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State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

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Lions Club looking for new members as they celebrate second century

The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club is looking for new members as they enter their second centennial of service. Local club members joined clubs across the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International.

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Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card

SEATTLE — Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) Monday.

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Comments sought on Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Board of County Commissioners invites the public to offer comments regarding potential revisions to the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan with particular attention to policies regarding water quality and quantity.

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Updated: House fire in Nine Mile area spreads to 30 plus acres

OROVILLE – A wildland fire is spreading that started from a house fire on Blue Grouse Road in the 9 mile area northwest of Oroville, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

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Wildfire smoke reaching unhealthy to hazardous levels

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is urging county schools, parents and guardians to make sure their kids are being protected from air quality levels ranging from “Unhealthy to Hazardous.”

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Short term air quality improvements predicted this weekend

A weather system brushing the state this weekend will cause a welcome improvement in air quality and visibility. However, despite the breezes and air mass exchange, the long term smoke/haze situation will not be fully resolved until the western North American wildfires are extinguished and the smoke source is eliminated.

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Judge dismisses former teacher’s lawsuit against Oroville School District, ex superintendent

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry Rawson dismissed former teacher Ryan Frazier’s wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Oroville School District and its former superintendent, Steve Quick.

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Hiking for the Warrior Expeditions

OROVILLE – Four hikers who traveled the Pacific Northwest Trail were doing so as part of the Warrior Expeditions program, which helps veterans through hiking, rather than reaching for a bottle or pills.

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Be smart with fire and stay safe this Labor Day Weekend

PORTLAND, ORE. – As people head out to enjoy their national forests this holiday weekend, the US Forest Service is asking for help in preventing any additional human-caused fires.

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