Stories for November 2015


Monday, November 30


Sunday, November 29


Wednesday, November 25




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Sunday, November 22


Emergency declared

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide emergency in the wake of Tuesday’s windstorm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday.

November 22, 2015 midnight read more..

Elementary students honor veterans

Youngsters from Tonasket Elementary School took part in a challenge — hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project — to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

November 22, 2015 midnight read more..

Friday, November 20

Wednesday, November 18

Statewide wind storms leave little damage in Okanogan County

The storm that cut a swath across the state Tuesday, ravaging the Puget Sound and Spokane areas, caused little reported damage in Okanogan County. Emergency Manager Maurice Goodall said he’s aware of a few lean-to type buildings falling over and damage to a couple irrigation wheel lines, but nothing major. A small mud flow was reported in Black Canyon in the Methow Valley.

November 18, 2015 2:09 p.m. read more..

Prosecutor gives opening argument in Jennings murder trial

The first day of testimony in the John and Adam Jennings murder trial saw several law enforcement officers testify about getting called more than two years ago for the fatal shooting of a hunter. John Wayne Jennings, 59, and Adam Shaun Jennings, 29, are accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2013, death of grouse hunter Michael Ray Carrigan, 52, Humptulips, on Cow Camp Road near the Jennings home.

November 18, 2015 8:59 a.m. read more..

New Image Hair Salon opens

A stylist for 17 years, Florencia Campos recently opened New Image Hair Salon to provide services for the hair needs of men, women and children.

November 18, 2015 midnight read more..

Logging truck overturns

A Kettle Falls man was treated and released from Mid-Valley Hospital after his log truck overturned on Conconully Highway about two miles south of town last Tuesday.

November 18, 2015 midnight read more..

Tuesday, November 17


Monday, November 16

Sunday, November 15


Saturday, November 14


Friday, November 13

Thursday, November 12

Wednesday, November 11


PUD extends power outage

An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.

November 11, 2015 2:54 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, November 10


Oroville produce market expands

What started out as a picnic table along the side of O’Neil Road and an abundant supply of nectarines has developed into a one-of-a-kind local market, selling everything from local coffee, to flash frozen Alaskan cuisine.

November 10, 2015 midnight read more..

Monday, November 9


Sunday, November 8

Progress continues on 911

An effort to revamp Okanogan and Ferry counties’ emergency dispatch centers and link them together is progressing at a slow pace.

November 8, 2015 midnight read more..

Despite snowfall, dry winter expected

While snow fell in portions of Okanogan and Ferry counties last week, officials from the National Weather Service say this year’s winter will be milder than usual, probably leading to another dangerously dry wildfire season.

November 8, 2015 midnight read more..

Vehicle sends deer airborne

A local man is recovering after his tractor trailer overturned when it was struck by an airborne deer that had been hit by another vehicle Wednesday morning.

November 8, 2015 midnight read more..

Saturday, November 7


Thursday, November 5


Wednesday, November 4


Cupcake, home decor shop opens

The city's best kept secret for custom cupcakes and a former Okanogan home decor store, Jackass Butte Trading Company, have opened a new shop downtown.

November 4, 2015 midnight read more..

Monday, November 2

CENTER STAGE: Wildfires provide musical inspiration

Wasn’t the rain last week much appreciated? As I stood at my kitchen window Thursday morning, sipping on a cup of coffee, I watched the rain fall over the McLaughlin Canyon area and thought to myself things should green up just before the snow falls.

November 2, 2015 11:07 a.m. read more..

Sunday, November 1

DNR seeks $24 million for wildfires

In the wake of another record year of wildfire damage, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark is again asking legislators for monetary help in controlling wildfires.

November 1, 2015 midnight read more..