Harold Richard ‘Rich’ Michels

Rich passed away Aug. 6, 2019 at his home in Conconully, Wash., at the age of 65. He was born May 9, 1954 in Tonasket, Washington to Don and Iris Burbery Michels and was the youngest of four children.

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Clifford ‘Cliff’ Applebee, Jr

Clifford “Cliff” Applebee, Jr., 83, passed away on August 24, 2019, in Tonasket, Washington.Cliff was born in Recine, Wisconsin on Oct. 20, 1935 to Parents Clifford Sr and Stella (Gorton) Applebee.

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Donation accounts set up for Okanogan Firefighter injured in Spring Coulee Fire

OKANOGAN – Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 60 percent of his body.

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Elaine Chamberlin

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Elaine Chamberlin, died August 24, 2019 at her home in East Wenatchee. Elaine was born, one of four daughters, to Charles and Zenda Sawyers on October 27, 1926 in Cedaredge, Colorado.

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Terri Lewis

On August 15, 2019, Terri Lewis, loving mom, passed away at age 89. Terri was born in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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Tonasket Council Special Meeting

TONASKET – There will be a special meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Tonasket City Hall Council Chambers.

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Updated: Local firefighter Christian Johnson injured in Spring Coulee Fire; airlifted to Harborview

OKANOGAN – Christian Johnson, the Assistant Fire Chief for Okanogan County Fire District #3 was injured while fighting the Spring Coulee Fire south of Okanogan on Sunday, Sept. 1, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

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PUD considers ending Conservation Loan Program

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County PUD is considering discontinuing its Conservation Loan program for customers after 23 years.

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M. Clare Paris

Mary Clare Paris, 65, known to all as Clare, passed away at her home in Okanogan, Washington on August 18th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. During her three-year struggle with cancer she had never lost the positive nature and upbeat attitude that she was so known for.

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State officials make it easier to access overdose reversal drug

OLYMPIA – Today Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. The standing order works like a prescription and allows any person or organization in the state to get naloxone from a pharmacy.

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Sen. Cantwell announces $225K grant to bolster economic development for Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the North Central Washington Economic Development District has been awarded a grant to implement a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

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