Mary A. Higley (Grandma Higs) beloved wife, mother and grandmother, recently of Yacolt, Washington, passed away June 27 in Olean, New York while on a cross country trip to Pennsylvania. She was born October 2, 1945 in Red Banks, NJ to Lilburn F. Gross and Elizabeth Alexander
EPHRATA – The Upper Conconully Lake Campground will open for the 2018 season beginning June 29. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will manage the facility in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
OMAK – Depending on location, chainsaws, equipment and helicopters may supplement the usual sounds of the forest this summer as crews actively work to restore forests and improve campgrounds on National Forest Lands in Okanogan County. Some popular locations that will be a hive of activity over the next few weeks include Irongate Trailhead, Chewuch River above Falls Creek, Salmon Meadows Campground and Beaver Lake Campground.
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.
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.
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…
BONAPARTE – The Tonasket Ranger District’s annual Fish Day Celebration at Bonaparte Lake on Saturday, June 9 was well attended.
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 [...]
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 [...]