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Waterville fair features music, livestock and more - Omak Chronicle
WATERVILLE — More than 100 years of fair memories will be celebrated this weekend during the North Central Washington Fair. The event, which opened Thursday, continues through Sunday and features competitions, music, food and other activities. Admission ...
Highways remain closed following mudslides - Omak Chronicle
TWISP — Two state highways remain closed after a thunderstorm dumped rain on the Carlton Complex burn area and triggered flooding and mudslides. State Highway 153 remains closed Friday morning between milepost 22 at Carlton and milepost 30 near Twisp.
Logging truck stikes railroad overpass - Omak Chronicle
KETTLE FALLS — A commercial logging truck struck the bottom of a railroad overpass, prompting the closure of U.S. Highway 395 north. The crash occurred at 6:54 a.m. Friday about 10 miles north of Colville. Officials say the road is partially closed, but ...
Small fires spark in Tonasket - Omak Chronicle
TONASKET — Recent lighting storms are to blame for several small fires in the area. “Yesterday, firefighters from Tonasket Ranger District responded to small fires that resulted from Monday night’s lightning storm,” Okanogan-Wenatchee National ...
Mulligan arrested last night in Wenatchee - Omak Chronicle
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said “Arrangements will be made to bring Mulligan back to Okanogan County.” Mulligan, 28, was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office for attempted first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, residential burglary and third ...
Republic School District approves budget - Omak Chronicle
REPUBLIC — The School District has approved a $4.3 million budget for 2014-15. School districts receive state basic education and other state and federal allocations based on the number of full-time equivalent students, establishing a baseline for ...
Mudslides close three highways; some structures damaged - Omak Chronicle
TWISP — Three mudslides, one of them considered major, have swept away a few structures, trapped up to a dozen vehicles and closed state Highway 153 south of town. The Thursday night slides are in the area hit a month ago during the Carlton Complex fire.
Hazardous weather predicted for region - Omak Chronicle
OMAK — The National Weather Service has issued several warnings and watches for the region. A flash flood watch has been issued for recently burned areas until 2 p.m. Friday. “Locally heavy rain will be a possibility in areas recently burned by ...
Three arrested on drug charges in Omak - Omak Chronicle
OMAK — Three local residents were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine and heroin from a home on Index Street. James Edward Grant, 33, and Cheryl Ann Grant, 60, were booked into the Okanogan County Jail on suspicion of three counts of ...
Osoyoos man in custodoy for allegedly selling firearms - Omak Chronicle
OSOYOOS, B.C. — Brdley Michael Friesen, 37, was arrested July 17 following alligations of selling firearms. Reports show Friesen has previous encounters with the law including an attempted muder with a firemarm in Pentiction in 2003. He was issued ...