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Emergency declared

Flooding closes Black Canyon Road; high winds do minimal damage

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide emergency in the wake of Tuesday’s windstorm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday.

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Murder trial enters second week in court

Father and son accused of killing grouse hunter

The murder trial of a father and son is expected to wrap up early this week, with an Okanogan County Superior Court jury then deciding their fate.

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Elementary students honor veterans

Displays placed in Tonasket stores

Youngsters from Tonasket Elementary School took part in a challenge — hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project — to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

Statewide wind storms leave little damage in Okanogan County

The storm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday, ravaging the Puget Sound and Spokane areas, caused little reported damage in Okanogan County. Emergency Manager Maurice Goodall said he’s aware of a few lean-to type buildings falling over and damage to a couple irrigation wheel lines, but nothing major. A small mud flow was reported in Black Canyon in the Methow Valley.

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Prosecutor gives opening argument in Jennings murder trial

The first day of testimony in the John and Adam Jennings murder trial saw several law enforcement officers testify about getting called more than two years ago for the fatal shooting of a hunter. John Wayne Jennings, 59, and Adam Shaun Jennings, 29, are accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2013, death of grouse hunter Michael Ray Carrigan, 52, Humptulips, on Cow Camp Road near the Jennings home.

Suspect takes his own life in standoff

An 11-hour stand off ended Friday night with the suspect taking his own life.

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Logging truck overturns

A Kettle Falls man was treated and released from Mid-Valley Hospital after his log truck overturned on Conconully Highway about two miles south of town last Tuesday.

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New Image Hair Salon opens

Campos, Mills and Bourgeau bring experience to downtown Omak

A stylist for 17 years, Florencia Campos recently opened New Image Hair Salon to provide services for the hair needs of men, women and children.

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Matsura is focus of lawn chair lecture

A “Lawn Chair History Lecture” is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at the new Matsura Rock River Overlook at the foot of Pine Street next to the Okanogan River.

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Community: Expand and sustain hospital care

North Valley board starts addressing residents’ concerns

Results from community forums are driving North Valley Hospital officials to discuss ways of expanding and sustaining quality care.

Obama, fire officials plan to combat climate fires

More money sought to fight blazes, avoid taking from other resources

The Obama administration and fire chiefs from around the country have announced plans to combat climate change impacts in the wildland urban interface, the area where uninhabited and populated lands meet.

North Cascades Highway to close temporarily

The North Cascades Highway will close temporarily today at 10 a.m. because of snow, a forecast of heavy rain on Saturday and the possibility of slides.

Power returned to Methow Valley; another outage planned Thursday

Electricity was restored to Okanogan County Public Utility District customers within a planned outage area at around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

PUD extends power outage

An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.

Pedestrian dies after walking onto Highway 97

A pedestrian that walked onto Highway 97 died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 97 on Monday night.