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Emergency declared

Flooding closes Black Canyon Road; high winds do minimal damage

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide emergency in the wake of Tuesday’s windstorm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday.

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Murder trial enters second week in court

Father and son accused of killing grouse hunter

The murder trial of a father and son is expected to wrap up early this week, with an Okanogan County Superior Court jury then deciding their fate.

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Elementary students honor veterans

Displays placed in Tonasket stores

Youngsters from Tonasket Elementary School took part in a challenge — hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project — to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

Suspect takes his own life in standoff

An 11-hour stand off ended Friday night with the suspect taking his own life.

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Logging truck overturns

A Kettle Falls man was treated and released from Mid-Valley Hospital after his log truck overturned on Conconully Highway about two miles south of town last Tuesday.

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New Image Hair Salon opens

Campos, Mills and Bourgeau bring experience to downtown Omak

A stylist for 17 years, Florencia Campos recently opened New Image Hair Salon to provide services for the hair needs of men, women and children.

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Matsura is focus of lawn chair lecture

A “Lawn Chair History Lecture” is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at the new Matsura Rock River Overlook at the foot of Pine Street next to the Okanogan River.

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Community: Expand and sustain hospital care

North Valley board starts addressing residents’ concerns

Results from community forums are driving North Valley Hospital officials to discuss ways of expanding and sustaining quality care.

Obama, fire officials plan to combat climate fires

More money sought to fight blazes, avoid taking from other resources

The Obama administration and fire chiefs from around the country have announced plans to combat climate change impacts in the wildland urban interface, the area where uninhabited and populated lands meet.

PUD extends power outage

An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.

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Oroville produce market expands

What started out as a picnic table along the side of O’Neil Road and an abundant supply of nectarines has developed into a one-of-a-kind local market, selling everything from local coffee, to flash frozen Alaskan cuisine.

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Students stage ‘Cinderella’

The Omak High School Pioneer Players drama club will stage a musical production of “Cinderella” Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21.

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Guild honors World War II veteran Picard

Columbia River Quilt Guild honored World War II veteran Howard Picard with a special quilt.

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Falling rocks prompt closure of Hart’s Pass

A rock fall last weekend closed Hart’s Pass Road northwest of Mazama for the winter.

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Vehicle sends deer airborne

Tonasket man injured, airlifted to Wenatchee hospital

A local man is recovering after his tractor trailer overturned when it was struck by an airborne deer that had been hit by another vehicle Wednesday morning.