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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..



Basket distribution is Saturday

OKANOGAN – Food baskets will be distributed starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the annual Omak-Okanogan Community Christmas Basket Project.

December 11, 2018 10:59 a.m. read more..

TV district in a state of flux

OKANOGAN – Television District No. 1 is in a state of flux as district board members work to figure out whether to throw in the towel or continue working to provide television and radio services to Okanogan Valley residents.

December 11, 2018 10:56 a.m. read more..

Review: Musicians give a Christmas gift

OMAK - Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus musicians continued the tradition of giving the Okanogan Valley a grand Christmas gift when they performed the “Winter Magic Returns” concert Dec. 8.

December 11, 2018 10:31 a.m. read more..

Okanogan man killed in accident

OTHELLO – An Okanogan man was killed Monday evening, Dec. 10, when his car collided with a tractor-trailer 14 miles west of town on Highway 26.

December 11, 2018 9:28 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..