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Wildfire prompts closure of North Pine Creek Road

Okanogan County officials close North Pine Creek Road as wildlife sweeps through area, toppling trees

Canadians worry about mussels

Officials seek border guard authority to deny entry into B.C.

Thinking about boating on the Canadian side of Lake Osoyoos or in other British Columbian waters? Better inspect your vessel for zebra and quagga mussels.

More residents object to land buys

Some Douglas County residents are growing concerned about state land acquisitions in their neck of the woods.

Weigh-in dates set for fair livestock

Weigh-in dates have been set for animals that will be entered in September’s Okanogan County Fair.

Dam removal is topic

Fisheries scientist and manager Dennis Dauble will speak about the ecology of dam removal in the Pacific Northwest.

BPA biologist gets earful on land buys

Commissioners want more details on federal projects

A Bonneville Power Administration biologist got an earful Tuesday from Okanogan County commissioners and several residents about the agency’s land purchases for fish habitat restoration.

Review of purchases gets going

A public review will open in the next few months on Round 1 of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ land management plans and site-specific projects for the following list of properties purchased by Bonneville Power Administration:

City gets new fishing access

Boat launch will

The city will soon have another fishing access area with a nearby campsite and walking trails along the banks of the Columbia River.

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Hastings receives Water Statesman Award

Water group recognizes Congressman Doc Hastings for his work on hydropower issues

Winthrop may hear marijuana applicant’s appeal

The Town Council is slated to set a public hearing date tonight for a hopeful marijuana retailer who would like to set up shop in the town’s industrial zone.

Firewood permits now available for Colville National Forest

Residents can obtain permits to cut firewood in Colville National Forest

Nature Conservancy expands land holdings near Osoyoos

Nature Conservance of Canada purchases 1,836 acres for $4.4 million for wildlife corridor

State Department of Fish and Wildlife restricting access to beach and water near Wanapum Dam

State closes access to Columbia River from Wanapum Dam upstream to about Crescent Bar

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Bill would allow for smaller parcels to receive open space tax reduction

County officials worry extending agricultural tax break will diminish revenue

Wind chill prompts weather warning

National Weather Service predicts some of the coldest weather of the winter this week