Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting of suspect in homicide

Investigation into homicide continues OKANOGAN – The North Central Washington Special Investigations Unit has determined that two Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies were justified when they fired on Lance R. Bowers, a 37-year-old armed suspect, after he did not comply with orders and displayed his firearm. “In connection with the Deputy Involved Shooting from June 3, [...]

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Swanson Mill Fire fully contained

OROVILLE – The 281 acre Swanson Mill Fire is now been fully contained and fire crews will now focus on general rehabilitation and clean up of the site.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Charles Potthast

Robert “Bob” Charles Potthast was born August 25, 1959 and went to the Lord on May 22, 2019. Bob was born in Sacramento, California to Robert and Freda (McVicker) Potthast.

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Public Hearing scheduled on Emergency Communications

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. with the intent of authorizing the Emergency Communications Sales Tax (.2 percent) on the November 2019 ballot for voter approval.

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Irving William Bayley

Irving William Bayley, age 77, of Tonasket Washington, passed away in the early morning hours on June 22, 2019, after a hard fight from cancer. Irv was born May 23, 1942 in Spokane, Washington to parents Irv and Ruth Bayley.

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O’Neil Road fire burns more than 200 acres

OROVILLE – The O’Neal Road Fire, has grown to over 200 acres, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management and continues to burn in sagebrush, scrub and sparse areas of timber on Mt. Hull on Wednesday, July 3.

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Flash Flood Watch for Okanogan and Chelan counties

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service in Spokane has announced a Flash Flood Watch for Okanogan and Chelan counties for the morning of Tuesday June 2 through the evening.

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Bridgeport man arrested for shooting incident

BRIDGEPORT – A Bridgeport man was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff Deputies after he allegedly fired shots outside a restaurant and bar in Bridgeport. Adam Torres-Gomez, 24, was arrested and booked into the Okanogan County Jail after being identified as having fired gunshots in front of the El Pariso Restaurant and Bar in the early [...]

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Jason Verbeck

Jason was born to John R. and Connie L. Verbeck on October 25, 1971 in the Omak Hospital. He went home to the Lord on March 20, 2019, at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington.

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Tribes elect Colville Business Council Members

NESPELEM – Seven Colville Business Council members whose terms will run from 2019-2021 were elected Thursday, five incumbents were reelected and two new members of the CBC. Those elected will be sworn in July 11, after which the council will elect officers and appoint committee chairs.

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Elizabeth M. Kingsley

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, Elizabeth M. Kingsley passed away peacefully at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Washington at the age of 95 years.

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