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Roger Harnack

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Boys basketball scores reported

Okanogan boys hold off Chelan, win 58-36

Burn ban extended in Okanogan County

State Department of Ecology prohibiting the use of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces in homes as winter storms are forecast to hit area

Newport man sentenced in child porn case

Casey Edward Murdock sentenced to five years in federal prison in connection with a Sept. 4 guilty plea

Official in charge of wildfire response demoted

Albert Kassel remains employed by the state agency even as more than 100 Carlton Complex wildfire victims seek compensation for wildfire damages

Man sentenced in Wellpinit sexual assault

Christopher James Carson to serve 70 months in federal prison for abusive sexual contact and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

Road block to established access

Forest Service Road No. 30 is an example of access issues facing those of us who enjoy recreating on publicly owned lands managed by a government agency. It makes you wonder how many public roads with prescriptive rights are now off limits, locked behind a government gate.

Creston firm wins state environmental award

Site was formerly considered a hazard by state Department of Ecology officials

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Okanogan wins state 2B football title

Bulldogs hold off late-charging Napavine Tigers

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Ball bounces Okanogan's way

At the half, Okanogan leads Napavine 17-0

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Okanogan, Napavine ready to rumble

There are options for keeping up with the game if you couldn't get to Tacoma

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Reptile Man visits Omak

Children learn about reptiles after hearing anti-drug, anti-alcohol message in Performing Arts Center

Local gas prices dip below $3 per gallon

Gas prices in Okanogan, Omak and Riverside are among lowest in the region

Sustainable means maintainable

Having a sustainable plan means striking a proper balance, rather than tipping the scales further toward environmentalism.

Slash piles being burned near Omak Mountain

Smoke visible from Omak is from controlled burn, Mount Tolman fire officials say

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'White Christmas' to be presented

Snowy Owl Theater to present movie Dec. 18

Sullivan Lake Ranger Station winter hours set

Christmas tree tags, permits still available in Colville, Newport and Ione.

Kettle Falls truck driver cited after crash

Truck spilled potentially hazardous contents, Washington State Patrol reports

Focus funding on our agriculture

In the wake of the Carlton Complex wildfires, you’d think the only industry here in Okanogan County is tourism. It’s a narrative a self-serving group of state agencies want you and the world to believe.

Philae gave me reason to believe

I’m usually not much of a movie-goer. And I certainly don’t plan to sit around and watch TV when there is life to live and work to be done. But then there are times I can be such a geek. I can sit motionless in front of the big screen or the TV. And on occasion, I can even tune out my favorite hard-rock songs and tune into “Coast to Coast.” Last week was one of those weeks.

Three dead in Bridgeport-area crash

The bodies of a man, woman and child were found at the scene of a crash 15 miles east of town.

Pomeroy sweeps ACH en route to title

All three state title volleyball games in the Yakima SunDome ended in three sets.

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ACH advances to championship

The Warriors knock off top-ranked Sunnyside Christian to face Pomeroy for the state 1B volleyball title

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White Swan ends Okanogan season

The Cougars swept the Bulldogs in three sets, eliminating Okanogan from the state 2B volleyball tournament

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Republic eliminated from state

Repubic Tigers leaving state 1B volleyball tournament without a trophy

Tiger girls edge Lake Quinault

Tigers to face Klickitat-Glenwood in Day 2 of the state 1B volleyball tournament tomorrow

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Republic, Brewster girls both fall in state opener

Tigers, Bears dropped to consolation bracket after first-round losses in SunDome

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Okanogan advances to state quarterfinals

It took four sets, but the Bulldogs defeated the Darrington Loggers in the opening round of the state 2B volleyball tournament

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ACH spikes Naselle in three

Almira/Coulee-Hartline advances to state 1B quarterfinals with victory over Naselle

Nurse suspended after stealing drugs, threatening police

Registered nurse's behavior leads to license suspension

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Okanogan, ACH ranked in final volleyball poll

State 1B/2B/1A volleyball tournament opens in Yakima SunDome tomorrow morning

Snoqualmie Pass to close for tree removal

Motorists should plan for an hour of added travel time Saturday and Sunday mornings

Large ‘habitat’ buy raises concern

I’ve often voiced my concern over state agencies continuing to buy land in the name of habitat protection. But rural residents should also be aware of the economic pitfalls that will follow large acquisitions by environmental groups.

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Four area volleyball teams head to state

Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Brewster, Okanogan and Republic to compete in Yakima SunDome

Colder temperatures forecast

Wind chill may make overnight lows feel like 0 degrees, the National Weather Service says

Almira woman injured in crash

Alleged drunken driver facing charge in crash north of Wilbur

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Charge dismissed against Elizabeth Kinkade

Her husband, Mark Kinkade, is facing a fourth-degree assault-domestic violence charge following a late Saturday night altercation

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Winter storm 'Astro' to cool area, nation

Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for The Okanogan; 20 percent chance of snow predicted Thursday

Student election results intriguing

Last Friday, students statewide had an opportunity to participate in a mock election that included the same measures and congressional candidates as on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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Newhouse optimistic of victory

Dan Newhouse holds 3,034-vote lead over Clint Didier in early tally in race for 4th Congressional District seat

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McMorris Rodgers rides PAC money to victory

Colville tribal member Joe Pakootas concedes defeat in wake of incumbent's financial juggernaut

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Kretz, Short win in landslides

Kretz says he's glad the political season is over, noting it's time to get back to work

Ratepayers deserve a break

In the short six year’s I’ve been living here in Okanogan County, I’ve seen power rates increase, and then increase again. Now, it looks as though the Okanogan County Utility District wants me to dip into my wallet further.

'Probable explosion' triggers earthquake sensors

Event occurred on Starr Road, between Pateros and Wells Dam

Newport, Sullivan Lake ranger stations announce winter hours

Stations restrict hours for winter, but will continue to provide all services

Enterovirus confirmed In Spokane County

Two children treated for respiratory virus and discharged from hospital

Crews burn debris in Cub Creek drainage

Methow Ranger District still has debris piles to burn near the Eidelweiss area

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Rocky Horror coming to Tonasket

Movie-goers will receive a script and goodie bags to be able to "participate" in the event

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State seeks rail line input

Officials want to hear from farmers and ranchers on how the Palouse River and Coulee City Rail Service can be improved

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State Highway 153 closed, again

Inspection turns up cracked bridge column, prompting closure of highway less than a week after it reopened

Judge upholds marijuana ban

Second judge rules in favor of a city banning the sale of retail marijuana within its jurisdiction despite I-502 approval

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