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Okanogan, Pateros volleyball remain ranked - Omak Chronicle
Okanogan is ranked No. 5 in 2B and Pateros is No. 8 in the latest Washington State High School Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Okanogan (11-0¬) has not lost a set this season and leads the Central Washington 2B League standings. Pateros (8-2) is in ...
Pancake dinner planned in Nespelem - Omak Chronicle
NESPELEM — A pancake feed is planned for 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Nespelem Community Center, 4000 Lower Columbia River Road. Proceeds benefit the American Legion Post No. 114 Veterans Day Powwow, set for Nov. 7-8. A fee will be charged for dinner.
Curlew volleyball falls in five-setter - Omak Chronicle
CURLEW — The Curlew High School volleyball team gave Valley Christian all it could handle Saturday before the Cougars fell in five sets. Valley Christian won 13-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-18 and 15-12. Curlew stats: Kayleona Fanning 13 kills, 1 block; Haleigh ...
Teens plead ‘not guilty’ in Superior Court - Omak Chronicle
RIVERSIDE — The two teenagers charged with killing a Tunk Valley resident pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges today in Okanogan County Superior Court in Okanogan. Parker M. Bachtold and Shalin E. Alltus, both 16, pleaded not guilty to charges of ...
State Highway 153 closed, again - Omak Chronicle
CARLTON — A crack in a column of a bridge over the Methow River has prompted the state Department of Transportation officials to close state Highway 153, again. The highway was closed at 12:30 p.m. today. The closure comes less than a week after the ...
Man arrested in Electric City burglary - Omak Chronicle
ELECTRIC CITY — A local man was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of burglary after apparently being caught on an animal camera. The Grant County Sheriff's Office arrested Steve Kiona, 37. He is a suspect in a recent residential burglary on Sagebrush ...
Fire damages claim filed against state - Omak Chronicle
OLYMPIA — A tort claim for damages was filed Friday against the state Department of Natural Resources seeking compensation for property owners who suffered losses in the Carlton Complex wildfire. Brewster attorney Alex Thomason filed the claim with the ...
Cabin must be moved - Omak Chronicle
MAZAMA — A small vacation cabin perched atop a ridgeline on Flagg Mountain must be moved. In a decision issued Wednesday, Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp said the 850-square-foot cabin violates covenants on the property. “It does not ...
Oroville racer wins sportsmanship award - Omak Chronicle
ORONDO — The Ron Tasker Memorial trophy for sportsmanship was awarded to Oroville’s Ernie Bartelson as the 2014 Wine Country Racing Association drag racing season wrapped up Oct. 12 at Richter Pass Motorplex. “Bartelson drives a super cool 1951 Chevy ...
Judge upholds marijuana ban - Omak Chronicle
WENATCHEE — A Chelan Superior Court Judge ruled against a business wanting to open a marijuana retail store. Judge T.W. Small sided with the city in the case of SMP Retail LLC v. city of Wenatchee. The business had sued the city in its effort to open a ...
Teenage murder suspects returned - Omak Chronicle
RIVERSIDE — The two teenagers charged in the killing of a Tunk Valley resident have been returned from Oregon to stand trial. Parker M. Bachtold and Shalin E. Alltus, both 16, were extradited to Okanogan County last night, according to the Okanogan ...
Okanogan, Pateros ranked in volleyball - Omak Chronicle
OKANOGAN — Okanogan and Pateros girls volleyball beams remain ranked in the latest poll released Tuesday by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association. The Okanogan Bulldogs are ranked No. 3 in class 2B, behind Colfax and Toutle Lake, respectively.
Highway reopens south of Twisp - Omak Chronicle
TWISP — State Highway 153 between Twisp and Carlton has reopened to traffic. The road has been closed since Aug. 21, when flash flooding sent water, mud and debris across the highway in three places and washed away some of the pavement. Traffic had been ...
Indian taco feed fundraiser slated - Omak Chronicle
OMAK — An Indian taco feed is planned in support of Omak High School’s Wyatt Utt-Picking, who is raising money to participate in a golf tournament next summer in Australia. The feed is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23, with orders being ...
Farmer investigated for killing wolf - Omak Chronicle
PULLMAN — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating a farmer who allegedly shot and killed a wolf Saturday south of town. Wildlife officials have not released the name of the farmer they allege tracked and killed the wolf after seeing it ...