Brock Hires

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Ferry County Fair results announced

Awards have been announced for participants of the annual Ferry County Fair, Sept. 1-3.

Ferry County Fair bulls and barrels results announced

Results have been announced for the bulls and barrels events at the Ferry County Fair, Sept. 1-3.

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Locals celebrate Lions Club's anniversary

The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club joined clubs across the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. “For 100 years, Lions have served communities around the world and improved the lives of millions of people,” said Lions Club member Janet Montanye. “That’s something to celebrate.

Unconscious woman found in ditch

Police: No signs of criminal activity

A woman found unconscious in the ditch along Highway 97 near town has been taken to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.

Level 3 sex offender moves to Pontiac Ridge Road

A level 3 sex offender has moved to the 300 block of Pontiac Ridge Road, Oroville. Harvey LeRoy Talbert, 57, notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office of his move, as required by law.

Republic School bond information meeting planned tonight

The Republic School District will be hosting a community bond information meeting and tour tonight, Sept. 20 at 30306 E. Highway 20.

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Stew and Brew returns Sept. 30

The annual Stew and Brew returns to the Conconully Community Hall Saturday, Sept. 30.

O'Keary headlines Cultural Center

Blues musician Polly O'Keary will headline a concert Sept. 30, at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Tonasket, Twisp receive grants for improvements

The state Department of Commerce announced earlier this week that Tonasket and Twisp are among 23 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants for 2017.

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Residents question hospital board

North Valley Hospital commissioners were grilled during the public comment portion of their Thursday, Sept. 14 regular board meeting. Allegations of outdated bylaws, commissioners not receiving adequate training and a lack of transparency in public meeting minutes were just a few of the issues commissioners were pressed to answer.

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