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Three dead in weekend accidents

NESPELEM – Three motorists, including a Tonasket School District student, were killed in unrelated vehicle accidents last weekend.

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Cantwell calls for ‘quicker initial response’

OKANOGAN — A fire truck’s color shouldn’t matter. Fire, police and other first responders need better communications networks.

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Enloe Dam gets the go-ahead

OKANOGAN – Enloe Dam will generate electricity again, Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners decided Monday, May 9.

Two die in separate motorcycle accidents

Fatal crashes occur near Kettle Falls, Wilbur

Climber dies after fall at Goat Wall Tuesday

MAZAMA — In experienced climber died after a fall while climbing on Goat Wall on Tuesday.

Pilot escapes injury after crashing into pond

WARDEN - A College Place man escaped injury Tuesday night, May 3, when his private plane crashed while en route from Tonasket to Walla Walla.

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Hazardous weather outlook issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for scattered thunderstorms and heavy rains throughout most of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan County,

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Athletic club adds CrossFit classes

OMAK — North Cascades Athletic Club recently added a CrossFit affiliate class to its slate of group exercise classes.

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Tribal primary election is May 7

NESPELEM – Tribal voters will narrow the field of candidates for seven Colville Business Council positions during the primary election Saturday, May 7.

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Voters say no to school bond issue

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan School District’s proposed bond issue is going down to defeat, even though a majority of voters said yes to the $6.5 million measure.

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State officials gear up for wildfire season

WENATCHEE — More fire engines, air tankers and firefighters are being positioned this fire season in eastern Washington in preparation for fire season.

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PUD to decide yay or nay on Enloe

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners are considering two resolutions – one to go ahead with re-energizing

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County has cash flow problem

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County department heads have been advised to watch their spending until June because the county is experiencing a cash flow problem.

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Tonasket wants to annex land south of town

TONASKET – The city wants to annex properties southeast and southwest of town, but most local residents aren’t in favor.

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Drug bust lands eight people in jail

OROVILLE – Eight people were arrested Thursday after the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Oroville Police Department, Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration executed three search warrants in town.