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‘Bearytale’ unfolds at Esther Bricques

Numerous bear encounters reported last week

It’s not everyday a modern time fairy tale plays out before your eyes.

Mop up efforts continue on Tunk, North Star fires

Firefighters continue to improve a containment line around the Tunk Block fire and mop up a large unburned section within the perimeter.

Arsonist sentenced to 17 months in prison

An Omak woman has been sentenced to nearly a year and a half in prison and 18 months of community custody supervision for second-degree arson, domestic violence-harassment and domestic violence telephone harassment.

State Highway 21 opens between Republic and Keller

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office along with the state Department of Transportation and the Colville Confederated Tribal Police, announced the full opening of state Highway 21 between Republic and Keller earlier today.

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Pateros teen studies in The Philippines

While students flew right into summer, Pateros High School junior Ethan Williams continued his studies thousands of miles away.

Okanogan Complex fire command to transfer

California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 will transfer command of the Okanogan and Chelan Complexes at 6 a.m. tomorrow to a Type 2 incident management team — Pacific Northwest Team 3 — and a national incident management organization.

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Omak city councilman dies

Memorial service planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday

A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for Omak City Council member Dino DeCesari, who died Saturday at Mid-Valley Hospital.

Local man killed in sports car crash

Larry W. Burley, 53, of Okanogan was killed in an early morning crash today.

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Commissioners to make decision on fair date

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will advise Okanogan County commissioners to allow the fair to take place Sept. 24-27 at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road.

Thew named Chronicle managing editor

Chris Thew hired as Chronicle managing editor and will oversee newsroom operations.

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Special fair advisory meeting planned tonight

Poll shows postponed event better than no fair

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will meet tonight for a showdown over whether to move the Okanogan Complex fire camp, or postpone or cancel the organization’s signature event.

Kettle Complex fires see ‘increased’ fire behavior

The perimeters of the Kettle Complex fires remain unchanged although warmer temperatures and lower humidity resulted in increased fire behavior yesterday.

Crews continue battling Kettle Complex fires

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Coulee Dam

Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.

Rain helps crews battle Ferry County fires

Rain showers that rolled into the region yesterday and this morning are bringing much needed moisture to the Kettle Complex fire areas.