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Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Gabriel Toribio Apolonio, 20, Omak, with second-degree assault (strangulation) (DV). The crime allegedly occurred Sept. 27.

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Sandra L. ‘Sandy’ Mann

Sandra L. “Sandy” Mann, 83, passed away Saturday evening, September 30, 2017 in Nespelem, Washington. Sandy was born in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday, April 17, 1934 to the home of William and Hazel Cooper.

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The Week in Sports

This week’s high school sports schedule for Oroville and Tonasket teams….

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Accepting applications for .09 funds

OMAK – The Economic Alliance Infrastructure Committee announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2018 .09 Prioritization process for Economic Development/Public Facility Projects within Okanogan County.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

District Court
Brandon Dwain Barton, 36, Okanogan, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Barton received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $650.

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Michael L. Tibbs

Michael L. Tibbs, age 66 of Oroville, Washington was born in Tonasket, Washington to parents Dave and Lillian Tibbs. Leaving his loving family quietly, Mike stepped into Glory on the morning of September 28th at his home. Surviving is his wife, Miki; his son, Mitch (Trish); his daughters, Julie Tibbs and Paige (Wade) Scott; his, [...]

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Charles R. Smith

Charles R. Smith, age 79, of Oroville, Washington died September 25, 2017 at North Valley Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1937 in Yuma, Arizona to parents Harvie and Mary Smith.

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Margaret Adele Timm Derting

Margaret Adele Timm Derting, 59, died on September 25, 2017. She was born on April 2, 1958 to Fred and Sally Mary (Green) Timm in Omak, Washington.

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Fire at Rainbow Lake burns 43 acres

OROVILLE – A fire that started near Rainbow Lake, near Wannacut, on Sunday, Oct. 1 has burned 43 acres and continues to be staffed, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Good fire planned for 8,000+ acres across U.S. Forest, including Tonasket & Methow Districts

WENATCHEE — Over the next several weeks, communities along the east slopes of the Cascades may see a different type of smoke column rising above the tree tops; a column that heralds the return of prescribed fire to the land. Excluded from the ecosystem for nearly 100 years, frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for healthy forests and better protected communities.

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