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Travel Plaza has soft opener

The Colville Confederated Tribes’ Half Sun Travel Plaza had a soft opening recently at 420 Wanapum Drive and a grand opening is planned in May.

Short honored by hunting group

Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, has been inducted into the Hunters Heritage Hall of Fame for her efforts in the Legislature.

Tonasket board addresses boys’ hoop coach position

The Tonasket School Board will meet at 7 tonight, March 29, to discuss the head boys’ basketball coaching contract for the 2017-18 school year.

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Tribe closes unimproved roads

Some Colville Indian Reservation road are being closed on a short-term basis to protect natural resources, road infrastructure, water quality and public safety.

Paving planned in Winthrop

Traffic will be disrupted in town through mid-June once a state paving project gets under way.

Tribal member wins Canadian hunting case

The Provincial Court of British Columbia on Monday, March 27, ruled that Richard Desautel, a Sinixt descendant resident in the United States, has an aboriginal right to hunt in his traditional territory in Canada.

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Piano, string honors recital planned Thursday

An honors recital is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, for piano and string students chosen at recent adjudications.

River road open to locals

Repair work continues on the Columbia River Road, which was damaged by a slide last March.

Training session planned

A free training session on investigating child sexual abuse will be offered at 8:30 a.m. April 25 at city hall, 2 N. Ash St.

Okanogan OKs street pact

The city council has approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for street striping during 2017.

Okanogan sets cleanup day

The city’s spring cleanup day is set for Saturday, April 8.

Bills would stiffen DUI laws

Two bills to stiffen driving under the influence penalties are being discussed by the state Legislature.

Tonasket hires engineers

The Tonasket City Council unanimously agreed to offer a contract to T-O Engineers to provide engineering and related services for reconstruction of the primary runway at the airport.

Omak council OKs examiner contract

A contract with the city’s hearing examiner, Dale Crandall, was approved by the city council during its March 20 meeting.

Forest Service plans burning

Prescribed burning is planned next month on more than 9,000 acres of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest land.