Fire Central


Fire burns north of Pateros off Highway 97

SECOND UPDATE: Multiple structures are on fire in Elmer City. Okanogan County Emergency Management asks that people stay clear of the area, which is receiving high winds. UPDATE: Two additional fire alerts from Okanogan County Emergency Management: - Wildland fire burning on Tedrow Trail Rd. northeast of Riverside. DNR in route. - Wildland fire burning south of Oroville on SR 97 milepost 329 OKANOGAN - A fire is burning about three miles north of Pateros off Highway 97 at milepost 256.

October 2, 2018 3:52 p.m. read more..



Labor and Industries fines Tonasket $11,000

The city has been fined $11,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries for conditions within the Tonasket Police Department building. A list of conditions was not available at Chronicle press time.

October 16, 2018 11:22 a.m. read more..

Chronicle wins newspaper awards

YAKIMA – Several current and former Chronicle staff members won top awards during the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 131st annual meeting.

October 16, 2018 11:14 a.m. read more..

Parks agency sets winter schedule

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced its 2018-2019 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities.

October 16, 2018 11:08 a.m. read more..




Northcott album sample
Lauralee Northcott sings "Molly Terry" from her new album.



EDITORIAL: Initiative 1634 is worth a ‘yes’ vote

The price of everything continues to rise. A couple of quarter and dimes here and there eventually add up to several dollars.That’s why The Chronicle’s editorial board recommends a “yes” vote on state Initiative 1634 to prevent a hike on prices at the grocery store. The initiative would prohibit local government entities from imposing any new tax, fee or other assessment on grocery items.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..