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Dee Camp

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Holiday projects offer opportunities to help

Collections to help local residents in need are wrapping up this week.

Tunk residents sue over county water decision

Several Tunk Valley residents are suing Okanogan County and others over actions they say imperils their water supply.

Teachers receive classroom grants

Several teachers from school districts serving Okanogan County and the surrounding area have received classroom grants from the North Central Education Foundation.

Shop with a Cop set for Dec. 16 in Omak

The annual Shop with a Cop program is set for this Saturday, Dec. 16.

Hawkins, Short named to Senate committees

The Senate Republican Caucus has announced appointments to 2018 Senate committees.

'Tis the season for porch pirates

‘Tis the season for mistletoe, eggnog, twinkling lights and porch pirates.

Harrison picked to lead Pateros chamber

Libby Harrison has been elected president of the Pateros Chamber of Commerce for 2018.

Pateros schools seek voter OK for levy

Voters will be asked Feb. 13 to consider a four-year educational programs and operation levy request.

Oroville moves ahead on budget

The city council had a public hearing Dec. 5 on the proposed 2018 budget.

Omak chamber names business, citizen of year

The Omak Chamber of Commerce has named its business and citizen of the year. Business of the year is the Omak Pharmacy.

Omak residents have until Friday to enter decorating contest

City residents have until Friday, Dec. 15, to enter the annual Christmas decorating contest.

Omak nears 2018 budget completion

The city is a step closer to getting a new budget.

Man arrested after trooper's vehicle is rear-ended

One driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision Dec. 10 on Highway 97 near the intersection with Highway 20.

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Goetz picked from field of three for Okanogan post

Ashley Goetz, principal at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, was named Monday evening, Dec. 11, as the Okanogan School District’s next superintendent.

Okanogan Grange plans holiday potluck dinner

A Christmas potluck dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St.

Newhouse among three dozen Republicans calling for DACA solution

Nearly three dozen House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, have sent a letter urging Speaker Paul Ryan to put a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the floor of before the end of the year.

George appointed to Omak School Board

Gary George has been appointed to the Omak School Board.

State gets EPA grant for pesticide regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $574,000 to the state Department of Agriculture to support its pesticide regulatory programs across the state.

Feds plan to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty

The Department of State has announced its intentions to move into renegotiations of the Columbia River Treaty beginning in early 2018.

Two arrested after chase through Bridgeport

Two people were arrested Dec. 10 after a chase through town in which a Douglas County sheriff’s car allegedly was rammed.

Brewster celebration features snow safety contest

A snow safety poster contest is under way as part of the Cops and Kids and Winter Celebration event Dec. 16.

Christmas Bird Counts begin this week

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts begin this week in north central Washington.

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Apple pie fundraiser nets $4,400

The Omak High School FFA chapter sold a record 564 apple pies during its annual pre-Thanksgiving sale.

Ammons loses appeals case

An Omak woman has lost her attempt to vacate a drug court agreement, convictions, judgment and sentence.

4-H groups honor members for achievement

Inchelium Hay Pitchers and Kewa Hillbillies hosted their annual 4-H achievement night on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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Board names Goetz superintendent

Ashley Goetz, principal at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, has been named superintendent of the Okanogan School District.

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Truck strikes power pole

Driver tells officer sun was in his eyes

Traffic was tied up on Dayton Street for several hours Tuesday, Dec. 5, after a truck hit a power pole, which then fell across the road.

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Board interviews third candidate

Okanogan School Board members interviewed the third of three candidates for the superintendent’s job on Friday evening, Dec. 8.

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Goetz: Seeking superintendency is her 'seize the day moment'

School superintendent candidate Ashley Goetz said she wants to make things better for the Okanogan district, if possible, so she threw her hat into the ring for the position.

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Okanogan board grills first superintendent candidate

Okanogan School Board members grilled superintendent candidate Joey Castilleja for more than an hour last evening, Dec. 6, at the close of his day-long interview for the job.

Donations sought for Christmas baskets

Donations are sought for the annual Omak-Okanogan Christmas Basket Program, which provides holiday meals to hundreds of mid-valley residents.

Fancher elected to lead Tonasket School Board

Joyce Fancher was elected chairwoman of the Tonasket School Board during the Nov. 29 meeting.

Three arrested on suspicion of burglaries, thefts

Three men were arrested Dec. 1 on suspicion of committing several burglaries and thefts.

Resource center gets $9,000 grant

The Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center has been awarded a $9,000 grant from Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

Volunteers sought to help evaluate state grant proposals

The state Recreation and Conservation Office is looking for volunteers to help evaluate grant proposals.

Omak hosts full day of Christmas activities

A full day of Christmas-related activities is planned Saturday, Dec. 9, starting with the annual Jingle Bell Jog.

Omak seeks approval of bonds for new middle school

Second measure seeks levy approval

School directors are putting a request for a new middle school before voters again.

Stampede makes $4,600 profit

The Omak Stampede made a profit of $4,600 during 2017.

Okanogan district asks voters for tech levy approval

Voters in the Okanogan School District will be asked Feb. 13, 2018, to decide on a technology levy to replace the current one that expires in 2018.

Mount Olive Grange plans Christmas dinner

The annual Mount Olive Grange Christmas dinner and party will be Dec. 10 at the Grange Hall, 317 N. Main St.

Student art exhibit opens Friday in Omak

A display of artwork by Wenatchee Valley College at Omak will open with a reception this Friday, Dec. 8, at Main Street Market’s gallery, 1 N. Main St.

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Level 3 sex offender moves to Omak

A Level 3 sex offender has moved to the 100 block of North Main Street.

Tibbs hangs on to hospital seat; Casey, Nelson ousted

Nov. 7 election results certified

North Valley Hospital Commissioner Adam Tibbs barely hung on to his position, while two fellow commissioners lost their bids for re-election in the Nov. 7 election.

Students arrested after K-9 finds alleged drugs

Two Omak High School students were arrested the morning of Nov. 29 after an Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team allegedly found drugs in a locker room.

Cline leaves Okanogan board after 21 years

Longtime Okanogan School Board member Jane Cline was lauded during the Nov. 29 meeting - her last on the board.

Youngsters receive 4-H awards

The Okanogan Grange was filled to capacity on Nov. 19 for the annual Okanogan County 4-H Achievement Recognition Awards Banquet.

Three vie for superintendent job

Three educators are seeking the superintendent’s job in Okanogan.

Okanogan interviews superintendent candidates this week

A decision is expected later this week on who will become the Okanogan School District’s next superintendent.

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Omak Christmas celebration set; parade deadline is Dec. 1

A full day of Christmas-related activities is planned Saturday, Dec. 9, starting with the annual Jingle Bell Jog.

Film focuses on native connection to the Columbia River

A film, “United by Water,” will be shown at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 29, at the Mirage Theaters, 101 S. Main St., as part of the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Red Road Association observance of Native American Heritage Month.