Department of Licensing to mark driver licenses and IDs to comply with REAL ID Act

OLYMPIA – Next week, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will begin marking all standard driver licenses and ID cards with the language, “federal limits apply,” to help bring Washington into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. DOL expects Washington to be in full compliance by fall 2018.

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Homeowner Safety Tips for protecting your home from wildfire

PORTLAND, ORE – With fire season arriving, homeowners and communities can make their homes safer from wildfire by reducing flammable materials and creating more defensible space around their property.

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Mary Moran

Mary Moran, age 92, resident of Oroville, Washington, died June 11, 2018 of natural causes at Golden Years Assisted Living in Riverside, Washington. Mary was born August 12, 1925 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Howard and Helen McCarthy…

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Janice Lynn Harris

Janice Lynn Harris passed away peacefully at her home on May 10, 2018. Janice was surrounded by her family during her time of death after a long, hard battle with aplastic anemia.

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Kids’ Fishing Day at Bonaparte Lake fun and educational

BONAPARTE – The Tonasket Ranger District’s annual Fish Day Celebration at Bonaparte Lake on Saturday, June 9 was well attended.

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Transportation district recruiting for vanpools

OKANOGAN – TranGo, Okanogan County’s transportation district, has received three six-passenger mini-vans and is now recruiting riders for vanpools throughout Okanogan County. Vanpools consist of a group of four to nine people who commute together on a regular basis in a van provided by TranGO. Commuters like vanpools because they save money and reduce the [...]

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David Bruce Stell

David Bruce Mackay, husband, brother, and friend, passed from this life April 22, 2018 after a short bout with cancer. He was born on January 16, 1951.

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Larry Stell

Larry Stell, 66, of Tonasket, Washington, died May 21, 2018. Larry was born on August 20, 1951 to parents Gerald and Oleta Stell in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Larry lived in Tonasket for 44 years. He loved making wooden furniture, floating the river and spending time with loved ones. He had bright blue, kind eyes and a [...]

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Jack J. Nelson

Jack J. Nelson, 64, of Oroville, Washington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a tough battle with NASH disease. He was born July 14, 1953 to Warren and Ardith Nelson in Tonasket, Washington.

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Gary DeVon/staff photos Groundwater and snowmelt in settling pond where water was collected prior to treatment at the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw.

Sides differ on how much to set aside for mine cleanup

CHESAW — Owners of the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine will post an additional $12 million in securities with the state of Washington to assure adequate funds are available for environmental cleanup and restoration at the Okanogan County mine that stopped extracting ore in July, according to the state Department of Ecology.

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Forest Service waives Recreation Fees this Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day

PORTLAND The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon this Saturday, June 9, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day.

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