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.

Power returned to Methow Valley; another outage planned Thursday

Electricity was restored to Okanogan County Public Utility District customers within a planned outage area at around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

PUD extends power outage

An electrical outage under way to repair damage from the recent Okanogan Complex fire will take longer than expected.

Pedestrian dies after walking onto Highway 97

A pedestrian that walked onto Highway 97 died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 97 on Monday night.

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Snow expected in Okanogan, Ferry county

The National Weather Service has issued a short term forecast calling for snow throughout portions of Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties today.

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Semi-truck overturns south of Tonasket

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.

Feds turn down request for assistance

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.

President approves some wildfire relief

OLYMPIA – Part of the state’s request for a major declaration for this summer’s wildfires has been approved by President Barack Obama.

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High winds expected Friday, Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Okanogan Valley calling for gusts up to 45 mph.

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Horses removed, Nourishing Hand closes

The Nourishing Hand animal rescue has closed its doors following the removal of four horses by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week.

Arsonist sentenced to 17 months in prison

An Omak woman has been sentenced to nearly a year and a half in prison and 18 months of community custody supervision for second-degree arson, domestic violence-harassment and domestic violence telephone harassment.

Burke named Ferry County Prosecutor

Ferry County commissioners selected former Deputy Prosecutor Kathryn Burke as county prosecutor until the position is up for re-election in 2016.

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Omak city councilman dies

Memorial service planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday

A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for Omak City Council member Dino DeCesari, who died Saturday at Mid-Valley Hospital.

Shooting prompts road closures in Chelan-Manson area

School districts go into lockdown while authorities search for shooter

Authorities have closed some roads near town because of a shooting.

Local man killed in sports car crash

Larry W. Burley, 53, of Okanogan was killed in an early morning crash today.


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