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Snowpack Delays Road Openings and Firewood Season


Mar 30, 2018
We rely on National Forests for so much; clean air, water, jobs, food, wood and more.  Each year, thousands of people heat their…





Ballots in Mail for Special Election


Jan 25, 2018
Ballots for the February 13, 2018 Special Election are in the mail. The following school districts have issues on the February…

Twelve year-olds reap the consequences of adult marijuana legalization


Jan 24, 2018
On Wednesday January 17, 2018, Omak Police investigated two incidences of underage marijuana use after Omak Middle School…

Short supports Hirst-fix bill approved by Legislature


Jan 23, 2018
After several days and nights of hours-long talks, Senate and House negotiators reached a compromise this week on legislation to…

Hard-fought Hirst compromise reached for rural Washington


Jan 19, 2018
After nearly a year of negotiations, Sen. Judy Warnick, former chair of the Senate’s water-related committee and lead negotiator…

Colville Business Council Expels Councilwoman Williams-Louis


Jan 18, 2018
By a 10-3 vote, the Colville Business Council (CBC) today approved the expulsion of CBC member Melissa Louis-Williams. The…