and five species of large whales on Washington’s list of endangered species.

Briefs - May 24, 2017

Briefs for May 24, 2017.

Oversized load will slow Grand Coulee traffic

COULEE CITY – An oversized load will crawl through the Grand Coulee on Monday and Tuesday nights, May 22-23, as a transformer is hauled to Grand Coulee Dam.

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