Summer of high water expected along Okanogan River

OROVILLE – Communities along the Okanogan River from Oroville to Brewster are likely to experience high water along the shoreline through the summer and into September, due to greater-than-normal snowmelt from watersheds in Canada.

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Loretta Agnes Hurley

Loretta Agnes (St. Thomas) Hurley, 84, born February 12, 1933, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 14, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband Tom of 62 years in 2016.

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Lillian Margaret Stansbury

Lillian Margaret Stansbury was born December 18, 1927 at Tonasket, Washington to Hjalmer and Gertrude Figenshow, the youngest of nine children.

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Urgent call to vaccinate horses now for West Nile virus protection

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals as soon as possible to protect against West Nile virus.

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Special three-day filing period

OKANOGAN – There will be a special three-day filing period for offices that no one filed for during the regular filing period or offices with vacancies. The Special Filing Period is May 23 – 25, 2017 and starts at 8 a.m on Tuesday and ends at 4:30 p.m on Thursday.

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Councilman to run against Tonasket Mayor

OKANOGAN — The regular filing week for the upcoming Aug. 1 primary elections ended last Friday and there are several local offices with multiple candidates. In Tonasket, incumbent mayor Patrick Plumb faces a challenge from Dennis Brown, who currently sits on the council. This is for a four-year term. For Council Position 1, Christa (Teagan) [...]

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May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic 2017

Results of the Oroville May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic are:

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Memorial: Debbie Kitterman

There will be a Memorial Celebration honoring Debbie Kitterman on May 27, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Palmer Lake

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Runoff raising Osoyoos Lake and nearby river flows

OROVILLE – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as heavy snowpack in central British Columbia begins to melt. During the runoff season, the lake can rise sharply and cause downstream rivers to flow more swiftly.

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Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Huston elected to nuclear energy facility’s board

RICHLAND, Wash. – Columbia Generating Station stakeholders, representing 92 utilities in six states, elected member utilities and individual officers to the power plant’s participants review board during their public meeting last week in Sunriver, Ore.

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Herbert ‘Herb’ N. Weaver

Herbert “Herb” N. Weaver, 86, of Oroville, Washington formerly of Leetonia, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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