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Omak mill operation gets a new owner

Omak Wood Products announced has sold its business to Omak Forest Products.

Burn ban extended for parts of Okanogan County

Worsening air quality in Ellensburg has prompted the state Department of Ecology to upgrade to a Stage 2 burn ban in Kittitas County, while a Stage 1 burn ban remains in place in Okanogan County.

Voters favoring school propositions across county

Total Ballots Counted - 4,006Estimated Ballots Left to Count - 558Next Ballot Count - Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

Burn bans issued for Okanogan, Kittitas counties

Warm air and a shallow layer of fog in mountain valleys is trapping smoke and impairing air quality, prompting the state to issue burn bans in Kittitas and Okanogan counties.

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Bail set for Piturachsatit

Bail was set yesterday afternoon, Feb. 4, for the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School assistant principal suspected of several counts of possessing sexual depictions of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Lake Roosevelt Elementary assistant principal arrested

COULEE DAM - Lake Roosevelt Elementary School vice principal Nate Piturachsatit was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on Wednesday for possession of pornography depicting a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Snoqualmie closed because of avalanche danger

Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass is closed from Ellensburg to North Bend because of avalanche danger.

Highway 2 closed through Tumwater Canyon

Highway 2 is closed through Tumwater Canyon because of heavy precipitation and high avalanche danger.

Emergency power outage will allow substation repairs

A one-hour power outage is planned early Thursday morning, Jan. 21, in Twisp and south of town along Highway 153 to the Libby Creek area.

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Parnell let go from Ferry County Hospital

Ferry County Public Hospital District commissioners released CEO/Superintendent Brenda Parnell from her duties effective yesterday.

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Cougar cubs captured in Conconully

Two cougar cubs that were captured in town last week are being taken to a bear and cougar biologist in Wenatchee before finding a new home.

Officials seek help in fatal accident case

Officials in Grant County are asking people to be on the lookout for a pit bull that ran from the scene of a fatal accident Thursday afternoon southeast of town.

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Oroville department store not closing

A historic business and one of northern Okanogan County’s largest retailer - Hughes Department Store - will not close after all.

State 1 burn bans lifted

State 1 burn bans lifted in place since late December were lifted this morning, Jan. 11, in Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

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Rock slide closes Pine Canyon

Highway 2 through Pine Canyon is closed because of a rock slide Sunday afternoon.

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