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U.S. Rep. Newhouse honors Vietnam Veterans in Okanogan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, August 22, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) hosted a Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony in Okanogan. Vietnam-era veterans were encouraged to sign up to receive a service lapel pin and certificate of special congressional recognition in honor of their service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

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Congressman Dan Newhouse visits MVH to meet with county healthcare leadership

OMAK – U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse paid local healthcare leaders a visit on Thursday, Aug. 22, to discuss the challenges and other healthcare delivery-related issues in Okanogan County. Newhouse represents Washington’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes all of Central Washington.

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Chip seal work planned between Okanogan and Riverside on Highway 97

OKANOGAN – The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that there will be chip sealing work on US 97 from Okanogan to Riverside.

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Lake Management District completes first milfoil applications in Osoyoos Lake

OROVILLE – The first summer of milfoil applications under the new Lake Management District (LMD) have been completed. There were four separate locations where these applications took place. All were in areas were areas that had not been previously treated for milfoil. Going from south to north areas treated were: 3.42 acres in the Okanogan [...]

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Okanogan County PUD board working on financial policy

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County PUD board discussed establishing a financial policy, including a proposal by staff on managing the rate stabilization fund.

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Economic Alliance accepting project applications

OMAK – The Economic Alliance Infrastructure Committee would like to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2020 Prioritization process for Economic and Community Development projects and Public Infrastructure projects within Okanogan County.

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Missing 76-year-old located in Federal Way, Washington

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in looking for a missing person. Gail Smith is a 76- year-old male who has early onset of dementia.

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Shoreline penalty resolved on Palmer Lake

LOOMIS – The Washington Department of Ecology and a British Columbia couple have agreed to a settlement that reduces their penalty and provides opportunities for environmental enhancement along Palmer Lake in Okanogan County.

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Colville Tribes plan Cultural Salmon Release

GRAND COULEE – The Colville Confederated Tribes is hosting their second Cultural Salmon Release on the east side of Grand Coulee Dam on Friday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.

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Community Foundation of NCW welcomes new trustees

The Community Foundation of NCW says it is pleased to announce five new members joining its Board of Trustees: Diane Blake, Chris Goetz, Jesus Hernandez, Evan McCauley and Dr. Doug Wilson.

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