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General Election Ballots in the mail

OKANOGAN – Ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 General Election are in the mail, according to election officials with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

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Omak nurse sentenced to federal prison for adulteration and misbranding pain meds

SPOKANE – Cory J. Riehart, 32, Omak, Wash. was sentenced in United States District Court after pleading guilty in July, 2017 to Adulterating a Drug and to Misbranding a Drug with the Intent to Defraud or Mislead….

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Leah McCormick, Okanogan County Treasurer

Second half property taxes due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormick would like to remind taxpayers that the second half of 2017 county property taxes and irrigation assessments are due and must be in by Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, or interest and penalty will start accruing on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

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First suspected West Nile Virus case in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is investigating a suspected case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in an Okanogan County resident.

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Accepting applications for .09 funds

OMAK – The Economic Alliance Infrastructure Committee announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2018 .09 Prioritization process for Economic Development/Public Facility Projects within Okanogan County.

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Fire at Rainbow Lake burns 43 acres

OROVILLE – A fire that started near Rainbow Lake, near Wannacut, on Sunday, Oct. 1 has burned 43 acres and continues to be staffed, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Good fire planned for 8,000+ acres across U.S. Forest, including Tonasket & Methow Districts

WENATCHEE — Over the next several weeks, communities along the east slopes of the Cascades may see a different type of smoke column rising above the tree tops; a column that heralds the return of prescribed fire to the land. Excluded from the ecosystem for nearly 100 years, frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for healthy forests and better protected communities.

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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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