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Avian influenza quarantine lifted in Okanogan County

Early this afternoon the state Department of Agriculture lifted the avian influenza (bird flu) quarantine zones in Riverside and Oroville.

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Okanogan teen injured in crash

Zachary Mostad slid through a stop sign, went on the road and hit a fruit tree near Orondo on Sunday.

Oroville conucil supports county K-9 program

The City Council presented Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers a check for $1,000 for the city’s support of the county’s K-9 Unit program last week at a regular meeting.

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Bill could give local government more flexible use of tax revenue

A measure which would provide cities and counties with flexibility when spending real estate excise tax revenues received a public hearing before the Senate Government Operations and Security Committee.

Wolf relocated to Yelm sanctuary

Officials capture, relocate wolf before it could mate with a domestic dog

Interstate 90 lane closure planned at Vantage

One eastbound lane will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. next Monday through Friday

WSU wins water rights case

In a challenge to Washington State University's water rights, the state Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that the university chose conservation and, therefore, retains its rights to water.

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Two injured in crash after pursuit

A suspect who was being chased by law enforcement and crashed his car into an oncoming SUV remains at large Thursday morning.

Council: No chickens in Tonasket

Chicken won’t be flying into the city of Tonasket any time soon.

Most school ballot measures passing

Ballots were counted Tuesday night. Another count is planned Friday, with certification coming Feb. 24.

Warmer weather and heavy rain prompts mudslides

Popular event canceled due to rain

Although the groundhog said to expect six more weeks of winter, locals in Okanogan and Ferry Counties are being faced with a more than early spring.

Flood watch issued for North-Central Washington

Flooding, mudslides affecting rural roads throughout North-Central Washington

Eastbound I-90 traffic may be delayed

To install the cables over the Columbia River, crews will close one eastbound lane from Milepost 136 to Milepost 137, near the Huntzinger Road interchange.

State Highway 21 reopens following mudslide

State route 21 east of town has reopened following an early morning mudslide.

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Malott man sentenced to 20 years

Jesus Duarte-Vela was found guilty of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 20 years and 4 months for the shooting death of Antonio Menchaca-Naranjo.