The Omak Wood Products mill likely will close early next year.
Officials from the state Department of Transportation announced today that the Keller Ferry is out of service.
Due to the extreme wintery conditions today, the Omak School District has cancelled all sporting events, Extreme Challenge and afternoon preschool for Dec. 3.
The National Weather Service has issued a snow and freezing rain advisory for the Columbia Basin eastward to the Spokane area.
While a layer of snow blanketed much of Okanogan and Ferry County in the early morning hours today, the National Weather Service is calling for an additional round of snowfall tonight and tomorrow.
The first day of testimony in the John and Adam Jennings murder trial saw several law enforcement officers testify about getting called more than two years ago for the fatal shooting of a hunter. John Wayne Jennings, 59, and Adam Shaun Jennings, 29, are accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2013, death of grouse hunter Michael Ray Carrigan, 52, Humptulips, on Cow Camp Road near the Jennings home.
The North Cascades Highway will close temporarily today at 10 a.m. because of snow, a forecast of heavy rain on Saturday and the possibility of slides.
Electricity was restored to Okanogan County Public Utility District customers within a planned outage area at around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.
A pedestrian that walked onto Highway 97 died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 97 on Monday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a short term forecast calling for snow throughout portions of Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties today.
Northbound traffic is being detoured north of Janis Bridge following an accident involving a semi-truck loaded with white rock that overturned on Highway 97.
The federal government has turned down the state’s request for individual assistance to people and businesses suffering losses in the Okanogan Complex and other summer wildfires.
OLYMPIA – Part of the state’s request for a major declaration for this summer’s wildfires has been approved by President Barack Obama.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Okanogan Valley calling for gusts up to 45 mph.
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