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Country Store opens in Oroville

Northern Okanogan County residents got a late Christmas present Monday, Dec. 26, as the Country Store opened its doors in the former Prince's Department Store building, 1000 23rd Ave.

Finding issued against Caribou Trail medical group

A finding has been issued against the financially struggling Caribou Trail Professional Medical Services Group by the Washington State Auditor's Office, which noted the medical consortium has begun the dissolution process.

Cat food recall issued for 9Lives, Special Kitty, EverPet

The J.M. Smucker Company announced voluntary recall on some canned cat food products due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Wind chill advisory remains in effect

A wind chill advisory remains in effect for much North Central Washington until 10 a.m. today.

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Holidays bring early deadlines

OMAK – The Chronicle will have early deadlines for the next two weeks because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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Dog saved from hungry cougar attack

OKANOGAN – A starving cougar attacking dogs on Bawlf Road, west of Buzzard Lake Road, died when one of the dog owners shot the cougar as it was attacking his neighbor’s dog.

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Bogus $100 bills passed

OKANOGAN – Law enforcement agencies are investigating at least three reports of imitation $100 bills being passed in the mid-valley area, including one that was used at a student-run Christmas tree lot.

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Man with gun arrested after students threatened

BRIDGEPORT – A 24-year-old man has been charged in Douglas County Superior Court with allegedly having a loaded gun in his vehicle in the Bridgeport High School parking lot Dec. 13.

Burn ban scheduled for Okanogan County

YAKIMA – A Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County begins at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 21, and will continue through at least 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, when pollution conditions will be reconsidered.

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Sheriff seeks to find missing Malott man

Public's help needed to find 26-year-old man

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Santa Claus plans stop in Conconully

Santa Claus will arrive Saturday, Dec. 3, to host a childrenís party at the Conconully Community Hall, 219 N. Main St.

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Malott Grange plans Santa party

The Malott Grange's annual Santa Party will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Serles Corner at the intersection of Old Highway 97 and B&O Road.

Oroville tree lighting set tomorrow

The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will host a city tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in Centennial Park, along Central Avenue.

Shoppers have choice of several bazaars

Shoppers will have their choice of bazaars - many with homemade desserts and soups for lunch - this weekend as Christmas shopping goes into full swing.

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Tonasket gears up for Winterfest

Events kick off tomorrow night

Though the forecast shows no snow expected this weekend, that's not stopping the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce from putting on the annual Winterfest this weekend.