Meteorologists at the National Weather Service have announced a heat advisory covering much of the state, including Chelan, Douglas, Ferry and Okanogan counties, and Idaho.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen will be transporting the bear to Omak for a short health check before releasing the bear.
Two bears released in a remote area 40 miles north of Leavenworth
A gasoline tanker-truck heading north on state Highway 21 north of town overturned this morning and spilled 70 gallons of diesel and 2,800 gallons of gasoline into a ditch across from the San Poil River.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood advisory for Okanogan and Chelan counties, effective until 9:30 p.m. tonight.
Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.
The U.S. Forest Service will burn underbrush today in the Rendezvous Pass area between Fawn and Cub creeks.
The 21st annual Ferry County Conservation Fair is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferry County Fairgrounds.
Drought conditions — above-average temperatures and low snowpack—are expected to create dry fields and forests in Eastern Washington this spring and summer.
Wenatchee area one of three areas affected
Karelian bear dogs — black and white dogs weighing 40-65 pounds — are trained to track, capture and deter predators.
Hundreds expected to oppose plan to introduce predator to North Cascades
Early this afternoon the state Department of Agriculture lifted the avian influenza (bird flu) quarantine zones in Riverside and Oroville.
Officials capture, relocate wolf before it could mate with a domestic dog
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.