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Diamond Creek Fire 70 percent contained

The Diamond Creek Fire is 70 percent contained, with a revised size of 127,498 acres burned as of Friday, Sept. 22.

AAA: Truck safety technology can prevent crashes

Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Methow school board meetings changed

The Methow Valley School District has made permanent alterations to the board's meeting schedule.

Okanogan council OKs annexation

The city council has approved annexation of a parcel on North Second Avenue owned by Lee and Sarah Morrison.

Chelan Falls man sentenced for tax fraud

A Chelan Falls man has been sentenced in absentia to 30 months in prison for filing a fraudulent 2011 federal tax return.

Defendant loses burglary conviction appeal

The state Court of Appeals for Division III has turned down an Okanogan County man’s appeal of his conviction for residential burglary.

Grant aimed at helping north central Washington economy

A grant to implement a comprehensive economic strategy for north central Washington is being given to the North Central Washington Economic Development District.

Program focuses on air quality

A Methow Conservancy first Tuesday lecture, “Smoke in the Air: A community conversation about air quality and health,” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway.

City will refund some sewer payments

Some of last winter’s sewer bill calculations were wrong, meaning some customers are getting refunds.

Updated: Some campfire restrictions, burn bans eased

Several land management agencies have eased campfire and burning restrictions on public lands.

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Snow falls on Sherman Pass

Although we are still one day away from the first day of fall, a light blanket of snow fell yesterday over Sherman Pass on Highway 20 west of town.

Tribe, feds reach agreement on border-crossing card

A new agreement will allow members of the Colville Confederated Tribes to cross the U.S.-Canadian border a little easier.

Unconscious woman found in ditch

Police: No signs of criminal activity

A woman found unconscious in the ditch along Highway 97 near town has been taken to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.

Level 3 sex offender moves to Pontiac Ridge Road

A level 3 sex offender has moved to the 300 block of Pontiac Ridge Road, Oroville. Harvey LeRoy Talbert, 57, notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office of his move, as required by law.

Republic School bond information meeting planned tonight

The Republic School District will be hosting a community bond information meeting and tour tonight, Sept. 20 at 30306 E. Highway 20.