Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber

Maycumber legislation would increase law enforcement, improve training and allow more officers in underserved communities

OLYMPIA – A package of bills introduced today in Olympia would streamline and improve law enforcement training, increase the number of training classes available for new recruits, and provide more opportunities for law enforcement in underserved areas.

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Donna L. Orth

A celebration of life for Donna L. Orth, 83, was held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Colfax Church of the Nazarene at 2 p.m. with Pastors Don Moore and Lynn Nelson officiating.

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16th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival this weekend

MOLSON – The 16th annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival will take place this Saturday, Jan. 18 on Sidley Lake near Molson with a prize of fishermen and women angling for a $1000 top prize.

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Okanogan County PUD’s new logo for the new Community Solar Project.

Community Solar project could be built this spring

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD commissioners set the bill credit rate for the Sunny Okanogan Community Solar project at five cents per kilowatt-hour of production, applied to the bills of those who participate in the project, which could be built this spring.

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Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson, formally of Bellingham, Washington, lost his battle with cancer on December 25, 2019 in Omak, Washington at the age of 79. He was born on February 23, 1940 to Russell and Margaret Johnson who lived on the Smith Road.

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WSU conference brings women in agriculture together to network and learn

WINTHROP – On Saturday, Jan. 25, the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii an unique opportunity to gather in 34 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.

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Okanogan County Public Health issues Hepatitis A outbreak alert

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is reporting four confirmed cases of Hepatitis A within Okanogan County.

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Family Health’s Maternity Services receives $100,000 from Molina Healthcare

OKANOGAN – Family Health Centers was awarded $100,000 by Molina Healthcare to support the development of a Center of Excellence for Maternity Services.

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Ellen Patricia (Grillo) Zosel

Ellen Patricia (Grillo) Zosel peacefully passed away in the early morning of December 26, 2019 at her home on Lake Osoyoos where she’d lived since 1951. Ellen was born March 17, 1920 in Republic, Washington to pioneer homesteaders and Italian immigrants, Anthony and Stella Grillo.

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Looking back at 2019: News & Newsmakers

Editor’s Note: With last year in the rear view, we take a look back at just a few of the headlines from the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune that took place during 2019. G.A.D.

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Sarah Lorain Schatzel

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Sarah. Sarah Lorain Schatzel passed away on December 23, 2019. Sarah was born October 23, 2010 to parents Bob and Laura Schatzel in Kennewick, Washington.

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