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Koplin named chief

OMAK — Jeff Koplin will move from sergeant to chief July 1 when current Omak police chief Larry Schreckengast retires.

Leg bone in shoe not human, official says

REPUBLIC - A leg bone found in a remote area of Ferry County has left officials shaking their heads.

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Rising Eagle Fire prompts lawsuits over faulty trailer

OKANOGAN — Several insurance companies representing property owners who lost homes, vehicles and other property in the 2014 Rising Eagle Road Fire are suing for damages caused by the fire.

Mill Pond Days set for Saturday

NESPELEM – The annual Mill Pond Days celebration will be Saturday, June 18, in town.

Appeals court rules against county on ATV ordinance

SPOKANE – The state Court of Appeals for Division III has sided with two environmental groups and ruled Okanogan County’s ATV ordinance invalid.

Fun run planned Saturday south of Tonasket

The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club will hold their annual Freedom 5K and childrens 1 mile fun run on Saturday.

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American Grit party planned

OMAK - A viewing party is planned Thursday, June 9 for the season finale of the Fox network reality TV program “American Grit,” which features Omak resident Clare Painter.

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RV park repairs planned

CONCONULLY - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation construction crew are scheduled to arrive and begin improvements on the RV park at the Conconully Lake resort June 16.

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Stampede officials make performance change

OMAK – A near viral post on social media over the weekend had people fuming over a specialty act signed to perform during the Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race, but organizers quickly addressed the issue.

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Koplin named new Omak police chief

Omak Police Sergeant Jeff Koplin has been hired by Mayor Cindy Gagne to replace Chief Larry Schreckengast, who announced that he was retiring earlier this year.

Search warrant lands meth bust

A local man was arrested Friday for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver after law enforcement executed a search warrant in a Maple Street trailer court.

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Record-breaking heat expected

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for record-breaking heat in the Okanogan Valley.

Bridgeport Daze kicks off tomorrow

Bridgeport Daze will be tomorrow in the downtown area.

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Curlew Barrel Derby planned Sunday

The 2016 Curlew Barrel Derby celebrations will kick off the morning of Sunday, June 5, and continue through the day in town.

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DNR raises fire danger rating in Okanogan County

Rating remains low in Ferry County

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources has increased fire danger ratings and imposed burn restrictions in Okanogan and other eastern Washington counties.