An effort to revamp Okanogan and Ferry counties’ emergency dispatch centers and link them together is progressing at a slow pace.
El Nino weather pattern blamed for forecast
While snow fell in portions of Okanogan and Ferry counties last week, officials from the National Weather Service say this year’s winter will be milder than usual, probably leading to another dangerously dry wildfire season.
The National Weather Service has issued a short term forecast calling for snow throughout portions of Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties today.
Northbound traffic is being detoured north of Janis Bridge following an accident involving a semi-truck loaded with white rock that overturned on Highway 97.
State scolds extended care dietary department
North Valley Hospital officials will meet Thursday to discuss a projected $3.4 million profit for next year.
Store located in former Novel Delights building
The city's best kept secret for custom cupcakes and a former Okanogan home decor store, Jackass Butte Trading Company, have opened a new shop downtown.
A mid-month trial is set for a father and son charged with first-degree murder in the Labor Day 2013 shooting death of a western Washington grouse hunter.
Guitar music takes the forefront this weekend during GuitarFest.
Tonasket group plans afternoon of memories, photos
A centennial celebration for the Tonasket United Community Church of Christ is planned for 2-4:30 p.m. today at 24 E. Fourth St.
Goldmark asks $137 million for 2015 firefighting
In the wake of another record year of wildfire damage, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is again asking legislators for monetary help in controlling wildfires.
Country music reigned Saturday night as a Country Music Television artist brought his band to the Omak Performing Arts Center.
What started out as a couple of women shooting the breeze on their rural Ferry Country back porch became a reality Saturday as a ribbon was cut to mark the opening of the community’s first public library.
Opponents are appealing decision
A judge has put into writing the decision he made orally in the Three Devils Road vacation case: The road will be vacated and the property turned over to Gamble Land and Timber.
Assistance for individuals denied
Okanogan County residents got good news and bad news this week on federal fire assistance requests.
Wildlife board directed to open process to public
A state Fish and Wildlife Commission decision to raise cougar hunting limits in parts of Okanogan County and other areas has been overturned by Gov. Jay Inslee.