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Dylan Thomas James Counts, 20, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. Counts was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $1,612.87, including $502.37 in restitution. The crimes occurred Jan. 26. In a separate case, the court dismissed Dec. 11 a charge against Counts: second-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charge was dismissed with prejudice.

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North Valley Hospital District CEO resigns

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District Administrator Linda Michel tendered her resignation to the NVH Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 11, following a lengthy executive session at the end of that evening’s board meeting.

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Flood watch remains in effect until late tonight

NWS SPOKANE 11:50 AM PST THURSDAY DEC 11, 2014
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a portion of North Central Washington, including the east slopes of the North Cascades, the Okanogan Valley and the Wenatchee Area through late tonigh

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North Valley Hospital prepares for Ebola

TONASKET – With the arrival of Ebola Viral Disease to the United States, North Valley Hospital District is responding quickly with a mandatory education and training session for our nearly 230 member staff. Although the chance of Ebola reaching Okanogan County is unlikely, we feel that it’s very important to circumvent the problems that the Texas hospital incurred with staff being unprepared to handle patients with Ebola and want to mitigate any risk there may be to our staff and community.

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Hazel Louise Allen Burnett

Hazel Louise Allen (Stevens) Burnett was born February 24, 1926 in the Pine Creek area of Okanogan County to James and Elizabeth Allen, whose parents homesteaded in Okanogan County in 1905 from Austria. She was raised in the Pine Creek area with many family members, including her siblings, Grover, Frank, Elaine, Pearl and Harold, who [...]

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.

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Oroville City Council conducts business in the dark

OROVILLE – While they may never have been accused of it, at least to their faces, the Oroville City Council “literally” conducted business in the dark when the power went out about halfway through their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Farmland preservation meeting Oct. 3

The Washington State Conservation Commission and the Office of Farmland Preservation invite you to join us for an important strategic discussion on the future of  farmland preservation in our state.  The meeting will be in Okanogan on October 3 from 9am – 12pm at the City of Okanogan Council Chambers located at 120 3rd Ave N in Okanogan.  [...]

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Review of Buckhorn mine water quality permit begins

YAKIMA – A draft renewal to the wastewater discharge permit at the Buckhorn Mountain Mine in Okanogan County is available for review and comment from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).

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Community Action puts up challenge

“Could you live on $29 a week …?” OKANOGAN COUNTY – Okanogan County Community Action Council is challenging the entire county to live on a SNAP( formerly known as food stamp ) budget for one week! Could you live on $29 a week per person? “It’s pretty obvious that hunger is a growing problem when [...]

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