Okanogan County Newswire (Page 10)

Okanogan County Newswire (Page 10)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Okanogan County, WA. (Page 10)

Results 181 - 200 of 1,329 in Okanogan County, WA

  1. $20,000 fine issued for failing to remove illegal bulkheadRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2017 | Wenatchee World

    PALMER LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS TODD AND BRENDA BARRETT, WHO BUILT A BULKHEAD ON THE OKANOGAN COUNTY LAKE WITHOUT PERMITS, ARE NOW FACING A $20,000 PENALTY FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. - In December 2016, they were ordered to remove the angular rock and boulder retaining wall and restore the shoreline on the lake near the Canadian border using soft techniques that protect from erosion.

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  2. Newhouse discusses veteransa issues at Tonasket eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... Affairs Choice Champions, Department of Veterans Affairs Rural Veteran Coordinator, the Housing Authority of Okanogan County, Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare, Okanogan County Community Action Council, the Okanogan County Veteran Service Office, ...

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  3. Guns stolen in late night burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. ...

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  4. New building in Methow Valley once again tops county valuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    Okanogan County Fire District 6 and the towns of Twisp and Winthrop will get a bonus in property taxes from the almost $15.9 million worth of new construction in the Methow Valley in the past year.

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  5. Weathercatch: Washington state's biggest wildfire: Human caused,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | The Spokesman-Review

    When a hiker reported a blaze that morning, it had only consumed a few acres in the Pasayten Wilderness in Okanogan County. Had weather conditions been different, the fire might have fizzled.

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  6. 4-H kids carry on tradition of responsibility by caring for, showing animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    Nearly three-dozen members of the Methow Valley 4-H program, the county's largest, will be showing pigs, steers and rabbits at the Okanogan County Fair this year.

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  7. Need for firefighters grows as volunteer numbers declineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... ranging from structure and wildland fires to vehicle accidents. Ideally each of the four stations in Okanogan County Fire District 6 would have between 20 and 25 volunteers on call, according to Interim Fire Chief Cody Acord. But at this point, the ...

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  8. Hatchery Owner Dumps State Workers, Contract After 'Sexualized Culture' InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    Four employees were fired after an investigation found what it called an extremely sexualized culture at the Wells Hatchery, which is next to Wells Dam in Okanogan County. After 50 years, Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife will no longer operate the Wells Hatchery on the Columbia River near Pateros.

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  9. Fire officials estimate fire containment by mid-OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. ...

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  10. Genealogical society offers free public seminarRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2017 | Wenatchee World

    The Okanogan County Genealogical Society will sponsor a public seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Okanogan County PUD auditorium, 1331 N. 2nd St. The seminar will be led by Donna Phillips Potter, vice president of the Washington State Genealogical Society.

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  11. U.S. Rep. Dan NewhouseRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse is inviting all veterans to join several state and local organizations, representatives from the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and other benefit and support services for the VA Health and Benefits Resource Fair in Tonasket on Monday, Aug. 28 at the Tonasket High School between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Participating agencies include: Department of Social and Health Services Aging and Long-Term Care; Department of Veterans Affairs Choice Champions; Department of Veterans Affairs Rural Veteran Coordinator; Housing Authority of Okanogan County; Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare; Okanogan County Community Action Council; Okanogan County Veteran Service Office; Washington Female Veterans and Worksource Okanogan Veterans Program.

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  12. Winthrop's new marshal has deep roots in the Methow ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... bought property near Mazama. He lived there from 1995 to 2002 when he was assigned as a state trooper to Okanogan County, and kept his property when he was posted to other parts of the state. Tindall's 25 years with the state patrol included more ...

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  13. Rivers and lakes still open for trout; steelhead outlook grimRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... Ryan Fortier, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW's) district fisheries biologist for Okanogan County. Fishers can keep up to four summer Chinook a day, including two adults. On the Methow River from Winthrop to the Burma bridge ...

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  14. Now is the time to become a WSU Master GardenerRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    ... out on the internet please go to and click on Master Gardener. The Okanogan County Extension does not currently have an agent, so the local program is encouraging people who are interested in participating in ...

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  15. Smokejumper base to stay in Methow Valley, for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... to work the system," he said. "We will work with the Forest Service to see what we can do to help them." Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover said he was pleased with the Forest Service's conclusion for now, but criticized the tone of the report. ...

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  16. Oroville CARES to host Opiod CafeaRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Oroville CARES Coalition, in collaboration with the Okanogan County Community Coalition and Public Health, will be hosting an Opiod Cafe' on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Library.

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  17. $5.2M Forest Service project would rebuild smokejumper base at Methow Valley AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

    ... Methow Valley Airport marks the spot for some potentially big changes at the small airport near Winthrop in Okanogan County.

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  18. Okanogan PUD manager on leave over conductRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | Wenatchee World

    John Grubich, general manager for the Okanogan County PUD for almost 10 years, has been placed on paid administrative leave. "We have received some information concerning Mr. Grubich's conduct in his role that causes us significant concern," PUD Commission Chairman Scott Vejraska said in a prepared statement.

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  19. County imposing stricter rules for nightly rentalsRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... online sites websites like Airbnb. Nightly rentals have always had to obtain water and safety permits from Okanogan County Public Health. But when property owners sought to renew those permits at the end of last year, they were required for the ...

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  20. Tonasket area fourth, Oroville area sixth, in new constructionRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The Okanogan County Assessor's Office recently completed physically inspecting and valuing new construction throughout the county in the past 12 months and new construction was again highest within the boundaries of the Methow Valley School District, making up over one-third of the total. County-wide $43,614,800 in new assessed value was picked up for assessment year 2017, with taxes payable 2018.

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