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Robert Wendell George, 47, Omak, pleaded guilty May 9 to POCS. George was sentenced to 12+ months in prison and fined $800 for the April 4 crime.

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Urgent call to vaccinate horses now for West Nile virus protection

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals as soon as possible to protect against West Nile virus.

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Special three-day filing period

OKANOGAN – There will be a special three-day filing period for offices that no one filed for during the regular filing period or offices with vacancies. The Special Filing Period is May 23 – 25, 2017 and starts at 8 a.m on Tuesday and ends at 4:30 p.m on Thursday.

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Councilman to run against Tonasket Mayor

OKANOGAN — The regular filing week for the upcoming Aug. 1 primary elections ended last Friday and there are several local offices with multiple candidates. In Tonasket, incumbent mayor Patrick Plumb faces a challenge from Dennis Brown, who currently sits on the council. This is for a four-year term. For Council Position 1, Christa (Teagan) [...]

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May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic 2017

Results of the Oroville May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic are:

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Runoff raising Osoyoos Lake and nearby river flows

OROVILLE – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as heavy snowpack in central British Columbia begins to melt. During the runoff season, the lake can rise sharply and cause downstream rivers to flow more swiftly.

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Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Huston elected to nuclear energy facility’s board

RICHLAND, Wash. – Columbia Generating Station stakeholders, representing 92 utilities in six states, elected member utilities and individual officers to the power plant’s participants review board during their public meeting last week in Sunriver, Ore.

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Herbert ‘Herb’ N. Weaver

Herbert “Herb” N. Weaver, 86, of Oroville, Washington formerly of Leetonia, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Whimsical Woods’ theme for 83rd Oroville May Festival

OROVILLE – Queen Paz Lopez and Princesses Hannah McCoy and Estifenny Carrillo extend a royal invitation to attend this year’s 83rd Annual Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Brandon William Cate, 30, Omak, was found guilty (jury trial) April 12 of two counts each of second-degree burglary and third-degree theft, and one count of third-degree malicious mischief. Cate was sentenced April 19 to 50 months (4.2 years) in prison and fined $800. The crimes occurred Jan. 7.

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