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U.S. Postal Service seeks new site for Wauconda Post Office

WAUCONDA — The U.S. Postal Service is looking for a new site for the Wauconda Post Office, currently located next to the closed Wauconda Cafe, 2320 Highway 20, Unit 1.

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Election 2018: Meet your candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner

We asked the three candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner Position 3 to answer a few questions for our readers: Tell us a little about yourself, why do you want to be elected and the three most important issues facing the office.

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County Recording Deputy Erin Niemi awarded PRIA Scholarship

Erin Niemi, a recording deputy for Okanogan County is one of two recipients selected to receive the Ernst Scholarship for 2018-19 from the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA).

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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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