Brock Hires

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Students head back to classes

Youngsters will return to the classroom in the next couple weeks.

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Pasayten wildfire reaches 30,000 acres

Crumbacher blaze contained at 9.4 acres Monday afternoon

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness, has grown to more than 30,000 acres, has claimed two structures and damaged another.

CENTER STAGE: Neal McCoy brings show to Waterville

Johnny Rodriguez brings traditional country sounds to Manson

While we are less than a month away from the first day of fall (Sept. 22), there’s still time to enjoy the sunny weather and take in a great show around the Northwest.

1992: North Cascades Highway celebrates 20 years

The 20th anniversary of the North Cascades Highway will be celebrated at a rededication ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 2. Among dignitaries invited is former Gov. Dan Evans, who dedicated the scenic route through the mountains in 1972.

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NCW Fair brings lots of entertainment

A pair of rodeos, horse racing and concert are on tap this weekend at the North Central Washington Fair, which will kick off tomorrow at 601 N. Monroe St.

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Rally at the Border Blues Festival returns

The fourth annual Rally at the Border Blues Festival will return this weekend with plenty of motorcycles and music.

Arts and entertainment briefs for Aug. 23, 2017

Arts and Entertainment briefs for Aug. 23, 2017

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Yakima woman dies in Omak crash

A Yakima woman was killed Aug. 17 when her car collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 97 and Engh Road.

1967: Strongest field in Omak Stampede history

The strongest field in Omak Stampede history brought a record gate to the 35th annual Stampede and a record payoff to the winning cowboys. A total of $32,079 was collected at the gate during the two-day Stampede and winning cowboys collected a record payout of $11,950.

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Tonasket hospital district puts brakes on admin hire

North Valley Hospital commissioners have tabled a resolution that would appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s administrator during a regular board meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.

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