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Hard-fought Hirst compromise reached for rural Washington


Jan 19, 2018
After nearly a year of negotiations, Sen. Judy Warnick, former chair of the Senate’s water-related committee and lead negotiator…





CANNER DIAL GAUGES TO BE TESTED


Jul 25, 2016
The USDA recommends that home canners have their pressure canner dial gauges checked each year to assure safety in home…

Lightning Storms Spark Fires


Jul 22, 2016
Lightning from last night’s storms ignited a small fire in the 8-Mile drainage north of Winthrop, Washington.  The half-acre…

New Curtains Installed at the PAC


Jul 20, 2016
Following a successful fundraising campaign by the Omak Performing Arts Center Foundation, an array of new curtains was…

Omak Man Arrested in Connection with Mini Mart Robbery


Jul 20, 2016
An Omak man was arrested early Saturday morning after he was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the Stampede Mini Mart…

Sockeye fishery opens, salmon limits raised in Okanogan and Similkameen rivers


Jul 15, 2016
  Actions: Opens sockeye salmon to retention and raises total salmon limit. Species affected:  Sockeye and chinook salmon…