Proposal would change name of Squaw Creek

Squaw Creek in the lower Methow Valley could become Swaram Creek under a proposal before the state Committee on Geographic Names.

Russian hackers tried to get into state election system -- and failed

Russian hackers attempted to access Washington state election systems before the 2016 general election, but failed.

Extension hosts Women in Agriculture conference

Washington State University Extension will have its Women in Agriculture conference Nov. 18 in several locations, including Nespelem and Republic.

Woodcutting restrictions reduced in forest

Woodcutting restrictions have been reduced in parts of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest because of changes in weather conditions.

'Healing the Columbia' features tribal members

Two members of the Colville Confederated Tribes are among the speakers at the Sept. 28 “Healing the Columbia” event the Seattle Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E.

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State delays fisher reintroduction in North Cascades

State biologists are delaying plans to reintroduce fishers to forests in the North Cascades because of habitat loss from wildfires.

Diamond Creek Fire 70 percent contained

The Diamond Creek Fire is 70 percent contained, with a revised size of 127,498 acres burned as of Friday, Sept. 22.

AAA: Truck safety technology can prevent crashes

Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Methow school board meetings changed

The Methow Valley School District has made permanent alterations to the board's meeting schedule.

Okanogan council OKs annexation

The city council has approved annexation of a parcel on North Second Avenue owned by Lee and Sarah Morrison.

Chelan Falls man sentenced for tax fraud

A Chelan Falls man has been sentenced in absentia to 30 months in prison for filing a fraudulent 2011 federal tax return.

Defendant loses burglary conviction appeal

The state Court of Appeals for Division III has turned down an Okanogan County man’s appeal of his conviction for residential burglary.

Grant aimed at helping north central Washington economy

A grant to implement a comprehensive economic strategy for north central Washington is being given to the North Central Washington Economic Development District.

Program focuses on air quality

A Methow Conservancy first Tuesday lecture, “Smoke in the Air: A community conversation about air quality and health,” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway.

City will refund some sewer payments

Some of last winter’s sewer bill calculations were wrong, meaning some customers are getting refunds.