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Fees waived at Forest Service day-use sites for National Public Lands Day

PORTLAND, ORE – Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30 for National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To encourage people to join in and visit their public lands, the Forest Service is waiving day-use fees at recreation sites across the Pacific Northwest.

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U.S. Border Patrol Agents assist with victim of shooting, prevent suicide

CURLEW – Members of the U.S. Border Patrol from the Curlew, Wash. Station assisted with a shooting victim and another person who was attempting to commit suicide on Monday, Sept. 25.

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NV Hospital Board meeting cancelled

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday that the regularly scheduled meeting of Okanogan County Hospital District #4 for Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 has been cancelled.

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Changing Lives: Wenatchee Valley College Omak Foundation

Kiana Sam is an example of how WVC at Omak is helping change lives.
Her advice and recommendations to high school seniors would be, “Don’t grow up too fast!

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State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

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Lions Club looking for new members as they celebrate second century

The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club is looking for new members as they enter their second centennial of service. Local club members joined clubs across the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International.

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Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card

SEATTLE — Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) Monday.

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Comments sought on Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Board of County Commissioners invites the public to offer comments regarding potential revisions to the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan with particular attention to policies regarding water quality and quantity.

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Updated: House fire in Nine Mile area spreads to 30 plus acres

OROVILLE – A wildland fire is spreading that started from a house fire on Blue Grouse Road in the 9 mile area northwest of Oroville, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

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Wildfire smoke reaching unhealthy to hazardous levels

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is urging county schools, parents and guardians to make sure their kids are being protected from air quality levels ranging from “Unhealthy to Hazardous.”

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