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Evacuation ordered for Carlton area fire

CARLTON – Okanogan County Emergency Management has issued a Level 3 Evacuation Order for people living in the area of the Canyon Creek Fire near Carlton in the Methow Valley.

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Robert Edward Notson

Robert Edward Notson, 68, of Tonasket, Washington, went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was at his home with his sister Jean at his side.

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Central Washington water, dam provisions included in House Appropriations legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee’s full committee markup on the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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PUD special meeting to discuss rate hike

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County PUD Commissioners will have a Special Meeting on Monday, July 24 to discuss a possible two percent electricity rate increase.

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Arnold ‘Joe’ Shaw

On the morning of Friday, June 16, 2017, our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed peacefully into paradise. Arnold “Joe” Shaw was born on May 4, 1934.

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Fire continues to grow near Princeton, BC, smoke spreads into U.S.

PRINCETON, BC – A major forest fire raged out of control just north of Princeton last Tuesday, as The Spotlight went to press.

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Next steps in forming Lake Management District

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Commissioners have announced its intent to consider whether the property owners around Osoyoos Lake should form and fiance a Lake Management District.

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Lisa Anne Jones

Lisa Ann Jones, 30, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 from complications of diabetes. Lisa was born to Frank and Peggy Jones on April 23, 1987.

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Hot and dry weather continues into July

Excessive heat will continue to periodically plague areas east of the Cascades in the coming days, as parched summer weather looks to remain persistently entrenched over the region, according to AgWeatherNet.

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Board reviews impacts of conservation and timber harvest alternatives

OLYMPIA – At their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, members of the state Board of Natural Resources dug into a staff-prepared draft financial analysis of several alternatives for managing revenue-producing western Washington state trust lands into the next decade.

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