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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.

Burn ban extended for Okanogan, Douglas counties

Kittitas, Chelan, Klickitat counties also under ban

Air quality conditions have not improved across much of central Washington, prompting the state Department of Ecology to extend and expand burn bans for five counties.

Snow prompts school closures, delays

School delays and closures for Jan. 4.

Burn ban issued for region

The state Department of Ecology announced Tuesday morning that a stage one burn ban is in effect for Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas and surrounding counties beginning at 4 p.m. today.

Snow prompts mountain pass closures

Snoqualmie Pass may be closed all day, Stevens set to open at 11 a.m.

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Ferry County drug trafficker found guilty on 32 counts

A Ferry County man, Jason Youker, was found guilty in U.S. District Court last week on 32 counts relating to his Gold Mountain Estates property that was used as a compound for illegal drug trafficking.

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