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New NVH commissioners sworn in

Newly elected North Valley Hospital commissioners Jean Pfeifer and Jerry Bradley, and incumbent Adam Tibbs were sworn into office Thursday night during a regular board meeting.

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Local fans wait for 'The Last Jedi'

Not even cold weather could keep local “Star Wars” fans from lining up at the Omak Theater Thursday morning in anticipation of an advanced screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight at 108 N. Main St.

Healthplanfinder sign up deadline looms

The state Health Benefit Exchange is alerting customers who have not yet signed up for 2018 coverage that tomorrow, Dec. 15 is the deadline to select health and dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder that begin on Jan 1, 2018.

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U.S. Navy sends apology letter to school

The U.S. Navy sent an apology letter to the superintendent of the Okanogan School District following the drawing of a giant phallus in the sky Nov. 16.

Eye & Ear Clinic enters affiliation with Confluence Health

The Eye & Ear Clinic of Wenatchee will soon become part of Confluence Health, which is buying its assets, according to a statement.

Chamber talks Winterfest successes, banquet date

Tonasket Chamber of Commerce President Marylou Kriner applaud the volunteers and chamber members for what she called a successful Winterfest celebration.

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CENTER STAGE: OVOC brings great performance

Saturday brought a stellar show to the Omak Performing Arts Center as the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus hosted its annual holiday concert. Never before have I been more impressed with this fine group of musicians as I was with their latest performance.

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Wolf, livestock conflicts continue

Continued wolf-livestock conflict has been reported in Ferry County in the past month, according to a monthly report by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Officials: Two wolves poached

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating two suspected wolf poaching incidents in northeast Washington, and a conservation group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to convictions.

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Cannabis moratorium extended

Okanogan County commissioners decided yesterday, Dec. 11, to extend a moratorium on new applications for cannabis operations until Monday, March 5, 2018.

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