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Carlos1800 repairs underway after carbon monoxide incident

Carlos1800 repairs underway after carbon monoxide incident

Five employees of Carlos1800 Mexican Grill & Cantina in Winthrop who were hospitalized last week due to carbon monoxide poisoning have fully recovered, and the cause of the gas leak at the restaurant has been found and fixed, restaurant owner Carlos Perez said this week. “A mechanical issue led to the problem,” Perez said. He...
PUD in preliminary talks to swap Enloe Dam for fish habitat

PUD in preliminary talks to swap Enloe Dam for fish habitat

After years of tentative discussions, the PUD, state and federal agencies, and representatives from environmental organizations and the Colville tribes are seriously exploring ideas that could lead to the removal of Enloe Dam. The Okanogan County
Twisp woman charged with vehicular homicide in death of Arlington man

Twisp woman charged with vehicular homicide in death of Arlington man

A warrant has been issued in Okanogan County Superior Court for the arrest of Gloria Marie Mathyer, 51, of Twisp, who is charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked, all related to a fatal accident on June 7, 2014. According to the warrant and earlier Washington State Patrols...
State’s gray wolf population is on the rise

State’s gray wolf population is on the rise

Washington’s gray wolf population now numbers 68 wolves, an increase of 16 wolves during the past year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Chapter 2: Possible preventative strategies

Chapter 2: Possible preventative strategies

Lifestyle choices related to diet, vitamin supplements and exercise have reduced the risk of many diseases. Could they also slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease? Research studies to identify factors that affect the risk of AD are …
Former Winthrop deputy continues to raise questions about town policies, procedures

Former Winthrop deputy continues to raise questions about town policies, procedures

Former Winthrop Deputy Marshal Mark Harreus made another appearance before the Winthrop Town Council at its meeting last week, posing questions about the operation of the Marshal’s Office and other town policies and procedures.
State health exchange extends enrollment period

State health exchange extends enrollment period

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is offering a special enrollment extension through April 17 for people who need to enroll in a qualified health plan to avoid a tax penalty or who encountered technical problems in trying to enroll.
District 6 will open fire station construction bids on April 13

District 6 will open fire station construction bids on April 13

Bids from contractors for construction of a new fire station will be opened by Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners at their next regular meeting on April 13. At their meeting Monday (March 9), district commissioners approved sending the fire station project out to bid.
School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

With the Methow Valley School District nearing the April 1 deadline to apply to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate, the program — and the district’s process of choosing it — have prompted a sharp debate about what is best for students.
Carlos1800 employees treated for carbon monoxide exposure

Carlos1800 employees treated for carbon monoxide exposure

Five employees of Carlos 1800 Mexican Grill and Cantina in Winthrop were overcome by carbon monoxide and were airlifted for medical treatment on Saturday (March 7).