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Tonasket volunteers respond to fire at unoccupied residence

TONASKET – Tonasket Fire Department volunteers were called into action Tuesday, Oct. 17, when an outbuilding at an unoccupied residence about a half mile north of Tonasket on Highway 97 caught fire.

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NVH Board reviews slew of ‘dated’ reports

TONASKET – Public attends NVH Board of Directors Regular Meeting and is allowed three minutes to speak; local attorney urges hospital district’s legal counsel to “read the RCW carefully.”

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Candidates open up at forum

TONASKET – Candidates and incumbents for North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioner positions open for election in the upcoming Nov. 7 election gathered in the Tonasket High School Commons last Wednesday, Oct. 11, for a question and answer forum open to the public.

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General Election Ballots in the mail

OKANOGAN – Ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 General Election are in the mail, according to election officials with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

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Omak nurse sentenced to federal prison for adulteration and misbranding pain meds

SPOKANE – Cory J. Riehart, 32, Omak, Wash. was sentenced in United States District Court after pleading guilty in July, 2017 to Adulterating a Drug and to Misbranding a Drug with the Intent to Defraud or Mislead….

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Leah McCormick, Okanogan County Treasurer

Second half property taxes due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormick would like to remind taxpayers that the second half of 2017 county property taxes and irrigation assessments are due and must be in by Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, or interest and penalty will start accruing on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

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First suspected West Nile Virus case in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is investigating a suspected case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in an Okanogan County resident.

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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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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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