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Crack sealing on US97 Pateros to Wells Dam

PATEROS – The Washington State Department of Transportation says to expect delays on U.S. Highway 97 from Pateros to Wells Dam next week as maintenance crews repair damaged pavement.

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U.S. Rep. Newhouse announces Constituent Listening Sessions in 4th Congressional District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) will host congressional listening sessions this month in Grant, Yakima, and Okanogan counties to hear constituent concerns and discuss the priorities of the 115th Congress. All residents and press of the 4th Congressional District are invited to attend.

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PUD power outage April 6 in Tonasket/Oroville areas

OKANOGAN – There will be a 6 ¼ hour power outage beginning on Thursday evening, April 6 starting at 11:45 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m. Friday morning. This outage is necessary to make repairs to the Tonasket Substation and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) transmission line switches, according to the Okanogan County PUD.

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Dam safety state priority; few failures in over century

OLYMPIA – After the Oroville Dam crisis in February forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their California homes, Washingtonians may wonder if the dams that surround them are in danger of failing.

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OHA presents: Those marvelous, myriad lichens with Jack Massie

TONASKET – Lichens appear as an entire organism but are actually composed of two or more very different partners — they truly are peculiar, efficient, and wondrous. An indoor slideshow presentation on Friday, April 7…

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PUD warns of utility scam through phone solicitation

The Okanogan County PUD asks people to be on alert for a phone scam targeting PUD customers and businesses.

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Lawsuit reverses State approval of Enloe Dam design-build process, new hearing set

OROVILLE – A group of citizen plaintiffs, represented by Smith & Lowney, PLLC, has prevailed in its suit to reverse State approval of the design-build process on the Enloe Hydroelectric Project due to defective public notice. The case was filed against the State of Washington Capital Projects Advisory Review Board, Project Review Committee (PRC), and the Okanogan Public Utility District (OPUD).

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Forest road conditions postpone Firewood Cutting Permit sales

TONASKET – National Forests provide so much–clean air, water, jobs, food, wood, and more. Each year, thousands of people heat their homes with firewood gathered from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest As snow melts from valley bottoms many people are antsy to go into the woods to resupply their firewood piles.

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Border Patrol Explorer Post conducts Winter Survival Training Course

OROVILLE – On March 4th and 5th, Oroville Border Patrol Explorer Post #0023 held its annual Winter Survival Training Course at Bonaparte Lake in the Okanogan National Forest.

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Oroville Elementary hosts Leadership Day

OROVILLE — Oroville Elementary School hosted Leadership Day as a way of showing how the Leader In Me Program is working. The public was invited to eat lunch, listen to a short musical program and then to tour the classrooms with students as their guides.

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