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State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

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Melvin Ray Gallagher

Melvin R. Gallagher, 74, of Oroville, Washington, died September 8, 2017 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Melvin was born July 27, 1943 in Seagraves, Texas to parents Earl and Wynona Gallagher.

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Joy Ehlers

Joy Ehlers died on September 6, 2017 in Tonasket, Washington. She was born May 22, 1933 in Halsey, Nebraska to parents John and Joanna Mast.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Justin William Nanpuya, 41, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 5 to third-degree assault (of a law enforcement officer). Nanpuya was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $1,260.50 for the March 23 crime.

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Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card

SEATTLE — Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) Monday.

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Rosa Geneva Borland

Rosa Geneva Borland, 88, of Oroville, died September 3, 2017. She was born April 16, 1929 to parents Dewey and Charlotte Galyean in Childress, Texas.

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SlideShow: Seen at the County Fair, Results:

OKANOGAN – There were 772 exhibitors at this year’s Okanogan County Fair with over 6,000 entries. To see who won what, please click on one of the links below:

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Cops & Courts and 911 Calls

Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Zachary John Bernsten, 33, Omak, with two counts of first-degree robbery. The crimes allegedly occurred Aug. 28.

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Comments sought on Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Board of County Commissioners invites the public to offer comments regarding potential revisions to the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan with particular attention to policies regarding water quality and quantity.

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Updated: House fire in Nine Mile area spreads to 30 plus acres

OROVILLE – A wildland fire is spreading that started from a house fire on Blue Grouse Road in the 9 mile area northwest of Oroville, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

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