Mary A. Higley

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

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Upper Conconully Lake Campground opens for 2018 season

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.

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National Forest update for Okanogan County

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.

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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 MacKay

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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