Last-minute Giving Tree donations sought

Additional donors are asked to step up and select tags from the Giving Tree, which benefits clients of the Support Center.

Additional donations sought for Christmas baskets

Additional donations of food and cash are sought to help Omak-Okanogan Christmas Basket Project organizers reach their goal of 200 baskets.

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Board names Goetz superintendent

Ashley Goetz, principal at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, has been named superintendent of the Okanogan School District.

Burn ban extended until further notice

Stagnant weather conditions are expected to continue in throughout the region, prompting the state Department of Ecology to expand and extend a Stage 1 burn ban.

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Firefighters respond to fully engulfed house fire

Crews fight fire in below-freezing temperatures

North Cascades Highway will close Friday

The North Cascades Highway will close for the winter at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

ELECTION: Short, Maycumber cruise to early wins

Incumbents fared well in initial general election returns Monday night with most looking to retain their seats. We'll continue to update this story as we compile votes from the races, including several multi-county ones.

North Cascades Highway reopens this morning

The North Cascades Highway is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 7.

Anxiety attack, not bad candy, is source of Omak incident

What was thought to be adverse reactions to candy today at Omak High School turned out to be related to an anxiety attack.

Crews investigate fatal house fire

Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire Sunday morning east of town that claimed the life of a person.

Elizabeth Widel, long-time Chronicle columnist, dies at 100

Long-time columnist Elizabeth Widel, who has chronicled her life, travels and history of Okanogan County since 1957, died Tuesday.

Health officials investigate local West Nile Virus case

Okanogan County Public Health is investigating a suspected case of West Nile Virus in an Okanogan County resident.

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NVH leaders cancel Thursday's board meeting

North Valley Hospital leaders have canceled their regular board meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28. During the last North Valley Hospital meeting, Sept. 14, residents pressed the board of commissioners over what they termed potential illegal procedures and policies.

Update: Silver alert canceled for missing Electric City man

Update: A silver alert for Donald S. Fisher, who had been missing since 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, has been canceled. Fisher has been found.

Update: Missing at-risk man found

Update: The missing man has been found.