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OKANOGAN – Following are summaries of the Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County (BOCC) meetings as provided by County Watch (countywatch.org). Monday, Nov 14, 2022 a.m. Commissioners corrected an error on the county zoning map. Commissioners discussed the 2023...
BRIDGEPORT – Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a hit and run accident after a car struck a deputy’s vehicle while the deputy was conducting a traffic stop on another driver. The incident occurred at approximately 7:33 p.m., Nov. 21, near milemarker 8 on State Route 173 on Bridgeport...

Challenger Paul Budrow Courtesy budrow4okanogansheriff.com
OKANOGAN – The latest vote count of Nov. 8 general election results from the website vote.wa.gov shows challenger and former Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow with a comfortable 675-vote lead over incumbent Anthony Hawley in the race for Okanogan County Sheriff. As of Saturday, Nov. 26, Budrow had 7,...

This Lemon Plain tree, one of the more recent plantings near the multi-use pavilion sustained heavy damage from heavy, wet snow earlier this month. Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – The Pateros City Council passed a pile of resolutions and ordinances among other business at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 21. Following public hearings on a 2022 budget amendment, the 2023 fee schedules, and the 2023 EMS, property taxes, and 2023 operating budget, the...
Wenatchee- On Nov. 1, Matthew D. Hendricks, a 29-year-old resident of East Wenatchee, was observed by Columbia River Drug Task Force (CRDTF) Detectives in Rock Island. Hendricks had a DOC Escape warrant out for his arrest at the time.  CRDTF Detectives had gathered intelligence from numerous...
Over the holidays, there is an increased number of holiday work events, family gatherings, and social functions. It is the time of the year to celebrate with family and friends. While it is a joyous time of year for most families, it can be challenging with stressful relationships, shopping,...
For decades, Central Washingtonians have had to fight to make our voices heard over the noise of outside interest groups and government bureaucrats who think they know what is best for our communities. Unfortunately, last week’s decision by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
OKANOGAN – The following are summaries of the Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County (BOCC) and Board of Health (BOH) meetings as provided by County Watch (countywatch.org). Board of County Commissioners Monday, Nov 7, 2022 a.m. Emergency Manager recounts multitude of minor...
OKANOGAN – The Nov. 17 vote count of the Nov. 8 General Election from the Okanogan County Auditor’s office shows challenger and former Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow now in the lead for the office of Okanogan County Sheriff by more than 650 votes over incumbent sheriff Tony Hawley. Earlier vote...
OKANOGAN - The Economic Alliance is sponsoring a workshop for all employers in Okanogan County to learn about the upcoming changes in the Labor & Industries rate for 2023. Employers will learn about the new minimum wage increase and the new wage range posting requirements and how those will...

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