Progress continues on 911

An effort to revamp Okanogan and Ferry counties’ emergency dispatch centers and link them together is progressing at a slow pace.

Despite snowfall, dry winter expected

El Nino weather pattern blamed for forecast

While snow fell in portions of Okanogan and Ferry counties last week, officials from the National Weather Service say this year’s winter will be milder than usual, probably leading to another dangerously dry wildfire season.

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Snow expected in Okanogan, Ferry county

The National Weather Service has issued a short term forecast calling for snow throughout portions of Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties today.

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Semi-truck overturns south of Tonasket

Northbound traffic is being detoured north of Janis Bridge following an accident involving a semi-truck loaded with white rock that overturned on Highway 97.

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North Valley projects $3.4M profit in 2016

State scolds extended care dietary department

North Valley Hospital officials will meet Thursday to discuss a projected $3.4 million profit for next year.

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Cupcake, home decor shop opens

Store located in former Novel Delights building

The city's best kept secret for custom cupcakes and a former Okanogan home decor store, Jackass Butte Trading Company, have opened a new shop downtown.

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Father, son murder case set for trial

A mid-month trial is set for a father and son charged with first-degree murder in the Labor Day 2013 shooting death of a western Washington grouse hunter.

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GuitarFest arrives in Twisp

Guitar music takes the forefront this weekend during GuitarFest.

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Church centennial celebration set today

Tonasket group plans afternoon of memories, photos

A centennial celebration for the Tonasket United Community Church of Christ is planned for 2-4:30 p.m. today at 24 E. Fourth St.

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DNR seeks $24 million for wildfires

Goldmark asks $137 million for 2015 firefighting

In the wake of another record year of wildfire damage, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is again asking legislators for monetary help in controlling wildfires.

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McKinney reigns in Omak

Country music reigned Saturday night as a Country Music Television artist brought his band to the Omak Performing Arts Center.

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Curlew dedicates first public library

What started out as a couple of women shooting the breeze on their rural Ferry Country back porch became a reality Saturday as a ribbon was cut to mark the opening of the community’s first public library.

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Judge finalizes Three Devils Road vacation

Opponents are appealing decision

A judge has put into writing the decision he made orally in the Three Devils Road vacation case: The road will be vacated and the property turned over to Gamble Land and Timber.

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Obama OK’s request for some post-fire help

Assistance for individuals denied

Okanogan County residents got good news and bad news this week on federal fire assistance requests.

Inslee overturns increased cougar hunting proposal

Wildlife board directed to open process to public

A state Fish and Wildlife Commission decision to raise cougar hunting limits in parts of Okanogan County and other areas has been overturned by Gov. Jay Inslee.