Weather Central

Snow means crews are poised to plow

Falling snow means public works crews are poised to start plowing the white stuff off area roads. Various mid-valley jurisdictions have different policies about when and where they plow.

December 17, 2018 5:12 p.m. read more..

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..


Shutdown threatens wildfire preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government shutdown is impacting wildfire preparedness as lack of funding continues to delay critical firefighter training and wildfire prevention programs, say U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both D-Wash.

January 18, 2019 4:59 p.m. read more..

Inslee accused of fueling partisanship

OLYMPIA — In his State of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 15, Gov. Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but was criticized by Republicans for fueling partisanship.

January 18, 2019 4:54 p.m. read more..

Tonasket law enforcement future is uncertain

Members of the city’s public safety committee, along with Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover and Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley, hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15, to discuss city’s policing needs following the mayor’s decision to disband the police department.

January 18, 2019 1:05 p.m. read more..

Goehner seated in House

OLYMPIA - Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, took the oath of office and was sworn in as a member of the state House of Representatives on Jan. 14 during opening ceremonies of the 2019 Legislature.

January 15, 2019 12:20 p.m. read more..




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