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Level 2 evacuation warning issued for Mazama area

A Level 2 evacuation warning has been issued for the Mazama, Lost River and Rendezvous areas because of the southerly advance of the Diamond Creek Fire.

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Blue Grouse Road fire grows to 40 acres

Fire crews are continuing to battle the Blue Grouse Road fire reported earlier this morning in the Nine Mile area.

Smoke continues to affect outside sport contests

Soccer, cross country canceled as of Thursday morning

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Update (2): Poor air quality cancels Tuesday high school sporting contests

Pioneers not sending athletes to Tonasket cross country, Oroville soccer

Police seek espresso stand robbery suspect

The Omak Police Department is looking for a man suspected of robbing the Pumphouse Espresso stand last night at gunpoint.

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Fire destroys Okanogan home

Okanogan and Omak fire crews responded to a house fire on Valley Street in Okanogan around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

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.