Stories for April 2018


Monday, April 30


Sunday, April 29

Saturday, April 28


Friday, April 27


Thursday, April 26


Wednesday, April 25


Oroville May Festival set May 11-12

The 84th annual May Festival will feature a weekend-long lineup of events from royalty coronation to a parade, basketball tournament, bass tournament and the traditional May Pole Dance May 11-12.

April 25, 2018 9:37 a.m. read more..

Okfiberfest planned for this weekend

Okfiberfest, a celebration of fiber farmers, artists, enthusiasts, crafters and animals, is planned Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, 175 Rodeo Trail.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, April 24


Substation problem leads to outage

Electricity was cut to more than 2,000 Okanogan County Public Utility District meters Thursday, April 19, because of problems and a fire at the Sand Flat substation.

April 24, 2018 11:22 a.m. read more..

Clearing effort reaches Liberty Bell

Crews clearing the North Cascades Highway are working under Liberty Bell Mountain on the east end of the highway, but some avalanche chutes still have snow in them.

April 24, 2018 10:51 a.m. read more..

Music students offer recital

Students and family members of Okanogan County Music Teachers Association members will present an ensemble recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29.

April 24, 2018 10:48 a.m. read more..

Friday, April 20

BlackHawk to headline Waterville fair

The North Central Washington Fair, in conjunction with Z-Country 94.7 and Romeo Entertainment Group, are proud to announce BlackHawk as the headline act for this year’s NCW Fair Friday, Aug. 24.

April 20, 2018 4:09 p.m. read more..

Thursday, April 19


Wednesday, April 18


Tuesday, April 17


Man loses drug conviction appeal

An Okanogan County man’s appeal of his conviction for manufacture of marijuana in a school zone has been turned back by the state Court of Appeals for Division 3.

April 17, 2018 10:47 a.m. read more..

Library system hosts story times for adults

Professional actress Michele LaRue will bring stories from America’s Gilded Age to several North Central Regional Library branches and the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival stage this spring.

April 17, 2018 10:24 a.m. read more..

Sunday, April 15

Friday, April 13


Fuel prices pumped to highest level in years

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015, nearly 1,000 days, rising to $2.68 per gallon overnight according to GasBuddy.

April 13, 2018 12:42 p.m. read more..

Sounds of the Pasayten

A distracted pack cook, pony nudges and mountain staircases guide listeners along her beaten track in Lauralee Northcott’s new album.

April 13, 2018 10:25 a.m. read more..

Noma, Platter seek county prosecutor seat

Ahead of the filing period for the Aug. 7 primary election, civil attorney Arian E. Noma and incumbent Branden E. Platter have begun campaigning for Okanogan County prosecuting attorney.

April 13, 2018 9:59 a.m. read more..

Thursday, April 12

AAA calls for drivers to keep eyes on road

Each day, 10 people die in distracted driving crashes - contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

April 12, 2018 12:55 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, April 11


Misconduct investigation completed

The Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has declined to bring charges in a case that alleges unprofessional behavior of a Ferry County Sheriff’s deputy.

April 11, 2018 9:26 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, April 10


Friday, April 6


Wednesday, April 4


EDITORIAL: No excuse for bullying

There’s no excuse for bullying. That’s what many people are saying in light of a harassing note that surfaced on social media last week urging an Okanogan Middle School student to kill herself.

April 4, 2018 midnight read more..

Tuesday, April 3


Victim of alleged harassing note and mother speak out

The mother of an Okanogan sixth grade student says her daughter was bullied to the point of chopping off her long locks and shaving her eyebrows. Most recently, Venice “Vinnie” Rain, 11, received an anonymous note urging Rain’s suicide.

April 3, 2018 10:14 a.m. read more..

Monday, April 2