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.

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Fire destroys Brewster apartments

A half-dozen families lost their homes Wednesday evening, July 12, when fire swept through the Alta Vista apartment complex, 509 S. Fourth St.

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BC wildfires bring smoke to the region

Local officials are advising the thick layer of smoke in Okanogan and Ferry counties is likely coming from fires burning in British Columbia, Canada.

Man arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder

A 52-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of second-degree murder. Patrick Antoine...

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Fire weather watch issued for Okanogan Valley

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the Okanogan Valley.

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Wildfire reported along Highway 2

A fast-moving fire has been reported along Highway 2 south of town.

Search continues for body of missing Methow man

METHOW - Authorities and family members are still searching for a man who fell and was washed away by the Methow River on Saturday.

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Fire danger rating increases in eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources announced today the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.