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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Winter storm warning issued

Meteorologists call for snow, ice

Meteorologists are calling for heavy snow and potential freezing rain tomorrow night and into Friday morning.

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Omak Wood Products may close

The Omak Wood Products mill likely will close early next year.

Keller Ferry out of service for engine repairs

Officials from the state Department of Transportation announced today that the Keller Ferry is out of service.

Omak Schools cancel afternoon activities

Due to the extreme wintery conditions today, the Omak School District has cancelled all sporting events, Extreme Challenge and afternoon preschool for Dec. 3.

Snow, freezing rain advisory for the Columbia Basin east to Spokane area

The National Weather Service has issued a snow and freezing rain advisory for the Columbia Basin eastward to the Spokane area.

National Weather Service: More snow on the way

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.

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Prosecutor gives opening argument in Jennings murder trial

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.

North Cascades Highway to close temporarily

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.


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