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State loses No Child Left Behind waiver for public schools

Federal officials pull will not renew waiver in wake of teacher union's objection to competency evaluations that include student academic achievement

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Egg hunters win prize baskets

Children turn out for Easter egg hunts

Outage is for fiber optics, not electricity

Fiber-optic outage planned for early Friday morning

Brewster seeks comments on grant for new police vehicle

The Brewster City Council has scheduled a public hearing Friday to consider comments on a $35,000 federal grant and loan to purchase a new police car.

Voters say yes to levies, no to recreation district, bond

Preliminary special election tally shows voter overwhelmingly rejecting a ballot measure to create a Methow Valley Recreation District

Human remains may be those of missing Twisp man

Sheriff Frank Rogers says authorities believe they have found the remains of Nicholas A. Totora, who was reported missing June 3, 2012

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Engine No. 1 hits the road for centennial

The Omak Fire Department’s engine No. 1 hit the road Thursday morning for a drive from the Okanogan Fire Hall Museum to Omak for the department’s centennial celebration on Saturday.

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Fire races up Pogue Mountain

Firefighters from several agencies spent part of Tuesday battling a wildfire on Pogue Mountain southwest of town.

Burn planned to start Thursday west of Winthrop

The Methow Valley Ranger District is gearing up for a prescribed burn Thursday on about 20 acres 10 miles west of town.

Tonasket auxiliary offers Easter egg hunt

A Tonasket-area Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the school complex, 35 state Highway 20.

Fire continues to burn northeast of Osoyoos

Fire crews contain 207-acre blaze northeast of Osoyoos

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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

State troopers conduct seatbelt patrol

Nine Okanogan County motorists stopped for seatbelt violations last week

Republic man struck by car

BRandon J. Smith hit by car on state Highway 20

Gay-straight club observing Day of Silence in local school

Omak High School's gay-straight club participating in Day of Silence; some parents keeping straight students home

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