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.

Newman charged in Shawl case

A second man has been charged in the drowning death of Joseph Shawl, 46, Omak. Andrew Iverson Newman, 18, Omak, was arrested Thursday, July 20, and charged July 24 in Okanogan County Superior Court with second-degree murder.

Homicide suspects arrested in Ferry County

A Pullman police commander’s adopted son and other teenager were apprehended last week in Ferry County in connection with a homicide in Latah County in Idaho.

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Review: Grunge legend was treat to see

It isn’t often that you see a musical act in a small-town bar and go away thinking that you’ve seen something remarkable.

Diamond Fire burns in Pasayten Wilderness

Eight smokejumpers were deployed Sunday morning, July 23, from the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to suppress a small fire in the Pasayten Wilderness.

Bridgeport shooting under investigation

The shooting of a man Friday night in town is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Fire crews continue monitoring Canyon Creek blaze

Fire officials are monitoring the Canyon Creek Fire, which burned across 1,200 acres north of Carlton last week.

Two new fires spring up near Redford Canyon Fire

Two new fires have sprung up near the Redford Canyon Fire’s boundaries.

Canyon Creek Fire management turned over to Type 4 team

Management of the Canyon Creek Fire was transferred July 19 to a Type 4 Incident Management Team.

Redford Canyon Fire size remains at 681 acres

Fire crews have been successful in holding the Redford Canyon Fire to 681 acres, protecting cultural and natural resources on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Hellgate Game Reserve eight miles southeast of town.

Second man arrested in Shawl death

A second man has been arrested in connection with the drowning death of Joseph Shawl, 46, Omak.