Olma family preserves nearly 1600 acres

TONASKET – The Okanogan Land Trust was able to bring four years of persistent effort to a conclusion by finalizing the placement of a conservation easement on nearly 1600 acres in the Okanogan Highlands.

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General Manager confirms Omak mill to close

OMAK – The general manager of Omak Forest Products, a plywood mill in Omak, has confirmed a state WARN alert that more than 200 employees will soon be without a job.

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USFS and DNR report on wildland fire that killed three firefighters

The U.S. Forest Service and Washington State Department of Natural Resources released a report Friday outlining recommendations on moving forward in firefighting efforts based on lessons learned from the Aug.19, 2015 Twisp River Fire incident in Okanogan County in which three wildland firefighters lost their lives and four others were injured.

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Omak Forest Products will layoff 217 workers

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Employment Security issued a WARN notice that Omak Forest Products was planning on laying off 217 employees on Jan. 29, 2017.

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Colville Tribes’ chairman praises legislation that will return Ancient One to his homeland

NESPELEM -The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation praised the vote by the U.S. Senate over the weekend to send President Obama a water infrastructure bill that will return “The Ancient One” to his homeland on the Columbia Plateau for a proper and traditional burial.

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Housing Authority seeks board member

OROVILLE – The Oroville Housing Authority is seeking persons living in the Oroville area who may be interested in serving on its Board of Commissioners.

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WVC at Omak student wins Transforming Lives award

OMAK – Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student Monique Bourgeau is one of five winners of the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Award. Bourgeau will be recognized at an awards dinner in Olympia on Jan. 23, where she will also receive a $500 cash award from ACT.

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State Awards $14.6 million for Salmon Recovery Projects statewide

OLYMPIA – The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of $14.6 million in grants for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Flying saucers land in Oroville

Fake news has been with us for a long time, it used to be a big part of gossip. You know the stuff that mean people spread against someone or group they don’t like.

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Letters to the Editor, December 1, 2016

An electoral process compromise
Dear Editor,
The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process.

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