Omak, Washington

What is Omak, Washington known for?


significant events

?bctid 973141141001&channel 973092891001 title Press – Horses – Omak Suicide Race B-roll publisher Humane Society of the United States accessdate February 27, 2013 thumb left Loup Loup Ski Bowl (File:Louploupski.jpeg) Other significant events include the Omak Film Festival, inclusive of a variety of films at the Wenatchee Valley College and Omak Theater, SR 20 Business '''SR 20 Business''' was a bannered route through Okanagan (Okanogan, Washington) and Omak (Omak, Washington) that followed the former route of SR 20 and US 97 (US Route 97), while SR 20 bypasses the cities along with US 97 along the East Bank of the Columbia River. This route has been replaced with SR 215 (Washington State Route 215). *KQWC-FM, a radio station on 95.7 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Webster City (Webster City, Iowa), Iowa, United States *KQWS, an FM (FM broadcasting) radio station on 90.1 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Omak, Washington, United States *KQWY, an FM (FM broadcasting) radio station on 96.3 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Lusk (Lusk, Wyoming), Wyoming, United States


radio technical

Query – FM Radio Technical Information publisher Federal Communications Commission accessdate February 27, 2013 while country music station KNCW features programming from Citadel Media and Dial Global. KZBE also broadcasts programming from Dial Global in the hot adult


amp site

rebroadcasts KPBX-FM from Spokane. and CJMG-FM


fishing title

-fishing title Hunting + fishing work The Spokesman-Review date June 12, 2009 accessdate May 3, 2013 and at the Fry Lake and Duck Lake—near the city's local airport ref name "Sunset Lakes RV Park"

West date July 1, 2012 accessdate June 15, 2013 The Valley Lanes bowling alley serves the city and has hosted intrastate competitions,


including manufacturing

. Infrastructure services and retail trades were also major industries. About 425 private firms employed a total of 3,332 workers in local industries including manufacturing, retail and infrastructure, at this time. Located within Greater Omak, the adjacent city of Okanogan serves as the administrative center for Okanogan County, the region's largest employer. SR 20 Business '''SR 20 Business''' was a bannered route through Okanagan (Okanogan, Washington) and Omak (Omak, Washington) that followed the former route of SR 20 and US 97 (US Route 97), while SR 20 bypasses the cities along with US 97 along the East Bank of the Columbia River. This route has been replaced with SR 215 (Washington State Route 215). *KQWC-FM, a radio station on 95.7 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Webster City (Webster City, Iowa), Iowa, United States *KQWS, an FM (FM broadcasting) radio station on 90.1 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Omak, Washington, United States *KQWY, an FM (FM broadcasting) radio station on 96.3 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Lusk (Lusk, Wyoming), Wyoming, United States


producing heavy

In July 2012, a severe thunderstorm occurred in Omak, producing heavy rainfall, gusty winds and hail, and forced the temporary closure of U.S. Route 97 (U.S. Route 97 in Washington) and requiring repairs to public streets.


crime rate

crime rate of 154 offenses per 100,000 people is 28 percent higher than the 2010 state average and one percent higher than the 2010 federal average. According to Uniform Crime Report statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2011, there were

table_8_offenses_known_to_law_enforcement_washington_by_city_2011.xls type XLS title Table 8 – Washington – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by State by City, 2011 publisher Federal Bureau of Investigation year 2011 accessdate March 7, 2013 The city's highest crime rate was recorded in 2004, with 413 incidents per 100,000 people. Until 2013, when a murder and motor-vehicle theft occurred in the city,

the past decade. Before marijuana was legalized in Washington, marijuana users were arrested, per state law (State law (United States)).


agricultural community

economy is experiencing significant growth, according to the County of Okanogan. SR 20 Business '''SR 20 Business''' was a bannered route through Okanagan (Okanogan, Washington) and Omak (Omak, Washington) that followed the former route of SR 20 and US 97 (US Route 97), while SR 20 bypasses the cities along with US 97 along the East Bank of the Columbia River. This route has been replaced with SR 215 (Washington State Route 215). *KQWC-FM, a radio station on 95.7 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Webster City (Webster City, Iowa), Iowa, United States *KQWS, an FM (FM broadcasting) radio station on 90.1 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Omak, Washington, United States *KQWY, an FM (FM broadcasting) radio station on 96.3 MHz (Megahertz) licensed to Lusk (Lusk, Wyoming), Wyoming, United States


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business park, is bordered by U.S. Route 97 from the east. The city's residential neighborhoods

Omak Business Park along U.S. Route 97, which attracts residents from nearby rural communities.


title

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Pop Estimate" population_footnote population_total 4845 population_urban population_density_urban_km2 670.8 population_density_km2 545.4 population_density_sq_mi 1412.5 population_blank1_title

agricultural industry (Agriculture in the United States). The name Omak comes from the Okanagan (Okanagan language) placename umák , or the Salishan (Salishan language) term ''Omache

Omak, Washington

'''Omak''' ( , Omak is the largest municipality of Okanogan County (Okanogan County, Washington) and the largest municipality in Central Washington north of Wenatchee (Wenatchee, Washington). The Greater Omak Area (Greater Omak) of around 8,229 inhabitants as of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census) is the largest urban cluster (United States urban area) in the Okanogan Country (Okanagan Country) region, encompassing most of its twin city (twin cities (geographical proximity)) of Okanogan (Okanogan, Washington). The population has increased significantly since the 1910 census (1910 United States Census), reporting 520 residents just prior to incorporation (municipal corporation) in 1911.

The land that is now Omak had been inhabited by various Native American (Native Americans in the United States) tribes before the arrival of non-indigenous (indigenous peoples) settlers in the early 19th century. The city began to develop after the completion of the Okanogan Irrigation Project affecting the Grand Coulee Dam and other nearby electric facilities. The housing and municipal infrastructure, along with regional infrastructure connecting the new town (planned community) to other municipalities, were built simultaneously in 1908 supported by the local agricultural industry (Agriculture in the United States). The name Omak comes from the Okanagan (Okanagan language) placename umák , . Omak acts as the gateway to the Okanogan National Forest and consists of a central business district and residential neighborhoods.

Omak is a code city (city government in Washington (state)) governed by a seven-member council (local government) and the state's 4th district (Washington's 4th congressional district). Omak's economy is dominated by the primary industries (primary industry) of agriculture and forestry, although economic diversification has occurred with sawmills and recreational tourism. Nearby recreational destinations include walking trails, state parks (List of Washington state parks) and national forests (U.S. National Forest), such as Conconully State Park, Bridgeport State Park and Osoyoos Lake State Park. The city is home to a weekly newspaper, the ''Omak–Okanogan County Chronicle'', and a Wenatchee Valley College campus. Standards for education in Omak are higher than the state's average, though drugs and alcohol remains a problem among students. The prominent U.S. Route 97 (U.S. Route 97 in Washington) intersects in town, while Washington State Route 155, as well as Washington State Route 215, connects the city to Okanogan (Okanogan, Washington) and Nespelem (Nespelem, Washington), respectively. By road, Omak is located approximately from Kelowna, British Columbia.

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