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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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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...
OLYMPIA - The falling leaves and colder weather can mean only one thing - snow and ice are just around the corner. With the changing seasons, now is the perfect time for travelers to shift their focus towards winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to...
YAKIMA – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces began at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Okanogan County due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.   The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban...
OLYMPIA – Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities 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. The two free days are Sunday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 23. Since the free days were...

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