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BLM issues Fire Restrictions Order in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. Because of this the district has issued a fire restrictions order on public lands administered by the BLM in eastern Washington.

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Non-profit organization seeks local families to host high school exchange students

KELSO, WA – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with local community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

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Lands Commissioner applauds DNR helicopter crew on yesterday’s wolves mission

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, at the request of the Tonasket U.S. Forest Service Ranger District, a DNR Wildfire pilot and three crew members conducted a mission to retrieve a U.S. Forest Service-affiliated individual in the national forest who reported that she felt threatened by wolves and had taken refuge in a tree.

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Red Flag warning issued for Okanogan and Methow valleys

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a red flag warning for most of the Okanogan and Methow valleys as thunderstorms, wind and low humidity moves through Eastern Washington.

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Mary A. Higley

Mary A. Higley (Grandma Higs) beloved wife, mother and grandmother, recently of Yacolt, Washington, passed away June 27 in Olean, New York while on a cross country trip to Pennsylvania. She was born October 2, 1945 in Red Banks, NJ to Lilburn F. Gross and Elizabeth Alexander

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Upper Conconully Lake Campground opens for 2018 season

EPHRATA – The Upper Conconully Lake Campground will open for the 2018 season beginning June 29. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will manage the facility in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Department of Licensing to mark driver licenses and IDs to comply with REAL ID Act

OLYMPIA – Next week, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will begin marking all standard driver licenses and ID cards with the language, “federal limits apply,” to help bring Washington into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. DOL expects Washington to be in full compliance by fall 2018.

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Homeowner Safety Tips for protecting your home from wildfire

PORTLAND, ORE – With fire season arriving, homeowners and communities can make their homes safer from wildfire by reducing flammable materials and creating more defensible space around their property.

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Mary Moran

Mary Moran, age 92, resident of Oroville, Washington, died June 11, 2018 of natural causes at Golden Years Assisted Living in Riverside, Washington. Mary was born August 12, 1925 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Howard and Helen McCarthy…

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Janice Lynn Harris

Janice Lynn Harris passed away peacefully at her home on May 10, 2018. Janice was surrounded by her family during her time of death after a long, hard battle with aplastic anemia.

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