Breaking News: Oroville home destroyed by fire

Breaking News: Winter storm watch, hazardous outlook issued

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Burn ban issued for Okanogan County

A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Okanogan County because to poor air quality in the region.

November 9, 2018 3:43 p.m. read more..

Outlook favors warmer temperatures for much of U.S.

A mild winter could be in store for much of the U.S. this winter according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are predicted across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

November 7, 2018 12:07 p.m. read more..

Windstorm destroys barn

Marvin and Karin Schertenleib shook their heads in disbelief as they walked around what use to be their nearly 70-year-old barn – now a pile of twisted metal and snapped rough-cut beams.

June 12, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..


Oroville home destroyed by fire

Local resident Rick Barthol lost his home and five animals when a fire Saturday morning took down his home while he and fiancé, Laura Sorenson, were out to breakfast.

December 17, 2018 12:14 a.m. read more..

State gives salmon project grants

OLYMPIA – Okanogan County-based groups are getting more than $800,000 in grants from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board for salmon habitat restoration projects.

December 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

'Cinder' apparently killed by hunter

The bear cub found severely burned and barely alive in the aftermath of the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire has died, according to state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials.

December 13, 2018 11:59 a.m. read more..




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EDITORIAL: Shop local this holiday season

As we all start to comb through Black Friday shopping ads trying to figure out what gaming system or TV we’ll pick up for a steal or how many sets of 8 million thread count sheets we’ll fight complete strangers for, let’s not forget the stores on our main streets.

November 13, 2018 12:31 p.m. read more..