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North Valley Hospital approves 2017 budget

North Valley Hospital District commissioners approved their 2017 preliminary budget during a regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Traffic changes in store

Traffic changes are in store as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation constructs a new fire station this spring at Grand Coulee Dam.

Locals search for missing Ohio man

Members of Okanogan County Search and Rescue are among those searching for a missing hiker on and near the Pacific Crest Trail.

Three local towns on Top 10 burglary list

Grand Coulee, Winthrop and Oroville made a top 10 list that they likely wish they hadn’t.

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Ice cream recalled over listeria concern

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. - McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Okanogan school leaders seek $3.97 million bond issue

Residents of the Okanogan School District will be asked in February 2017 to decide on a slimmed-down bond issue request.

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NVH moves forward with geothermal project

North Valley Hospital commissioners unanimously agreed to spend more than $40,000 to begin digging two test wells as part of the initial step for the districtís geothermal heating and cooling project.

Recall issued for 'Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream'

C Creamery Inc. is recalling its 16 ounce packages of "Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" because the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to officials.

No rate increase expected in PUD budget

A proposed $54.6 million 2017 budget is under consideration by Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners; it contains no rate increases.

Chronicle to stream live election coverage

The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle will stream live video coverage of the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election on Facebook.

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Omak may seek bond issue for new middle school

The Omak School Board may run a bond issue request in February 2017 for construction of a new middle school.

Taco Bell gives away free tacos today

Want a free Doritos Locos Taco?

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Couple returns to home after minor fire

An early morning oil furnace mishap yesterday left an Elm Street home with only smoke damage.

Highway 2 through Pine Canyon reopens

Highway 2 through Pine Canyon between Orondo and Waterville has been reopened with flagger-controlled, single lane, alternating traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Nanamkin arrested in North Dakota protest

A Colville tribal member from Nespelem was among more than 140 people arrested late last week while protesting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.