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Governors urge Congress to fix wildfire budget approach

DENVER, Colo. – The Western Governors Association is urging congressional leadership to fix the present approach to budgeting for wildfire costs at the departments of the interior and agriculture.

Retail gasoline prices fall 5.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Oct. 9, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Comments sought on Methow Headwaters withdrawal

Comments are being taken by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on the proposed withdrawal of 340,000 acres from mineral mining.

Attributes of new superintendent outlined

Residents, employees and community members want a school superintendent who is involved in the schools and community, accessible to staff, caring, and skilled in school finance and laws.

Flood repair begins in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Flood repair work should start this month on six Forest Service roads within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Smokejumper meeting draws county commission quorum

A quorum of the Okanogan County commissioners will be at a smokejumper meeting at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 5, at TwispWorks, 502 S. Glover St.

Two injured in accident near Davenport

Two Omak residents were injured Oct. 4 when their car went off Highway 2 west of Rocklyn Road and overturned.

Prescribed burning could start Oct. 5 in Methow

The Methow Valley Ranger District is plans to start fall prescribed burning tomorrow, Oct. 5, if weather conditions are favorable.

Vejraska registers eighth-most Angus cattle in state

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Todd Vejraska, Omak, tied for eighth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Washington with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30.

Diamond Creek Fire dying down

The Diamond Creek Fire isn’t yet out, but it’s dying down.

Newhouse staff offers mobile office hours today

The staff of U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, will host mobile office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 4, at Omak City Hall, 2 N. Ash St.

Douglas County PUD moves forward on hatchery management

AZWELL – Douglas County Public Utility District officials are moving forward with plans to take over management of its Wells Dam Hatchery and associated properties.

Tonasket ponders graduation date changes

The Tonasket School District is running an online survey to see what people think about changing the 2018 and 2019 graduation dates to Sundays.

Prescribed burns planned in forest

Prescribed burns are planned in several areas of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest this fall.

Roundup: Okanogan buys parcel, house

The Okanogan School District is buying a parcel and house at 508 S. Fifth Ave. Board members approved the $100,000 purchase, plus closing costs, during its Sept. 27 meeting. The seller is Robert Hobart.