CHICAGO – The Healthy Futures Fund—a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support accessible health care and affordable housing in low-income communities—has made its initial investment in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), helping finance the construction of a new clinic in the underserved rural community of Omak.
OKANOGAN – A man arrested for breaking in to, and burglarizing, the Okanogan Eagles was tattled on by his court ordered monitoring ankle bracelet.
OLYMPIA — A new transmission line from Pateros to Twisp would mean more reliable electricity for residents in the Methow Valley.
TONASKET – A former Omak police officer was arrested at 58 Oakes Drive in Crumbacher after shooting at the feet of his son’s ex-girlfriend.
TONASKET – Repair of the broken down generator at North Valley Hospital should begin in about two weeks, Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker reported at the Thursday, Feb. 27, meeting of the NVH Board of Commissioners.
TONASKET – Three motions, two votes, one hard-won agreement by the Tonasket City Council means that the Tonasket Police Department will be in the market for a new police vehicle.
OKANOGAN – Douglas and Janet Burts and Kodi Erickson-Greene opened a coffee house called “On the Avenue” on Feb. 8 in Okanogan. On the Avenue offers coffee, espressos, smoothies, Italian sodas, hand baked muffins, sandwiches, soup, hot dogs and an assortment of coffee accompaniments.
YAKIMA – An updated wastewater discharge permit issued to the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw will better protect water quality and help correct environmental problems that have challenged the mine since operations began in 2007, according to the state Department of Ecology.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board has every intention of making another attempt at passing a capital improvement bond to fund expansion and upgrades of the school facilities.
OROVILLE – A new group is planning on holding a blues festival in conjunction with the annual Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride and asked the city council for exclusive use of Deep Bay Park over Armed Forces Day weekend.