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Spring burning delayed by unfavorable weather

Unfavorable weather conditions have postponed spring prescribed burning today in the Methow Valley Ranger District. The district had planned to do some under-burning on about 20 acres in the Fawn Creek area about 10 miles west of town.

Road repaving project open house set for Wednesday

An open house, to answer questions about the state’s project to repave the main road through Okanogan and Omak, is planned for Wednesday.

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Engine No. 1 hits the road for centennial

The Omak Fire Department’s engine No. 1 hit the road Thursday morning for a drive from the Okanogan Fire Hall Museum to Omak for the department’s centennial celebration on Saturday.

Salmon heading over Wanapum Dam via revamped fish ladder

Trucking fish still an option if ladder doesn't work

State Patrol seeks help locating sexual misconduct suspect

Authorities trying to find Minnesota sexual misconduct suspect last known to be in Washington state

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Salmon heading over Wanapum Dam via revamped fish ladder

Trucking fish still an option if ladder doesn't work

Fishing allowed again near Grand Coulee Dam

A section of Rufus Woods Lake downstream of Grand Coulee Dam to the state Highway 155 Bridge opened today for recreational fishing after being closed since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Tonasket Junior Rodeo winners earn saddles

Tonasket Junior Rodeo competitors win saddles in opening event

  • Remove the gates and let taxpayers use the roads they own 55%
  • State officials should close more roads to protect the environment 8%
  • Seasonal closures are acceptable, provided there is scientific need 25%
  • Enforce our laws and gates wouldn't be necessary 1%
  • If the public isn't allowed to use motor vehicles, then neither should state employees 10%

87 total votes