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WEDNESDAY UPDATE:  More evacuation orders as fires, smoke spread

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: More evacuation orders as fires, smoke spread

By Ann McCreary Additional evacuation orders were issued Wednesday morning (July 16) for residents living in the path of approaching fires burning near Carlton. Five houses on the north side of Gold Creek Road were placed on Level 3 evacuation, which means …

Legal Notices — July 16, 2014

LEGAL NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY. Estate of ANNE MARIE SANBORN, Deceased. No. 14-4-00074-9. PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS, RCW 11.40.020, .030. RICHARD STEVEN SANBORN has been appointed as personal representative (“personal representative”) of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim...
Homes evacuated on Texas Creek as fire advances

Homes evacuated on Texas Creek as fire advances

By Ann McCreary
Residents of 10 homes on Texas Creek Road near Carlton were ordered to evacuate at about 1:30 p.m. today as the Stokes Road Fire was approaching to within one-quarter mile of the houses.
County hearing examiner OKs projects

County hearing examiner OKs projects

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County hearing examiner Dan Beardslee approved a proposal to rezone eight acres on the Walking D Ranch after considering plans …

Motorcyclist injured in accident near Winthrop • Countywide burn ban

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County hearing examiner Dan Beardslee approved a proposal to rezone eight acres on the Walking D Ranch after considering plans of the family corporation and comments from …

Local marijuana hopefuls face regulatory hurdles, concerns from neighbors

Local marijuana hopefuls face regulatory hurdles, concerns from neighbors

By Marcy Stamper
Ed Rhinehart expects to receive a license this week to grow marijuana in Winthrop, but that achievement will do little to compensate for his frustrations with delays and changes from the state’s licensing body that reduced his crop to a quarter of what he had planned and caused him to miss...
Winthrop issues conditional use permit to town’s first marijuana retailer

Winthrop issues conditional use permit to town’s first marijuana retailer

By Laurelle Walsh
The Winthrop Town Council approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for the town’s first retail marijuana store, Fresh Greens, at its meeting last Wednesday (July 2). At a public hearing prior to …
Breathtaking but brutal …

Breathtaking but brutal …

By Mike Maltais
Breathtaking but brutal pretty well sums up the annual 60-kilometer Angels Staircase high-alpine run that will leave the starting line from Foggy Dew Campground at the head of Gold Creek Road west of Carlton on Aug. 9. The Staircase also offers … 
Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

By Mike Maltais

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team made a stop at the Bearacuda pool in Brewster on July 1, on the road to the Okanogan County Championships that will be held near the end of the month. The pods appear to be well on their way to …

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Players have until Monday (July 14) to sign up for the three-on-three basketball tournament just ahead at the Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros on July 19. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the Pateros Mall parking lot on Lakeshore Drive. There will be three-point and free throw shooting contests, beginning at 11 a.m, running...