Federal help sought for fire recovery

If approved, aid could include business, individual and agency help

Federal assistance is being sought to help families, business owners, local governments and the Colville Confederated Tribes with recovery from the summer’s wildfires which.

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Legislator calls for fight against McCleary

Kuchenbuch succeeds Wyss as Farm Bureau leader

State Rep. Matt Manweller. R-Ellensburg, called on Okanogan County Farm Bureau members to take part in what he sees as a constitutional crisis in Olympia.

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Family Faire wraps up today

Parade, music on tap for closing day

The 42nd annual Okanogan Family Faire, commonly known as Barter Faire, will conclude today at 76 W. Cayuse Mountain Road off Highway 20 east of Tonasket.

Madden talks of wolves

Cattlemen meet with wolf-human

There wasn’t a Kumbaya moment Friday night as cattlemen walked away from a three-hour session with the state’s contract wolf-human conflict manager without any pretense of a resolution.

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Fire victims share stories

Commissioners hear about failings, successes of fight

People affected by the recent trio of wildfires praised and panned state and federal agencies’ responses and the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management during a post-fire meeting hosted by county commissioners last Thursday.

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Family Faire is this weekend

Thousands are expected for 42nd annual barter event

An empty field nestled in the Okanogan Highlands will soon become the most populated community in Okanogan County.

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Dance hall era

‘You made your own entertainment’

In an era before computers and cellphones consumed the lives of Okanogan Valley residents, Saturday night dances at local halls were the thing to do for entertainment.

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Conconully Lake Resort closes

State Parks will continue to monitor boat launch, parking

The Conconully Lake Resort has permanently closed its doors.

County considers health board’s future

Commissioners plan public hearing 1:30 p.m. tomorrow

A public hearing is planned at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow on a proposal to change the Okanogan County Board of Health from six to five members and change representation on the board.

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High winds expected Friday, Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Okanogan Valley calling for gusts up to 45 mph.

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Chronicle managers promoted

Myers to take reins in Omak; Harnack named publisher

The Chronicle’s management changes hands Thursday with the promotion of two of the newspaper’s top managers.

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Horses removed, Nourishing Hand closes

The Nourishing Hand animal rescue has closed its doors following the removal of four horses by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week.

Several Kettle Crest area closures lifted

Due to decreased fire activity and traffic in the Kettle Complex fire areas, a portion of area closures have been lifted in the Three Rivers and Republic Ranger Districts.

Health officials warn of animal-spread illnesses

As locals gear up for the annual Okanogan County Fair, state health officials warn of the risks for illnesses after being exposed to livestock and other animals.

North Valley to host special meeting tonight

North Valley Hospital commissioners will host a special meeting at 7 tonight in the commissioners’ hearing room at 203 S. Western Ave.