Stories for May 2018

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Wednesday, May 30

  

Tuesday, May 29

           

GUEST COLUMN: Sorry to see wolf guy go … not

Good riddance. Carnivore Conservation Lab professor Robert Wielgus left Washington State University – and hopefully the woods and mountains of eastern Washington. Unfortunately, it’s costing us, the taxpayers, to get rid of him.

May 29, 2018 11:51 a.m. read more..
             

Thursday, May 24

      

Wednesday, May 23

              

Tuesday, May 22



Veterans respond to assist with flood relief

After 10 days of flooding and response from multiple agencies along with local organizations and community volunteers, the Northeast Washington Interagency Management Team (IMT) is turning over monitoring of the situation to Okanogan County’s Department of Emergency Management and individual cities along Okanogan River.

May 22, 2018 4:37 p.m. read more..
     

Documentary marks 50th anniversary of mountain climb

TELLURIDE, Colo. - Telluride Mountainfilm will host the world premier this weekend of “Return to Mount Kennedy,” a documentary film chronicling an expedition to the mountain by sons of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and mountain climber Jim Whittaker.

May 22, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..
    

Ethics board dismisses Kretz case

The Legislative Ethics Board has determined Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, did not violate ethics rules by criticizing research by a Washington State University wolf expert.

May 22, 2018 12:45 p.m. read more..
     

Blakeney honored for small business work

Lewis Blakeney, a certified business adviser with the Washington Small Business Development Center, was named the network’s 2018 “star performer” for his work with small business owners in north central Washington.

May 22, 2018 12:20 p.m. read more..

Monday, May 21

    

Saturday, May 19

       

Friday, May 18

 

Thursday, May 17

         

List of damage will be compiled

A list of damage and losses relating to flooding will be compiled, but with a second, higher crest of the Okanogan River predicted for Saturday, the list hasn’t yet been started.

May 17, 2018 10:08 a.m. read more..


Worst flood in 45 years sweeps valley

Okanogan Valley residents breathed a collective sigh of relief as Okanogan River water began receding Sunday, but they also began girding themselves for an even higher crest at the end of this week.

May 17, 2018 9:54 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, May 16

  

Crews strengthen section of Lost River levee

Flood teams from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will strengthen a section of the Lost River levee in Mazama and raise a section of Rodeo Track Road at the request of the Colville Confederated Tribes today, May 16.

May 16, 2018 2:19 p.m. read more..
   

Flood briefs

A list of damage and losses relating to flooding will be compiled, but with a second, higher crest of the Okanogan River predicted for Saturday, the list hasn’t yet been started.

May 16, 2018 9:59 a.m. read more..
   

Worst flood in 45 years sweeps valley

Okanogan Valley residents breathed a collective sigh of relief as Okanogan River water began receding Sunday, but they also began girding themselves for an even higher crest at the end of this week.

May 16, 2018 9:50 a.m. read more..
           

Tuesday, May 15

           

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Friday, May 11

    

Thursday, May 10

      

Wednesday, May 9



Flood meeting planned Thursday

Okanogan County Emergency Management will host a county flood season meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the commissioners’ hearing room of the Grainger Administration Building, 123 N. Fifth Ave.

May 9, 2018 3:48 p.m. read more..
     

OPINION: Keeping a vigil eye on Okanogan River

Regardless of where you choose to live, there is always a natural risk factor. In the Midwest it’s tornados. Around Florida it’s hurricanes, and (just like on the news recently) it’s volcanoes in Hawaii.

May 9, 2018 midnight read more..


Tuesday, May 8

 

Major flooding expected

Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as the over-abundance of late- season snows begin to run off in Canada, causing flood warnings along the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers in the United States.

May 8, 2018 3:46 p.m. read more..
 

Former Tonasket man sentenced

A former Tonasket resident was sentenced to 26.5 years to life in prison after he was found guilty of two counts of first degree child rape and six counts of first degree child molestation in Spokane County.

May 8, 2018 3:38 p.m. read more..
                   

'49ers Days gallops to Winthrop this weekend

A plethora of Western themed, ‘49ers Days festivities await this weekend. Participants can ride a bull. Engorge on pies. Spit a gummy bear. Throw an egg. And be awarded for these usually ill-advised activities.

May 8, 2018 1:43 a.m. read more..

Monday, May 7

      

North Cascades opener set for Friday

Crews clearing the North Cascades Highway have set a target for opening the route at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11 – just in time for this weekend’s Winthrop ‘49er Days.

May 7, 2018 9:46 a.m. read more..

Saturday, May 5

  

Friday, May 4

       

Thursday, May 3

     

Wednesday, May 2

            

Tuesday, May 1

                         

Cases are on track for trial

The cases against two people charged in the Jan. 23 shooting death of an Okanogan man are on track for trial, although no trial dates have been set.

May 1, 2018 9:32 a.m. read more..
     

Brewster School District nicked in audit

A state audit of the Brewster School District from Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017, found the district reported incorrect school meal counts to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

May 1, 2018 8:30 a.m. read more..