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Community briefs: August 5, 2015

Community briefs: August 5, 2015

Stars and meteors Join David Ward for some stargazing and meteor shower observation on Tuesday (Aug. 11) at Sun Mountain Lodge. The free event begins at 8 p.m. Call 996-4735 for more information. Celebration in Oroville Pacific Northwest Trail Days will be celebrated Saturday (Aug. 8) on Kernan Road in Oroville. The free event celebrates...
Burn ban in county; some fires restricted on public land

Burn ban in county; some fires restricted on public land

The Okanogan County commissioners signed their annual resolution on Tuesday (June 16), banning all outdoor burning because of the potential for large, catastrophic fires. The ban typically goes into effect before the July 4 holiday. Under the ban, agricultural burning and outdoor burning of yard waste are prohibited. The use of gas- or charcoal-fired barbecues is...
Okanogan County issues changes in public-benefit open-space program

Okanogan County issues changes in public-benefit open-space program

Property owners who charge a fee for use of part of their land — but who allow the public to use other areas for free — can now apply to Okanogan County for a property-tax reduction. The county commissioners approved the change to the county code on June 8. The change permits owners of businesses such as campgrounds, RV parks,...