Stories for April 2016


Friday, April 29


County has cash flow problem

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County department heads have been advised to watch their spending until June because the county is experiencing a cash flow problem.

April 29, 2016 3:27 p.m. read more..

Drug bust lands eight people in jail

OROVILLE – Eight people were arrested Thursday after the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Oroville Police Department, Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration executed three search warrants in town.

April 29, 2016 3:25 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, April 27


Tuesday, April 26


Friday, April 22


Thursday, April 21

Tonasket council gets earful on pot

TONASKET — The city council got an earful from area residents April 12 over a proposed retail cannabis store, and a discussion on reducing the buffer zone for where a shop could be located.

April 21, 2016 10:23 a.m. read more..

Growers Association files lawsuit

WENATCHEE - The Central Washington Growers Association filed a lawsuit in Chelan County Superior Court on April 15 in response to a county-wide resolution in Chelan County that prohibits marijuana or cannabis production and processing.

April 21, 2016 10:21 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, April 20


Tuesday, April 19


Dog likely killed by vehicle

A dead dog, which created a social media storm and was found along the Riverside Cutoff Road, was likely accidentally killed by a motorist, according to Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Yarnell, who does animal investigations.

April 19, 2016 11:05 a.m. read more..

Warm weather brings hydrologic outlook

With temperatures set to top off in the low 80s this week, officials from the National Weather Service have issued a hydrologic outlook calling for minor river flooding.

April 19, 2016 11 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, April 13


Wyss seeks open state Senate seat

WENATCHEE – Just hours after longtime legislator Linda Evans Parlette announced Monday that she will not seek re-election to the state Senate, Brewster resident Jon Wyss threw his hat into the ring.

April 13, 2016 11:16 a.m. read more..

Great horned owl set free

OKANOGAN — The phrase “free as a bird” came to a 1-year old great horned owl that was released Friday evening south of town.

April 13, 2016 10:26 a.m. read more..

Tonasket ponders pot shop request

TONASKET – The city council was set to discuss a proposed ordinance about creating a municipal code titled “Marijuana Regulation” during a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12.

April 13, 2016 10:22 a.m. read more..

Monday, April 11


Thursday, April 7


Wednesday, April 6


Tuesday, April 5

Fire destroys all but memories

PATEROS — After the Carlton Complex fire burned through town, Marian Perry came back home to find nothing left. Marian moved to Pateros to be close to her daughter, Christine, after losing her husband in 2006.

April 5, 2016 4:14 p.m. read more..

Local detention likely cheapest for juveniles

OKANOGAN — An analysis of per-day incarceration costs for the Okanogan County Juvenile Detention facility and two other, out-of-county facilities shows the in-county option likely would be the cheapest.

April 5, 2016 4:12 p.m. read more..

Shelter seeking help on funding

OROVILLE – A page has been launched to raise money for a conditional use permit and any associated legal fees to reopen N.O. Paws Left Behind dog shelter in Oroville.

April 5, 2016 4:11 p.m. read more..

Agencies get earful about fires

OKANOGAN — Dozens of Okanogan County residents packed into the Agriplex Annex on March 31 to voice their dissatisfaction over state and federal agencies’ response to the past two years’ wildfires.

April 5, 2016 4:03 p.m. read more..