Weather Central


Cold weather blows through region

Cold and windy weather hit Okanogan County Feb. 4, with snow swirling across roads and exasperated looks on the faces of people coming in from the cold.

February 5, 2019 9:26 a.m. read more..

Weather brings school delays, closures

Due to inclement weather, several area schools are planning closures and delays for classes on Wednesday, Jan. 23. This list will be updated as information becomes available.

January 23, 2019 8:17 a.m. read more..



Snow pack declines statewide

OKANOGAN - Snow pack percentages have declined statewide since Jan. 1 because of warm and dry conditions statewide, according to the Feb. 1 Washington Water Supply Outlook.

February 12, 2019 9:48 a.m. read more..

Rose sales benefit CPR project

OKANOGAN – A rose sales fundraiser is under way by the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club to help fund its effort to train 1,000 people in CPR, the use of automated external defibrillators and how to “stop the bleed.”

February 11, 2019 5:39 p.m. read more..

Fund earmarks $1 million for housing

COULEE DAM – The Northwest Native Development Fund is earmarking up to $1 million to address the housing shortage in the Nespelem, Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee areas.

February 11, 2019 5:24 p.m. read more..

State proposes land acquisitions

OLYMPIA – Comments are being sought by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife on three proposed land acquisitions in Okanogan County and a half-dozen others in various parts of the state.

February 11, 2019 5:21 p.m. read more..


Howe is back with Dawgs

The Okanogan School District has hired David “Peewee” Howe as the next high school baseball coach. Howe, 48, is the last coach to win a state baseball championship for the Bulldogs, that coming in 2000.

February 12, 2019 1:27 p.m. read more..

Storms wipe out regionals

A winter storm that dumped snow statewide led to a cancellation of every regional high school wrestling tournament, including those scheduled for Omak and Oroville on Feb. 9.

February 12, 2019 1:25 p.m. read more..

Cashmere decks Okanogan

Cashmere proved to be too fast and too tall in topping Okanogan, 70-58, for the 1A District 6 championship Feb. 11 at Wenatchee High School.

February 12, 2019 11:35 a.m. read more..


Pinewood Derby



GUEST OPINION: Governor’s clean-energy proposal will hurt families

Washington state is incredibly blessed when it comes to the hydroelectric investments that were made decades ago in the Pacific Northwest. That investment transformed our eastern and north-central Washington arid climate into productive agriculture, habitat for wildlife and water for our homes

February 5, 2019 10:28 a.m. read more..