TWISP – Okanogan County Emergency Management has issued a Level 2 (be ready) evacuation warning for Smith Canyon Road and Libby Creek Road west of Smith Canyon.August 31, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..
Preschool students in the Omak School District are getting a little extra summer time because new classrooms for them aren’t yet ready.August 29, 2018 9:40 a.m. read more..
Field, LeMaster take top honors at Groundhog OpenAugust 21, 2018 12:48 p.m. read more..
OMAK - The city council is purchasing three sets of turnout gear for new firefighters.August 21, 2018 9:49 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald J. Trump has declared that a major disaster exists for the Colville Confederated Tribes because of flooding in May.August 21, 2018 9:38 a.m. read more..
(2018-226 Aug. 22, 29) LEGAL NOTICE Ferry Okanogan Fire Protection District #13 is now acceptingAugust 21, 2018 9:33 a.m. read more..
(2018-224 Aug. 22) TranGO (Transit for Greater Okanogan) will hold a Public Board MeetingAugust 21, 2018 9:32 a.m. read more..
(2018-223 Aug. 22) PUBUC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following shoreline development conditional use permits:August 21, 2018 9:31 a.m. read more..
(2018-222 Aug. 22) Notice of Initiation of Text Amendments, Issuance of a DNS under SEPA and Public Hearings on the Matter Accessory Dwelling Units OKA RA 18-2August 21, 2018 9:30 a.m. read more..
Filmmaker Sammy Black premiered a short movie at the Omak Theatre Thursday, Aug. 16, for a small group of family and friends including the cast.August 20, 2018 11:26 a.m. read more..
Immanuel Lutheran Church recently installed a bulletin board to provide information to hikers from far and wide.August 19, 2018 midnight read more..
TWISP - A Level 3 (get out now) evacuation alert has been issued for West Buttermilk Creek Road and Twisp River Road west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection.August 17, 2018 12:15 p.m. read more..
NESPELEM – All access to the Colville Indian Reservation is being restricted to certain roads because of very high fire danger, limited fire suppression resources in the region and forecasts of continued dry weather.August 16, 2018 3:36 p.m. read more..
Staff members of Three Rivers Hospital joined North Valley Hospital staff for the Aug. 9 regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, where Three Rivers Hospital CEO Scott Graham was voted in to split his responsibilities between the two hospitals.August 16, 2018 9:16 a.m. read more..
Cowboys and cowgirls may have taken home a money, buckles and bragging rights, but the true heroes of the 2018 Omak Stampede were our law enforcement officers.August 16, 2018 9:06 a.m. read more..
State posts draft plan onlineAugust 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
State approves long-term funding planAugust 14, 2018 12:51 p.m. read more..
The final race Sunday decides overall championAugust 14, 2018 12:41 p.m. read more..
NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes wants the Federal Communications Commission to give native nations top priority for unused broadcast licenses within the 2.5Ghz spectrum.August 14, 2018 9:27 a.m. read more..
NESPELEM - Very high to extreme fire danger alerts have been issued for the Colville Indian Reservation and the state has increased fire danger ratings for several areas.August 14, 2018 9:24 a.m. read more..
GRAND COULEE – A firefighter from Okanogan County Fire District No. 8 was injured over the weekend while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas and Grant counties.August 14, 2018 9:01 a.m. read more..
TWISP – The Level 2 (be ready) evacuation alert area was expanded late last week for the Twisp River drainage because of the Crescent Mountain Fire.August 14, 2018 8:12 a.m. read more..
OLYMPIA – Drought and bark beetles are being blamed for a high number of dead and dying Douglas fir trees this spring and summer.August 14, 2018 8:07 a.m. read more..
UPDATE: Highway 174 has reopened. UPDATE: Areas in Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam previously at Level 3 have been downgraded to Level 2 and those at Level 2 now are at Level 1. GRAND COULEE – Grant County has issued Level 3 (get out now) evacuation alerts for portions of Grand Coulee and the portion of Coulee Dam within Grant County because of the Grass Valley Fire.August 12, 2018 3:49 p.m. read more..
North Valley Hospital has a new wound care clinic for non-healing and complex wounds.August 9, 2018 3:24 p.m. read more..
TWISP – A Level 2 (be ready) evacuation alert has been issued for the Twisp River drainage west of Little Bridge Creek because of the Crescent Mountain and Gilbert fires.August 9, 2018 11:43 a.m. read more..
Earlier this week I was driving through downtown Omak around 1:30 p.m. Usually at that time of day one can make it from south Omak up to Riverside Drive in just a couple of minutes. But Monday was an exception. As the car thermometer read 98 degrees and the sweat beaded from my forehead, I realized the cause of the delay. It is Stampede week.August 9, 2018 9:21 a.m. read more..
We are all guilty of moments of driving while distracted, whether it's using a cellphone while behind the wheel or eating or smoking, changing a CD or radio station or glancing over at a map.August 9, 2018 9:20 a.m. read more..
It's been two years since her sister was killed by a distracted driver posing for a “selfie” photograph, and Sharon Bagnariol is telling her story hopefully to prevent more lives ending tragically.August 9, 2018 9:18 a.m. read more..
2018-212 Aug. 8, 15, 22) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON STATE FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Estate of PATTI GRACE NELSONAugust 9, 2018 9:08 a.m. read more..
(2018-211 Aug. 8) RIVERSIDE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM FINAL ACTION PUBLIC NOTICEAugust 9, 2018 9:07 a.m. read more..
(2018-210 Aug. 8) PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE There will be a Public Auction at Budget TowingAugust 9, 2018 9:05 a.m. read more..
An Introduction to Rites of Passage, facilitated by Darcy Ottey and Alex Eppel, takes place this Saturday, August 11, at the Loup Loup Campground.August 9, 2018 9:03 a.m. read more..
The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heath watch and red flag warning calling for low relative humidity at above normal temperate. “Triple digit heat is expected Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.August 8, 2018 midnight read more..
Photographing the action can be fun, sometimesAugust 7, 2018 11:36 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials with three federal agencies plan to take more time to decide how to deal with grizzly bear restoration in the North Cascades.August 7, 2018 9:15 a.m. read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation has been introduced in Congress to protect the nation’s most pristine federal forests from what sponsors say would be harmful and reckless development.August 7, 2018 9:11 a.m. read more..
TWISP – The combined Crescent Mountain and Gilbert fires continue to grow, and some Twisp River area residents remain under a Level 2 evacuation notice because of the blazes, which are burning at the upper end of the drainage.August 7, 2018 9:03 a.m. read more..
Elimination races slated for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.August 4, 2018 9:15 p.m. read more..
TWISP – Some Twisp River area residents are under a Level 2 evacuation notice because of the Gilbert Fire, which is burning at the upper end of the drainage.August 2, 2018 3:26 p.m. read more..
(2018-207 Aug. 1, 8) REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT TO BIDAugust 2, 2018 11:27 a.m. read more..
(2018-209 Aug. 1) SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 903 of the City of Brewster, WashingtonAugust 2, 2018 11:25 a.m. read more..
2018-208 Aug. 1) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY that the City of Brewster CityAugust 2, 2018 11:19 a.m. read more..
(2018-153 Aug. 1) Stampede Ride In ROLLING SLOW DOWN August 9,2018August 2, 2018 11:18 a.m. read more..