Flooding closes Black Canyon Road; high winds do minimal damage
Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide emergency in the wake of Tuesday’s windstorm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday.
Father and son accused of killing grouse hunter
The murder trial of a father and son is expected to wrap up early this week, with an Okanogan County Superior Court jury then deciding their fate.
The storm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday, ravaging the Puget Sound and Spokane areas, caused little reported damage in Okanogan County. Emergency Manager Maurice Goodall said he’s aware of a few lean-to type buildings falling over and damage to a couple irrigation wheel lines, but nothing major. A small mud flow was reported in Black Canyon in the Methow Valley.
The first day of testimony in the John and Adam Jennings murder trial saw several law enforcement officers testify about getting called more than two years ago for the fatal shooting of a hunter. John Wayne Jennings, 59, and Adam Shaun Jennings, 29, are accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2013, death of grouse hunter Michael Ray Carrigan, 52, Humptulips, on Cow Camp Road near the Jennings home.
A Kettle Falls man was treated and released from Mid-Valley Hospital after his log truck overturned on Conconully Highway about two miles south of town last Tuesday.
A “Lawn Chair History Lecture” is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at the new Matsura Rock River Overlook at the foot of Pine Street next to the Okanogan River.
More money sought to fight blazes, avoid taking from other resources
The Obama administration and fire chiefs from around the country have announced plans to combat climate change impacts in the wildland urban interface, the area where uninhabited and populated lands meet.
An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.
The Omak High School Pioneer Players drama club will stage a musical production of “Cinderella” Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21.
Columbia River Quilt Guild honored World War II veteran Howard Picard with a special quilt.