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  1. Softball state tournaments: Brewster splits pair, Okanogan, Omak lose two on FridayRead the original story

    Yesterday | Wenatchee World

    Three softball teams from North Central Washington were still in action on Friday and had mixed results. The Brewster softball team is the last local team standing.

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  2. Washington helitack team preparing for fire seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... and eight UH1H helicopters, will rotate among four locations this fire season: Ellensburg, Dallesport, Deer Park and Omak. It is designed for instant response, getting personnel and equipment to fires as soon as they start - or, in the case of ...

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  3. Cops, Courts & 911 CallsRead the original story

    Sunday May 15 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 79 days suspended, and fined a total of $796. William Christopher Taylor Jr., 22, Omak, guilty (other deferral revoked) of third-degree theft. Taylor received a 364-day suspended sentence and fined $873. ...

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  4. State softball preview: Omak, Brewster focusing on themselvesRead the original story

    Thursday | Wenatchee World

    Omak softball coach Rick Duck doesn't know anything about the Pioneers' first-round opponent Chimacum. Duck instead is approaching Omak's showdown with the Cowboys just like he has any other game, by focusing on fundamentals and aspects of the game that he can control.

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  5. Area ranchers get briefing on wolves - Wed, 25 May 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... has worked well in northeastern Washington is the use of range riders. Jay Kehne, a Fish and Wildlife commissioner from Omak and an outreach associate for the conservation group Conservation Northwest, said the group has worked with ranchers to ...

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  6. Authorities identify man who died in fireRead the original story

    Tuesday May 24 | Wenatchee World

    His cause of death will be confirmed in an autopsy, but Rodriguez said it appeared from the scene that Young succumbed to smoke during the early-morning apartment fire at 101 N. Ash St. Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling said officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that started on the porch, and spread to the front of the building and stairway inside. The fire also killed a dog who was tied up on the porch, and injured one woman, who jumped from the roof.

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  7. Man dies, others rescued in Omak apartment fireRead the original story

    Monday May 23 | Wenatchee World

    Firefighters were called to the scene at 4:06 a.m., and found the building with six apartments fully involved in flames, said Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling. He said a three-legged dog, which was chained on the front porch where the fire started, also perished in the fire.

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  8. Washington's wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early startRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 22 | Tri-cityherald.com

    In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, an airplane tanker flies through smoky air as it drops fire retardant on a wildfire near Omak, Wash. Washington's 2016 wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start in May when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest less than 70 miles from Seattle.

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  9. Wife's Facebook post: 'And he complains about MY parking'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Wenatchee World

    ... driving in the hole, said the vehicle is totaled. The 65-year-old Okanogan man had parked in the lot at Chase Bank in Omak, and was going to pull out into the alley at about 11:15 a.m. when suddenly, his 2013 Ford Edge was nose-first in a ...

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  10. Cops, Courts & 911 CallsRead the original story

    Sunday May 8 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... prison and fined $600 plus $19,345 in restitution. The court issued an arrest warrant May 6 to Gene Charles Olson, 42, Omak, for violation of a no-contact order (felony). The crime allegedly occurred April 12. The court found probable cause to ...

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  11. Regular Methow Valley bus service begins on July 1Read the original story

    Friday May 13 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... voters approved a sales tax increase to fund a public transit authority. Service began last year with the Okanogan-Omak shuttle, which provides 2,100 trips per month, Scalf said. TranGO coordinates service with Okanogan County Transportation and ...

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  12. K-9 aids in arrestRead the original story

    Thursday May 12 | Wenatchee World

    An Omak man who led a deputy on a high-speed chase, crashed and was running away on foot gave up as soon as the deputy warned him he was about to release his police dog, authorities said. Okanogan County Sheriff's deputy Gene Davis was on patrol at about 12:50 a.m. Thursday when he saw a vehicle run a stop sign on Ironwood Street, a residential neighborhood in Omak, said the sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Brown.

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  13. Prep Focus: Mongeon leads Cashmere to big road winRead the original story

    Tuesday May 10 | Wenatchee World

    ... win is the fourth straight for the Bulldogs, who moved to 5-3 in the Caribou Trail League, good for second place behind Omak. For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content from North ...

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  14. Omak pot business sells to underage informantRead the original story

    Tuesday May 10 | Wenatchee World

    Police say an Omak pot store sold marijuana to an 18-year-old informant during a May 5 compliance check of 17 businesses that sell alcohol and marijuana in the Omak, Okanogan and Oroville areas. Omak Police said it was the first time they've sent an underage operative to try to buy marijuana from the Sage Shop, which opened for business last May after a battle with the city that included a court-ordered injunction which delayed the store's opening.

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  15. Prep CTL Friday: CTL softball seeding still up for grabsRead the original story

    Friday May 6 | Wenatchee World

    Sydnee Mongeon turned in another fantastic outing in the circle for the Bulldogs on Friday, pitching a complete game in which she worked her way out of numerous jams and delivered a key 4-3 win over the visiting Pioneers. Omak tied the contest at 3-3 in the top of the fourth inning, but the Bulldogs responded by pushing a run across in the fifth before hanging on through two more nervous innings to keep their dreams of a league title alive.

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  16. Tonasket reduces marijuana buffer zones around townRead the original story

    Friday May 6 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... ordinance is very simple; legislature has outlined this very clearly." Howe reminded council members that when the Omak protested the opening of the recreational marijuana retail store The Sage Shop, Omak ended up having to pay legal fees out of ...

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  17. Cops, Courts & 911 CallsRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Angelica Lopez Torrence, 24, Omak, pleaded guilty April 26 to second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Lopez Torrence was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 329 days suspended, and fined $600.

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  18. Prep Thursday: Chelan, Omak tennis teams split CTL showdownRead the original story

    Thursday May 5 | Wenatchee World

    It is hard to beat a quality opponent three teams in the same season. The Chelan boys soccer team completed that feat by beating Cascade 2-1 Thursday afternoon in the CTL championship game.

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  19. Omak woman shows her strength on FOX's new reality showRead the original story

    Wednesday May 4 | Wenatchee World

    When a producer for FOX Broadcasting called Clare Painter to ask her if she'd consider competing in "American Grit," a new reality show featuring military-style strength and endurance tests, she thought they must be kidding. Suggested by a local smokejumper who declined the offer, Painter explained right off the bat why she was an unlikely choice.

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  20. Wine from the U.S. Okanagan valley: Rock Wall CellarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 | Examiner.com

    ... side that is being referenced. However, Rock Wall Cellars is actually on the U.S. side of the border. Located in Omak Washington, it's one of closest wineries to the U.S. border. Their family owned and operated vineyard and winery is the first in ...

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