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Border Patrol arrests illegal border crosser at bus station

SPOKANE – Last week, U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a Canadian National at the Spokane Intermodal Bus Station who had illegally crossed into the U.S. near Oroville.

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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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Ballots for the Aug. 7 Primary Election are in the mail

OKANOGAN – Election officials with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office say that ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election have been mailed, those that have not received their ballot by Friday, July 26 should contact the auditors office at 509-422-7240.

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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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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Heat Advisory which is in effect from 2 p.m., Monday, July 16, to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

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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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Wolf encounter leads to helicopter rescue

WINTHROP – A research student called Okanogan County dispatch to report that she was 30 feet up a tree surrounded by wolves near the Tiffany Spring Campground, 20 mile Meadows in the Pasayten Wilderness of the North Cascades. The call came in around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 and the sheriff’s department dispatched deputies and [...]

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