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Omak takes comments on proposal

The city is taking comments on a proposal to construct an 8,000-square-foot building for use as rental self-storage space.

Omak begins treating mosquito larvae

The city will begin treating mosquito larvae as soon as the weather and river conditions allow.

Governor declares flood emergency

Gov. Jay Inslee signed an emergency proclamation March 17 to free up state resources in the event of flooding or other weather-related damage in anticipation of extremely wet weather in eastern Washington.

Body found in river near Rattlesnake Point

An autopsy will be conducted this week on the remains of a man found floating in the Okanogan River on March 16 at Rattlesnake Point south of town.

Headwaters protection bill proposed

A bill to protect the Methow headwaters area near Mazama has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Companies file for quiet title to road

Gamble Land and Timber Ltd. and Cascade Holdings Group have filed a complaint against Okanogan County seeking quiet title to land in the French Creek-Texas Creek area near Pateros.

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Dam failure prompts questions about safety

After the Oroville Dam crisis last month forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their California homes, Washingtonians may wonder if the dams that surround them are in danger of failing.

Okanogan County site of ‘notable’ failures

Okanogan County has experienced several “notable” dam failures over the years, according to the state Department of Ecology.

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Marchand is FFA star farmer

Krista Marchand of the Omak FFA chapter was named as the Star Farmer at the recent district evaluation in Pateros.

9-year-old bicyclist struck by vehicle

A 9-year-old bicyclist was hurt March 16 when he rode onto Highway 97 and was hit by a vehicle.

Community engagement fair is planned

A community engagement fair is planned for 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Methow Valley Community Center gym, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway.

Trashion Show returns May 6

Designers have until April 20 to register as participants in the seventh annual Confluence Gallery Trashion Show.

Fish and Wildlife plans controlled burns

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to conduct controlled burns this spring on parts of three wildlife areas to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife habitat.

Comment sought for draft Washington Aviation System Plan

The state Department of Transportation is seeking comments on the draft Washington Aviation System Plan.

Repairs planned for Keller Ferry

Drivers planning to use the Keller Ferry to cross the Columbia River via State Route 21 during the upcoming spring break will need to use alternate routes for their travels.