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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Progress continues on Tonasket public swimming pool

Progress is being made with the construction of a new public swimming pool, and volunteers are being sought to help with the project.

Tonasket Parks and Recreation District plans special meeting

The Tonasket Parks and Recreation District will host a special meeting Tuesday, May 23.

Runoff raising Osoyoos Lake and nearby river flows

Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as heavy snowpack in central British Columbia begins to melt.

Gas prices fall 4.7 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.83 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

14 candidates vie for seven Tribal Council positions

Colville tribal members have selected 14 candidates to vie for seven open positions on the Colville Business Council in the June general election.

Locals seek spot on ballot

With the opening of filing week on Monday came a flury of filings from candidates for state legislature, city, school and hospital boards.

Cancer claims life of congressman’s wife

Carol Newhouse, the wife of congressman Dan Newhouse, was overtaken by cancer and passed away Friday in a Seattle-area hospital.

Spokane man injured in Pateros wreck

A Spokane man was injured May 12 when his car went off Highway 97 about five miles south of town.

Hardy announces bid for state Senate seat

Former small business owner and Democrat Karen Hardy has announced her campaign for the state Senate in the 7th District.

AAA projects 7 million drivers will face vehicle issues this summer

This summer, AAA expects to rescue 7 million American drivers, with the many facing preventable battery, lock and tire-related issues.

Literacy Council plans event June 6

The Okanogan County Literacy Council will be hosting an informational evening on Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Omak Public Library’s Pioneer Room for those interested in volunteering to help increase literacy levels in the area.

Immunization rates lower than state

Kindergarten students in both Okanogan and Ferry counties have lower-than-average immunization rates for the current school year.

Mid-Valley leaders offer Fisher hospital administrator position

Mid-Valley Hospital commissioners are on the verge of filling the administrator position being vacated later this month with the retirement of Mike Billing.

Addicts can get help in Drug Court

Participants in the Okanogan County Drug Court program say they lost everything – from their homes to jobs to custody of their children – because of their drug use, but now are working hard to regain what they’ve lost.