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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse

Newhouse hosting VA Health and Benefits Resource Fair in Tonasket

TONASKET – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse is inviting all veterans to join several state and local organizations, representatives from the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and other benefit and support services for the VA Health and Benefits Resource Fair with meeting in Tonasket on Monday, Aug. 28 at the Tonasket High School between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

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Now is the time to become a WSU Master Gardener

The Chelan Douglas County WSU-Extension is asking, “Have you always wanted to learn more about gardening, meet new people and make a difference in the community?”

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Oroville CARES to host Opiod Cafe’

OROVILLE – Oroville CARES Coalition, in collaboration with the Okanogan County Community Coalition and Public Health, will be hosting an Opiod Cafe’ on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Library.

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Blues Fest jams in town and at the beach

August has enjoyed a deluge of fantastic events in the North Okanogan – from music festivals to film festivals, art galleries to jet-ski races, and more live music than any one person could possibly attend.

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Tonasket area fourth, Oroville area sixth, in new construction

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office recently completed physically inspecting and valuing new construction throughout the county in the past 12 months and new construction was again highest within the boundaries of the Methow Valley School District, making up over one-third of the total.

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Tumbleweed film lineup brings best of international cinema

OROVILLE – This year’s Tumbleweed Film Festival is just around the corner, and the film lineup is complete and ready to wow.

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Smokejumper base analysis complete; Winthrop top recommendation

WENATCHEE – The U.S. Forest Service has named the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to be their top pick for serving Eastern Washington over other bases that were under consideration in Wenatchee and Yakima.

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Firefighters focus on stopping fire’s advance toward Canada

MAZAMA – The Diamond Creek Fire burning within the Pasayten Wilderness and Eightmile drainage is now about 12 miles north of Mazama and 5.5 miles south of the Canadian border, according to the latest updates from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Bonaparte Creek Bridge repairs

TONASKET – The state Department of Transportation will begin repairs to the Bonaparte Creek Bridge starting this week.

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Loup Loup Pass emergency repairs continue

TWISP – Phase II of the emergency repairs to Loup Loup Pass and Highway 20, where flooding undermined large sections of road, continue this week.

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