County certifies general election results

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County performed its final ballot count for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with no changes in the election leaders for County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, and Public Utility District Commissioner Position 3.

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Letters to the Editor, December 8, 2016

New book on local earthquake
Dear Gary,
The Earthquake of 1872 rattled and rolled between Lake Chelan and the Similkameen, and into the Fraser, for several years.

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State Awards $14.6 million for Salmon Recovery Projects statewide

OLYMPIA – The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of $14.6 million in grants for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Flying saucers land in Oroville

Fake news has been with us for a long time, it used to be a big part of gossip. You know the stuff that mean people spread against someone or group they don’t like.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Aubry Lorraine Storm, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to POCS. Storm was sentenced to one day in jail and 14 days on electronic home monitoring, and fined $600 for the Oct. 19 crime. Lisanatascha E. Merk, 23, Lake Country, B.C., pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to POCS. Merk was sentenced to seven [...]

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Oroville Community Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 3

OROVILLE – The Oroville Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and Hot Dogs and Hot Cocoa (thanks to both Akin’s Harvest Foods and Frontier Foods) will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at Centennial Park (between Rancho Grande and Sun Lakes Realty).

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Letters to the Editor, December 1, 2016

An electoral process compromise
Dear Editor,
The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process.

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Colville Tribal Veterans leave for Standing Rock

NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes held a special ceremony today (Dec. 2, 2016) to bless the ten Colville Veterans who are deploying to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Jamaree Josephina Ponce, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. In a separate case, Ponce pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to additional charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. In a third case

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Editorial Gary Mug

Kind of miss those ‘I voted’ stickers

What a difference by-mail only voting has made. When I first started voting, way back when Carter was running for re-election, you could still go down to your polling place and cast your ballot. Having just embarked on my college studies, however, like many Oroville students studying away from home our votes were cast absentee [...]

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Tonasket celebrates WinterFest this weekend

NORTH COUNTY — Tonasket WinterFest takes place this weekend, with businesses and organizations gearing up for events Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3. Oroville’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on Saturday, as well, starting at 5 p.m.

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