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Crews continue battling Kettle Complex fires

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.

Tucannon Fire nearly contained

Fire crews are transitioning to mop-up and timber falling operations as the Tucannon Fire reached 70 percent containment.

Carpenter Road Fire now 45 percent contained

Infra-red flight data taken last night shows the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 64,419 acres, fire officials said this morning.

Wolverine Fire meeting set for Plain

This morning, fire officials described the fire growth as "minimal," noting that it continues to smolder. The status of the fire will be explained to the public tonight.

Grant County deputy fired

The Grant County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was suspected of fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.

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Crews continue battling Kettle Complex fires

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.

Tucannon Fire nearly contained

Fire crews are transitioning to mop-up and timber falling operations as the Tucannon Fire reached 70 percent containment.

Carpenter Road Fire now 45 percent contained

Infra-red flight data taken last night shows the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 64,419 acres, fire officials said this morning.

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Consider valid Iranian deal issues

There are valid concerns that need to be considered before approving any deal with Iran

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July 29, 2015 — Letter to the Editor

This is the only letter from a reader published in the July 29, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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Canadian ports eating our lunch

The volume of cargo handled at British Columbia’s ports has jumped 46 percent since 2006, while our West Coast traffic grew only 3.8 percent, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. That should be a wake-up call for us and prod our elected officials to act before it is too late and there is no lunch to eat.

  • Move the camp; our fair and children should come first 9%
  • Public safety is more important than the fair 39%
  • As long as fire officials are paying to lease the fairgrounds, let the camp stay 7%
  • Postpone the fair; a later fair is better than no fair 40%
  • I don't go to the fair, so I don't care 5%

307 total votes