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OMAK - Last season Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus presented the video and live performance of the children’s book, “The Snowman”.  This was so well received that this concept is to be presented again with the beautiful film of “The Bear”. The book by Raymond Briggs has been set to music and...
OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Artists will host their annual Christmas potluck lunch at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at the Presbyterian Church, 429 W. Oak, Okanogan, Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share, a gift for a child, a donation for the food bank and a small original piece of art, in...

Rep. Mike Steele
NCW - Re-elected 12th District State Representative Republican Mike Steele stated, "I am looking forward to working with Keith (Goehner). His experience with the County will help tremendously as he begins his service in the Legislature." Steele, a resident of Chelan, was elected to his second term...
WENATCHEE - In a news release sent to the media last week, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort announced its season opener last Friday, Nov. 23. "It has been a fall of light natural snowfall but thanks to Mission’s extensive snowmaking infrastructure and world class crew, an opening by...
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state. The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more...
OKANOGAN -- The Okanogan Genealogical Society will host a Christmas gathering at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Wilson Building, 1410 N. Second, Okanogan. Attendees are asked to bring cookies or candy to share.  Punch and coffee will be furnished. The 2019 officers will be installed. Anyone...
OLYMPIA – Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have one more opportunity to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2018. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. Last day for 2018 is Friday, Nov. 23. Last year, the agency set aside the day after...
OMAK - In recognition of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak’s 50th anniversary, there will be two events on the Omak campus on Nov. 30. Both events are free and open to the public and will take place in Hazel Allen Burnett Hall. There will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A short presentation...

Competitor/members of the Professional Western Rodeo Association (Pro-West) selected the Okanogan County Fair as its 2018 Rodeo of the Year award winner. Pro-West’s 20-plus rodeo circuit kicked off in Grand Coulee last May and culminated in the finals at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in late September. Holding the award at last week’s monthly Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee meeting is Fair Rodeo Director, Sam Buchert, left, and FAC past-president Tracey Reagles.
TWISP – The spirit of giving is alive and very healthy in the Methow Valley according to the latest figures released by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW). CFNCW announced that its Give Methow campaign has generated more than $275,000 that was distributed to 33 501(c)3...

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