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WSDOT announces changes to US-97 / Cameron Rd. plan

Date:  Friday, October 12, 2012 Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications 509-667-2815 (Wenatchee) Kevin Waligorski WSDOT Project engineer 509-667-2860 (Wenatchee) Turn lanes, warning beacons may be lower-cost way to reduce collisions OKANOGAN – Engineers have revised their plans for the US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection thanks to feedback from the public at September’s open house. Instead of a roundabout, the [...]

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Major 6-day lane closure over Snoqualmie Pass starts Oct. 14

Date:  Friday, October 05, 2012 Contact: Meagan McFadden, WSDOT communications, 509-577-1618 (Yakima) Mike Westbay, WSDOT communications, 509-728-4712 (Yakima) Drivers need to plan for added travel time to avoid major delays HYAK – Drivers could face major delays when crews reduce Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to one lane in each direction. Crews will close one lane in [...]

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Commissioner candidate Campbell opposes proposed Hwy. 97 roundabout

OKANOGAN – Ray Campbell, Republican candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner District 2, announced his opposition to the proposed roundabout at the junction of Highway 97 and Cameron Lake Rd./Armory Junction Rd. The roundabout, which the candidate says would require a severe reduction in speed on our major transportation highway, is being proposed by the state [...]

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Smoky air brings health risks

YAKIMA – Smoky skies continue to blanket much of Central and Eastern Washington as a number of fires burn from the Canadian border to the Columbia River border with Oregon. Smoke from the lightning-sparked wildfires is gathering in the foothills and valleys of the Cascade Range around Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima and the ranges around Spokane, Clarkston and elsewhere in the Columbia Basin.

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Tonasket Fall clean-up Sept. 22

TONASKET – The City of Tonasket’s Fall clean-up for city residents and businesses will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Items may be dropped off at the Tonasket City Shop, 500 Railroad Avenue (by Chief Tonasket Park). All types of metal and metal appliances will be accepted. Your help with loading [...]

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Commish candidate Meet ‘n’ Greet at CCC

TONASKET – There will be a Meet ‘n’ Greet of Okanogan County Commissioner candidates Albert Roberts and Bud Hover in Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket (just north of the Wells Fargo, which is across from the post office). The gathering will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the front [...]

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Nursing Home benefited

Dear Editor, To all the North Okanogan Valley Community Members: As you may know, North Valley Hospital District #4 has recently had to lay off staff in order to cut expenses. One of these staff members is Judy Gladden who has been Manager of the Long Term Care Division. I am writing this letter to [...]

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Former Congressman

Shouldn’t we all be Americans first?

  I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one of my strongest memories of him [...]

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