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Fire weather watch issued for Okanogan Valley

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the Okanogan Valley.

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Wildfire reported along Highway 2

A fast-moving fire has been reported along Highway 2 south of town.

Search continues for body of missing Methow man

METHOW - Authorities and family members are still searching for a man who fell and was washed away by the Methow River on Saturday.

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Fire danger rating increases in eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources announced today the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

Methow man presumed drowned

The search for local man presumed drowned continues on the Methow River. According to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, 74-year-old Alvin...

Body found in Okanogan River near Malott

Police are trying to figure what happened to a man whose body was found June 27 in the Okanogan River near Malott.

Commissioners impose cannabis moratorium

Okanogan County commissioners decided June 26 to impose a moratorium on new applications for cannabis operations.

Level 3 sex offender moves to Riverside

A level 3 sex offender has moved to the 00 block of Blue Moon Road, Riverside. The 43-year-old man notified the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office of his move, as required by law.

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Crews respond to wildfire near Loomis

Fire crews from the state Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service and the Loomis Fire Department are on the scene of a wildfire burning near town.

Swimmer presumed drowned In Lake Chelan

Search and recovery efforts continue today for Donghoon Lee, a 23-year-old student from South Korea, who is presumed drowned in Lake Chelan.

Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that the risk for fire danger has increased in several counties including Okanogan.

Wauconda woman injured in vehicle crash

A local woman was injured Tuesday morning in a single vehicle crash about eight miles east of town.

Colville Business Council expels Nespelem councilman

Colville Business Council member Ricky Gabriel has been removed from the council.

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Omak man dies in fatal crash

A 57-year-old local man died Monday morning following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97.

Storm knocks out electricity, Internet

TWISP – A fierce storm battered Okanogan County the evening of May 30, plunging the Methow Valley into darkness overnight, toppling trees county-wide and triggering reports of fires.