North Valley Hospital commissioner candidates met Thursday, Oct. 12, to share their opinions and views for the future of the district during a forum at the Tonasket High School.
People of all walks of life and from all corners of the northwest will gather this weekend in a remote field atop of Cayuse Mountain east of Tonasket for the 44th annual Okanogan Family (Barter) Faire.
The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club will host their annual "Howl-O-Ween" dog walk Saturday, Oct. 28.
The Tonasket 2018 royalty coronation and awards ceremony is planned Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Kuhler Bar and Grill, 302 N Whitcomb Ave.
North Valley Hospital is accepting applications for the district's free certified nursing assistant class series. The next class beings Nov. 6.
Will we have another La Niña winter? That’s the question local residents and meteorologists are seeking to find answers to.
Residents can video chat with family
North Valley Extended Care nursing home residents will soon take a leap into the 21st century, as North Valley Hospital commissioners approved to spend $6,378 to install wireless Internet for residents and employees of the facility.
Okanogan County Public Health is investigating a suspected case of West Nile Virus in an Okanogan County resident.
The state Department of Health has released its 2016 STD data, and rising rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have prompted health officials to encourage sexually active individuals to get tested and treated.
Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Oct. 9, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.
Fall has arrived, and snow has already arrived on some of our mountain passes.
A chimney–and the flue that lines it–adds architectural interest to your home, but its’ real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
Takio Project – featuring Masato Baba, Keiko Harada, Jenny Mimura, Yumi Saito, Doug Sakamoto and Audrey Tu - will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 N. Cedar St.
“Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” a movie adaptation of the acclaimed Indian novel of the same title, will open Friday at the Mirage Theater, 101 S. Main St.
I can’t believe were only 43 days away from Thanksgiving. Where has this year gone? On the topic of Thanksgiving, it was announced last week that the first Black Friday advertisement was released by Harbor Freight, a tool and equipment retailer.
Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.95 per gallon Sunday, Oct. 1, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.
Tonasket woman almost attends fatal concert
What was to be the finale of a three-day country music festival in Las Vegas, soon became a nightmare as gun shots and screams of terror rang throughout the city, and bullets rained from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
North Valley Hospital leaders may have canceled their regular board meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen residents from having their own meeting to address concerns regarding the hospital district.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has ended efforts to remove members of a wolf pack that has apparently shown no sign of preying on livestock in Stevens County since late July.
Organizers of the annual Stew and Brew are calling last weekend’s event a success.
2013 Brewster High School graduate Allie Burgett has advanced to the Top 8 in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo national anthem contest.
Each morning I have a routine. I get up, let Gypsy (my 70-pound German Shepherd) outside, get a cup of coffee and sit down at my computer to read the daily headlines. It was sure a surprise to see an email from Garth Brooks’ promoter with information about his upcoming show Nov. 11 at the Spokane Arena.
Organizers of the 43rd annual Okanogan Family Faire have announced their line up of stage entertainment for the Oct. 20-22 event, east of Tonasket.
North Valley Hospital leaders canceled their regular board meeting originally scheduled for last night, Sept. 28. But that didn’t stop more than a dozen residents from having their own meeting to address concerns regarding the hospital district. At least half of them were current or former hospital employees.
An evening of improv with the Seattle TheaterSports is planned from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.
The Wauconda Community Hall Association’s annual pie auction and chili feed is planned Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Hall, 129 Toroda Creek Road.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence.
The electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force and No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history will perform at the Spokane Arena Nov. 11.
2016 Curlew High School graduate Jaimee Keenan will host a pair of concerts next weekend in celebration of Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday.
North Valley Hospital leaders have canceled their regular board meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28. During the last North Valley Hospital meeting, Sept. 14, residents pressed the board of commissioners over what they termed potential illegal procedures and policies.
Members of the U.S. Border Patrol assisted with a shooting victim and another person who was attempting to commit suicide on Monday, Sept. 25.
The state Health Benefit Exchange board today passed a resolution certifying Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to provide 2018 coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Plans certified today will be available for purchase during the upcoming open enrollment period that begins Nov. 1.
“For the second straight week, almost every state saw average gasoline prices fall notably as refineries continue to heal after Harvey and work on restoring production of motor fuels," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.
Although the days are getting colder and darker earlier, there’s still plenty of activities to take in around Okanogan County.
A total of $762 was raised Friday Sept. 22 during a Hurricane Harvey benefit concert and dinner at the Community Cultural Center.
Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The Community Cultural Center is accepting donations for their annual rummage sale, Oct. 12-14 at 411 S. Western Ave.
Although we are still one day away from the first day of fall, a light blanket of snow fell yesterday over Sherman Pass on Highway 20 west of town.
Awards have been announced for participants of the annual Ferry County Fair, Sept. 1-3.
Results have been announced for the bulls and barrels events at the Ferry County Fair, Sept. 1-3.
The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club joined clubs across the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. “For 100 years, Lions have served communities around the world and improved the lives of millions of people,” said Lions Club member Janet Montanye. “That’s something to celebrate.
Police: No signs of criminal activity
A woman found unconscious in the ditch along Highway 97 near town has been taken to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.
A level 3 sex offender has moved to the 300 block of Pontiac Ridge Road, Oroville. Harvey LeRoy Talbert, 57, notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office of his move, as required by law.
The Republic School District will be hosting a community bond information meeting and tour tonight, Sept. 20 at 30306 E. Highway 20.
The annual Stew and Brew returns to the Conconully Community Hall Saturday, Sept. 30.
Blues musician Polly O'Keary will headline a concert Sept. 30, at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.
The state Department of Commerce announced earlier this week that Tonasket and Twisp are among 23 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants for 2017.
North Valley Hospital commissioners were grilled during the public comment portion of their Thursday, Sept. 14 regular board meeting. Allegations of outdated bylaws, commissioners not receiving adequate training and a lack of transparency in public meeting minutes were just a few of the issues commissioners were pressed to answer.
A benefit concert is planned to raise funds for hurricane Harvey victims from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.
Like a figure stepping from a history book, Boyd Hilderbrand emerged from the Chiliwist Monday evening with a 110-pound cougar he had tracked and shot. Hilderrand, now 76, is an almost legendary figure in Okanogan County. He hunted cougars for some 35 years.