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USDA seeks project proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands

SPOKANE – State Conservationist Roylene Rides at the Door with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service today announced funding available in Washington State for technical and financial assistance to help protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands.

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10th Annual Kite Day

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NWS warns of flood risk in county

A Flood Warning for rain and snowmelt was issued by the National Weather Service at this morning, March 17 and remains in effect until 12:15 p.m. Sunday for Northeastern Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Spokane, Whitman…

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Oroville’s Leo Chen headed to D.C. for National Spelling Bee

EAST WENATCHEE – For the second year in a row, Oroville seventh grade student Leo Chen will represent North Central Washington in Washington D.C. this spring in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Gary DeVon/G-T file photo The state Department of Ecology regulates lake levels at Zosel Dam in Oroville. Lake levels can fluctuate into early July depending on snowpack. Ecology seeks to maintain the water level between 911.5 and 912 feet from May 1 to Sept. 15, but occasionally there’s a chance for flooding when snowmelt and runoff are high.

Operations at Zosel Dam in Oroville switch to spring mode

OROVILLE – Operators at Zosel Dam are slowly increasing the water level of Lake Osoyoos from winter to spring operating elevations to manage snowmelt. The lake will gradually gain about two feet between now and early May.

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Farmers losing DNR leases may get vacation extension; compensation challenged

OLYMPIA, Mar. 3 – Legislation that would provide farmers more time to prepare for termination of their leases with Department of Natural Resources passed the Senate Feb. 26.

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Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District)

House passes Kretz bill to help make forests more resilient to wildfires

OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives today approved a proposal by Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to make forests more resilient to wildfires and help fight future disasters.

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Human trafficking workshop at WVC at Omak on March 9

OMAK – Anti-violence expert Jeri Moomaw will present “Human Trafficking in Indian Country” on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hazel Allen Burnett Hall room 401/402 on the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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OHA presents: ‘Ecosystems of the Okanogan,’ a Highland Wonders event

TONASKET – On Friday, March 3, Andy Stepniewski brings an all-new topic to the Highland Wonders series, with “Ecosystems of the Okanogan.”

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Canadian suspected of human smuggling arrested near Molson

OROVILLE – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Oroville Station arrested six people involved in alien smuggling on Feb. 8.

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