Landowners file suit over Carlton Complex fire

Nearly 200 landowners have filed suit against the state Department of Natural Resources over the 2014 Carlton Complex fire.

Pasayten fire confinement boundaries scoped

Firefighters are improving exit routes from Diamond Creek Fire area and will continue reconnaissance work to identify opportunities to confine the fire.

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'Mad Dog’ Mattis visits tavern in Prosser

Prosser patrons enjoy U.S. defense secretary’s respite

The regular lunch crowd at Bern’s Tavern didn’t notice the nation’s top defense leader enjoying his favorite hamburger and a cold beer alongside them Tuesday.

Fire danger rating rises in northeast Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources has increased the fire danger rating for its protected lands in Okanogan, Ferry, Lincoln, Spokane and Stevens counties.

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State changes Chinook salmon rule

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has changed the rule for Chinook fishing to allow retention of one unclipped adult Chinook salmon in the Brewster pool.

Diamond fire grows to 350 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning north of town in the Pasayten Wilderness, has grown to an estimated 350 acres as of Wednesday morning, July 26.

Commissioners modify pot moratorium

The Okanogan County commissioners are lifting a moratorium on expansion of existing retail marijuana stores.

Tonasket man hurt in crash

A Tonasket man was injured Saturday in a single-vehicle crash about six miles north of Tonasket.

Crews continue mopping up Bissell fire

Crews will continue the process of mopping up around the Bissell fire to ensure that the fire line is secure, according to officials Wednesday morning.

Highway 21 reopens

Highway 21 has reopened in both directions following a closure last night.

Pasayten fire grows to 250 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning since July 22 in the Pasayten Wilderness north of town, has grown to about 250 acres.

Omak man charged with vehicular homicide

An Omak man has been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with vehicular homicide in the July 16 death of a pedestrian.

Lack of capital budget impacts local projects

The state Legislature’s failure to come up with a capital budget is impacting a few construction projects in Okanogan County.

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.