Davis, commissioners not considering motorized use

Ferry County Rail Trail Partners recently made a compelling case on Facebook and even garnered the attention of a Spokesman-Review columnist to write a scathing story on Ferry County Commissioners dissolving the county’s Rail Corridor Committee that has brought together the stretch of non-motorized trail from Republic to Danville.

Mid-Valley Hospital hires Fisher

Mid-Valley Hospital’s new CEO will start work May 30, a week after longtime hospital leader Mike Billing retires.

Post-flooding repairs continues on Loup Loup Pass

Work continues to progress on repairs to Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass, but no reopening date has been set yet.

Man believed drowned in Okanogan River

A man who apparently jumped into the Okanogan River on Monday afternoon, May 22, is believed to have drowned.

Briefs - May 24, 2017

Briefs for May 24, 2017.

Omak welcomes three new police officers

Three new officers have joined the Omak Police Department within the past few months.

Festivities wrap up today

Packers will wrap up the annual 49er Days celebration today, May 14, with their annual packing competition.

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Orchestra and chorus go under the sea

The two-weekend production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” wraps up this afternoon at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

Wolf law protects agents, ranchers

A bill to increase protections for ranchers who report wolf depredations has been signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gas prices fall 1.8 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87 Sunday, May 7, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

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Okanogan River could crest at 16 feet this weekend

Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a flood warning for the Okanogan River near town.

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Hospital continues 'fight to keep the VA Clinic'

North Valley Hospital leaders are urging local residents to contact state and federal representatives about the looming closure of the district’s VA clinic.

Flood watch issued for Kettle River

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Kettle River near town.

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Bear captured in Methow Valley

State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers trapped and released the first nuisance bear of the season last week.

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Tonasket VA clinic to close

With a loss of more than $2 million since 2010, North Valley Hospital’s VA clinic will close July 31.