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County Commissioners spend nearly $90,000 in one month to fight lawsuit

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners spent nearly $90,000 for one month of legal services to defend their refusal to pay the Court Administrator compensation set by Superior Court Judges Christopher Culp and Hank Rawson, according to official county documents.

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Colville Tribes, EPA and Ecology working toward cleaner air in Okanogan County

NESPELEM – The Colville Tribes Office of Environmental Trust Air Quality Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Ecology have been closely monitoring air quality issues in the central valley of Okanogan County. This combined effort is to improve the air quality and promoting healthier communities within Okanogan County. The Air Quality [...]

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Oroville Hornet Football clips Soap Lake Eagle’s wings

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets made the long journey to Soap Lake, one of their furthest road games, and returned with a 50-28 victory for their trouble last Friday, Oct. 7.

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Getting Fired Up

Hornet Homecoming against Bridgeport Friday night, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Ben Prince Field.

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Second half of Okanogan County property taxes due

OKANOGAN — Okanogan County Treasurer Leah Mc Cormack is reminding all taxpayers that the 2016 second half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due and must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Cameron Dean Gregg, 56, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to harassment (threats to kill) (DV). Gregg was sentenced to 12+ months in prison and fined $1,375.50 for the June 1 crime.

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Honor Flight offers closure for some veterans

Ken Hovland finally got to make a trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. in early October, if only in spirit.

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WCRA 2016 drag racing season ends on a new high

OSOYOOS – The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) had their final drag racing event of the 2016 season on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos. It was a time for one last kick at the can before all of the vehicles are tucked away, and Old Man Winter makes an appearance in the South Okanagan Valley.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Jeffrey Howard Herschlip, 59, Oroville, pleaded guilty Sept. 27 to attempted second-degree extortion (lesser included to first-degree extortion). Herschlip was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 330 days suspended for two years, and fined $500 for the Aug. 20, 2014 crime.

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Forum features state, as well as local candidates

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum took place at Vicki’s Backdoor Club on Thursday, Oct. 6 and had an attendance of about 50 people in search of more information on those running in this November’s general election.

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