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Dennis Allen Clinkenbeard

Dennis Allen Clinkenbeard, age 78, of Wenatchee, Washington passed peacefully October 15, 2019. Dennis was born May 2, 1941 in Tonasket, Washington to parents Harold and Lucile Clinkenbeard.

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Angela Bowers-Petrozzi

Angela Bowers-Petrozzi, age 38 of Tonasket, Washington, died on June 3, 2019 in Tonasket. Angela was born on May 22, 1981 in Omak, Washington to her parents, Deborah Goodrich and Robert Petrozzi.

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Loomis on list of fire districts to get wildfire engine from DNR

OLYMPIA – As part of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) ongoing efforts to strengthen rural fire districts in wildfire-prone areas, Okanogan County Fire District 10, which covers the Loomis area, will be one of several rural fire departments to receive a surplus wildfire engine

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Gary DeVon/staff photos Groundwater and snowmelt in settling pond where water was collected prior to treatment at the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw. Photo taken during a tour of the mine before it was closed and went into the reclamation phase.

Appeals Court upholds Buckhorn Gold Mine Discharge Permit, Crown expresses disappointment in ruling

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, has rejected Crown Resources’ appeal of the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit that the Washington State Department of Ecology issued for the Buckhorn Mine.

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Woman suing Okanogan County over result of Immigration Detainer Request

SEATTLE – On Oct. 9, Maria del Rayo Mendoza Garcia filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County for unlawfully detaining her in March 2019. Okanogan County detained Ms. Mendoza based solely on a detainer request from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) despite federal court decisions that make clear state and local officials have no authority to arrest or detain people for immigration purposes.

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State Board of Health passes emergency ban on flavored vapor products

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Board of Health passed an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products or any products that will be used to create a flavored vapor product. The rule took effect on Oct. 10, 2019 and lasts for 120 days. The Board of Health and Department of Health will work closely with the Liquor and Cannabis Board on plans for implementation and enforcement now that the emergency rule is final.

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Sidney Charles ‘Chuck’ Mitchell III

On September 19th we lost a unique and rare sole. Sydney Charles Mitchell III, Chuck, son of Sidney and Bertha (Hudlow) Mithell was born July 20th of 1943.

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New tribal liaison will expand State Historical Society’s outreach to tribal nations

TACOMA – The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) is proud to welcome Michael Finley as its new tribal liaison.

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Christian Johnson

Christian Johnson succumbs to injuries sustained in Spring Coulee Fire

OKANOGAN – Assistant Chief Christian Dean Johnson, 55, with Okanogan County Fire District #3 Okanogan, succumbed to his injuries sustained while engaged on the Spring Coulee Fire south of Okanogan.

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Celebration of Life

There will be a Celebration of Life for Brice Carroll on Saturday, October 5 at 4 p.m. at the American Legion…

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