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Commissioners to make decision on fair date

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will advise Okanogan County commissioners to allow the fair to take place Sept. 24-27 at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road.

Thew named Chronicle managing editor

Chris Thew hired as Chronicle managing editor and will oversee newsroom operations.

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Special fair advisory meeting planned tonight

Poll shows postponed event better than no fair

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will meet tonight for a showdown over whether to move the Okanogan Complex fire camp, or postpone or cancel the organization’s signature event.

Kettle Complex fires see ‘increased’ fire behavior

The perimeters of the Kettle Complex fires remain unchanged although warmer temperatures and lower humidity resulted in increased fire behavior yesterday.

Crews continue battling Kettle Complex fires

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.

Tucannon Fire nearly contained

Fire crews are transitioning to mop-up and timber falling operations as the Tucannon Fire reached 70 percent containment.

Carpenter Road Fire now 45 percent contained

Infra-red flight data taken last night shows the Carpenter Road Fire has grown to 64,419 acres, fire officials said this morning.

Wolverine Fire meeting set for Plain

This morning, fire officials described the fire growth as "minimal," noting that it continues to smolder. The status of the fire will be explained to the public tonight.

Grant County deputy fired

The Grant County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was suspected of fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Coulee Dam

Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.

New team takes over Carpenter Road Fire

Aircraft resume drops on blaze north of Wellpinit

Fire officials in Stevens County have called in helitack and retardant bombers today to try to keep the Carpenter Road Fire from growing to the northeast.

Mother, two children hospitalized following minor crash

Jessica A. Saffel fell asleep at the wheel while driving near Entiat

Jessica A. Saffel, 27, Cergio Britt, 8, and Alyssa Britt, 5, all of Yakima, were transported to the Wenatchee hospital following a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 97A.

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Tucannon Fire reaches 2,700 acres

Blaze is burning near Camp Wooten

Rainfall is helping fire crews get a handle on the new Tucannon Fire burning in steep terrain 20 miles east of the city.

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Carpenter Road fire still growing

Rain may have slowed the growth of the Carpenter Road Fire, but it is continuing to advance to the northeast.

Rain helps crews battle Ferry County fires

Rain showers that rolled into the region yesterday and this morning are bringing much needed moisture to the Kettle Complex fire areas.

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