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Oroville wastewater treatment plant wins state Outstanding Award

OLYMPIA – Oroville’s wastewater treatment plant was deemed outstanding by the Department of Ecology, one of 111 in the state to be recognized. It was Oroville’s fifth consecutive year to receive the honor.

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Campfires banned on DNR-protected lands across Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – As of Friday, Aug. 17, campfires are banned on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) east of the Cascades. This ban joins many other jurisdictions that have also prohibited campfires.

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Leads remain the same for Okanogan County offices in second Primary Election count

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OKANOGAN – In the second count of the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election, results still show Jim Detro, the incumbent candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner, Position 3, way out ahead of his two challengers, Sally Bull and Robert Fuchs.

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Detro leads for county commissioner, Hawley for sheriff in early ballot count

OKANOGAN – Early and unofficial Primary Election results show Jim Detro, the incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner, Position 3, candidate way out ahead of his two challengers, Sally Bull and Robert Fuchs.

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Fires in Twisp River Drainage grow to nearly 7700 acres

TWISP – The 7671 Crescent Fire burning east of the Twisp River continued to be active near Williams Creek as of press time. However, the nearby 38 acre Gilbert Fire was exhibiting no fire activity with little smoke being produced, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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BLM modifies Fire Restrictions Order in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE – Due to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District’s commitment to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive, fire restrictions on lands administered by the district and by the BLM have been modified to prohibit the building, maintaining, attending or using a fire of any type, including charcoal briquette fires.

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Final decision puts 50,000 acres on track for increased forest health; watershed function in Methow

TWISP – Beginning as soon as this fall, thousands of acres in the Methow Valley near the community of Twisp will be on track for much needed mechanical thinning, prescribed fire, and other restoration work- work that will benefit the area for decades to come. “This decision is a win for wildlife, water quality, reducing [...]

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Election 2018: Meet your candidates for Okanogan County Sheriff

We asked all six candidates to answer a few questions for our readers, receiving responses from Tony Hawley, Court Creighton and Michael Blake. We did not hear back from Steve Brown or Jeff Koplin. The top two vote getters in the Aug. 7, 2018 Primary Election will continue on to the November General Election.

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Election 2018: Meet your candidates for Okanogan County Prosecutor

Editor’s Note: We asked the two candidates for Okanogan County Prosecutor to answer a few questions for our readers and her are their answers.

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Election 2018: Meet your candidates for Okanogan County Auditor

Editor’s Note: We asked the two candidates for Okanogan County Auditor to answer a few questions for our readers and the following are their answers in their own words.

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