A Yakima woman was killed Aug. 17 when her car collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 97 and Engh Road.
The strongest field in Omak Stampede history brought a record gate to the 35th annual Stampede and a record payoff to the winning cowboys. A total of $32,079 was collected at the gate during the two-day Stampede and winning cowboys collected a record payout of $11,950.
North Valley Hospital commissioners have tabled a resolution that would appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s administrator during a regular board meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.
Although the month of August is almost over, there’s still plenty of entertaining events to take in. Saturday night brings country music icon Johnny Rodriguez to Deep Water Amphitheater in Manson.
There may be a few un-happy campers at the Okanogan County Fair this year, Sept. 7-10., according to fair advisory committee members. A problem with water pressure and electrical issues with electric-only camping at the sound end are two if the biggest issues committee members are facing this year.
Two former world champion saddle bronc riders will head a field of about 160 cowboys expected to compete in the 35th annual Omak Stampede Saturday and Sunday. The Stampede also will feature the 60th and 61st runnings of its world-famous Suicide Race. With the arena seating capacity enlarged by 500, a record attendance is expected.
It’s often said that things only get better with age. Nothing could be truer than when it comes to Kenny Rogers.
The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning calling for low humidity and gusty winds.
A Mesquite, Nev., motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon about 10 miles east of town on Highway 20.
It’s not everyday you see a Hollywood celebrity in Okanogan County. But some local residents were treated with a visit from Jack Black earlier this week.
It was an afternoon of hugs, smiles and plenty of swimming, Wednesday afternoon during the grand opening of the Tonasket community swimming pool in History Park.
A collision blocking in motorists both directions on Highway 20 at milepost 312, west of Sherman Pass.
Okanogan County Public Health in conjunction with Okanogan Emergency Management are setting up county-wide distribution points for N-95 masks due to the wildfire smoke situation in Okanogan County.
Tonasket School District leaders are considering adding a girls’ wrestling team to the winter sports lineup.
How can it be August already? It seems like it was not that long ago that we were shoveling snow, trying to keep the pipes from freezing and keeping the woodstove blazing.
Jodi Crofton and her four-year-old son, Nolan, were fast asleep Wednesday, July 26, when she was awoken to the sound of a sheriff deputy pounding on her front door and a thick haze of smoke.
1917: W.E. Dickinson, an old-time newspaperman from the Yakima County, has taken up a homestead on the south half of the Colville Indian Reservation. He has 10 acres in beans and if they escape frost in the fall, he should do well.
North Valley Hospital introduced a resolution to appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s new administrator during their Thursday, July 27 board meeting.
The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, ballooned from 350 acres late last week to 5,005 acres over the weekend.
A VA mobile unity will provide temporary primary services in town following the closure of the Tonasket VA clinic.
changed as portions of the state budget remain in debate.
Briefs for Aug. 2, 2017.
A former Tonasket High School basketball coach was found not guilty of disorderly conduct and harassment yesterday in Okanogan County District Court.
A grand opening for the Tonasket community swimming pool is planned from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in History Park.
A Tonasket man was injured Saturday in a single-vehicle crash about six miles north of Tonasket.
Crews will continue the process of mopping up around the Bissell fire to ensure that the fire line is secure, according to officials Wednesday morning.
Highway 21 has reopened in both directions following a closure last night.
Most of the settlers who took up land on the south half of the Colville Indian Reservation, which was opened up last year, are reported to be getting along well. Within a short while, prosperous-looking farms will be scattered throughout the area.
A Pullman police commander’s adopted son and other teenager were apprehended last week in Ferry County in connection with a homicide in Latah County in Idaho.
The Washington State Patrol is reminding Watershed concert goers to be safe while having fun this weekend.
‘There is a definite need for traditional country music’
Saturday I traveled to the 41st annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival in Snohomish County. Even though it’s a two-hour drive west of Winthrop, it was well worth the travel. Being a musician and supporter of the arts, I figured it was finally time to see the “Bluegrass Capital of the Northwest.”
Points to be awarded in pacific Pro Pulling Series
Okanogan and Omak-area residents are invited to learn about and discuss cultural traditions in the city and statewide at a community meeting at the Okanogan PUD meeting room at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20.
The State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the annual Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom county.
An Oregon motorcyclists was injured yesterday, July 18, in a single vehicle-accidents about 17 miles east of town on Sherman Pass, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Personal use firewood permits for the Colville National Forest are now available to purchase at North 40 locations in Colville, Mead and Spokane Valley; Porter’s Plaza in Ione; Selkirk Ace Hardware in Old Town, ID and Harding’s Hardware in Republic.
Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.
Nearly three years ago North Valley Hospital board of commissioners sat at a table and listened to their-then CEO discussed the possibility of closing the district’s extended care facility.
Queen of bluegrass comes to Darrington
Not very often will you find a “big-named” act coming to the region. And it’s especially not that often that you will have an opportunity to see a celebrity literally up-close and personal.
Organizers of the Wauconda Community Hall Association’s 12th annual Sock Hop are calling the event a success.
The state Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday the following changes in fire danger rating and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels on DNR-protected lands around the state.
Long before the Internet and modern technology ruled our daily lives, gathering with friends and neighbors was the thing to do for weekend entertainment. A small taste of the way it was is planned this weekend in Wauconda.
Nine candidates vying for three Tonasket School District board positions gathered Thursday to share their opinions and views on the district’s strengths, areas of improvement and what each candidate would like to contribute to the district if elected.
The Wauconda Community Hall Association, established in 1917, is planning to kick off a two-day centennial celebration commemorating 100 years since the original dedication of the hall.
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake could be felt early Sunday morning throughout the northern portion of Okanogan County..
The body of local bakery owner, 74-year-old Alvin E. Hymer, was recovered from the Columbia River Sunday, July 8.
Local officials are advising the thick layer of smoke in Okanogan and Ferry counties is likely coming from fires burning in British Columbia, Canada.
A 52-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of second-degree murder. Patrick Antoine...
A bee that had gotten into the cab of a box truck likely led to the cause of a two-vehicle collision that killed two drivers July 6.
The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the Okanogan Valley.