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A supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
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Inside InfoBook Business listings Businesses and services . . . . . . . . . .55
Chamber directories Conconully.................................47 Omak ..........................................49 Tonasket.....................................53
Information Boards and commissions ........24 Cemetery districts.....................27 Cities and towns........................30 Colleges .....................................35 Congress....................................22 Elected county officials ............23 Electrical services.....................21 Emergency services .................29 Ferry County history.................38 Ferry County profile..................45 Fire districts...............................28 Forest Service ...........................35 Historic sites..............................39 Hospital districts .......................29 Legislators .................................22 Libraries .....................................34
Miscellaneous districts.............29 National Historic Register ........40 North Cascades Highway .........44 Okanogan County history ........35 Okanogan County profile .........45 Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..1 Agriculture ..............................1 Arts and music .......................2 Community .............................4 Economic................................6 Education ...............................7 Fraternal .................................7 History ....................................8 Hobbies ..................................9 Miscellaneous.......................11 Recreation ............................12 Religion ................................14 Resources ............................14 Seniors .................................15 Service .................................15 Sports...................................16 Support.................................16 Youth clubs ...........................20 Post offices ................................22 Schools ......................................32 Tribal government .....................41 Water and flood districts ..........29
Quick guide to services Ferry County www.ferry-county.com (county government) www.ferrycounty.com (tourism)
Okanogan County www.okanogancounty.org (county government) www.okanogancountry.com (tourism)
Border crossing U.S. Customs Service: 509-476-2955 www.cpb.gov, www.customs.gov or www.travel.state.gov
U.S. Forest Service • Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest, www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka • Okanogan Valley office, 1240 S. Second Ave., Okanogan 98840; 509-826-3275 • Colville National Forest, www.fs.fed.us/r6/colville • Headquarters, 765 S. Main St., Colville 99114; 509-684-7000 • Republic Ranger District, 650 E. Delaware Ave., Republic 99166; 509-775-7400
Colville Confederated Tribes • Information: www.colvilletribes.com
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area • Water levels: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 800-824-4916 • Recreation area: 509-633-9441 or 509-738-6366 www.nps.gov/state/WA/laro/index.htm
North Cascades Highway www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/northcascades/
North Cascades National Park Information: 360-854-7200; www.nps.gov/noca
Washington State Parks www.parks.wa.gov
ORGANIZATIONS Agriculture 4-H Youth development program of Washington State University Extension. Provides formal and nonformal, community-focused, experiential learning; develops skills that benefit youth throughout life; fosters leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults, and strengthens families and communities. Open to all youth ages 5-19. Ann Fagerlie, 4-H program coordinator. Information: 509-422-7245. Ferry County Conservation District, 509-775-3473 or 888-8347516. Okanogan Producers Marketing Association. Member farmers work together, share resources, equipment, knowledge, expertise, marketing and sales; group helps educate others on how to set up similar marketing groups. Information: Watershine Woods, sales coordinator, 509-429-3807; http://okanoganproducers.org. Okanogan Conservation District. Provides voluntary assistance to Okanogan County landowners for the conservation of natural resources. Board meets first Thursday of month at Ag Service Center, 1251 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Craig Nelson, manager. Information: 509-422-0855 Ext. 5. Okanogan County Farm Bureau. Grassroots organization of farmers, ranchers, associate members and businesses who support agriculture and work jointly on issues to ensure the future of family farming. Nicole Kuchenbuch, president. Information: www.okanogancountyfarmbureau.co m. Okanogan County Horticultural Pest and Disease Control. Board meets at 11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Drive, Omak. Okanogan County Horticulture Association meeting follows at noon. Dan McCarthy, pest control agent; 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan; 509-322-1286. Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control. Assists landowners with weed problems, enforces weed laws. Information: 509-422-7165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okanogan FFA Alumni. Supports Okanogan High School FFA. Information: Lonnie Dixon, 509-4223770; Gwen Whitley, 509-422-7190. Okanogan Valley Farmers Market. Home-grown, handmade products at two markets, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Legion Park, Okanogan, from May to October and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Civic League Park, Omak, from July to October. Offers fresh produce, vegetables, fruit, plant starts, honey, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, crafts and music. I n f o r m a t i o n : www.localharvest.org/okanogansaturday-market-M1057. Slow Food Okanogan. Local chapter of an international organization dedicated to local food systems, artisan food and tasty eats. Sponsors fall Okanogan Feast, spring seed swap and other food events. Information: Albert Roberts and Carey Hunter, 509-826-9492, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington State University Extension for Okanogan County. Provides education and information on agriculture, livestock, family living, home economics, food safety, 4-H and gardening. Ann Fagerlie, 4-H program coordinator. Information: 509-422-7245 or P.O. Box 391, Okanogan 98840.
Apples/pears Okanogan County Horticulture Association. Meets second Monday of the month at Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Drive, Omak. Annual meeting is in February (Feb. 4, 2015); board meets noon the third Monday of each month. Information: Dan McCarthy, secretary; 50 Sylvester Road, Tonasket 98855; phone 509-3221286.
Cattle Colville Indian Livestock Association. Promotes sound range management on the Colville Indian Reservation. Information: Bass Williams, president; Robert Compton, tribal range department, 509-6342308. Okanogan County Cattlemen’s Association. Supports cattle producers, provides education and
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ORGANIZATIONS information on beef cattle production. Meets second Tuesday of the month. Information: Larry Brownlee, president, 509-422-5116, or Jim Hutton, 509-429-0161. Okanogan County CattleWomen. Promotes cattle industry, beef information and education. Information: Jean Berney, president, 509-826-1435; Kim Bird, co-vice president, 509-422-2822; Katlenia Vejraska, co-vice president, 509-826-2516; Jeanne Whitley, 509-422-4480, treasurer; Sheila Barnes, secretary.
Grange Ferry County Pomona Grange. “Mother” organization for county Grange organizations. Meets quarterly in various locations. Information: Cec Hamilton, 509775-0191. Subordinate Granges are: -Eagle Cliff. Hosts potluck meeting the fourth Tuesday at the Grange on Customs Road, Curlew. Information: 509-779-4175. - Malo. Meets second Monday of the month at the Grange at 17531 N. Highway 21, Malo. Information: 509-779-4945. -San Poil. Meets first and third Thursdays of the month at 22 Creamery Road, Republic. Information: 509-7750191. Okanogan County Pomona Grange. “Mother” organization for county Grange organizations. Grange provides economic self-help on a cooperative basis, legislative
liaison, social and recreational opportunities, and community/civic opportunities. State Grange convention is in June. Information: Wayne Adams, 509485-2266; George Penner, 509-485-1922. Subordinate Granges are: - Brewster. Meets 6 p.m. second Thursday of month at 25905 U.S. Highway 97. Information: Marge Hagy, 509-6892748. - Malott. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday of month at 54 B&O Road. Information: 509-422-0902. -Methow. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of month at Methow Community Club, next to the post office off state Highway 153. Information: 509-689-3102. - Mount Olive (Riverside). Meets 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of month for potluck and business meeting at 317 N. Main St. Information: Margie Mefford, 509-826-5810. - Molson. Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday of month at 520 Molson Road. Information: 509-476-3336 or 485-3021. - Okanogan. Meets 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of month for potluck at 305 Tyee St. Information: 509-322-4110. - Oroville. Meets 7 p.m. third Thursday of month at 622 Fir St. Information: Betty Steg, 509-476-3878. - Tunk Valley. Meets 6:30 p.m. third Saturday of month for potluck at 1345 Tunk Creek Road, Riverside. Information: Judi Fox, 509-826-5788. - Twisp Valley. Meets 6:30 p.m. second
Wednesday of month at 344 W. Second Ave. Information: 509-997-0771 or 509-9978050. Washington State Grange. Executive Committee member, George Penner, Molson. Director of Family Living, Cec Hamilton, Eagle Cliff. Information: 800-8541635, 360-943-9911 or email@example.com.
performers from around the world. Works with six school districts, plus arts and cultural organizations and business partners to keep the arts thriving in the community. Information: Box 723, Twisp 98856; 509-997-4004; info@methowar tsalliance.org; www.methowartsalliance.org. Okanogan County Artists Association. Promotes and encourages local artists and art exhibits, brings in visiting artists for lessons; participates in Art Appreciation Week in June; organizes Omak Western and Native Art Show in August. Holds monthly meetings and periodic paint-ins. Information: Carol Cranfill, 509-826-1344; Esther Hinger, 509422-2826. Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership. A program of Methow Arts, providing high-quality arts learning experiences for more than 5,000 students in the Pateros, Brewster, Methow Valley, Okanogan and Omak school districts and Paschal Sherman Indian School. Information: Methow Arts, Box 723, Twisp 98856; 509-997-4004; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.methowartsalliance.org/edu/art_resid ence.html. Tonasket Community Cultural Center. Provides a safe and cooperative multi-purpose facility to support the arts, education, recreation and other activities that foster family, community, environmental
Arts and music Arts, general Apple Hill Art Camp. Provides affordable, week-long art classes to children ages 5-16 at sites in Omak and Tonasket. Shorter workshops available throughout the year. Information: email@example.com; www.facebook.com/AppleHillArtCamp. Artists of the Okanogan. Supports all of the arts, including painting, sculpture, dance, music, theater, glass working and all other creative arts. Co-sponsors Art in the Park in Omak every June with the Omak Kiwanis Club. Meets 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Omak City Hall, 2 N. Ash St. Anyone interested is welcome. Information: Barbara Conner-Reed, 509422-9774. Methow Arts Alliance. Non-profit organization focusing on bringing a diverse menu of art experiences to Okanogan County. Performance series brings
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ORGANIZATIONS and economic health, and encourages diversity, cooperation and tolerance. Open Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 509-486-1328; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.communityculturalcenter.org; 411 Western Ave., Tonasket; P.O. Box 664, Tonasket 98855.
Association to promote the understanding and appreciation of fiber production and fiber arts, and foster the sustainability of local, small, independent farms. Plans annual fiber festival in Okanogan. Information: 509-485-3232, northamericanwoolcooperative@gm ail.com, http://woolco-op.org or www.okfiberfest.org.
Dance Children’s Dance Theater. Stages productions and workshops for youngsters in Okanogan County so they can gain experience in dance and drama performance. CDT is a non-discriminatory, non-profit organization that promotes the performing arts through education, scholarships and theatrical productions. Information: Lorrie Fraley-Wilson, 509-996-2544; P.O. Box 3959, Omak 98841-3959. LFW Dance. Advanced students ages 4 to adult who compete regionally and nationally in ballet, contemporary and classical jazz. Information: Lorrie Fraley-Wilson, 509-996-2544 or email@example.com.
Fiber arts Caps for Kids. Volunteers make winter hats for children in need. Information: Vicki Ledger, 509-8269955. Kettle Range Fiber Artists Guild. Information: P.O. Box 81, Curlew 99118. Mad Hatters. Makes hats for those in need. Information: Janyth Arvidson, 509-846-0580. Methow Valley Spinners/Weavers Guild. Group shares and works to inspire people to spin and weave. Meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays at 137 Old Twisp Highway, Twisp. Information: Kay Reiber, 509-9975666. North American Wool Cooperative. Non-profit organization of fiber farmers and wool producers set up as a cooperative for milling purposes to create the highest-quality local yarns and products. Group recently joined with the Okanogan Valley Fiber
Music Cascadia, the Methow Music Association. Promotes music education, participation and appreciation in the Methow and Okanogan valleys; private lessons, classes, youth and community orchestra through the Pipestone Institute; sponsors concerts, a scholarship program and summer youth camp. Information: 509-9970222 or 997-4601; P.O. Box 1013, Twisp 98856; www.cascadiamusic.org. Okanogan County chapter of Washington State Music Teachers’ Association. Encourages and supports all private music teachers who are seeking to improve their teaching and grow professionally while adhering to the Music Teachers National Association code of ethics. Information: 509-422-4660, www.facebook.com/okanoganmta. Okanogan Music Boosters. Mission: To create and enhance musical opportunities for the children of the Okanogan community. Information: Kathy Bryson, 509-4223770. Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus. Non-profit organization that promotes fine music for Okanogan County, provides performance opportunities for county musicians, performers and singers, and promotes music education and appreciation. Also offers costume rentals and sponsors Second Strings instruction program for beginning string players. Information: 509-3220261 or Bill Black, 509-429-0337, ovocinfo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 1636, Omak 98841. Winthrop Music Association.
Operates the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, July 15-17, 2016. Board: Bart Northcott, Rich Reeves, Jim Smith, William Stolberg, Robin Wheeler, Erika Olsen, Mark Seguin and Peter Dammann. Information: www.winthropbluesfestival.com.
Performing arts Dawg Stars. Okanogan High School drama club. Information: Trisha Bradley, 509-422-3770 or email@example.com. Merc Playhouse. Summer and holiday plays, year-round concerts, recitals and community events. A non-profit theater celebrating all performing arts. Information: Ki Gottberg, artistic director, firstname.lastname@example.org; Missi Smith, executive director, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mercplayhouse.org; 509-997PLAY (7529); P.O. Box 425, Twisp 98856; 101 S. Glover St., Twisp. Methow Arts Alliance. Non-profit organization brings renowned performance and a Fourth of July festival to the area. Works with six school districts, plus arts and cultural organizations and business partners to keep the arts thriving in the community. Information: Box 723, Twisp 98856; 509-997-4004; i n fo @ m e t h o w a r t s a l l i a n c e . o r g ; www.methowartsalliance.org. Washington State Nashville Country Star. Statewide singing competition for high school-age students. The contest starts in February and finishes in late March when the top singers perform at the Omak Performing Arts Center. All finalists win cash prizes. Information: Ed Lisenbey, email@example.com Omak Performing Arts Center. Theater owned by the Omak School District. Event booking, technical information: Nicole Leese, 509-8268384. Omak Performing Arts Center Foundation. Promotes and assists in managing the Omak Performing Arts Center, and raises funds to maintain and improve the theater.
Greg Grillo, president; Livia Millard, vice president; Charlie Arvidson, treasurer; Kathie Brown, secretary; board members Steph Avena, Kathy Bone, Jim Brucker, Yvette Hill, T. Lewis, David Lindeblad, Cari Zachow, Erik Swanson. Information: Nicole Leese, Omak Performing Arts Center director, 509-826-8323; P.O. Box 327, Omak. Pioneer Players. Omak High School drama club. Information: 509-826-8323 or adviser Nicole L e e s e , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilting Columbia River Quilt Guild. Quilting organization based in the Brewster-Bridgeport area. Members do their own projects, plus community projects for those in need. Information: columbiariverquiltguild @yahoo.com or Lisa Schluneger, 509-733-1214. Piece n’ Pals Quilt Guild. Group of quilters who meet to promote the art form and pursue self education through sharing of talents. Group organizes quilt show, raffles and other activities. Meets 6 p.m. third Monday of the month in the carousel building at the Ferry County Fairgrounds, 14 Lawson Way, Republic. Information: http://ferrycountyquilting.com or email@example.com. The Quilters’ Group. Provides an opportunity to work on projects, show and tell, share information and do community service projects. Information: Carol O’Dell, 509-8260379, or Narda McNally, 509-4222595.
Writing North County Writers. Writers share their stories, poems and adventures. Meets 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at various locations in Republic. Information, Carla Wert, 509-775-2018. Tonasket Writers’ Group. Meets 1 p.m. last Monday of the month at the Tonasket City Hall. Information: 509486-2366.
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ORGANIZATIONS Mid-Valley Hospital Foundation. Secures financial resources necessary to maintain high-quality, personalized patient care at MidValley Hospital. Information: 509-8261760. Okanogan County Search and Rescue Advisory Council. Information: Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, 509-422-7200. Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. Supports fire department. Information: 509-422-5757. St. Nicholas Fund. Provides Christmas gifts to community members in need. Holds a December benefit concert in conjunction with Entertainment Extravaganza. Information and contributions: P.O. Box 3453, Omak, or Tria Skirko, 509429-1010. Tonasket Community Cultural Center. Provides a safe and cooperative multi-purpose facility to support the arts, education, recreation and other activities that foster family, community, environmental and economic health, and encourages diversity, cooperation and tolerance. Information: 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket’ P.O. Box 664, Tonasket 98855; 509-486-1328; email@example.com; www.communityculturalcenter.org. Wauconda Club. Women’s club, assists the Wauconda community. Meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third
Thursday of the month at the Wauconda Community Hall. Information: Kristi Breezee, 509-4861431. Wauconda Community Hall. Organizes community events, hosts fund-raisers. Operates food bank. Hosts Flag Day celebration, car show and sock hop in July, Halloween party for children, hunters’ breakfast and pie auction. Information: On Facebook as Wauconda Community Hall Association; Kristi Breezee, 509-4861431; Gary Willett, 509-486-0709.
Fairs/festivals Conscious Culture Festival. Celebrates music, art, education and conscious living. Festival is June 1719, 2016. Information: www.consciousculturefestival.com. Fairy and Human Relations Congress. Dedicated to promoting communication and co-creation with nature spirits, devas and the faery realms. Retreat is June 24-26, 2016. Information: http://www.fairycongress. com/. Ferry County Fair Association. Meets the fourth Thursday at fairgrounds. Information: Wayne and Sue Egner, 509-775-3146; firstname.lastname@example.org. Health and Spirituality Faire. Tools and teachings for living well. Sponsored by and held at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center
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on spring equinox weekend. Information: 509-486-1328 or www.communityculturalcenter.org. Okanogan Family Faire. Non-profit, charitable organization that provides community events to support public education on a broad range of traditional, rural, economic and spiritual values that reflect respect for the diversity of all people, wildlife and earth. Hosts barter event in the fall. Faire site: 76 W. Cayuse Mountain Road, Tonasket. Information: 509486-2173 or www.okanoganfamily faire.net; P.O. Box 761, Tonasket 98855; 416 ½ S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 98855; manager@oka noganfamilyfaire.net; info@okanogan familyfaire.net. Okanogan County Fair. Annual fair is the weekend after Labor Day; 2016 fair is Sept. 8-11. Summer camping offered; meeting and event rentals year round. Fairgrounds location: 175 Rodeo Trail Road, Okanogan. Information: okfair.org; 509-422-7100 or email@example.com.
Hispanic culture English as a second language classes. Information: Wenatchee Valley College at Omak, 509-4227800.
Indian culture JOM programs. Indian education; operated through school districts.
Information: Omak, 826-0320; Okanogan, 509-422-3629. Omak Stampede Indian Encampment Committee. Plans and stages Indian encampment and powwow during the Omak Stampede, second weekend in August; it emphasizes Native American culture in the local area. Theresa Best, chairwoman. Information: www.face book.com/pages/Omak-StampedeIndian-Encampment/163939 306994517; 509-634-1701; omak. firstname.lastname@example.org. Red Road Association. Student club at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak. Promoted higher education, helps dispel myths and stereotypes, promotes Native American heritage. Livia Millard, adviser, 509-422-7814 or email@example.com.
Political groups Democratic Central Committee. Conducts business of the Democratic Party in Okanogan County. Information: Dennis Montes, president, 509-634-4695 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Ann Davidson, vice chairwoman, 360-9275544 or email@example.com; Carey Hunter, 509-826-9492 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Peter James, treasurer, 509-846-5800 or email@example.com; Susan Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org, and John LaFountaine, jb.lafountaine
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ORGANIZATIONS @yahoo.com, state committee representatives. Okanogan Valley Tea Party. Local grassroots movement advocating limited constitutional government. Not related to the national Tea Party Patriots. Information: okvalleytea email@example.com. Republican Party. Conducts business of the Republican Party in Okanogan County. Officers: Kit Arbuckle, chairman, 509-826-2409; Teri Mitschelen, vice chairwoman, 509-422-3944.
Reading/library support Adult education/English as a second language, Wenatchee Valley College at Omak. Information: 509-422-7800. Okanogan preschool story time. Stories, games and fun activities. Information: 509-422-2609. Okanogan County Literacy Council. Volunteer group that promotes literacy and provides learning opportunities to all Okanogan County adults who wish to gain or improve basic skills in the use of written and spoken English and arithmetic. Information: Omak Public Library, 509-826-1820; P.O. Box J, 30 S. Ash St., Omak. Okanogan Friends of the Library. Supports the library; holds fundraisers to benefit the library. Information: 509-422-2609. Omak Library Book Discussion Groups. Groups for all ages of readers. Information: 509-826-1820. Omak Library Foundation. Meets annually. Group receives bequests, gifts, memorials and donations for the Omak Public Library’s furnishings and equipment to enrich the library. Information: 509-826-1820; P.O. Box J, Omak. Omak Pioneer Club (Friends of Omak Library). Social group helps with library events and fund raising for library furnishings and events, and children’s reading and craft programs. Information: 509-826-1820. Omak story time. Meets 11:30 a.m. to noon every Friday at the Omak Public Library for stories, rhymes and songs for children from birth to 5 years. Promotes the love of books to
children along with essential skills for reading readiness. Information: 509826-1820. Oroville Friends of the Library. Supports the library. Information: 509476-2662. Republic Friends of the Library. Supports the public library with fundraisers and other activities. Information: 509-775-3328. Room One. A social and health resource center promoting the well being of all those living in the Methow Valley. Information: 509-997-2050; i n f o @ r o o m o n e . o r g ; www.roomone.org. Tonasket Library Board. Holds book sales in June and December to support library’s summer reading program and other projects. Supports library, takes books to shut-ins and the nursing home, assisted living center and senior center. Information: 509-486-2366. Tonasket Library book clubs. Information: 509-486-2366.
Television Methow Valley Communications District No. 2. Serves the Methow Valley and south Okanogan County. Information: Paul Brown, 509-9963211 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Becky Studen, 509-322-4038 or email@example.com g. Okanogan County Television Reception District No. 1. Provides television and FM radio reception relay service into the Okanogan Valley. Annual dues are requested from anyone who listens to or watches radio or TV on a non-cable or non-satellite system. Dues are payable to the Okanogan County Treasurer’s Office. Board members: Kevin Chevalier, Jerry Pickle, John Hubbard. Information: Lona Fritts, 509-826-4760, 509-3221261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Economic Business/economic development North Central Washington Business Loan Fund. Goal is to
provide start-up and expansion financing for new and existing businesses in north central Washington and the Colville Indian Reservation. Jeff Brender, executive director and loan officer. Information: 509-860-4330; 410 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan; P.O. Box 3032, Chelan 98816; email@example.com; ncwloanfund.org. North Central Washington Economic Development District. Federally designated economic development district for the region covering Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan counties and the Colville Indian Reservation. Information: admin@ncwedd or 509-682-6907. Northwest Native Development Fund. Information: www.thenndf.org or 509-634-2626; Ted Piccolo, director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 5096 3 4 - 2 6 2 4 ; https://www.facebook.com/TheNNDF or thenndf.org. Partnership for a Sustainable Methow. Promotes practices that foster long-term sustainability and well-being in the Methow Valley. Information: 509-997-1050; P.O. Box 264, Twisp 98856. SCORE. Part of a national organization of volunteers with a wide range of business experience who provide free business counseling and low-cost workshops. Information: Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 509-888-2900 or https://centralwashington.score.org/. Small Business Development Center. A cooperative effort of The Economic Alliance, Washington State University and the U.S. Small Business Administration providing business management, technical assistance, training and research to small business owners and managers to improve profitability and stimulate economic growth. Free, confidential one-on-one counseling is provided. Information: 509-826-5107 or email@example.com; 320 Omak Ave. No. 400, P.O. Box 626, Omak; www.wsbdc.org. The Economic Alliance. Promotes economic development in Okanogan County; provides small business counseling. Roni Holder-Diefenbach,
executive director; Carolyn Davis, administrative assistant. Information: 509-826-5107; 320 Omak Ave., Omak; P.O. Box 626, Omak; www.economic-alliance.com. Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center. Houses Tonasket Chamber of Commerce, Tonasket Visitor Information Center and business resource center offices at 215 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket. Information: 509-486-4543, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tvbrc.org.
Chambers of commerce Brewster Chamber of Commerce. Information: www.brewsterchamber. org. Conconully Chamber of Commerce. Information: P.O. Box 309, Conconully 98819; 509-8269050; 877-826-9050; www.concon ully.com. Ferry County Chamber of Commerce. Information: www.ferry county.com. Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. Meets at noon every Thursday in various businesses. Information: 509-633-3074; chamber @grandcouleedam.org; www.grand couleedam.org. Okanogan Chamber of Commerce. Promotes and supports local businesses and organizations through collaboration, sponsorships and promotions. Hosts Okanogan Days in June, Harvest Festival in October and Get Lit tree lighting in December. Information: email@example.com or P.O. Box 1125, Okanogan 98840; http://okanoganchamber.com/. Omak Chamber of Commerce. Meets for lunch the third Wednesday of each month. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.omakchamber.com or 509-8265154. Oroville Chamber of Commerce. Provides vision and leadership for Oroville and north central Okanogan County. Promotes tourism, economic development and a positive business climate to result in stability and growth for the region. Meets 1 p.m. first Thursday of the month at various locations. Information: 888-699-5659;
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ORGANIZATIONS P.O. Box 2140, Oroville 98844; email@example.com; www.orovillewashington.com. Republic Chamber of Commerce. Meets at noon the third Thursday of the month. Jim Milner, president; Mary Masingale, vice president; Travis Wellman, secretary; Dianne Baldwin, treasurer. Information: P.O. Box 502, Republic 99166; 509-8501427; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.republicchamber.org. Tonasket Chamber of Commerce. Meets at noon the second Tuesday of the month in various locations. Information: 509-486-7155; P.O. Box 523, Tonasket; info@tonasket chamber.com, www.tonasket chamber.com, 509-486-7155; visitor center 509-486-4543. Twisp Chamber of Commerce. Information: 509-997-2020; P.O. Box 686, Twisp 98856; twispinfo@gmail .com; www.twispinfo.com. Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. Meets at 8:30 a.m. second Thursday of the month at the Winthrop Barn. Operates visitor center in its office, 202 Riverside Ave. Information: 509996-2125; P.O. Box 39, Winthrop 98862; info@winthropwashington .com; www.winthropwashington.com.
Tourist information Colville Tribal Museum and Gift Shop. Located at 512 Mead Way, Coulee Dam. Information: 509-6330751. Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway. Promotes the route between Omak and Othello along state highways 17 and 155 and U.S. Highway 2. Information: http://coulee corridor.com. Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Arrival Center. Fully accessible; features hands-on exhibits, auditorium and restrooms. Packages, boxes, backpacks, bags and purses may not be taken inside. Cameras are OK. Open daily except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 509-633-9265; P.O. Box 620, Grand Coulee 99133; www.usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/visit/gc vc.html. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Advises county commissioners on
spending of county tourist tax money. Funding requests to Kathleen Descoteaux@co.okanogan.wa.us, 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan. Information: Kathleen Descoteaux, 509-422-7100 or email@example.com. Methow Valley Community Center and Twisp Visitor Center. Houses theater, library, senior center, arts groups and more. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, year-round. Located in old Twisp High School building on Highway 20. Information: P.O. Box 565, Twisp 98856; 509-9972926; firstname.lastname@example.org. Okanogan County Tourism Council. Official tourism organization for Okanogan County. Coordinates and promotes sustainable tourism in Okanogan Country. Also produces free maps, guides, travel planner. Information: 509-826-5107 or 888431-3080; www.okanogan country.com; info@okanogan country.com; P.O. Box 626, Omak. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Offers recreation information, firewood and Christmas tree permits, state Sno-Park permits, information on hiking, camping and scenic opportunities. Information: Head quarters/supervisor’s office, Wenat chee, (509) 664-9200; Okanogan Valley office, 1240 S. Second Ave., Okanogan, 509-826-3275; Tonasket Ranger District, 1 W. Winesap, Tonasket, 509-486-2186; Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 W. Chewuch Road, Winthrop, 509-9964000; North Cascades Smokejumper Base, 23 Intercity Airport Road, Box 180, Winthrop, 509-997-9750. Omak Visitor Information Center. Located at 401 Omak Ave., in East Side Park, Omak. Open year round; summer hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays from May 1 to Sept. 15; winter hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Offers information on Washington and British Columbia. Information: 509-826-4218 or 800225-6625; 401 Omak Ave., Omak; omakvic@nor thcascades.net,
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www.omakvisitorcenter.org. Oroville Visitor Information Center. Information center in Oroville Borderlands Historical Society Depot, 1210 Ironwood St. Information: http://www.orovillewashington.com/VI C; 888-699-5959. Tonasket Visitor Information Center. Located at 215 S. Whitcomb Avenue. Information: 509-486-4543; email@example.com; www.tvbrc.org. Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information. Located at the main downtown intersection with Highway 20. Information: P.O. Box 39, Winthrop 98862; 509-996-2125 or 888-463-8469; www.winthropwash ington.com.
Education Educational organizations Apple Hill Art Camp. Provides affordable, week-long art classes to children ages 5-16 at sites in Omak and Tonasket. Shorter workshops available throughout the year. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/AppleHillArtCam p. North Valley Community Schools. Offers a variety of community education classes. Information: 509476-2011; community.schools@oro ville.wednet.edu; www.northvalley communityschools.com; Facebook, North Valley Community Schools; P.O. Box 2075, Oroville 98844; 1016 Ironwood St., Oroville. Okanogan County School Retirees Association. Serves both active and retired educators by sponsoring scholarships, grants and legislation to improve the quality of retirees’ lives and the quality of education. Meets at 11 a.m. the last Fridays of September, October, November and January through May at the Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: Penny Garrison, 509422-3393, pgarrison07@gmail .com; www.okanogancsra.com. Okanogan County Child Development Association. Offers services for children ages birth to 5 and pregnant women. Information: 509-826-2466; www.occda.net.
Omak Early Childhood Program. Affiliated with Omak School District. The program serves preschoolers, special education including preschoolers. Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) available based on income. Information: 509-826-8143. Omak School Secretaries Association. Information: Box 833, Omak; 509-826-0320. Paschal Sherman Indian School parent group. Information: www.psischiefs.org. P.E.O. Assists women in attaining higher education through loans and grants. Gives scholarships to seniors at Omak and Okanogan high schools every year. Meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday from September through May in members’ homes. Information: Marsha Aufenkamp, 509-826-3423. Republic Booster Club. Meets first Monday of the month at Republic School District. Information: 509-7752417. Room One. A social and health resource center promoting the wellbeing of all those living in the Methow Valley. Information: 509-997-2050; i n f o @ r o o m o n e . o r g ; www.roomone.org. Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation. Supports programs and facilities at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak. Information: 509-422-7835; fax 509-422-7801; WVCO Foundation, P.O. Box 1374, Omak 98841; email@example.com.
Fraternal Fraternal organizations Aurora Masonic Lodge. Meets at Oroville Grange, 622 Fir St., Oroville. Information: 509-476-3756. Grand Coulee Dam Masonic Lodge, Sixth and Tulip, Coulee Dam. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, except July and August. Information: 509-633-2993. Grand Coulee Dam Order of Eastern Star. 801 Sixth St., Coulee Dam. Meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of most months. Marjoe Richards, Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ORGANIZATIONS Hermanos Del Arte Masonic Lodge. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Monday each month, except for January and February, at Brewster Grange Hall. I n f o r m a t i o n : Danno91169@gmail.com. Methow Valley Masonic Lodge. Meets at the Masonic Hall, Fifth Avenue and state Highway 20, Twisp. Information: 509-322-8713. Okanogan County Shrine Club. Dedicated to helping children. Meets second Monday of the month, except January and February. Information: Allen Fisher, president, email@example.com; www.elkatif.org/OkanoganCounty.ht ml. Okanogan Eagles, Aerie No. 3004. Meets at 7 p.m. first and third Mondays; auxiliary meets 7 p.m. first and third Mondays. Open to the public for breakfast and lunch. Information: 1820 N. Second Ave., Okanogan; 509-422-1936; on Facebook, Okanogan Eagles #3004. Okanogan Masons. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, except July and August. Information: Bryon Goetz, 509-4225562 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Okanogan Order of Eastern Star. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month except July and August. Information: 509-422-5524. Omak Elks Lodge. Family oriented group that does community activities
including hoop shoots for youngsters, veterans’ assistance, scholarships, student of the month, athletic te am sponsorships and helping families in need. Facility includes banquet hall. Information: 110 S. Ash St., Omak; 509-826-5452. Omak Masons Palestine Lodge No. 214. Meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Information: Secretary John McDonald, 509-422-2109, email@example.com, http://palestine214.org. Omak Moose Lodge. Information: 509-422-5061. Quad City Eagles. Meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, Eagles Lodge in Bridgeport. Auxiliary meets at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the lodge. Information: Dianne Sleeper, 509-449-0750; Bill Hill, 509-686-6535. Republic Eagles Aerie 68. Information: Jill Purdy, 509-7753 0 9 4 ; republiceaglesaerie68.weebly.com. Royal Neighbors of America – Oroville chapter. Charitable organization. Information: P.O. Bo x 1896, Oroville 98844. Tonasket Eagles Aerie 3002. Information: P.O. Box 2107; 213 Western Ave.; 509-486-2299; Facebook, Tonasket Eagles Aerie #3002.
History Genealogy Okanogan County Genealogical Society. Promotes interest in preserving family history, offers continuing education and assistance in research procedures, provides a growing genealogical library at the Wilson Research Center (next to the Okanogan County Historical Museum, Okanogan) and publishes Okanogan County cemetery and vital statistic records. Maggie Mitschelen, president; Eleanor Markel, vice president; Karyl Hubbard and Dixie Brown, co-secretaries; Peggy Oliver, treasurer. Information: P.O. Box 95, Malott 98829 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Karyl Hubbard, 509-826-3385, email@example.com.
History/museums Borderlands Historical Society. Promotes north county history with records, photos and artifacts for Oroville, Molson, Chesaw and Tonasket. Maintains two museums, the Old Oroville Depot and the Old Customs House, and Oroville Visitor Information Center in the Old Depot. Information: Kay Sibley, 509-4762476. Bruce and Merilynn Wilson Research Center. Houses reference
materials of the Okanogan County Historical Society and Okanogan County Genealogical Society. Information: 509-422-4272. Colville Tribal Archives and Records. Information: 509-634-2150 or www.colvilletribes.com. Colville Tribal Museum and Gift Shop. Located at 512 Mead Way, Coulee Dam. Information: P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, 99155; phone at 509633-0751. Conconully Museum. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays or by appointment year-round. Information: 509-826-1221 or 509-826-4308. Coulee Pioneer Museum. Preserves the history and heritage of the pioneer families, businesses and the general area. Open by appointment or check Facebook. Museum located at 3 Coulee Blvd., Electric City. Reservations: 509-6310303. Information: Birdie Hensley, chairwoman, firstname.lastname@example.org or Box 203, Grand Coulee, WA 99133. Curlew Antique Car Museum Supporters. Museum north of Curlew houses a collection of antique and classic vehicle, plus a reconstructed antique, steampowered sawmill, farm machinery and a blacksmith shop. Run by volunteers. Information: 509-779-4648 or 509775-3521.
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ORGANIZATIONS Ferry County Historical Society. Preserves the county’s history. The board of directors meets the fourth Tuesday each month at the Historical Center, Republic. Information: Madilane Perry, president, 509-7752605; www.ferrycountyhs.org. Kettle River History Club preserves the history of Ferry County and maintains the Ansorge Hotel Museum built in 1903. The hotel gives visitors a look at life in the 1900s. Open for tours Memorial Day weekend through August, weekends. Information: Janet Stephens, 509779-4951 or www.facebook.com/friendsoftheansor ge/. Molson Museums. Molson School Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Old Molson Museum open April to November, weather permitting. Information: Mary Louise Loe, 509-485-3292; okanoganhistory.org. Okanogan Fire Hall Museum. Replica of historic Okanogan Fire Hall. Located in Okanogan’s Legion Park, adjacent to Okanogan County Historical Museum and Wilson Research Center. Information: 509422-4272; okanoganhistory.org. Okanogan County Historical Museum. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week during summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Self-guided museum detailing the county’s history; includes oldfashioned “Main Street” display, apple history, farm implements and settler’s cabin. Information: 509-422-4272; okanoganhistory.org. Okanogan County Historical Society. Promotes Okanogan County history. Publishes quarterly magazine, Okanogan County Heritage; conducts pioneer interviews; operates museums in Okanogan, Molson (Old Molson, Molson School), Conconully and Winthrop (Shafer); maintains and operates the Wilson Research Center, photographic collections and historical signs. Board meets quarterly. Also home of the Okanogan County Genealogical Society (see separate listing). Marilynn Moses,
coordinator. Information: 509-4224272; mailing P.O. Box 1129, Okanogan; email@example.com; okanoganhistory.org. Shafer Museum. Features Guy Waring cabin, stamp mill, photographs and newspapers. Open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, open weekends in May and September; hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission by donation, membership rates vary. Information: 285 Castle Ave., Winthrop; P.O. Box 46; 509-9962712; www.shafermuseum.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. Old Oroville Depot. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday from May 1 through Sept. 15, or by request. Information: Kay Sibley, 509476-2476; borderlandshistorical.org. Old Customs House, Oroville. Available year round for look-in viewing. Open to the public during Oroville May Day celebration and Heritage Days. Information: Kay Sibley, 509-476-2476; borderlandshistorical.org. Omak Rodeo and Native American Center. A non-profit organization works to develop and build a museum and community center to house Omak Stampede and Native American historical information. Information: 509-8261983 or www.omakstampede.org. Stampede Museum Association. Working to build a museum for the Omak Stampede. Information: 509826-4114 or 509-223-3523. The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. Non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the study and re-creation of the Middle Ages. Information: The Shire of Dregate on Facebook.
Hobbies Airplanes/airports Anderson Field. Brewster municipal airport. Information: w w w . c i t y o f b r e w sterwashington.org/airport.html. Civil Air Patrol, Northern Desert Composite Squadron. Provides leadership activities for young
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people; instructs cadets in air space education; members can participate in searches for missing persons; operates a drill team and color guard. Information: Northern Desert Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol on Facebook, northerndesert. wawg.cap.gov or northerndesert @wawg.cap.gov. Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport. Owned by City of Oroville. Information: Oroville City Hall, 509476-2926. Ferry County Airport. Information: w w w. f e r r y - c o u n t y. c o m / Other_Depts/Airport.html. Methow Valley State Airport. Operated by the state Department of Transportation. Information: 360-6182477 or www.wsdot.wa.gov/ aviation/AllStateAirports/Winthrop_M ethowValleyState.htm. North Cascades Smokejumper Base. Operated by OkanoganWenatchee National Forest at Methow Valley State Airport. Assists with firefighting activities locally and throughout the nation. Information: 509-997-9750, www.northcascades smokejumperbase.com. Washington Pilots’ Association – Okanogan and Ferry County Chapter. Meets third Thursday of month. Information: Dave Edwards, president, 509-826-1443, email@example.com; Lee Orr, vice president, 509-486-4502, firstname.lastname@example.org; Vicky Lewis, secretary, 509-486-8121, okanogan email@example.com; Lola Orr, treasurer, 509-486-4502, haywire1@frontier .com; www.wpaflys.org/Chapters/ Okanogan_County/Okanogan_Count y.html. Okanogan Legion Airport Improvement Association. Manages Okanogan Legion Airport under contract with the City of Okanogan. Information: Harlan Warner, 509-422-3748. Okanogan Legion Airport. Owned by City of Okanogan. Information: Roy Skelton, 509-322-4710; city hall, 509-422-3600. Omak Municipal Airport. Owned by City of Omak. Information: 509826-6270 or 509-826-1170; www.omakcity.com. Weekend
information: 509-322-4046. Tonasket Airport Improvement Club. Annual Fly-In every Father’s Day; includes barbecue on Saturday of Father’s Day weekend and breakfast Sunday morning. Free airplane rides for children 16 years of age and under on Father’s Day. Information: Leroy Orr, president, 509-486-4502. Tonasket Flying Club. Promotes aviation education and flying lessons. Information: Michael Wyckoff, 509486-1427. Tonasket Municipal Airport. Operated by City of Tonasket. Information: 509-486-2132. Twisp Municipal Airport. Operated by Town of Twisp. Information: 509997-4081.
Cars/trucks Coulee Cruizers Car Club. Stages Best Rod Run by a Dam Site each Father’s Day weekend in Grand Coulee area. Information: P.O. Box 665, Grand Coulee 99133. Information: Tom Neiberding, firstname.lastname@example.org. Curlew Antique Car Museum Supporters. Museum north of Curlew houses a collection of antique and classic vehicle, plus a antique, steamreconstructed powered sawmill, farm machinery and a blacksmith shop. Run by volunteers. Information: 509-7794648 or 509-775-3521. Friendly OK Car Club. Meets once a month. Holds an annual car show, swap meet and flea market at East Side Park, Omak, on Mother’s Day weekend. Purpose is to preserve and maintain motor vehicles of classic and historical value, and unite owners of special vehicles. Helps the needy, supports other local car clubs. Open to all ages. Information: Paul and Cathy Yarnell, 509-826-0160; http://clubs.hemmings.com/friendlyok North Country Car Club. Promotes interest in older vehicles and networks with people with like interests. Car show Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, also does car runs, meets with other clubs. Information: Lola Orr, 509-486-4502.
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ORGANIZATIONS Outlaw Truck Races. Events in April and August in partnership with Omak Stampede Inc. Information: 509-8261983; tickets 509-826-1002 or 800933-6625; stampede@northcasc ades.net; www.omakstampede.org. Tonasket Comancheros. Sponsors Tonasket Demolition Derby on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Tonasket Junior Rodeo in April, Tonasket Founders’ Day Rodeo the first weekend in June. Information: Lloyd Caton Jr., 509-486-4154 or www.facebook.com/Rodeo.Club/.
Racing Association. Promotes racing of modified riding lawnmowers. Information: Cory Fletcher, president, 509-557-8151; Kevin Fletcher, vice president, 509-322-7017.
Radio Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club. Tests for amateur radio and hosts field days for beginners. Meets at 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday each month at Omak Public Library, 30 S. Ash St. Information: Mike Mauk, 509449-0605; www.w7orc.com.
Dolls Okanogan Valley Doll Club. County-wide doll club; members share the love of dolls, doll appraisals and repair and doll making, and host an annual doll show and sale. Information: P.O. Box 1251, Omak 98841; Marjie McClellan, 509-4224276.
Gems Chief Joseph Gem and Mineral Club. Promotes interest in rock collecting, and gems and minerals. Meets at 5:30 p.m. second Wednesday of month, except January and February, location varies. Information: email@example.com.
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Miscellaneous Animals Animal Foster Care. Aids abandoned cats in Okanogan County by giving foster care and eventual placement in a permanent home; shelter located at 4 Spring Coulee Road, Okanogan. Cats can be adopted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Mailing: P.O. Box 3385, Omak 98841; Information: 509-4223364 or Animal Foster Care Cat Shelter on Facebook. Forget Me Not Animal Shelter. Open by appointment only. Spayneuter assistance program for Ferry County residents, Fear No Feral program, adoption program and pet food bank. Information: 49 W. Curlew Lake Road, Republic; 509-775-2308,
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Gardening/trees Okanogan-Omak Tree Board. Promotes planting and maintenance of urban trees. Information: www.omakcity.com/BoardsCommissi ons or 509-826-1170, or 509-4223600. Okanogan Valley Farmers Market. Home-grown, handmade products at two markets, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Legion Park, Okanogan, from May to October and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Civic League Park, Omak, from July to October. Offers fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, plant starts, honey, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, crafts and music. Information: www.facebook.com/OkanoganValley FarmersMarket, OVFM@outlook.com or 509-826-0457. Tonasket Farmers Market. I n f o r m a t i o n : http://tonasketfarmersmarket.com;
Tom Cloud, manager, 509-486-2333, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tonasket Garden Club. Usually meets at 1:30 p.m. second Monday of the month at Hillside Apartments’ multipurpose room. Information: Betty Holmes, 509-223-3427, or Wendy Taylor, 509-486-0602. Tonasket Garlic Festival, Tonasket Tourist activity includes music, food, wine tasting, arts and crafts; promoted by the Community Cultural Center. Held August 23 and 24. Information: 509-486-1328, 509-4862084 or www.communityculturalcenter.org. Washington State University Okanogan County Master Gardeners. Organized to educate and promote sound gardening practices. Meets second Tuesday at extension office in Okanogan County Courthouse. Information: 509-4227245.
Peace groups Community Monitoring Mined Minerals. Information: Michael “Buffalo” Mazzetti, 425-785-9559. Mothers Day March for Peace. Peace-related march to the international border near Oroville to meet with Canadian peace community for a program. Information: Joseph and Dorinda Enzensperger, 509-476-4072, email@example.com.
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ORGANIZATIONS Nuclear-Free Okanogan. Information: Michael “Buffalo” Mazzetti, 425-785-9559. Veterans for Peace. Organizes annual peace festival. Information: Rick Gillespie, rickg@columbiana .org.
senior day starts at 8:15 a.m. Club meets from March through October at Okanogan Valley Golf Course. Information: 509-826-6937; www.okanoganvalleygolf.com.
4-H shooting sports clubs. Clubs promote safe gun use, shooting skills; members work and often meet together. Information: Washington State University Extension for Okanogan County, 509-422-7245. FFA. Student organization for agricultural education. Schoolaffiliated clubs provide instruction in agricultural pursuits and competition in shooting sports. Information: Todd Dezellem, Brewster, 509-689-3449; Adam Corum, Bridgeport, 509-6868770; Lonnie Dixon, Okanogan, 509422-3770; Gale Wilson, Omak, 509-826-5150; Walt Arnold, Oroville, 509-476-3612; Lyle Blackburn, Matt Pateros, 509-923-2343; Deebach, Tonasket, 509-486-2126. Okanogan Wildlife Council. Meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the council’s gun club, 54A Spring Coulee Road, Okanogan. Operates trap, rifle and pistol ranges for members. Information: Shannon Lantrip, 509-422-0786; P.O. Box 133, Okanogan 98840. www.okanoganwildlifecouncil.org. Omak Fish and Game Club. Provides trap shooting, indoor .22caliber rimfire shooting; competitions held Sundays for eight weeks during winter, starting in January. And one skeet field, also. Information: Randy Clough, 509-322-5187; P.O. Box 1649. Oroville Gun Club. Information P.O. Box 341, Oroville 98844; 509-4762241. Republic Gun Club. Usually meets at 10 a.m. Sundays in January and February. Club shoots with groups from Okanogan County, Elmira and other areas take turns going to each others’ clubs. Information: 509-7753040. Riverside Sportsmen’s Association. Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month at Riverside Gun Club. Information: Lonnie Scott, 509-826-1818; memberships can be
Bicycles Methow Valley Sport Trails Association. Maintains trail network for cross-country skiing and biking/hiking trails. Information: 509996-3287; www.methowtrails.org. Methow Valley chapter of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Works towards a system of high quality, sustainable and accessible mountain biking opportunities in the Methow Valley. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.methowevergreenmtb.org.
Fishing Methow Valley Fly Fishers. Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month (except July, August and November) at Liberty Bell High School. Information: P.O. Box 101, Winthrop 98862; Mary Johnson, 509997-9001; Bill Massengill, 509-9962359. Okanogan County Fly Fishing Club. Promotes fly fishing. Meets second Thursday of the month at Okanogan Grange Hall during winter; various lake locations in summer. Information: Steph Avena, 509-4220970. Okanogan Valley Bass Club. Promotes fun and recreation, preserves fisheries through catchand-release program, works with state Department of Fish and Wildlife and other agencies. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Breadline Cafe, Omak; www.okanoganvalleybassclub.com; mailing P.O. Box 1255, Omak 98841.
Golfing Okanogan Valley Golf Club. Men meet Wednesday at 8 a.m., ladies meet Thursday at 8 a.m. On Tuesday,
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Hiking Methow Valley Sport Trails Association. Trail grooming report: 509-996-3860. Information: 509-9963287; www.mvsta.com.
Horses, riding Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club. Barrels and poles events held twice monthly at the Omak Stampede arena. Lead line to open divisions. Points given for year-end awards. Family oriented and beginners welcome. Information: Dave Stephenson, 509-826-4013. Methow Valley chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington. Meets 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month, except July and December, at Methow Valley Senior Center, Twisp. Works to preserve people’s rights to use horses on public lands and protection of back country environment. Educates and informs equestrians and others on the impacts of horse use on the backcountry and the “leave no trace” concept. Annual trail ride the last weekend in April. Information: Cathy Upper, president, 509-996-3230; www.mvbch.com; email@example.com. Methow Valley Riding Unlimited. Provides equine-facilitated mental health and therapeutic riding program. Annie Budiselich, program director and head instructor. Information: 509-996-9881; www.mvriding.org. Okanogan Valley chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington. Educates and informs interested persons about the impacts of horse use on back country lands and works with governmental agencies to build and maintain trails and campgrounds. Information: Stan Kvistad, president, 509-826-1421; firstname.lastname@example.org;
ovcbchw.com Unlimited Riding of Okanogan County. A 4-H program specializing in individualized horsemanship for special people. Clubs serve individuals with a wide range of disabilities, and also able-bodied individuals interested in learning about horsemanship. Carey Hunter, instructor/coordinator and registered instructor with North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Information: 509-826-9492; email@example.com; www.pinestumpfarms.com.
Motorcycles/ATVs North Central ATV Club. Promotes off-road vehicle activities to educate about ATV use. Meets 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Conconully Community Hall. President Spencer King. Information: P.O. Box 346, Conconully 98819; w w w. n c a t v c l u b . o r g ; firstname.lastname@example.org. Okanogan Valley Wings. Promotes motorcycle touring on a Honda Gold Wing or other motorcycles. Motto is “Destination Friendship.” Chapter U of a national group. Group is involved in community affairs. Meets 8 a.m. third Saturday of the month, Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: Teri Mitschelen, interim director, 509-4291751 Samaritan Riders. Information: Robert Johansen, email@example.com. United Motorcycle Club International, Okanogan chapter. For all riders age 40 and older; no dues. Group meets 8:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month at the Cariboo Inn, 223 Queen St., Okanogan. Information: Richard Hentz, representative, 509-999-1556.
Rodeo Caribou Trail Junior Rodeo Association. Coordinates competitive junior rodeos. Club members compete in junior rodeos in north central and eastern Washington. Tracks competitors’ scores and presents endof-the-year awards to participants. Information: Hec Selvidge
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ORGANIZATIONS 509-322-1641; firstname.lastname@example.org. Chesaw Rodeo Club. Non-profit group produces Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Proceeds go to community support. Information: Mildred Leslie, 509-485-3041; Rodney Field, 509-485-3500. Methow Valley Horsemen. Stages rodeos on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends at Twin Lakes Rodeo Arena. Information: Leanna Melton, secretary, 509-996-2439. Okanogan County Junior Rodeo. Events for children 18 and younger. Rodeo is held at the Omak Stampede arena the third weekend of each May. Buckles and cash awarded. All profits go to Children’s Hospital, Seattle. Information: Belinda Herriman, 509-826-5698. Omak Stampede Inc. Stages Omak Stampede the second weekend in August; 2016 is the 83rd anniversary. Information: 509-8261983; tickets 509-826-1002 or 1 (800) 933-6625; w w w. o m a k s t a m p e d e. o r g ; email@example.com. Owners and Jockeys Association. Organizes WorldFamous Suicide Race in conjunction with Omak Stampede. Meetings start in June. Information: Aaron Carden, president; Shannon Boyd, vice president, 509-826-0481. Tonasket Comancheros. Sponsors the Tonasket Founders’ Day Rodeo first weekend in June, Bulls and Barrels the first Friday in August and the Tonasket Demolition Derby on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Information: Lloyd Caton Jr., president, 509-486-4154; www.tonasketrodeoinc.com. Tonasket Junior Rodeo Association. A non-profit organization that promotes the sport of rodeo and provides a quality program for youth rodeo contestants to develop rodeo skills, experience a competitive rodeo environment, build healthy friendships and develop character, organizes a junior rodeo in the third weekend in April. Information: Sarah Richey, president, 509-486-4386; on Facebook, Tonasket Junior Rodeo Association.
Skiing Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation. Operates Loup Loup Ski Bowl, located between Okanogan and Twisp on Highway 20. Features quad chair lift, Poma platter pull, bunny rope, rentals and ski shop, tubing area, certified ski school, rest rooms, day lodge with cafeteria; cross country ski trails nearby. Information: 509-557-3401; ski school, 509-5573404, condition report 509-557-3405; www.skitheloup.com; mailing address P.O. Box 768, Okanogan. Loup Loup Ski Patrol. Volunteer group provides emergency medical, rescue and communications services at Loup Loup Ski Bowl. Information: 509-557-3401, leave message. Methow Valley Sport Trails Association. Maintains cross country ski, biking and hiking trails in the Methow Valley. Information: 509-9963287; www.mvsta.com. Sitzmark Ski Hill. Located in Havillah in Okanogan Highlands. Offers chair lift, rope tow, rentals, concessions. Information: 509-4862700 or 509-485-3323 (ski shop);
Snowmobiling Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club. Promotes safe snowmobiling and ATV use and works with the Forest Service to keep areas open for winter recreation; family oriented. Club gives a scholarship each year, holds fundraisers and events. Meets at 10 a.m. first Sunday of the month at Bonaparte Lake Resort. Information: Mike Sterling, president, 509-4862277. Butte Busters Snowmobile Club. Meets third Wednesday of the month during winter. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Methow Valley Snowmobile Association. Promotes family snowmobiling. Works with Forest Service to keep trails open and safe for all snowmobilers. Potluck and meetings at 6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month at the Methow Valley Senior Center, Twisp. Information: email@example.com; www.facebook.com/methowvalleysnow
mobile; mvsnowmobile.blogspot.com. Okanogan County Snowmobile Advisory Board. Meets 6 p.m. first Monday of the month, Okanogan County Public Service Building, Okanogan, during winter months. Advises the county’s parks and recreation division on snowmobile trail grooming needs. Information: Okanogan County Department of Public Works, 509-422-7300. Republic Tree Benders Snowmobile Club. Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at KDiamond-K Ranch. Dinners held at 5 p.m. for members and guests. Information: 509-775-3511. Okanogan County Snowmobile Grooming Hotline. Information is updated once a week once trail grooming begins. Hotline: 509-4227324. Tri-River Snowmobile Club, Brewster. Organizes rides throughout Okanogan County and maintain trails in the area. Meeting places varies. Information: Kurt and Julie Hensley, 509-689-2843. Washington State Snowmobile Association, District 2 North. Information: Richard Coppock, director and land-use co-chairman, 509-826-2404; mailing 171 Duck Lake Road, Omak; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimming pools, municipal (summers only) Brewster Pool, 509-689-6689. Bridgeport Pool, 509-686-2151. Okanogan Pool, 509-422-5711. Omak Pool, 509-826-9543. Twisp Pool. Information: Twisp Town Hall, 509-997-4081.
Trails Ferry County Rail Trail Partners. Supports a non-motorized rail trail in Ferry County. Board meets at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Professional Services, Republic. Information: 206-661-6778; 852 S. Clark Ave., Republic 99166; h t t p : / / fe r r y c o u n t y r a i l t r a i l . c o m ; email@example.com. Methow Valley Sport Trails
Association. Maintains cross country ski, biking and hiking trails in the Methow Valley. Information: 509-9963287; www.mvsta.com.
Travel Cariboo Trail Good Samaritans. Recreational vehicle enthusiasts. Information: Glenn Payne, 509-8265068 or 509-322-5787.
Wildlife Curlew Lake Association. Works to keep Curlew Lake a viable recreation body. Meets the third Thursday of each month starting in April. Does not meet during winter. Information: Bobbi Weller, 509-775-3690. Ducks Unlimited, Okanogan Valley chapter. Annual dinner and auction in the spring. Information: Bernard Brown, 509-860-1510. Mule Deer Foundation, Okanogan County chapter. Promotes habitat for county’s mule deer population. Information: Arbid Iverson, cochairman, 509-997-9455; www.muledeer.org. North Central Washington Audubon Society. Members share information on birds, conduct birding trips (including Christmas bird counts), organize outdoor education for all ages, and participate in decision-making in natural resource management. Information: Heather Findlay, 509-429-8167; www.ncwaudubon.org. Okanogan County Strutters. Local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Information: www.nwtf.org. Okanogan Wildlife Council. Meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at the council’s gun club, 54A Spring Coulee Road, Okanogan. FFA, Boy Scout, and 4-H groups also use the range. Information: Shannon Lantrip, president, 509-422-0786 and Bill Huhn, secretary, 509-422-2159. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Meets at 6 p.m. second and third Thursday of the month at the Koala Street Grill in Omak. Public welcome. Information: Paul Estep, 509-8261587.
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ORGANIZATIONS Religion Campgrounds Camp Ortoha. Youth camp at Lost Lake sponsored by Lutheran churches in Oroville, Tonasket and Havillah. Information: Billie Kuhlmann, 509-485-3352; www.facebook.com/ camp.ortoha. Conconully Holiness Association Camp. Located at 202 C Ave., Conconully 98819. Information: 509826-0888. Faith Frontier Ministries. Christian, non-profit corporation that owns and operates Peniel Ranch on the Columbia River. People can meet God face to face through Bible study and experience the wonders of His creation. Information: 509-633-3649 Ext. 14. Location: 2500 Columbia River Road, Okanogan; Pe n i e l R a n c h @ h u g h e s. n e t ; www.penielranch.org/ North Country Christian School and Campground. Located at 737 Mary Ann Creek Road, Oroville; 509485-2011; margolthompson@yahoo .com.
translator, Stampede outreach, Shellrock Point Sonshine Cross and other activities. Information: Kathleen Christensen, 509-422-4660; www.okanoganchristiansinaction.org. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Okanogan County Chapter. Sponsors national outreach programs and activities that support congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. www.thrivent.com/preternal Father’s Ranch Ministry. P.O. Box 1352, Tonasket; 509-486-8888. Hot Meal Ministry. Affiliated with Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 328 Riverside Drive, Omak. Meals served to anyone in need from 5-6:15 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month from October through March. Information: 509-826-2061 or www.omakcor nerstone.com/hotmeals. Manfisher Ministries. Located in downtown Omak. Christian-based help for those overcoming drugs and alcohol. Information: David Hellyer, 509-826-5699; www.manfisher.org.
Christian groups Christians In Action. Non-profit corporation that unites local Christians to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through the KMBI-FM
Mining Colville Indian Environmental Protection Alliance. Mailing: P.O. Box 142, Elmer City 99124. Opposes
mining on Colville Indian Reservation. Wants restoration of natural resources after $193 million settlement with federal government. Information: Gerry Gabriel, 509-6333456. Committee Monitoring Mine Minerals. Information: Michael “Buffalo” Mazzetti, 425-785-9559. Okanogan Highlands Alliance. encouraging Dedicated to participation in decisions that support the integrity, sustainability and prosperity of the community and the environment. Information: David Kliegman, executive director, 509560-4429; www.okanoganhighlands .org; P.O. Box 163, Tonasket 98855.
Resources/environment Coalition for Property Rights. Created in response to proposed county comprehensive plan. Information: Jon Wyss, 509-7330513. Columbiana, Columbia River BioRegional Education Project. Publishes Columbiana magazine and Columbiana Magazine Online. Explores the culture and environment in the upper Columbia River and Okanogan bioregion. Mailing address: 2055 Chesaw Road, Oroville, 98844. Information: 509-4853844; www.columbiana.org. Curlew Lake Association. Works to keep Curlew Lake a viable
recreation body. Meets the third Thursday of each month. Information: Bobbi Weller, 509-775-3690. Methow Valley Citizens Council. Purpose is preserving rural characteristics of the Methow Valley. Information: www.mvcitizens.org; P.O. Box 774, Twisp 98856. Methow Conservancy. Board meets at 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month, location varies, in Winthrop. Inspires land protection through conservation easements, community-based education and special projects. Information: Jason Paulsen, executive director, 509-9962870; www.methowconservancy.org; 315 Riverside Ave., P.O. Box 71, Winthrop 98862. North Central Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council. Deals with regional natural resource and rural development issues. Information: 509422-2750; mailing 1251 S. Second Ave., Suite 101, Okanogan; www.ncwrcd.org. Okanogan Land Trust. A group of people dedicated to preserving the region’s rural way of life by protecting working land, open space and wildlife habitats. Helps to improve the economics of open space through voluntary conservation easements and local community action. P.O. Box 293, Tonasket; www.okanoganland trust.org.
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ORGANIZATIONS People for Alternatives, Conservation and Education (PACE). Seeks solutions to the power needs of the Methow Valley. Information: 509-997-4142. Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group. Formed to undertake stream restoration projects, collect and analyze scientific data, and coordinate educational efforts related to salmon and other endangered or threatened species of fish. Membership open to anyone interested. Information: Jason Lundgren, 509-476-3444; P.O. Box 3162, Wenatchee 98807; www.ccfeg.org. Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board. A standing committee of the North Central Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council. The board is an independent, non-profit corporation created by three NorthCentral Washington counties and two tribes to promote recovery of endangered spring run Chinook, threatened steelhead and threatened bull trout listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Information: www.ucsrb.org.
Seniors Senior citizens/retired Aging and Adult Care of Central
Washington. Serves North-Central Washington from East Wenatchee. Information: 888-437-4147; www.aaccw.org, Omak: 739 Haussler Road, Unit B, Omak, WA 98841. Colville Confederated Tribes Area Agency on Aging. Information: Nespelem: 509-634-2758. Nespelem senior meal site: 509-634-2895. Omak: 509-422-7449 or 509-4227452, Inchelium: 509-722-7074, Keller 509-634-2803; www.colvilletribes.com. Ferry County Senior Information and Assistance: 509-775-0912. In-Home Care of Central Washington. Provides non-medical, in-home services for seniors and the disabled so that they can maintain a life of independence in their own home without being institutionalized. Information: 130 N. Main, Suite 2, P.O. Box 3699, Omak; 509-826-5825 or 800-640-6907; www.in-homecare.org. Okanogan County School Retiree Association. Serves both active and retired educators in sponsoring scholarships and legislation to improve the quality of education. Information: www.okanogancsra.com. Okanogan County Senior Citizens Association. Offers programs to senior citizens, including recreation, education, information, referral services, social activities and serves nutritious meals. Information: Sally R. Alexander, 509-826-6181; P.O. Box
225, Okanogan, 98840. Brewster-Bridgeport-Pateros Community Senior Center. Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch: noon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Information: 109 S. Bridge St., Brewster; 509-689-2815. - Methow Valley Senior Center. Lunch, Noon, Monday, Thursday, Friday. Information: 215 Methow Valley Highway, Twisp; 509-997-7722. - Okanogan Area Senior Center. Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Store: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Information: 1300 S. Second Ave. Okanogan; 509-4226776. - Omak Senior Center. Lunch: noon Tuesdays and Fridays. Store: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. Information: 214 N. Juniper St., Omak; 509-8264741. - Oroville Senior Center. Lunch: Noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: 1521 Golden St., Oroville, 509-476-2412. - Tonasket Senior Center. Lunch: Noon Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Transportation provided. Information: 22 E. Fifth St., Tonasket; 509-486-2483. Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition. Provides meals, transportation to seniors, general public and the handicapped.
Information: 431 Fifth Ave, Omak; 509-826-4391 or 800-635-4391. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). Information: 800-562-6900; www.insurance.wa.gov/ SHIBA/.
Service Service organizations Civil Air Patrol. Provides leadership activities for young people; members can participate in searches for missing persons; operates color guard and teaches cadets to fly. Based at Okanogan Legion Airport. Information: Vickie Scholla, 509-3220438. Kiwanis Clubs. Provides service to the community. Clubs sponsor fundraisers, do hands-on service in the community, give scholarships and other community support organizations. Sponsors youth organizations, including Key Clubs at local high schools. International organization operates student exchange program. - Brewster Kiwanis Club. Meets noon first Wednesdays in the Brewster Clinic conference room No. 529. Information: 509-689-2752. - Okanogan Kiwanis Club. Meets noon first and third Wednesdays at the El Paraiso. Information: Robert
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ORGANIZATIONS Chiles, secretary, 509-826-2629 - Omak Kiwanis Club. Meets 6:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays at Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: Secretary Lynette Rose, www.kiwanisomak.org. - Republic Kiwanis Club. Meets 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Eich’s Mercantile, Republic. Information: Robert Sly, secretary, 509-775-9999. - Tonasket Kiwanis Club. Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Tonasket Senior Center. Information: Bertha Wandler, secretary, 509-486-4577. - Winthrop Kiwanis Club. Meets 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Barn, Winthrop. Information: Bob Stone, 509-9963991. Knights of Columbus. Meets 6 p.m. last Sunday of the month, Our Lady of the Valley Church, Okanogan. Information: 509-4225049. Okanogan County Search and Rescue. Assists sheriff’s office in various capacities, including locating lost and missing persons. I n f o r m a t i o n : firstname.lastname@example.org om Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club. Community and world service, fellowship, vocational service by promoting high ethical standards in business, worldwide youth exchange program, service to youth on both a local and worldwide level. Meets at noon Thursdays at Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: Dick Roberts, 509-422-4412 or 509-826-1191. Omak-Okanogan Civic League. Serves and educates the community, and broadens members’ interests. Meets 7 p.m. third Monday of the month from January to May and September to November in members’ homes. Information: Cathy MacDonald, 509-422-2109. Red Hat Society. A women’s social club open to any woman. Group began with a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and spirit. Helps neighbors in need, cheers the grieving, hosts tea parties, takes cookies to rest homes and does other service projects. Information: 866-386-2850. Ferry County Red Hat Society.
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Sports Baseball and softball Okanogan County Senior Babe Ruth. For players 16-19 years; www.nwbaberuth.org. Okanogan Valley Co-ed League. Information: Shirley Bowden, 509422-3577. Okanogan Valley Women’s Softball League. Information: Shirley Bowden, 509-422-3577. Omak Youth Baseball. Information: Cary Tonasket, president 509-5578611; www.omakyouthbaseball.com. Okanogan Youth Baseball. Information: Kevin Daling, 509-4298127. Senior men’s softball. Players can participate the year in which they turn 50 or 60. Information: Shirley Bowden, 509-422-3577. Tonasket Youth Baseball. Makes Tball, baseball and softball available to all 6- to 12-year-old girls and boys in Tonasket. Information: Jeff Prock 509557-9345 Tonasket Babe Ruth. For players 13-15. Information: Jeff Prock 509557-9345 Washington State Amateur Softball Association, District No. 16. Commissioner for district: Shirley Bowden, 509-422-3577.
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Football NCW Youth Football. Tackle football for youngsters. Information: http://ncw youthfootball.com. Teams in: - Brewster - Coulee Dam/Grand Coulee - Okanogan, David Grooms - Omak - Oroville - Tonasket - Twisp
Soccer North Central Youth Soccer. Information: www.ncwsoccer.com. Methow Valley Soccer. Information: www.ncwsoccer.com/ncwsoccerwp/? page_id=93. Oroville Youth Soccer Club. Information: www.ncwsoccer.com/ ncwsoccerwp/?page_id=115. River Valley Soccer Club. Provides recreational and traveling soccer teams for youth ages 5-19. Sponsors summer soccer camp. Information: www.ncwsoccer.com/RiverValley/ncw soccerwp/?page_id=117 Tonasket Youth Soccer Club. Information: www.ncwsoccer.com/ ncwsoccerwp/?page_id=113.
Ladies Golf Association. Meets during golf season at noon first Thursday of month at Okanogan Valley Golf Club. Information: Okanogan Valley Golf Club, 509-8266937. Men’s Golf Association. Information: Okanogan Valley Golf Club, 509-826-6937.
High School Softball/Baseball Umpires Association. Information: Dave Kirk, 509-486-2898. Okanogan County Basketball Officials. Information: Jim Brucker, 509-826-4376. Okanogan County Football Officials. Information: Andy Lampe, 509-429-2433. Okanogan County Volleyball Officials. Information: Marty Palmanteer, 509-322-2361. Omak Softball Umpires Association. Information: Shirley Bowden, 509-422-3577. Soccer referees. Information: Angie Chilmonik, 509-429-6680.
Miscellaneous Central Valley Sports Complex. Owned by City of Okanogan. Information and field scheduling: Okanogan City Hall, 509-422-3600. East Side Park. Owned by City of Omak. Information and field scheduling: Omak City Hall, 509-8261170. Friends of the Plex. Supports the Central Valley Sports Complex through fund raising and volunteer projects. Information: Scott Bessire, 509-422-6510. Okanogan Athletic Booster Club. Provides support for all Okanogan High School sports teams; offers scholarships to student athletes. Information: Okanogan Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 764, Okanogan, or email@example.com. Okanogan Valley Ultimate (team Frisbee). Information: Jeff Cheeseman, 509-422-1103; Dick
Support Alcohol/narcotics Alcohol/drug abuse 24-hour crisis line. Information: Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, 509-8266191. Al-Anon. Part of world-wide organization offering self-help recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics regardless of whether the alcoholic seeks help or recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. - Okanogan, meets 7 p.m. Fridays, United Methodist Church, 231 S.
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ORGANIZATIONS Third Ave. - Tonasket. Information: 509-4862687. - Omak, meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 327 Edmonds St. - Twisp, call for meeting information: 509-997-0356. Alcoholics Anonymous. Confidential support group for people with alcoholic substance problems. - Grand Coulee, meets Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall - Nespelem, meets 6 p.m. Mondays, Catholic Church. Information: 509634-4921. - Okanogan, meets at 7 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at United Methodist Church, 231 Third Ave., Okanogan (Saturday is a candlelight meeting). Information: 509-826-6299. - Omak, meets at noon Mondays and Thursdays, Community Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch, Omak; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 530 Jackson St., Omak; 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Shove House, 1007 Koala Ave.; Women’s meeting 7 p.m., Mondays at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 639 W. Ridge Drive; Men’s meeting 7 p.m. Mondays, First Presbyterian Church, Omak. Information: 509-826-6299. Spanish-speaking, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays, Shove House, 1007 Koala Ave. - Oroville, meets 8 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays at the Catholic Church, 1715 S. Main St. - Republic, meets 7 p.m. Sundays at Prospectors Inn, 979 S. Clark Ave. - Ton asket, meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Hillside Park Apartments, 515 S. Tonasket Ave., Tonasket. Information: 509-4291904. - Twisp, meets 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at Masonic Hall; 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Calvary Chapel, 20077 Highway 20.
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- Wauconda, meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Wauconda Community Church. Information: 509-486-4974. - Winthrop, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Friendship Church, 809 Highway 20; 7 p.m. Saturdays, Forest Service Office, West Chewuch Road. Ferry County drug and alcohol counseling. Information: 509-7752958. Manfisher Ministries. Located in downtown Omak. Christian-based help for those overcoming drugs and alcohol. Information: Dave and Dawn Hellyer, 509-826-5699. Narcotics Anonymous. Help and information: 509-826-6371. - Omak, meets noon Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Mondays, Fridays candlelight and Saturdays, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 327 Edmonds St.; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, United Methodist Church, N. Cedar and W. Bartlett; 7 p.m. Sundays, The Shove
House, 1007 Koala Drive (adults only). - Okanogan, meets noon Tuesdays, Free Methodist Church, Third and Rose Street. - Republic, 7 p.m. Fridays, Trinity Lutheran Church , Keller and Delaware streets. - Tonasket, meets 7 p.m. Fridays, 415A S. Whitcomb Ave. - Twisp, meets 7 p.m. Fridays, Methow Valley Masonic Lodge, 223 Highway 20; 4 p.m. Sundays, Club House at River’s Edge, 305 Magers St. Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare. Information: 509-8266191.
Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s caregiver support group. Meets 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Apple Springs, Omak. Noble Kelly, leader, 509-422-5428
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ORGANIZATIONS Cancer American Cancer Society. Information: 800-537-7710; American Cancer Society, 103 Palouse No. 14, Wenatchee 98801-2251. Bouncinâ€™ for Boobies. Supports local people battling cancer by raising money to offset medical expenses. Information and upcoming events can be found on the groupâ€™s Facebook page: Bouncinâ€™ for Boobies. Brotherhood of the Balloon. Prostate cancer support group meets at 9 a.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Drive, Omak. Information: Vern Haase, 509-826-4931 Okanogan County Relay for Life Committee. Plans the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Okanogan County the Friday and Saturday following Motherâ€™s Day. Team members raise money for cancer research and education. Information: Cheral and Roger Montanez, steering committee chairs, 509-826-5383.
Child abuse prevention Child Protective Services, Ferry County. Information: 509-775-2220; reporting, 800-869-4018. Family Empowerment Project. Offers family advocacy support groups and education. County-wide project operated through Okanogan School District. Information: 516 Tyee
St., Okanogan; 509-422-5414; fax 509-826-9674. Support Center. Provides assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and general crime. Adult/child domestic violence and sexual assault help line, 24 hours a day: 888-8263221 or 509-826-3221.
Crime victim services Crime Victims Service Center. Information: 866-373-6627. Okanogan County Crime VictimWitness Assistance for victims and witnesses involved in cases being prosecuted in Okanogan County. Information: Teresa Dumas, 509-4227289, firstname.lastname@example.org. Support Center. Provides assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and general crime. Adult/child domestic violence and sexual assault help line, 24 hours a day: 888-826-3221 or 509-8263221.
Deaf services Washington State Department of Social and Health Services text telephone device (TTY). Upgraded TTY accessibility makes it easier for people with hearing loss or speech disabilities to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult. Information: 800-676-3777; Spanish, 800-676-4290;
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Domestic violence, rape crisis, sexual assault Adult Protective Services, Ferry County. Information: 509-685-5646. Connections. Domestic violence and sexual assault victimsâ€™ advocacy in Ferry County. Information: 870 S. Clark Ave, Republic; 509-775-3331, 877-876-9186 (toll free), 775-2014 (fax), 775-3851 (TTY). After hours advocate: 800-269-2380. Support Center. Assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, date rape, sexual assault and general crime. Runs domestic violence support group, child and adult sexual assault support groups, survivors of sexual abuse group. 619 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Information and assistance, 24 hours: 509-826-3221 or 888-826-3221.
Emergency assistance Emergencies (police, fire, ambulance, etc.): Dial 911. North Cascades chapter of the American Red Cross. 1234 Second Ave., Okanogan. Provides emergency and disaster assistance, first aid classes, other services. Sponsors youth group. Information: 509-4223 4 4 0 ; www.northcascadesredcross.org. Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare. Offers 24-hour crisis line, 509-826-
6191; counseling available throughout Okanogan County. Information: 509826-6191 (collect calls OK) or 866826-6191. Okanogan County Community Action Council. Provides a variety of assistance to low-income people; operates a food bank at 424 S. Second Ave. Information: P.O. Box 1067, Okanogan; 509-422-4041 or 877-641-0101. Poison Control Center. Toll-free: 800-222-1222. Runaway Hotline. Toll-free, 800RUNAWAY (786-2929). Suicide prevention. Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare. Information: 509-826-6191, 866-826-6191. The Support Center. Assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, date rape, sexual assault and general crimes. Information and assistance, 24 hours: 509-826-3221 or 888-826-3221.
Food and clothing banks, emergency food Adventist Community Services, Brewster clothing bank. Operations 13 p.m. Tuesdays, 17 N.E. Hospital Way, Seventh-day Adventist Church community service building. Information: 509-689-3537. Colville Tribal Food Distribution, Nespelem. For Colville Indian Reservation residents only, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in
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ORGANIZATIONS Old HRD Building at Colville tribal agency. Information: 509-634-2767. Conconully Food Bank. First and third Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m., Conconully Community Hall, 217 Main St. Information: 509826-4958. Family Empowerment Project. Offers clothing bank and small household goods. County-wide project operated through Okanogan School District at 516 Tyee St., Okanogan. Information: 509-4225414, fax 509-826-9674. Inchelium Community Center. For Colville Indian Reservation residents only. Food distribution 10 a.m. third Thursday of the month. Information: 509-722-7031. Keller Senior Meal Site. Northwest Harvest Food distribution is at 10 a.m. third Tuesday. Information: 509-6342767. Okanogan County Community Action. Offers various emergency services. Closed Fridays. Information: 509-422-4041. Bank. Okanogan Food Commodities, food bank, emergency food assistance. Distribution 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Community Action office, 424 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Information: 509-422-4041. Omak Food Distribution - Second Harvest. For Colville Indian Reservation residents only. Food distribution 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month at Omak senior building in east Omak. Information: 509-4227449 or 509-634-2767. Omak Food Bank. Food and commodities. Distribution 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 101 W. Fourth, Omak. Information: 509-8261717, 509-826-0384 or 509-8260178. Oroville Food Bank and commodities. Distribution 9:3011:30 a.m. every Thursday (in weeks with Thursday holidays, distribution is Tuesday) in the basement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oroville. Information: Jeff Austin, 509476-3978. People’s Pantry Food Bank. Open 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, 925 S. Keller; 10-11 a.m. second and fourth
Thursdays, Curlew Presbyterian Church. The Cove. Food bank and commodities for Methow Valley, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, 128 Glover St., Twisp. Non-profit outreach program provides emergency food service. Clothing only at Methow Valley Community Center (senior center), Twisp. Information: 509-997-0227. Tonasket Food Bank and commodities. Open 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at 101 U.S. Highway 97. Information: Debbie Roberts, 509486-2192. Wauconda Food Bank. Open 1-2 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at the Wauconda Community Hall, 129 Toroda Creek Road. Also offers clothing. Information: Kristi Breezee, 509-486-1431.
Health services CareNet Pregnancy Center of Okanogan County. Free pregnancy tests, pregnancy education; “Earn while you learn” clothing boutique and abstinence education. Promotes healthy relationships and abstinence. Information: 509-422-5506; 24-hour hotline, 800-395-HELP (4357). Greater Okanogan Health and Safety Network. Meets monthly; call for location and time. Grants for youth projects available. Information: Rochelle Riling, 509-422-1223. Fit4Life Coalition. Encourages general fitness and well being. Plans several events during the year. Information: Hailey McKee, email@example.com. Okanogan County Public Health. Offers international travel shots, HIV testing, food handler permits, issues birth certificate records and other services. Information: 509-422-7140. Northeast TriCounty Health District, Republic, 509-775-3111. Room One Health and Social Service Center. A social service hub providing health programs and support services for all people in the Methow Valley. Information: 509-9972050; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.roomone.org. Twisp Family Planning. Located at Room One Health and Social Service Resource Center, 315 Lincoln St.,
Twisp. Information: 800-660-1624.
Housing Colville Indian Housing Authority. Information: 509-634-4229; P.O. Box 528 Nespelem 99155. Housing Authority of Okanogan County. Board meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of month 110 Oak St., Okanogan. Mission is to assist in acquiring affordable, safe, sanitary and decent housing for low-, very lowand moderate-income residents of Okanogan County. Offers Section 8 and TBRA rental assistance vouchers. Owns and manages Caribou Trail Apartments, Twisp Gardens Apartments, IronStraw Agricultural Housing and Pine Meadows Senior Housing. Information: Serena Homan, 509422-3721; serena_ocha@community net.org. Okanogan County Community Action. Housing information: 509422-4041; www.occac.com. Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity. Works to build housing for low-income persons. Information: Arlene Johnson, 509-223-3147. Okanogan County Housing Authority. Meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of month 110 Oak St. Mission is to assist in acquiring affordable, safe, sanitary and decent housing for low-, very low- and moderate-income residents of Okanogan County. Offers Section 8 and TBRA rental assistance and manages Caribou Trail Apartments, Twisp Gardens Apartments, Iron Straw Farmworker Housing and Pine Meadows Senior Housing. Information: Chris Scott, 509-4223721; email@example.com. Oroville Housing Authority. Information: P.O. Box 1242, Oroville; 509-476-3059. Okanogan Country Dwellers. Nonprofit organization providing lowincome housing for adults with developmental disabilities. Information: Linda Topping, 509-4864706. Republic/Ferry County Joint Housing Authority. Information: 509775-3924.
Okanogan County Dispute Resolution Center. Provides mediation, a non-adversarial, inexpensive option for resolving a conflict, whether it be dissolution of marriage, neighbor/neighbor, or merchant/consumer employee/employer; 217 W. Pine St., Okanogan. Information: 509-8261776. Victim-Witness Program. Provides accompaniment to court, witness notification, victim advocacy, assistance in applying for crime victim compensation, information and referral, community education, and restitution for victims. Information: 509-422-7289; fax 509-422-7290; 237 N. Fourth Ave., Okanogan; mailing P.O. Box 1130, Okanogan 98840.
Parenting services/groups Family Empowerment Project. Offers family advocacy support groups and education. County-wide project operated through Okanogan School District. Information: 509422-5414; fax 509-826-9674. Los Ninos Bien Educados. Offers parenting classes. Information: 509826-6191. MOPS of Curlew. Organization for mothers of preschoolers offering speakers, food, crafts and fellowship. Monthly event from 10 a.m. to noon third Friday of the month at Curlew Civic Hall, 3 Washburn St. Information: 509-7794472. Okanogan County Dispute Resolution Center. Mediators are available to help clients develop their own parenting plans. Offers “Your Child and Divorce or Separation” classes. Information: 509-826-1776. Okanogan County Public Health/Okanogan County Health District. Offers public health nurse visits during pregnancy and after delivery to help women have healthy babies, and to infants with health risks, teaches positive parenting skills. Helps families find special needs medical care or therapy. Information: 509-422-7140.
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ORGANIZATIONS Recreation Columbia Cove Community Center. Owned by City of Brewster. Phone: 509-689-2994. Community Cultural Center, Tonasket. Non-profit organization dedicated to providing a place for quality family activities. Events are primarily family oriented. Information: P.O. Box 664, Tonasket, WA 98855; 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket. Phone: 486-1328; www.cccoftonasket.org. Manfisher Ministries. Located in downtown Omak. Christian outreach to youth and adults. Information: Dave Hellyer, 509-826-5699.
Social services Okanogan County Community Action Council. Offers a variety of food and emergency services, educational services, weatherization assistance, anti-poverty programs. Information: 509-422-4041; www.occac.com. Okanogan County Dispute Resolution Center. Information: 509826-1776. Okanogan County Interagency Consortium. Various social agencies meet quarterly to exchange information. Meetings are open to the public. Information: 509-422-5414, fax 509-826-9674. Rural Resources. Community action to assist Ferry County people and communities develop the skills, resources and services necessary to improve their general welfare. Information: 509-775-0912. Salvation Army, Omak and Okanogan area. Information: Manfisher Ministries, 509-826-5699. Welfare Fraud Hot Line. Accepts anonymous calls 24 hours a day with tips on suspected welfare fraud: 800562-6906.
Special needs Career Path Services. Provides employment counseling, job placement and community integration activities to developmentally disabled and handicapped adults. Information: Okanogan County, Jodi DeCesari, 509-826-2417 or 888-826-1273; Ferry
County, 509-684-8859 or (toll free) 888-700-8164. Early Childhood Program, affiliated with Omak School District. Serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers ages 3-5. Information: 509-826-4908. Okanogan County Developmental Disabilities. Information: 509-8266191. Okanogan Country Dwellers. Nonprofit organization providing lowincome housing for adults with developmental disabilities. Information: Linda Topping, 509-4864706. Triple P Parenting. Information: Lynell Morrison, 509-826-1776. Special Olympics. Provides a variety of activities including track and field, bowling, gymnastics and basketball. Information: 509-826-7117 or 800752-7559. SPIN Committee. Serving People in Need is committed to bring together people in an enriching environment with a primary focus of making public events available to multiple populations. Holds social events. Information: Wally Richards, 509-8267117. Washington Department of Services for the Blind. Information: 800-552-7103. Washington Talking Books and Braille Library. Information: 800542-0866, or www.wtbbl.org.
Substance abuse Okanogan County Community Coalition. Works to reduce youth drugs and alcohol use and abuse. Information: Andi Ervin, 509-3228436; firstname.lastname@example.org. Republic Reducing Alcohol and Drug Use. Works with teenagers to raise awareness of drugs and alcohol use and abuse. Information: Janine Koffel, 509-207-9174; P.O. Box 522, Republic, WA 98855. Janine.email@example.com;
Veterans’ groups/ military support American Legion Auxiliary. Information: Dee Patterson, 509-4763563.
American Legion Post No. 56, Okanogan. Meets 7 p.m. third Monday of the month. Information: Gene Fritts, 509-826-4760. American Legion Post No. 80, Republic, meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Eagles Lodge, 42 Knob Hill Road. Information: Dennis Wuerth, 509-779-4802. American Legion Post No. 97, Brewster. Located at 102 N. Third Ave. Meets at 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. Information: 509-6893307. American Legion Post No. 114, Nespelem. Serves Colville Indian Reservation. Information: 509-6342755. American Legion, Oroville. Information: 509-476-2761. Blinded Veterans Association. Provides assistance with claims for legally blind veterans. Information: 800-669-7079, www.bva.org. Colville Business Council Veterans Committee. Meets Wednesdays. Information: 509-6342206. Ferry County Mountain Veterans Center, 12 Trout Creek, Republic. Information: 509-775-8893. Nativeteran. Non-profit organization with a traveling Vietnam War memorabilia display. Group aims to start the healing process among veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, and educate the public and youth about veterans. Information: Arnie Holt, 509-633-3140 or 360-600-8671, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nativeteran.com. NCW Blue Star Mothers. Support group made up of mothers of military service men and women. Not all troops leave behind a wife and children, but all have mothers. Meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, location varies between Omak, Tonasket and Oroville. Information: email@example.com. U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project. Ongoing organization and project to honor veterans and provide a service officer and research library on U.S. Highway 97 in south Tonasket. Meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Legacy site in
Tonasket. Information: Roger Castelda, 509-486-1482, or George Frank, 509-486-2747. U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Benefits information and assistance: 800-827-1000. Veterans for Peace. Organizes annual peace festival. Information: Rick Gillespie, firstname.lastname@example.org. Veterans’ services, Colville Confederated Tribes. Information: 509-634-2755. Veterans’ Relief Board. Okanogan County commissioner-appointed board that administers tax-supported veterans’ relief fund. Provides assistance for veterans needing clothing, food, assistance with utilities and rent, and other needs when other avenues of help have been exhausted. Apply through service representatives of veterans’ groups. Meets 1 p.m. first Tuesdays quarterly, beginning in January, at Okanogan County Community Action building, 424 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Information: Shane Barton, 509-4862121. Vietnam Veterans’ Wives Inc. Information: 509.775.2096; headquarters P.O. Box 396, Republic 99166. Visual Impairment Services. Programs for legally blind veterans, counseling for visually impaired. Information: VA Hospital in Spokane, 800-325-7940 Ext. 7670.
Weight loss TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Ferry County. Meets 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lakeview Bible Church, 1339 S Clark Ave. Information: coordinator Barbara Groves, 509-326-3006. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) of Omak No. 1193. Meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. for weigh in and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a meeting every Thursday at the Omak Senior Center, 214 N. Juniper St. Information: Dolores Edelman, 509422-2114.
Youth clubs 4-H. Youth development program of Washington State University
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ORGANIZATIONS Extension. Provides formal and nonformal community-focused experiential learning, develops skills that benefit youth throughout life, fosters leadership and volunteerism in youth and adults, and strengthens families and communities. Open to all youth ages 518. Okanogan County information: 509-422-7245. Ferry County information: 509-775-5235. Boy Scouts. Mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime to achieve their full
potential. Information: Dave Yarnell, chairman. Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, 1404 N. Ash St., Spokane, WA 99201. Information: 800827-9370 ext. 244. -Ferry County Boy Scout Troop 61. Meets the first and third Monday at Youth Dynamics, Republic. Information: Committee chairman Matt Dalton, 509775-2972. -Ferry County Cub Scout Pack 61. Parents meet the first and third Mondays at Youth Dynamics, Republic. Information: 509-775-2972.
-Okanogan County Boy Scout Troop 60. Scoutmaster Rob Chilcote, 509322-5568. Camp Fire USA. Information: 800669-6884. Civil Air Patrol. Provides leadership activities for young people; members can participate in searches for missing persons; operates a drill team and color guard. Based at Okanogan Legion Airport. Meetings at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Omak High School library. Information: Vickie Scholla, 509-3220438. Key Club. Service organization for
high school students, sponsored by Kiwanis. -Liberty Bell High School Key Club. Sponsored by Winthrop Kiwanis Club. Information: Roy Reiber, adviser, 509997-5666. -Okanogan High School Key Club. Sponsored by Okanogan Kiwanis Club. Information: Bob Shacklett, 509422-3770. -Omak High School Key Club. Sponsored by Omak Kiwanis Club. Information: 509-826-5150. -Youth Dynamics, North Clark Ave., Republic, WA 509-757-1. www.yd.org.
ELECTRICAL SERVICES Electrical providers
Office: 686 S. Clark Ave., P.O. Box 1039, Republic 99166 • Phone: 509775-3325 • www.fcpud.com
Coulee Dam Light and Water Town Hall, 300 Lincoln Ave., Coulee Dam 99116 • 509-633-1091
Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative Provides electrical service to parts of the Colville Indian Reservation Board of directors: Cindy Corpe, Ralph Rise, Brad Dudley, Martin Olbricht, Dorothy Palmer, Monte Joseph, Patrick Morin Jr., Gilbert Desautel Jr., Al Preugschat, Chuck Goldmark Board meets: 7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month General manager: Laura McClure Office: 1009 F St., P.O. Box 31,
Ferry County Public Utility District Provides electrical service in Ferry County Commissioners: Chris Kroupa, 509779-4695, email@example.com; Dan Fagerlie, 509-775-3087 firstname.lastname@example.org; Doug Aubertin, 509-634-4509, email@example.com Board meets: 9 a.m. third Monday, PUD conference room Manager: John Friederichs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nespelem 99155 • Phone: 509-6344571 • www.nvec.org Okanogan County Public Utility District Provides electrical service to most of Okanogan County. Also provides wholesale fiber optics and wireless telecommunications service Commissioners: Scott Vejraska, 509-826-7088, email@example.com; Steve Houston, 509-429-9248, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ernest Bolz, 509486-2553, email@example.com Board meets: 2:30 p.m. alternate Tuesdays, PUD headquarters, Okanogan General manager: John Grubich,
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ELECTRICAL SERVICES Tonasket office: 17 E. Third, Tonasket; 509-486-2131 Twisp office: 201 Highway 20 S., Twisp; 509-997-2526 www.okanoganpud.org Okanogan Cooperative
Provides electrical service to parts of the Methow Valley, especially Mazama and Winthrop Board of directors: John Kirner, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ardis Bynum, 509-996-3205, email@example.com; Paul Taylor, 509-557-3373, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dale Sekijima,
509-996-2017, dsekijima@ocec .coop; Dave Gens, 509-996-2814, email@example.com; Ray Peterson, 4 2 5 - 2 3 9 - 3 7 7 7 , firstname.lastname@example.org; Curtis Edwards, 509-341-4110, cedwards@ ocec.coop Board meets: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday
of the month Manager: David Gottula, email@example.com Office: 93 W. Chewuch Road, P.O. Box 69, Winthrop 98862 Phone: 509-996-2228 www.okanoganelectriccoop.com
POST OFFICES Post offices Douglas County Bridgeport 1011 Columbia Ave., 98813. 509-686-4611. Mansfield 38 Main St., 98830, 509683-1255
Ferry County Curlew 1 River St., 99118. 509-7794640. Danville 2 Fourth of July Creek Road, 99121. 509-779-4485 Inchelium 2316 Inchelium Highway, 99138. 509-722-4905.
Keller 11673 S. state Highway 21, 99140. 509-634-4392. Laurier 27007 N. state Highway 395, 99146. 509-684-2606. Malo 17500 N. state Highway 21, 99150. 509-779-4355. Orient 365 Main St., 99160. 509684-5886. Republic 128 N. Clark Ave., 99166. 509-775-3332.
Grant County Grand Coulee 407 Midway Ave., 99133. 509-633-0781.
Okanogan County Brewster 109 N. Seventh, 98812.
509-689-3510. Carlton 2274 state Highway 153, 98814. 509-997-6091. Conconully 219 N. Lottie Ave., 98819. 509-826-6305. Coulee Dam 402 Mead Way, 99116. 509-633-0390. Elmer City 16 S. Front St., 99124. 509-633-1371. Loomis 12 Palmer Ave., 98827. 509-223-4351. Malott 32 B&O Road, 98829. 509422-5020. Methow 34 Main St., 98834. 509923-2759. Nespelem 100 Ninth St., 99155. 509-634-4212. Okanogan 212 Second Ave. N.,
98840. 509-422-3830. Omak 104 S. Main St., 98841. 509826-2060. Oroville 1234 Ironwood St., 98844. 509-476-2393. Pateros 170 Pateros Mall, 98846. 509-923-2213. Riverside 407 Kendall St., 98849. 509-826-2110. Tonasket 15 W. Fifth St., 98855. 509-486-2220. Twisp 205 Glover St., 98856. 509997-3777. Wauconda 2360 state Highway 20 E., 98859. 509-486-4566. Winthrop 1110 state Highway 20, 98862. 509-996-2282.
CONGRESS & LEGISLATORS Congress Washington’s delegation urges constituents to stay in touch by email, fax or telephone. Regular mail correspondence is discouraged because security measures that can delay delivery of mail for several weeks. Constituents should include their full names and street addresses in their messages.
Sen. Maria Cantwell D-Wash. Term expires January 2019 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202224-3441 Fax: 202-2280514 D i s t r i c t Office: U.S. Federal Courthouse W. 920 Riverside, Suite 697 Spokane, WA 99201 Phone: 509-353-2507 Fax: 509-353-2547 cantwell.senate.gov
Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash. Term expires January 2017 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202224-2621 Fax: 202-2240238 866-4819186 District Office: 10 N. Post St., Suite 600 Spokane, WA 99201 Phone: 509624-9515 Fax: 509-624-9561 murray.senate.gov
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers R-Spokane Term expires January 2021 203 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202225-2006 Fax: 202-2253392 District Office: 555 S. Main St. Colville, WA 99114 Phone: 509-684-3481 Fax: 509-353-2412 mcmorris.house.gov
Rep. Dan Newhouse R-Yakima Term expires January 2021
1 6 4 1 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202225-5816 Fax: 202-2253251 District office: 402 E. Yakima Ave Suite #445 Yakima, WA 98901 Phone: 509-452-3243 Fax: 509-452-3438 newhouse.house.gov
Legislators 7th District Sen. Brian Dansel R-Republic Term expires January 2018 115-B Irv Newhouse Building P.O. Box 40407 Olympia 98504 Phone: 360786-7612 brian.dansel @leg.wa.gov http://briandansel.src.wastateleg.org District: 9507 N Division St Ste M3 Spokane 99218 509-315-4312
Rep. Shelly Short R-Addy Term expires January 2018 4 2 7 - A Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia 98504 360-7867908 Shelly.short@ leg. wa.gov hrc.leg.wa.gov/Short District: 147 N. Clark Ave., Suite 5 P.O. Box 184, Republic 99166 509-775-8047 Rep. Joel Kretz R-Wauconda Term expires January 2018 3 3 5 - A Legislative Bldg. P.O. Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504 360-7867988 Joel.kretz@ leg.wa.gov http://houserepublicans.wa.gov/joelkretz/ District: 20 N. Main St. • P.O. Box 1 Omak 98841 Phone: 509-826-7203
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LEGISLATORS 12th District Sen. Linda Evans Parlette R Wenatchee Term expires January 2020 3 0 5 Legislative Building P.O. Box 40412 Olympia 98504-0412 Phone: 360786-7622 Fax: 360-786-1266 Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org http://lindaevansparlette.src.wastatel eg.org/ District: 625 Okanogan Ave. Suite 301 Wenatchee 98801 Phone: 509-663-9702 Rep. Brad Hawkins R-East Wenatchee Term expires January 2018 1 2 2 - G Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia 98504 Phone: 360-
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Legislative Hotline 800-562-6000
COUNTY OFFICIALS Room 150, Okanogan 98840
Elected officials Okanogan County Sheilah Kennedy (R) Commissioner, District 1 T e r m ex p i r e s : December 2016 A n n u a l s a l a r y : $64,800, plus 50 cents per mile for out-ofcounty travel Phone: 509422-7101 Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan 98840
Jim DeTro (R) Commissioner, District 3 Term expires: December 2018 A n n u a l s a l a r y : $64,800, plus $8,040 travel stipend, plus 50 cents per mile for out-ofcounty travel Phone: 509422-7103 Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan 98840 Scott Furman (D) Assessor Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $64,800 Phone: 509-422-7190 Address: P.O. Box 152, Okanogan 98840
Ray L. Campbell (R) Commissioner, District 2 Term expires: December 2016 A n n u a l s a l a r y : $64,800, plus 50 cents per mile for out-ofcounty travel Phone: 509422-7102 Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave.,
Laurie (Prewitt) Thomas (R) Auditor Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $64,800 Phone: 509-422-7240 Address: P.O. Box 1010, Okanogan 98840
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COUNTY OFFICIALS/ BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS Charleen Groomes (R) Clerk Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $64,800 Phone: 509-422-7275 Address: P.O. Box 72, Okanogan 98840 Dave Rodriguez (R) Coroner Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $38,880 (60 percent of full time) Phone: 509-422-7221 Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 108, Okanogan 98840 Charles D. Short (NP) District Court judge, Position 2 Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $123,868.80(position is 80 percent time) (Salary set by state) Phone: 509-422-7170 Address: P.O. Box 980, Okanogan 98840 Robert W. Grim (NP) District Court judge, Position 1 Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $123,868.80(position is 80 percent time) (Salary set by state) Phone: 509-422-7170 Address: P.O. Box 980, Okanogan 98840 Chris Culp (NP) Superior Court judge, Position 2 Term expires: December 2016 Annual salary: $162,618, half paid by county (Salary set by state, which pays half) Phone: 509-422-7170 Address: P.O. Box 980, Okanogan, WA 98840 Henry “Hank” Rawson (NP) Superior Court judge, Position 1 Term expires: December 2016 Annual salary: $162,618, half paid by county (Salary set by state, which pays half) Phone: 509-422-7130 Address: P.O. Box 112, Okanogan 98840
Karl Sloan (D) Prosecutor/coroner Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $133,320 (state reimburses an amount equal to 50 percent of the Superior Court judge salary) Phone: 509-422-7280 Address: P.O. Box 1130, Okanogan 98840 Frank Rogers (R) Sheriff, emergency services director Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $80,028 Phone: 509-422-7200 Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 200, Okanogan 98840 Leah F. McCormack (D) Treasurer Term expires: December 2018 Annual salary: $64,800 Phone: 509-422-7180 Address: P.O. Box 111, Okanogan 98840
Ferry County Brad Miller (R) County commissioner, District 1 Term expires 2017 Annual base s a l a r y : $41,000 Phone: 509775-5225 Ext. 2508 Address: 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic 99166 Nathan Davis (R) County commissioner, District 2 Term expires 2019 Annual base s a l a r y : $41,000 Phone: 509775-5225 Ext. 2508. Address: 290 E. Tessie Ave.,
Kathryn I. Burke (R) Prosecuting attorney Term expires 2017 Annual salary: $113,742 (state pays a portion of salary) Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 3 Address: 360 E. Delaware Ave. No. 13, Republic 99166
Republic 99166 Mike Blankenship (R) County commissioner, District 3 Term expires 2017 Annual base s a l a r y : $41,000 Phone: 509775-5225 Ext. 2508 Address: 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic 99166
Tom Brown (NP) District Court judge Term expires 2019 Annual salary: $69,676.20 (part-time position; pay set by state) Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2504 Address: 360 E. Delaware Ave. No. 6, Republic, WA 99166
Rachel D. Siracuse (R) Assessor Term expires: 2019 Annual base salary: $41,000 Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2502 Address: 360 E. Delaware Ave. No. 1, Republic 99166 Dianna Galvan (R) Auditor Term expires 2019 Annual base salary: $41,000 Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 1137 Address: 360 E. Delaware Ave. No. 2, Republic 99166 Jean Bremner Booher (D) County clerk Term expires 2019 Annual base salary: $41,000 Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2505 Address: 360 E. Delaware Ave. No. 4, Republic 99166 Raymond Maycumber (R) Sheriff Term expires 2019 Annual salary: $55,750 Phone: 509-775-3132 Address: P.O. Box 1099, Republic 99166 Rochelle Rodak (R) Treasurer Term expires 2019 Annual salary: $41,000 Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2503 Address: 360 E. Delaware Ave. No. 13, Republic 99166
Patrick Monasmith (NP) Superior Court judge Term expires 2017 Annual salary: $162,618 (half paid by state; other half split among Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties) Phone: 509-684-7520 Address: 215 S. Oak, Room 209, Colville, WA 99114-2862 Allen C. Nielson (NP) Superior Court judge Term expires 2017 Annual salary: $162,618 (half paid by state; other half split among Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties) Phone: 509-684-7520 Address: 215 S. Oak, Room 209, Colville 99114-2862 Website: www.ferry-county.com Figures based on 2016 annual base salaries.
Boards and Commissions Okanogan County County commissioners Commissioners: Sheilah Kennedy, District 1; Ray L. Campbell, District 2; Jim DeTro, District 3 Board meets: 8:30 a.m. each Monday and Tuesday, except holidays Lalena Johns Clerk of the board 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150 Grainger Administration Building
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BOARDS & COMMISSIONS Okanogan 98840 509-422-7105 firstname.lastname@example.org Board of Adjustment Hears and issues permits for variances under the zoning codes. Board members: Stephen Kunkel, Dan DeWeert, Dave Hanna, Loren Holthaus, Harlan Warner Board meets: As needed Information: Planning department, 509-422-7160 Civil Service Commission Commission members: Lee Pilkinton, Bertha Wandler, Ada Ward Commission meets: 11 a.m. third Thursday in commissioners’ conference room, Grainger Administration Building Information: Debi Hilts, 509-4227169. Board of Equalization Listens to and makes decisions regarding appeals of property assessments. Board members: Fred Noyes, Shirley Roberts, Lee Barker, Bill Bargen Board meets: By appointment Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan 98840 Information: Tanya Craig, 509-4227100 Fair Advisory Committee Plans Okanogan County Fair. Committee members: Kathleen Maltais, Jill Scott, Wanda McFarland, Kris Sims, Trampas Stucker, Mike Egerton, Sam Buchert, Erin White, Ila Hall, Tracey Reagles Committee meets: First Thursday of each month, commissioners’ hearing room Address: 175 Rodeo Trail Road; P.O. Box 467, Okanogan 98840 Information: 509-422-1621 Board of Health Oversees Okanogan County Public Health. Board members: Sheilah Kennedy, county commissioner from District 1; Ray L. Campbell, county commissioner from District 2; Jim DeTro, county commissioner from
District 3; Neysa Roley, city of Oroville Board meets: 1:30 p.m. second Tuesday, public health office in Public Services Building Address: P.O. Box 231, Okanogan 98840 Information: 509-422-7140 Horticultural Pest and Disease Control Board Coordinates control efforts to fight pests and disease in the county horticultural industry. Board members: Al Seccomb, Roland Smith, William Lockwood, Brent VanBuskirk Board meets: Noon, second Monday, Koala Street Grill, Omak. Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan 98840 Information: Dan McCarthy, 509-3221286 Housing Authority Board Manages HUD housing programs and low-income apartments. Board members: Laura Hernandez, Mike Azzano, Yvonne Bussler-White, Malia Sadino, Paula Brantner, Bonita Duncan Board meets: 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday, housing authority office, 110 Oak St., Okanogan Information: Nancy Nash, 509-4223721; email@example.com Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Board Hears requests for disability retirements for police and firefighters. Board members: County Commissioner Jim DeTro, Byron Braden, Kreg Sloan, Walt Womack, Kevin Bowling Board meets: 10 a.m. first Thursday, commissioners’ conference room, Grainger Administration Building Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 150, Okanogan 98840 Information: Tanya Craig, 509-4227100 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Advises county commissioners on how to distribute hotel/motel tax money for tourism. Board members: County Commissioner Ray Campbell, Mila
Searcy, Carolyn Davis, Melanie Wyss, Roger Sawyer, Ray Campbell, Robin Stice, Steve Devin Board meets by appointment Information: Kathleen Descoteaux, 509-422-7100 Methow Valley Communications District No. 2 Manages television and radio translators in Methow Valley and south county area. Board members: Bill Tackman, Diana Tuinstra, Ken Westman, Janet Varrelman, Linda Heaton Information: Becky Studen, 509-3224 0 3 8 , firstname.lastname@example.org rg Noxious Weed Control Board Manages noxious weed control programs. Board members: Connie Humphrey, Bonnie Lawrence, Steve Kieffer, Jan Asmussen, Vicki Davis Board meets: 4 p.m. fourth Wednesday, commissioners’’ hearing room, Grainger Administration Building Address: P.O. Box 791, Okanogan 98840 Information: Anna Lyon, manager, 509-422-7165, email@example.com. wa.us Open Space Advisory Board the assessor on Advises determination of open space agricultural land values. Board members: Dan McCarthy, Ken Kramer, Rick Witt, Jerry Barnes, Dave McClure Board meets: Annually, at request of assessor; usually early March Information: Jim White, 509-4227190 Planning Commission Makes recommendations to county commissioners on long-range planning and zoning issues. Commission members: Albert Roberts, Mark Miller, Marlene Rawley, Dave Schulz, Phil Dart, Tamara Porter Commission meets: 7 p.m. fourth Monday, commissioners’ hearing room, Grainger Administration
Building Address: 123 N. Fifth Ave., Room 130, Okanogan 98840 Information: Planning department, 509-422-7160 Snowmobile Advisory Board Advises county commissioners and public works on managing snowmobile trails and parks. Board members: Chuck Ultican, Richard Stahl, Betty Wagoner, Tom Windsor, Joe Berney, Bill Johnson, Mike Sterling, Ed Surrette Board meets: 6 p.m. first Monday, health district office, Public Services Building Information: Joann Stansbury, 509422-7300 Solid Waste Advisory Committee Advises public works director on management of county landfill. Board members: Stan Carter, Joaquin Bustamante, Chris Branch, Richard Howe, Wayne Turner, Steve Clark, Christine Perry, Leslie Michel, Alex Hymer Board meets: 4 p.m. every other Monday, starting February 2015, public works conference room, Public Services Building Information: Gary George, 509-4222602 Television District No. 1 Manages television and radio translators in central and north Okanogan Valley. Board members: Kevin Chevalier, Jerry Pickle, John Hubbard Information: Laurie Morgan, 509422-3621, firstname.lastname@example.org Veterans’ Relief Board Provides financial relief assistance and other services for veterans. Information: 509-422-7100. Water Conservancy Board Board members: John Hubbard, Rod Noel, Mark Miller, Lee Barker, Corey Wilder, Megan Kernan Board meets: 2 p.m. first Wednesday, Okanogan County Courthouse Secretary: Lisa deVera Information: 509-860-7466 or 509422-7100
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BOARDS & COMMISSIONS Ferry County County commissioners Commissioners: Brad Miller, District 1; Nathan Davis, District 2; Mike Blankenship, District 3 Amanda Rowton Clerk of the Board 290 E. Tessie Ave. 509-775-5225 Ext. 2508 Civil Service Commission Commission meets 11 a.m. second Thursday of the month Information: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2508 Board of Equalization Listens to appeals of property assessments Information: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2508 Fair Board Wayne and Sue Egner, grounds managers Meets 6 p.m. fourth Thursday at the fairgrounds Information: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2105 or 509-775-3146
Golden Tiger Pathway Committee Meets noon second Thursday at the commissioners’ office Information: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2101 Kettle River Advisory Board Advisory board for implementation of the policy plan for the Kettle River and its resources Meets 4 p.m. third Wednesday from March through November at Curlew Presbyterian Church (some meetings held in Barstow) Information: 509-775-5225 Ext. 2101 Ferry County Rail Corridor Committee Advises commissioners on development and implementation of a master plan for a public use trail over the abandoned rail corridor from West Herron Creek Road north to the Danville bridge Meets 6:30 p.m. first Thursday in the U.S. Forest Service conference room
Natural Resources Board Advises County about Local, State and Federal issues affecting economic vitality of the County and assures that Natural resource policies are maintained and that all natural resources available to the County are being used to their full potential. Board meets 1st Monday of the month at 4pm Commissioners office Information: Pamela Stoddard 509775-5225 Ext.2102 Noxious Weed Control Board Manages noxious weed control programs Board meets: Noon first Wednesday, varying locations Address: 350 E. Delaware Ave. No. 14 Republic 99166 Information: 509-775-5225 Ext. 1111 Planning Commission Makes recommendations to county commissioners on long-range planning and growth management
issues Commission meets: 6 p.m. second Wednesday, Planning Office Address: 147 Clark Ave., Suite 7. Mailing address: P.O. Box 305, Republic 99166 Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext. 3101 Republic/Ferry County Joint Housing Authority Board Manages HUD housing programs and low-income apartments Board meets: 1:30 p.m. fourth Thursday, San Poil Plaza Community Room; November meeting held third Thursday Information: Housing Authority, 509775-3924 Solid Waste Advisory Committee Advises county commissioners on aspects of the solid waste management plan and amendments and addenda to the plan Board meets: 5 p.m. second Monday of first month of each quarter, old commissioners’ meeting room in the courthouse Information: Kristy Cromwell, 509775-5225 Ext. 1131
CEMETERY DISTRICTS / CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS / CEMETERIES Cemetery districts Okanogan County Cemetery District No. 1 (Sullivan Cemetery) P.O. Box 711 Twisp 98856 Information: Judy Tonseth, 509-9975162, email@example.com
Okanogan County Cemetery District No. 4 (Riverview Cemetery) P.O. Box 764 Oroville 98844 Information: Mary Lou Peterson, 5 0 9 - 4 2 9 - 3 2 8 6 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Okanogan County Cemetery District No. 2 P.O. Box 1293 Twisp 98856 Information: Deb Reynaud, 509-9975240, 509-429-0356, email@example.com
Conconully Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association Information: Sherise Layton, 509826-2396
Okanogan County Cemetery District No. 3 P.O. Box 184 Pateros 98846 Information: Sandy Stone, 509-4490548, firstname.lastname@example.org
Okanogan County Cemetery Records Aeneas Valley Cemetery Anglin Cemetery Antoine Family Cemetery
Beaver Creek Cemetery Brooks Cemetery Cameron Lake Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Chesaw Cemetery Chief Joseph Cemetery Chilowist Cemetery Clark Family Cemetery Conconully Cemetery Dick Family Cemetery Ellisforde Mission Cemetery Fort Okanogan Cemetery (Monse) Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (Havillah) Jack Miller Cemetery Kartar Cemetery (Condon) Kipling Cemetery Little Bob Cemetery Little Chopaka Cemetery Little Nespelem Cemetery Locust Grove Cemetery (Brewster) Malott Community Cemetery Methow Cemetery
Miller Family Cemetery Molson Cemetery Mountain View Cemetery (Loomis) Mountain View Memorial Cemetery (Ellisforde) Nespelem City Cemetery Norine Smith Family Cemetery Okanogan City Cemetery Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens Old Molson Cemetery Old Oroville Cemetery (McPhillips Pl) Old Riverview Cemetery, Omak Omak Memorial Cemetery Paradise Hill Cemetery (Brewster) Pateros Cemetery Pine Creek Cemetery (IOOF) Riverside Cemetery Riverview Cemetery (Oroville) Ruby Cemetery Sacred Heart Cemetery St. Mary’s Mission Cemetery Sand Flats Cemetery (Riverview)
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CEMETERIES Seaton Grove Cemetery Simpson Family Cemetery Spring Coulee Family (Clover) Cemetery Stoakin Cemetery Stoddard Gravesite Sullivan Cemetery Swipkin Cemetery Thomason Ranch Graves Thorp Cemetery (Bolster Cemetery) Timentwa Cemetery Tonasket Cemetery Tunk Valley Cemetery Wauconda Cemetery
Ferry County Cemeteries Annie Kauffman Cemetery Barnaby Mission Cemetery Cashmere Joseph Cemetery Catherine Louie Cemetery Charles Seltice Cemetery Covington Cemetery Covington Family Cemetery Curlew City Cemetery Curlew Indian Cemetery Daniel Ignace Cemetery Danville Cemetery Eagle Cliff Cemetery Felicite Cemetery Garden Valley Cemetery
Hall Creek Cemetery (Inchelium) Hall Creek Tribal Cemetery Hellgate Cemetery Indian Cemetery (Kuehne Rd) Keller Cemetery Kewa Cemetery Laurier Cemetery Lucy Ignace Cemetery Mary Hughes Cemetery Mary Keller Cemetery Matilda and Alex Quill Cemetery Merritt Pioneer Grave Meteor Cemetery Nine Mile Cemetery Orient Cemetery
Quin-Wha-Etsa Cemetery Ranald McDonald Cemetery Republic Cemetery Robert Sorimpt Cemetery Rogers Bar Cemetery San Poil Cemetery #1081 San Poil Mission Cemetery Somday Family Cemetery Tribal No. 40 Cemetery Tribal No. 184 Cemetery Tribal No. 185 Cemetery T. W. Slemp Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Whitestone Tribal Cemetery -Interment.net
FIRE DISTRICTS Okanogan County Fire District No. 1 (Oroville) P.O. Box 2104, Oroville 98844 Chief: Rod Noel Secretary: Bruce Rawley, 5094762694, email@example.com Board meets: 6 p.m. second Tuesday of month, Fire Hall, 1300 Ironwood, Oroville Commissioners: Robert D. Ellis, Bob Hilderbrand, Kenneth D. Ripley Fire District No. 2 (Elmer City) P.O. Box 282, Elmer City 99124 Chief: David Finch Secretary: Shelly Black, 509-6333632, firstname.lastname@example.org Board meets: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, Elmer City Fire Hall Commissioners: Shelly Black, Lloyd Olbricht, one vacancy Fire District No. 3 (Omak, Okanogan and Malott) P.O. Box 1045, Okanogan 98840 509-422-5757 or 509-826-0760 Chief: Duties shared by Kevin Bowling (Omak area), Jerod Gavin (Okanogan area) and Matthew Rawson (Malott area) Secretary: Deb Poulin, 509-3223153, email@example.com Board meets: 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of month, Omak Fire Hall Commissioners: Audie Gann, Dave
Goetz, Mike Cusick Fire District No. 4 (Tonasket) P.O. Box 1395, Tonasket 98855 Chief: Andy Gasho Secretary: Tina Howe, 509-4862131 or 509-476-4477 Board meets: 7 p.m. second Thursday of month, Tonasket Fire Hall Commissioners: Dan McCarthy, Jack Denison, Duane VanWoert Fire District No. 6 (Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop, Mazama) P.O. Box 895, Winthrop 98862 Chief: Cody Acord, 509-997-2981 or 509-429-0267 Secretary: Brian Colin, 509-9972 9 8 1 , firstname.lastname@example.org Board meets: 7 p.m. second Monday of month, district fire hall, Twisp Commissioners: Darold Brandenburg, Jerry Palm, and Les Stokes Fire District No. 7 (Riverside) P.O. Box 78, Riverside 98849 Chief: Rob Poletti Secretary: Donna Krunnies, 509826-6246 Board meets: 5:30 p.m. first Monday of month, Riverside Fire Hall Commissioners: Margaret â€œMaggieâ€? Williamson, Chuck Everts, one vacancy
Fire District No. 8 (Southwest Colville Indian Reservation) P.O. Box 1351, Okanogan 98840 Chief: Ed Townsend Secretary: Connie Townsend, 509826-3567 or 509-422-4113 Board meets: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, 2707 Cameron Lake Road, Okanogan Commissioners: Tim Chonzena, Bradley M. Derting, Kirk Kramer Fire District No. 9 (Rural Conconully) 1131 Salmon Creek Road, Okanogan 98840 Chief: Tim Tugaw Secretary: Barbara Peterson, 509422-3179, email@example.com Board meets: 7 p.m. second Wednesday of month; for location call 509-422-3179. Commissioners: Rod Haeberle, Mel Peterson, Doug Walla Fire District No. 10 (Loomis) P.O. Box F, Loomis 98827 Chief: Darryl Peery Secretary: Amy Ratcliff, 509-322-7526 Board meets: 8 p.m. second Monday of month, Loomis Community Club Commissioners: Chris Williams, two vacancies Fire District No. 11 (Molson-Chesaw)
233 Molson Rd., Oroville 98844 Chief: Phillip Dart Secretary: Jeanette Lamont, , firstname.lastname@example.org Board meets: 7:30 p.m. second Wednesday of month, Fields Hall Commissioners: Steve A. Leslie, William â€œBillâ€? Myers, Glenn E. Richardson Fire District No. 12 (Havillah) P.O. Box 1829, Tonasket 98855 Chief: Mark Vine Secretary: Deborah Mathewson, 509-429-6421, email@example.com Board meets: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, 474 Swanson Mill Road, Tonasket Commissioners: Robert Mann, Jenny Holst, Patricia â€œPattyâ€? Ekenes Fire District No. 16 (Aeneas Valley) P.O. Box 645, Tonasket 98855 Chief: Bob Bauer Secretary: Glenna Jones, 509-4862324, firstname.lastname@example.org Commissioners: Michael Woelke, Rick Baker, R. Bauer
Multi-county districts Ferry County Fire District No. 3 Stevens County Fire District No. 8 (Laurier, Orient, Barstow, Boyds, Deadman Creek, Sherman Creek) 25292 U.S. Highway 395 N.
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FIRE DISTRICTS Kettle Falls 99141-9568 509-738-4591 (voice and fax) email@example.com Chief: Herb Hippler Secretary: Peter Holter-Mehren Commissioners, Ferry County: Susan Dechant, Kent Dickinson and Helen Sowards Commissioners, Stevens County: Robert Lee, Steve Benell, Sandy Bakken
Fields and John M. Friederichs Ferry-Okanogan Fire District No. 14 (Curlew) 30 Customs Road P.O. Box 98 Curlew 99118 509-779-4262 Fire Chief: John Foster Fanning EMS Chief: Daniel Quinnell Secretary: Carol Charlson Commissioners: Bob Lattin, Chris Kroupa and Landon Swafford
Ferry-Okanogan Fire District No. 13 (Wauconda, Republic) 350 E. Delaware Ave. No. 5 Republic 99166 Secretary: Gae Lembcke, 509-7753521 Commissioners: Mike Weller, Robert
Douglas-Okanogan County Fire District No. 15 (Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, Methow) P.O. Box 490, Brewster 98812
EMERGENCY SERVICES Douglas-Okanogan Fire District No. 15 P.O. Box 490 Brewster, WA 98812 509-689-4041
Information: Becky Taylor, 509-9974013 or 509-997-2812; firstname.lastname@example.org Tonasket Emergency Medical Services District P.O. Box 1356 Tonasket 98855 Information: Shannon Garroute, 509-486-0439 or 509-429-2109; email@example.com
Methow Valley Emergency Services District Aero Methow Rescue Service P.O. Box 66 Twisp 98856
509-689-0901; fax 509-689-0901 www.docfd15.com Chiefs: William Vallance, district, 509-689-0216 or 509-689-2027; Mike Webster, Brewster; Joe Kitzman, Methow; Jerry Moore, Pateros; Jeremy Vandelac, Rocky Butte EMS director: Tonya Vallance, 509689-4041 Secretary: Kaylee Weatherwax, 509923-1970, firstname.lastname@example.org Commissioners: Ike Vallance, Chris Bailey, Lonnie W. Fenton, Timothy L. Baird, F. Eric Zahn
Nespelem 99155 509-634-2440 Commander: Chris McCuen Fire marshal: Richard Gorr Mount Tolman Fire Center 90 Mount Tolman Road P.O. Box 188 Keller 99140 509-634-3100 Fire management officer: Cawston
Other Conconully Volunteer Firefighters Information: Carla Railsback, 509826-5721
Colville Tribal Fire and Rescue P.O. Box 150
HOSPITAL DISTRICTS Hospital District No. 1 Three Rivers Hospital (Portions of Okanogan and Douglas counties) 507 Hospital Way, Brewster 509-689-2517 www.threerivershospital.net Administrator: Scott Graham Board: Vicki Orford, Jerry Tretwold, Dr. Tracy Shrable, Mike Pruett, Cherryl Thomas Board meets: 4 p.m. fourth Monday
during summer; noon fourth Monday during winter, Hillcrest Administration Building, 415 Hospital Way
Hospital District No. 3 (Mid-Okanogan Valley) Mid-Valley Hospital 810 Jasmine St., Omak 509-826-1760 www.mvhealth.org Administrator: Mike Billing Board: Gary Oestreich, Jerry Grillo,
WATER & FLOOD DISTRICTS Lake Osoyoos Water District P.O. Box 279 Oroville, WA 98844-0547 509-476-2075 Information: Mike Cantwell
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HOSPITAL DISTRICTS Carol Timm, Greg Settle, Jerry Bowes Board meets: 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays (second Tuesday only in December), administrator’s office
Hospital District No. 4 (North Okanogan County) North Valley Hospital 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 509-486-2151
www.nvhospital.org Administrator: Mike Zwicker Board: Helen Casey, Dick Larson, Herb Wandler, Clarice Nelson, Adam Tibbs. Board meets: 7 p.m. second and last Thursday, North Valley Hospital board room
Hospital District No. 6 (Portions of Okanogan, Douglas, Grand, Lincoln counties)
Coulee Medical Center 411 Fortuyn Blvd., Grand Coulee 509-633-1753 http://cmccares.org Interim CEO: Debbie Bigelow Board: Betty Brueska, Geary Oliver, Kristan Hare, Jerry Kennedy, Clea Pryor Board meets: 7 p.m. second Monday, hospital public conference area
Hospital District No. 1 Ferry County Public Hospital District No. 1 36 N. Klondike Road Republic 99166 509-775-3333 • www.fcphd.org Administrator: Brenda Parnell Commissioners: Nancy Betschart, Ron Bacon, DiAnne Lundgren, Dave Iverson Nancy Giddings Board meets: 3 p.m. first Wednesday, HUB conference room
CITIES & TOWNS Brewster 105 S. Third St., P.O. Box 340, 98812 509-689-3464; 509-689-3705 fax Website: cityofbrewsterwashington .org Incorporated: 1910 Elevation: 820 feet Population: 2,358 Mayor: Jan May Council: Avis Erickson, Ramiro Villagrana, John Housden, Tim Reib, Art Smyth Council meets: 6 p.m. second Wednesday, City Hall Attorney: Chuck Zimmerman Clerk-treasurer: Misty Ruiz Deputy clerk: Desha Dawson Fire chief: Mike Webster Librarian: Rebecca Zion, 509-6894046
Municipal judge: Dave Ebenger, 509-689-2756 Interim police chief: Nattlie Cariker, 509-689-2331 (non-emergency) Public works director: Lee Webster
Bridgeport 1206 Columbia Avenue, P.O. Box 640 98813 509-686-4041; 509-232-3370 fax Website: bridgeportwashington.net Incorporated: 1910 Elevation: 829 feet Population: 2,423 Mayor: Janet Conklin Council: Eric Schmidt, Matthew Schuh, Jacqueline Hentges, Phil Lee, Sergio Orozco Council meets: 7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday, City Hall
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CITIES & TOWNS Coulee Dam 300 Lincoln Ave., 99116 509-633-0320; 509-633-3252 fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Incorporated: 1959 Elevation: 1,140 feet Population: 1,098 Mayor: F. Gregory Wilder Council: Ben Alling, Ken Miles, Gayle Swagerty, Duane Johnson, Shawn Derrick Council meets: 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, town hall Attorney: Mick Howe Public works superintendent: Mike Steffens Clerk-treasurer: Stefani Bowden Fire chief: Flint Bjorson Police Sergeant: Larry Hall
Elmer City 505 Seaton Ave., P.O. Box 179, 99124 509-633-2872; 509-633-3448 fax Email: email@example.com Incorporated: 1947 Elevation: 1,200 feet Population: 234 Mayor: Gail Morin Council: Donald Bonertz, Clara Carson, Juaquin Marchand, Larry Holford, Jesse Tillman Council meets: 7 p.m. second Thursday, town hall Clerk-treasurer: Gary Benton Fire chief: David Finch Attorney: Scott DeTro Maintenance: James Tillman
Grand Coulee 306 Midway Ave., P.O. Box 180, 99133 509-633-1105, 509-633-1370 fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Incorporated: 1935 Elevation: 1,483 Population: 1,038 Mayor: Paul Townsend Council: Tammara J. Byers, Erin Nielsen, Gary Carrier, David Tylor, Tom Poplawski Council meets: 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, City Hall Attorney: Charles D. Zimmerman Clerk-treasurer: Carol Boyce Librarian: Lisa Moore
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Mansfield 26 Main St., P.O. Box 218, 98830 509-683-1112; 509-683-1002 fax W e b s i t e : www.mansfieldwashington.org email: email@example.com Incorporated: 1911 Elevation: 2,270 Population: 330 Mayor: Tom Snell Council: Adam Foged, Ken Peters, Erik Hessman, Clint Wall, Betty Wilsey Council meets: 7 p.m. second Tuesday Attorney: Steve Smith Clerk-treasurer: Tricia Sima Fire chief: Tyler Caille Public works: Jesse Shafer Police: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Nespelem 330 Ninth St., P.O. Box 240, 99155 509-634-4691; 509-634-4321 fax Email: townofnespelem@centurylink .net Incorporated: 1935 Elevation: 1,900 feet Population: 224 Mayor Pro-tem: Dennis Montes Council: Victor Becker, Dolores Costillo, Darcy Epperson, Kathy Womer, vacancy. Council meets: 5 p.m. second Tuesday, town hall Attorney: Scott DeTro Clerk-treasurer: Trisha Davis-Stacy Streets, public works, water supervisor: Richard Marchand Police: Colville Tribal Police, 509634-2472
Okanogan 120 N. Third Ave., P.O. Box 752, 98840 509-422-3600; 509-422-0747 fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.okanogancity.com Incorporated: 1907 Elevation: 835 feet Population: 2,576
Mayor: Jon Culp Council: Lisa Bauer, Denise Varner, Jerry Paul, Patricia Stanton, Wayne Turner, Janet Wilson, Kristina McIntosh Council meets: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, City Hall Attorney: Scott DeTro Clerk-treasurer: Craig Attwood Fire chief: Jerod Gavin Librarian: Jann Timm Public works superintendent: Shawn Davisson Police protection: Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, 509-422-7200 inspector/permit Building administrator: Christian D. Johnson Contract planner: Christopher I. Johnson
Omak 2 N. Ash, P.O. Box 72, 98841 509-826-1170; 509-826-6531 fax Website: www.omakcity.com Email: email@example.com Incorporated: 1911 Elevation: 850 feet Population: 4,835 Mayor: Cindy Gagne Council: Michael Foth, Michelle Gaines, Nattalie Cariker, Dave Womack, Steve Clark, Walt Womack, Barry Freel Council meets: 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, City Hall Attorney: Mick Howe Airport operator: Public Works Department Building official: Patrick “Jake” Dalton Public works director: Todd McDaniel Assistant public works director: Ken Mears City administrator: Ralph Malone City clerk: Kathy Lobdell Deputy clerk: Connie Thomas Fire chief: Kevin Bowling Librarian: Sharon Reddick Municipal judge: David Ebenger Police chief: Larry Schreckengast, 826-0383 (non-emergency)
Oroville 1308 Ironwood, P.O. Box 2200, 98844 509-476-2926; 509-476-9067 fax Website: www.Oroville-wa.com
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Republic 987 S. Clark Ave., 99166 509-775-3216; 509-775-2571 fax Website: www.republicwa.org Incorporated: 1900 Elevation: 2,569 Population: 1,083 Mayor: Elbert Koontz Council: Daniel Hay, Dave Michel,
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CITIES & TOWNS Wade Culp, Larry Heming, Loni Simone Council meets: Workshop 5 p.m., council meeting 5:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, City Hall Clerk-treasurer: Dixie Moore Librarian: Gailene Hooper, 509-7753328 Public works director: Chris Meng, 509-775-2929 Police Sergeant: Loren Culp 7753132
Riverside 101 First St., P.O. Box 188, 98849 509-826-4670; 509-826-3665 fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Incorporated: 1913 Elevation: 853 feet • Population: 275 Mayor: Jason Hubbard Council: Arlie Clinkenbeard, Josh Crofoot, Sandi Schneider, Catrina Castro, vacant Council meets: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday, City Hall Clerk-treasurer: Sharma Dickinson Public works: David Stevenson Fire chief: David Stevenson (city is part of Fire District No. 7), 509-826-
4670 Police protection: Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, 509-422-7200 Code enforcement: Arnold Stevens
Tonasket 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., P.O. Box 487, 98855 509-486-2132; 509-486-1831 fax Website: www.tonasketcity.org Email: email@example.com Incorporated: 1926 Elevation: 900 feet • Population: 1,020 Mayor: Patrick Plumb Council: Dennis Brown, Jill Vugteveen, Maria Moreno, Jensen Sackman, Claire Jeffko Council meets: 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, City Hall Attorney: Mick Howe Clerk-treasurer: Alice Attwood Fire chief: Andy Gasho Librarian: Sara McVay 509-4862366 Municipal judge: Roger Castelda Police chief: Darren Curtis, 509-4864677 Superintendent: Hugh Jensen Building official: Christian D.
Johnson Airport manager: Hugh Jensen
Twisp 118 S. Glover St., P.O. Box 278, 98856 509-997-4081; fax 509-997-9204 Website: www.townoftwisp.com Email: clerktreasurer@townoftwisp .com Incorporated: 1909 Elevation: 1,500 feet Population: 925 Mayor: Soo Ing-Moody Council: Bob Lloyd, Aaron Studen, John Fleming, Dwight Filer, vacant Council meets: 5 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, town hall Attorney: Scott DeTro Clerk-treasurer: Jackie Moriarty Fire chief: Contract with Fire District No. 6; Don Waller, chief Municipal judge: David Ebenger Police: Chief Paul Budrow, 509-9976112 Librarian: Dawn Woodruff Public works: Andrew Denham Building inspector: Marc Straub Planner: Kurt Danison, Highlands
206 Riverside, P.O. Box 459, 98862 509-996-2320; fax 509-996-9221 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.townofwinthrop.com Incorporated: 1924 Elevation: 1,765 feet Population: 405 Mayor: Sue Langdalen Council: Rick Northcott, Mike Strulic, Gaile Bryant-Cannon, Jessica Sheehan, Anne Acheson Council meets: 6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Winthrop Barn Attorney: Scott DeTro Clerk-treasurer: Michelle Gaines Deputy clerk: Cindy Hicks Fire chief: Contracts with Fire District No. 6 Librarian: Sally Portman Municipal judge: Dave Ebenger Marshal: vacant Public works, wastewater treatment superintendent: Richard Karro Building inspector: Marc Straub Town planner: Rocklynn Culp Westernization administrator: Cindy Hicks
SCHOOLS Brewster School District No. 111 520 W. Main Street Box 97, Brewster 98812 509-689-3418, fax 509-689-0749 Superintendent: Eric Driessen District secretary: Debbie Riggan Brewster High School, 509-6893449 503 S. 7th Street Principal: Linda Dezellem Brewster Middle School, (6-8th grades) 509-689-3440 503 S. 7th Street Principal: Greg Austin Brewster Elementary School, (kindergarten through fifth-grade), 509-689-2581 502 S. 7th Street Principal: Lynnette Blackburn Also preschool handicapped program Board members: Dana Divis, Don Becker, Hector Aparicio, Mario Camacho, Peggy Rice
Board meets: 7 p.m. fourth Monday, Brewster High School library www.brewsterbears.org
Bridgeport School District 1300 Douglas Ave. Box 1060, Bridgeport 98813 509-686-5656 Superintendent: Scott Sattler Administrative assistant: Raelynn Dezellem Bridgeport High School, 509-6868770 Principal: Tamra Jackson Bridgeport Middle School (5-8), 509686-9501 Principal: Brian Ellis Bridgeport Elementary School, (K4), 509-686-2201 Principal: Jesse Macy District sponsored preschool Board members: Zeke Martinez,
Rick Halterman, Wayne van Zwoll, Tracy Zahn, Janie Jenkins Board meets: Last Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the superintendent’s office www.bridgeport.wednet.edu
Curlew School District 47 Curlew School Road, Curlew 509-779-4931 Superintendent: John Glenewinkel Curlew School (Preschool, K-12), 509-779-4931 Principal: Paul Clark Board members: Gretchen Halbach, Johnna Rowton, Brad Miller, Will Beedle, Dani Harbick. Board meets: 4 p.m. first Wednesday, Curlew School Library; starting in March, 4 p.m. third Wednesday, Curlew School Library www.curlew.wednet.edu
Grand Coulee Dam School District 503 Crest Drive (pre-K – 6th) 505 Crest Drive (Jr. High/High) Coulee Dam 99116 509-633-2143, fax 509-633-2530 Superintendent: Dennis Carlson Lake Roosevelt Jr. High/High School, 509-633-1442 Principal: Ronanda Liberty Lake Roosevelt Elementary, 509633-0730 Principal: Lisa Lakin Board members: Joette Barry, Carla Marconi, Ken Stanger, George LaPlace, vacant. Board meets: 5:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School Library www.gcdsd.org email@example.com
COMPLETE RESTORATIONS Emergency Response Okanogan County Local
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SCHOOLS Inchelium School District 2 Hornet Ave. P.O. Box 285, Inchelium 99138 509-722-6181 Ext. 0, fax 509-7226192 Superintendent: Kim Spacek Administrative assistants: Julie Michel, Anita Burch, Candi Hill Principal: John Moddrell Board members: Bridget Desautel, Stefanie Hicks, Karen Hoffman, Bessie Simpson, Richard Whitney Board meets: 4:30 p.m. third Thursday, Inchelium School library www.inchelium.wednet.edu email: first initial plus last firstname.lastname@example.org
Keller School District 17 S. School Road P.O. Box 367, Keller 99140 509-634-4325 Superintendent: Mike Perry (Kindergarten to sixth-grade) District secretary: 509-634-4325 Board members: Pat Hayes, Katherine Walden, Karlene Katich, Jasin Wellons, Storey Jackson Board meets: 5 p.m. next to last Wednesday, staff room www.keller.k12.wa.us email: Access through website
Mansfield School District 491 Road 14 N.E. Box 188, Mansfield 98830 509-683-1012, fax 509-683-1281 Superintendent and Principal: Cora Nordby (Kindergarten through 12th-grade) Board members: Jesse Shafer, Sheila Preston, Cory Moore, Brad Murison, Tara Tupling Board meets: Fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Website: www.mansfield.wednet.edu
Methow Valley School District No. 350 18 Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop 98862-9713 509-996-9205, fax 509-996-9208 Superintendent: Tom Venable Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School, 509-996-2215
Principal: Deborah DeKalb Methow Valley Independent Learning Center, 509-997-8006 Methow Valley Elementary School, 509-996-2186 Principal: Anne Andersen Board members: Don Calvert, Mary Anne Quigley, Frank Kline, Dana Stromberger, Gary Marchbank Board meets: 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, district office. www.methow.org
Nespelem School District No. 14 229 Schoolhouse Loop Box 291, Nespelem 99155 509-634-4541, fax 509-634-4551 Superintendent: Rich Stewart Principal (Preschool, K-8): Debra Pankey Board members: Zekkethal VargasThomas, Nancy J. ArmstrongMontes, Annette Moses, Mitzi Adolph, Jolene Marchand Board meets: 5:30 p.m. fourth Monday of month, district office www.nsdeagles.org
Okanogan School District No. 105 115 Rose St. P.O. Box 592, Okanogan 98840 509-422-3629, fax 509-422-1525 Superintendent: Richard Johnson District secretary: Debra Goroch Okanogan Alternative High School Contact: Jennifer Heindselman; Richard Johnson, principal 509-422-3770, fax 509-422-3656 Okanogan Outreach Program Contact: Jon Evans, 509-826-7612; Richard Johnson, principal Okanogan High School (ninththrough 12th-grades), 509-422-3770 Principal: Robert Shacklett Okanogan Middle School (grades 6-8), 509-422-2680 Principal: Brett Baum Virginia Grainger Elementary School (preschool through fifthgrade), 509-422-3580 Principal: Ashley Goetz Board members: Tony Hawley, Jane Cline, Shawn Davisson, Kevin Oyler, Monte Andrews
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Omak School District No. 19 619 W. Bartlett Ave. Box 833, Omak 98841 509-826-0320, fax 509-826-7689 Superintendent: Erik Swanson District secretary: Randi DeHaan Omak High School (ninth- through 12th-grades), 509-826-5150 Principal: David Kirk Omak Alternative High School (ninth- through 12th-grades), 509826-3243 Principal: Wayne Barrett Omak Middle School (sixththrough eighth-grades), 509-8262320 Principal: Kathleen Miller East Omak Elementary (thirdthrough fifth-grades), 509-826-3003 Principal: Ryan Christoph North Omak Elementary (preschool through second-grade), 509-8262380 Principal: Jack Schneider Special education, 509-826-0320 Ext. 357 Early Childhood Program, 509-8268139 Board members: Marjorie Thompson, Kathie Brown, Dennis Carlton, Pete Sirois, Yvette Hill Board meets: 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday, district office www.omaksd.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Orient School District 274 Fourth Ave. P.O. Box 1419, Orient 99160 509-684-6873, fax 509-684-3469 (Kindergarten through eighthgrade) Superintendent and Principal: Tara Holmes Board members: Brad Armstrong, Keith Wilder, Gabe Kerr, Pennie Lindsey, Dale McNitt Board meets: 7 p.m. third Tuesday, Orient School conference room www.orientsd.org
Oroville School District No. 410 816 Juniper, Oroville 98844 509-476-2281, fax 509-476-2190 Superintendent: Steve Quick District secretary: Erin McKinney Oroville Junior-Senior High School (seventh- through 12th-grades), 509-476-3612 Principal: Kristin Sarmiento Oroville Elementary (preschool through sixth-grade), 509-476-3332 Principal: Joan Hoehn Board members: Kolo Moser, Todd Hill, Ryan Frazier, Mike Egerton, Travis Loudon 6:30 p.m. last Board meets: Monday, district office www.oroville.wednet.edu
Pateros School District No. 122 344 W. Beach Box 98, Pateros 98846-0098 509-923-2751 Ext. 4, fax 509-9232283 Superintendent: Lois Davies District administrative assistant: Linda Ehlenbach Pateros School (kindergarten through 12th-grade), 509-923-2343 Ext. 2 Principal: Mike Hull Board members: Marty Robinson, Marc Armstrong, Grace Larsen, Chad Miller, Shannon Hempe Board meets: 6 p.m. last Monday, Pateros School library www.pateros.org email: Staff member’s first initial plus last email@example.com
Republic School District 30306 E. Highway 20, Republic Superintendent: John Glenewinkel 509-775-3173; 509-775-3712 fax Republic High School (ninth through 12th-grade), 509-775-3171 Principal Assistant: Chris Burch Republic Middle School (sixth through eighth-grade), 509-775-3171 Principal Assistant: Chris Burch Republic Elementary School (kindergarten through fifth-grade), 509-775-3327
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SCHOOLS 509-775-3327 Principal Assistant: Chris Burch Board members: Ralph Ellingson, Jacquelin Maycumber, Rochelle Rodak, Cherie Exner, Travis Fletcher Board meets: 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, district board room www.republic.wednet.edu
Tonasket School District No. 404 35 state Highway 20 E., Tonasket 98855 509-486-2126, fax 509-486-1263 Superintendent: Steve McCullough District secretary: Janet Glanzer Tonasket High School (ninththrough 12th-grade), 509-486-2161
Principal: Jeff Hardesty Tonasket Alternative/Outreach School, 509-486-1428 (alternative) or 509-486-1691 (outreach) Tonasket Middle School (sixththrough eighth-grade), 509-486-2147 Principal: Jay Tyus Tonasket Elementary School (preschool through fifth-grade), 509486-4933
Principal: Jeremy Clark Board members: Jerry Asmussen, Lloyd Caton Jr., Catharine Stangland, Ernie Cerrillo, Joyce Fancher. Board meets: Second and fourth Mondays, 7 p.m. during standard time and 7:30 p.m. during daylight-saving time, district office www.tonasket.wednet.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
LIBRARIES The North Central Regional Library System is a tax-supported, multicounty library district serving the North Central Washington area. Main offices 310 Douglas St. Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: 509-663-1117; fax 509-6639731 www.ncrl.org
Brewster Public Library Librarian: Rebecca Zion P.O. Box 280 • 108 S. Third St. Brewster 98812-0280 Phone: 509-689-4046
Omak Public Library Regional manager: Sharon Reddick
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Librarian: Michelle Orosco P.O. Box 220 • 1206 Columbia Ave. Bridgeport 98813-0220 Phone: 509-686-7281
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Pateros Public Library Librarian: Shari Houck P.O. Box 306 • 174 Pateros Mall Pateros 98846-0306 Phone: 509-923-2298
Republic Public Library Librarian: Gailene Hooper 794 S. Clark Ave. Republic 99166
Tonasket Public Library Librarian: Sara McVay 209-A N. Whitcomb Ave. Tonasket 98855 Phone: 509-486-2366
Twisp Public Library Librarian: Dawn Woodruff P.O. Box 237 201 N. Methow Valley Highway Twisp 98856-0237 Phone: 509-997-4681
Winthrop Public Library Librarian: Sally Portman P.O. Box 519 • 49 state Highway 20 Winthrop 98862 Phone: 509-996-2685
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HISTORY Okanogan County history Okanogan Countyâ€™s natives were called the Okanogans, Methows, Nespelems and San Poils. They have since been joined on the Colville Indian Reservation by bands of Nez Perce, Wenatchee, Lakes, Colville, Palouse, Moses and Entiat Indians. Early non-Indians came to the county seeking furs and, eventually gold and silver. Some highlights: July 3, 1811: David Thompson and other fur traders from British-owned Northwest Company drift into the area. They are said to be the first white men to arrive in the Okanogan. Late summer, 1811: John Jacob Astorâ€™s Pacific Fur Company builds its first inland post on the south bank of the Okanogan River near confluence with the Columbia. First establishment to fly the American flag in what is now Washington state. 1821: Fort Okanogan becomes property of the Hudsonâ€™s Bay Company.
1821-1846: Furs gathered from all over sprawling New Caledonia â€” most of northwestern Canada â€” come down the Okanogan River to the fort and are transferred to boats for passage to Vancouver. 1838: Hudsonâ€™s Bay Company relocates Fort Okanogan about a mile away on the shores of the Columbia. 1853: Area thatâ€™s now Okanogan County becomes part of Clark County under original formation of Washington Territory. 1854: Area thatâ€™s now Okanogan County becomes part of Walla Walla County. 1857-58: Prospectors turn into a wild-eyed stampede headed for the Cariboo gold fields of British Columbia. 1858: Hiram F. â€œOkanoganâ€? Smith settles near the foot of Lake Osoyoos as Okanogan Countyâ€™s first permanent white resident, plants countyâ€™s first fruit orchards. Some of his apple and pear trees still bear fruit. 1860: The fur trade dwindles; Fort Okanogan is abandoned. 1860s: Ben Snipes and others push
FOREST SERVICE Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisorâ€™s office 215 Melody Lane Wenatchee 98801-5933 Phone: 509-664-9200 www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka Okanogan Valley Office 1240 S. Second Ave. Okanogan 98840 Phone: 509-826-3275 Fax: 509-826-3789 Methow Valley Ranger District 24 W. Chewuch Road Winthrop 98862 Phone: 509-996-4003 Fax: 509-996-2208 Tonasket Ranger District 1 W. Winesap Tonasket 98855
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great herds of cattle nearly 800 miles from the Yakima country to Cariboo mining camps. Some prospectors dip gold pans in the Similkameen River. 1863: Okanogan County area becomes part of Stevens County. April 2, 1872: Presidential executive order creates the Colville Indian Reservation. Four months later the northern boundary moves south to its present location. 1886: Reservation land west of the Okanogan River opens to entry. Cascade foothills explode with activity as miners and homesteaders pour in. 1888: Okanogan becomes a county, with county seat temporarily in Ruby. 1889: County seat moves to Conconully. 1892: North half of Colville Indian Reservation becomes public domain. 1893: Price of silver collapses; boom towns fade. 1890s: Stern-wheel riverboats ply the Columbia River to Brewster and, in high water, the Okanogan River as far as Riverside. 1900s: Fledgling irrigation districts form, expanding Okanogan Smithâ€™s orchard into the countyâ€™s largest economic force by the 1970s. Lumber and cattle raising grow in importance. 1915: County seat moves to Okanogan. 1916: South half of the Colville Indian Reservation opens to settlement.
Feb. 26, 1938: U.S. government approves Colville Confederated Tribesâ€™ constitution and by-laws; Colville Business Council established. 1988: County celebrates its centennial. 1989: State celebrates its centennial. 1992, post election: Okanogan County gains national prominence as the county with the longest string of correctly going for the presidential winner. Streak extends back to 1904 and Theodore Rooseveltâ€™s victory. 1996: Okanogan County loses national â€œbellwetherâ€? distinction by going for Republican Bob Dole instead of winner Bill Clinton. 1997: Colville Indian Reservation celebrates 125th anniversary. July and August 2014: Carlton Complex fire burns across 256,108 acres to become the largest wildfire in state history. Homes, barns, outbuildings and fences destroyed; electrical, fiber optics and telephone lines damaged or destroyed; livestock and wildlife killed; rangeland, orchards, timber, crops destroyed or damaged; two deaths attributed to the fire, one a heart attack and the other from injuries suffered in a fall. Subsequent flooding and mudslides damaged roads, property and homes.
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COLLEGES Colville Tribal College 12 Lakes St. P.O. Box 616, Nespelem 99155 509-634-2797 Director: Mary Hall Academic administrator: Dottie Marchand Executive assistant: Rachel Abrahamson Facebook: https://www.facebook . c o m / p a g e s / C o l v i l l e - Tr i b a l College/450902911663062
Community Colleges of Spokane Republic 970 S. Clark, Republic 99166 509-775-3675 or 800-276-8040 Ext. 6405
Wenatchee Valley College at Omak 116 W. Apple, Omak 98841 509-422-7800 President: Jim Richardson www.wvc.edu
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Church Directory Omak United Methodist Church 130 N. Cedar, corner of Cedar and Bartlett 509-826-1660 Adult and youth Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. Pastor Jack Schneider
New Hope Chapel Pentecostal Church of God 114 W. Bartlett, Omak Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. • Sunday Evening 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7 p.m. Jam Session 4th Saturday of the month, 6 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Tim Watkins 509-846-6560
Okanogan Church of Christ Bible Study at 10 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. 435 5th Ave. S., Okanogan 509-422-3086 or Al Davis 509-486-0912 Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 2511 Elmway • Okanogan • 422-5049 Sunday Masses: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Spanish) Daily Masses: Tuesday 5:30 p.m., W-Th-Fri 8 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m. Mass at Apple Springs Confession: Sat. 4-4:45 p.m. Sun. 8-8:45 a.m. Pastor: Father Luta Nsubuga
Experience the Light and Sound of God Inner Guidance — Our Divine Birthright www.miraclesinyourlife.org For local information call: 509-486-1045 www.eck-wa.org or 1-800-LOVE GOD
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Everyone welcome Worship services Sundays 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 Childcare during services 639 W. Ridge Drive, Omak • 509-826-5815
Conconully Community United Methodist Church (Little White Church)
121 N. Esther, Conconully Services 9 a.m.
Riverside Lighthouse Assembly of God Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evenings: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday family night: (Youth and adults) 6:30 p.m. Vern Weaver, Pastor (509) 826-4082 102 Tower St., Riverside, Wash.
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The churches on these two pages invite you to come worship with them. Everyone is welcome!
Okanogan Valley Alliance Church 111 John St., Okanogan Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 422-1021 or 422-0732 • Pastor Gary Logue email@example.com
Our Savior Lutheran Church, LCMS
Omak Seventh Day Adventist Church
2262 Burton Avenue, Okanogan 509-422-2652 Sunday School and Bible Class: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Deacon Brian Bowes
425 W. 2nd Ave., Omak • 509-826-1770
St. Mary’s Mission
25 Mission Road, Omak 530 Jackson St., Omak Spring, Summer and Fall Services 1st and 2nd Sundays at St. Mary’s, 11 a.m. 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays at St. Joseph’s, 11 a.m. Winter Services All services at St. Joseph’s at 11 a.m. Father Jake Morton • 509-826-6401
Everyone Welcome! Saturday 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Prayer and Praise 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Study • 11-Noon Worship Tuesday 9 a.m.-Noon Community Services www.omakadventist.org Christian School, call for information
Tonasket Community Church, UCC “A Biblically-based and thoughtful group of Christian people” Worship: Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. You are most welcome! 24 East 4th, Tonasket • 509-486-2181
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HISTORY History From Page 35 August and September 2015: Okanogan Complex fire burns across 304,782 acres to become the largest wildfire in state history. The fire was composed of five fires, all started by lightning strikes on Aug. 15. Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters - Tom Zbyszewski, 20, Andrew Zajac, 26, and Richard Wheeler, 31 - died in an accident while fighting the fires near Twisp on Aug. 19. Subsequent flooding and mudslides damaged roads, property and homes. August and September 2015: Okanogan Complex fire burns across 304,782 acres to become the largest wildfire in state history. The fire was composed of five fires, all started by lightning strikes on Aug. 15. Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters - Tom Zbyszewski, 20, Andrew Zajac, 26, and Richard Wheeler, 31 - died in an accident while fighting the fires near Twisp on Aug. 19.
Ferry County history Ferry County is rich in a history inextricably connected to its present. Highlights of the journey include: 1807: First trading post is established on the Columbia River.
1811: David Thompson, a fur trader, explorer and surveyor, writes about the area now included in Ferry County during his trip down the Columbia River to the sea. 1840s: Canada and the United States establish the international boundary at its present location. The Army establishes a military post at Pinkney City, which became the county seat of Stevens County and included present-day Stevens, Ferry and Spokane counties. 1853: President Millard Filmore signs a bill creating the Washington Territory, which includes today’s state of Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana. 1857: A large tract of land, mostly mountainous and including all of modern Ferry County, is set aside and called the Colville Indian Reservation. 1865: First fur traders come to the Colville Indian Reservation from the Hudson’s Bay Company. 1872: Colville Indian Reservation is created by executive order of President U.S. Grant. Less than a month later, another executive order reduces the size of the reservation and moves it to the west side of the Columbia River. 1883: Gen. William T. Sherman makes an inspection tour - probably over Deer Creek Boulder Pass instead of Sherman Pass, which is
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named for him. 1885: Chief Joseph and his people are moved to the Colville Indian Reservation. 1890s: The gold rush brings many prospectors and settlers into the area. 1892: North half of the Colville Indian Reservation is purchased by the United States for $1.5 million. 1893-94: First government surveyors establish range and township boundaries. 1894: Ranald MacDonald, the first man to teach English language in Japan, dies and is buried in northern Ferry County. 1896: The north half of the Colville Indian Reservation opens for mining claims. First claim is staked on Eureka Creek just north of present Republic. 1897: The town of Nelson is designated the first post office on the Colville Reservation. Its name is later changed to Danville. Also that year, Patrick H. Walsh erects the first sawmill in Ferry County, 1898: Republic’s first streets and lots are platted and in two months the population increases by 2,000. A franchise is granted for building the area’s first railroad. 1899: Ferry County separates from Stevens County and is named for Elisha P. Ferry, Washington’s first governor. Later that year half the
Eureka’s businesses are destroyed by fire. 1900: The Gold Rush peaks and Eureka changes its name to Republic for of one of its largest mines. The North Half of the Colville Indian Reservation, now Ferry County, is opened to homesteaders by presidential proclamation. Restrictions on logging are lifted and many small sawmills appear. Two rival railroad companies construct lines in a race to reach the Republic’s gold fields. The local line was known as the “Hot Air Line” because of its shaky financing and premature, exaggerated publicity. 1903: The Ansorge Hotel is built next to the Great Northern Railway in Curlew. 1904: Chief Joseph dies in Nespelem, Okanogan County. 1907: Colville National Forest is established by President Theodore Roosevelt. 1908: The Curlew bridge, built by William Oliver, opens. Two prior bridges were destroyed by floods. 1919: The “Hot Air Line” railroad goes bankrupt and closes. Small towns along the route sink into obscurity. 1933: Construction of Grand Coulee Dam begins. While constructing the dam and filling Lake Roosevelt reservoir provides jobs, electricity and irrigation projects, it also floods
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HISTORY hundreds of archaeological sites and forces Keller and Inchelium to move. 1964: Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is built on the site of an old Air Force radar base. 1997: Colville Confederated Tribes celebrate the 125th anniversary of the reservation’s creation.
1998: Flood waters wash out state and county roads in late May. Later that year, Knob Hill Mine at the head of Eureka Gulch closes after operating continuously since 1902. 2003: One of the area’s largest employers, Vaagen Brothers Lumber, closes in the spring then catches fire
in November. 2004: Kinross Gold Corp. announces plans to purchase/operate the Crown Jewel gold mining project at Buckhorn Mountain in Okanogan County. Gold is to be milled in Ferry County. 2007: The Kettle Falls International Railroad removes train tracks between
Torboy and Danville, ending rail service in the county. 2014: Looming closure of the Kinross gold Corp. Kettle-Buckhorn mine becomes a topic of discussion. The mine is slated to shut down in 2015 as all the gold in their permitted area has been mined.
HISTORIC SITES Okanogan County Historical Society helps folks enjoy history through a system of signs and museums throughout the county to mark unusual locations and historic sites. All are accessible by car, and many provide scenic views. Antoine Post Office - An early day post office near Havillah. Sign is alongside Havillah Road northeast of Tonasket. Beaver Creek School - Sign in Twisp describes the school, which was buil t in 1891 and graduated its last class of record in 1942. Caribou Trail - Sign describes travel in the Okanogan Valley in the 1860s. Located three miles south of Okanogan on Highway 97. Chiliwist Trail - Details early travel between the Okanogan and Methow valleys. Sign is at the intersection of Old Highway 97 and the Chiliwist Road. China Ditch - Remnants of a ditch built by Chinese miners between 1860 and 18 80. Settlers later used it for irrigation until the 1948 flood destroyed part of the ditch and flume. Located on Highway 97 about a mile south of Pateros. Circle City - Town site developed as a place for the trains to cool their brakes after the downhill run from Molson. Sign is north of the junction of Nine Mile and Oroville-Toroda Creek roads. Conconully - Details town’s roughand-tumble history as first co unty seat through a mining boom, fire of 1892 and the flood of 1894. Located on Main Street. Curtis Sheep Slaughter - A range
conflict between cattle and sheep ranchers climaxed with the late-night slaughter of sheep at the site, on Highway 20 south of Okanogan. Hee-Hee Stone - The stone, reported to be an Indian princess by legend, was destroyed by miners and dynamite in 1905. Sign is on OrovilleToroda Creek Road between Molson and Chesaw. Knob Hill School - The site of a school operating between 1903 and 1927. Sign is on the Molson Summit Road between Molson and Chesaw. Loomis - Life in an early day mining town at the turn of the century. Located on the main drive of Loomis, northwest of Tonasket in the Sinlahekin Valley. Lower Kipling - Hathorn’s Store and signs of homesteading in the Okanogan Highlands. Sign is on the Oroville-Toroda Creek Road just west of Chesaw. Lt. Goethals Slept Here - George Washington Goethals, a builder of the Panama Canal, visited Okanogan’s site in 1883. Sign is in Alma Park, Okanogan. McLoughlin Canyon -A shoot-out between Indians and a mining party in 1858. Sign overlooks the canyon south of Tonasket and just north of the Janis bridge on Highway 97. Methow - Turn-of-the-century pioneer life and a log schoolhouse. Sign located along Highway 153 north of Pateros on the Methow River. Methow Rapids U-Bolt - An iron Ubolt that was used to pull paddle wheel steamships through the Methow Rapids remains imbedded in rock at the confluence of the Methow
and Columbia rivers. Molson Railroad Route - An early railroad line between Marcus and Molson is remembered near Sidley Lake just north of Molson. Okanog an Smith - Considered the “Johnny Appleseed” of Washington state, Hiram F. “Okanogan” Smith settled the county in the late 1850s and planted 1,200 apple trees. Sign is on Highway 97 north of Oroville. Old Molson - Old buildings recreate a turn-of-the-century mining town near present-day Molson. Sign is among Old Molson Museum buildings south of Molson. Old Okanogan Mission - The sign, in Ellisforde on Highway 9 7, discusses pioneer churches and their organizers. Ruby - During a silver boom in 1886, Ruby was a rough and tumble boom town. It died a few years later when the bottom fell out of the silver market. Foundations can be seen at
the sign on Salmon Creek Road south of Conconully and east of Okanogan. Sidley, B.C. - Sidley straddled the border. Sign is on Nine Mile Road at the Canadian border. Silver - Site of the Methow Valley’s first town, destroyed by the flood of 1894. The site is along Highway 153 between Carlton and Twisp. St. Mary’s Mission - A Catholic mission founded in 1886, St. Mary’s remains an active Catholic church and site of Paschal Sherman Indian School. Sign is on Highway 155 east of Omak. U Bar U Ranch - The story of Wellington French’s family and pioneer cattle ranch. Sign is on the Conconully Highway about five miles east of Conconully and northwest of Omak. Winthrop - Early day Winthrop is discussed on a sign located in town.
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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Tonasket. Okanogan County Courthouse. Original portion of the building was constructed in 1915. Located at 149 N. Third Ave., Okanogan. Okanogan Project: Conconully Reservoir Dam. South of Conconully, Conconully. Parson Smith Tree. Located 40 miles north of Winthrop on the Canadian border in Okanogan National Forest. Hiram F. Smith Orchard. Also known as Thorndike Orchard or Okanogan Smith Orchard, two miles north of Oroville on Osoyoos Lake. U.S. Post Office. Located at 2l2 N. Second Ave., Okanogan. U.S. Post Office, Located at 104 S. Main St., Omak. Guy Waring Cabin. Also known as The Castle and Shafer Museum, 285 Castle Ave., Winthrop.
Okanogan County locations Bonaparte Mountain Cabin. East of Tonasket in Okanogan National Forest, Tonasket. Chief Joseph Memorial. Also known as Nez Perce Cemetery, near the junction of Highway 155 and Cache Creek Road, Nespelem. According to Nez Perce band members, those wishing to pay their respects are asked to visit the roadside historic marker in Nespelem, and seek permission from the band to visit any other site in this sensitive area. Visitors are asked not to visit the gravesite. Columbia River bridge at Bridgeport. It carries Highway 17 over the Columbia River at Bridgeport. Early Winters Ranger Station Work Center. Okanogan National Forest northwest of Winthrop. Enloe Dam and Power Plant. Also known as Similkameen Dam, Oroville Power Project, itâ€™s located four miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Oroville. Fort Okanogan sites. North of Brewster between the Columbia and Okanogan rivers off Highway 17. Grand Coulee bridge. Carries Highway 155 over the Columbia River at Coulee Dam. Lost Lake Guard Station. Okanogan National Forest east of