Community meeting planned for Bridge Creek Fire information

A community meeting is planned at 6 tonight, Aug. 16, to update people on the Bridge Creek Fire, which is burning 13 miles north-northeast of Keller.

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Red flag warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning calling for low humidity and gusty winds.

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Crews respond to brush fire east of Omak

Firefighters from several mid-valley fire departments are responding today, Aug. 1, to a brush fire burning in the hills east of town.

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Fire destroys Okanogan thrift store

UPDATE: Elmway reopened to traffic just before 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Fire reported at Cuddly Panda Thrift Shop

Hot weather expected this week

Blistering hot temperatures will continue all week, peaking with a predicted high of 105 degrees on Friday.

Former Tonasket coach found not guilty

A former Tonasket High School basketball coach was found not guilty of disorderly conduct and harassment yesterday in Okanogan County District Court.

PUD rates will increase Sept. 1

Electrical rates for most Okanogan County Public Utility District customers are going up Sept. 1 to pay for several projects to update infrastructure that has well outlived its life expectancy.

Climber falls, dies in North Cascades National Park

A Bellingham climber died July 22 after falling into a crevasse on Forbidden Peak in North Cascades National Park.

Second man arrested in Shawl death

A second man has been arrested in connection with the drowning death of Joseph Shawl, 46, Omak.

State fire mobilization authorized for Canyon Creek Fire

Fire estimated between 300 and 500 acres

Evacuation alerts issued for Carlton area

Fire crews from Omak to Mazama working fire

Fire burning northeast of Carlton

CARLTON – A fire east of Carlton has jumped the Methow River, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

Sloan stepping down as county prosecutor

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County prosecutor Karl Sloan, who has served in the position since 2002, will be leaving his office later this month and has accepted a job with the state Attorney General’s office.

Loup reopens around the clock

Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass will be reopened to around-the-clock traffic Saturday evening, July 15.

Fire being investigated as arson

The Brewster Police Department is investigating Wednesday evening’s fire at the Alta Vista apartments as an arson blaze.