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Murray, Cantwell call for additional firefighting money

A dozen U.S. senators, including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash., have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires.

Pastime offers donates to Okanogan County Community Action

The Pastime Bar and Grill is donating 5 percent of its food sales to Okanogan County Community Action’s fire victim assistance fund.

U.S. Bank sets up mobile branch in Tonasket

U.S. Bank has set up a mobile banking branch at its regular branch, 409 S. Whitcomb Ave. It is open during regular banking hours.

Fallen trees close road temporarily

The Ellisforde Bridge Road is closed temporarily because of fallen trees.

Sex offender moves to Okanogan

A registered sex offender has notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and moved to the 400 block of South Third Avenue.

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Pateros, Twisp may have power restored by weekend

Approximately 7,000 homes and businesses are without power in Okanogan County today

Presidential declaration frees up more federal help with fires

President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington state, freeing up additional federal resources to help with the wildfires.

Red Cross opens shelter in Brewster

A new Red Cross shelter opened Tuesday night at Brewster High School, 503 S. Seventh Ave.

Thunderstorms, flash flooding could occur today

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather out

Video: Fire devestation

Chelan HD productions produced two videos on the extent of the damage caused by this week's fires.

Community meeting set for Malott

Fire management team to meet with community residents on related issues at 7 p.m. today

Fairgrounds housing rescued animals

Volunteers on hand to feed and help care for livestock, pets

Red Cross announces hot meal locations

Food will be served in Pateros, Brewster, Twisp and Winthrop.

Motorcyclist hits deer near Winthrop

A Bellingham man was injured last Saturday, July 12, when his motorcycle hit a deer on state Highway 20 just south of town.

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Fire crews keep eye on ‘sandcut' burn area

Crews from District 8, Mount Tolman and private firefighters knocked down flames Friday south of Malott after fire jumped the Okanogan River.