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Spring burning delayed by unfavorable weather

Unfavorable weather conditions have postponed spring prescribed burning today in the Methow Valley Ranger District. The district had planned to do some under-burning on about 20 acres in the Fawn Creek area about 10 miles west of town.

Road repaving project open house set for Wednesday

An open house, to answer questions about the state’s project to repave the main road through Okanogan and Omak, is planned for Wednesday.

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Engine No. 1 hits the road for centennial

The Omak Fire Department’s engine No. 1 hit the road Thursday morning for a drive from the Okanogan Fire Hall Museum to Omak for the department’s centennial celebration on Saturday.

State Patrol seeks help locating sexual misconduct suspect

Authorities trying to find Minnesota sexual misconduct suspect last known to be in Washington state

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Fire races up Pogue Mountain

Firefighters from several agencies spent part of Tuesday battling a wildfire on Pogue Mountain southwest of town.

Scholarships offered for study at Omak college

Okanogan Grange No. 1103 and the Wenatchee Valley College-Omak Foundation offer educational scholarships

Burn planned to start Thursday west of Winthrop

The Methow Valley Ranger District is gearing up for a prescribed burn Thursday on about 20 acres 10 miles west of town.

Tonasket auxiliary offers Easter egg hunt

A Tonasket-area Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the school complex, 35 state Highway 20.

Fire continues to burn northeast of Osoyoos

Fire crews contain 207-acre blaze northeast of Osoyoos

Fishing allowed again near Grand Coulee Dam

A section of Rufus Woods Lake downstream of Grand Coulee Dam to the state Highway 155 Bridge opened today for recreational fishing after being closed since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Omak dancers perform at Disneyland

Lorrie Fraley-Wilson Dance Studios takes dancers to California to perform on Disneyland stage

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Wildfire prompts closure of North Pine Creek Road

Okanogan County officials close North Pine Creek Road as wildlife sweeps through area, toppling trees

State troopers conduct seatbelt patrol

Nine Okanogan County motorists stopped for seatbelt violations last week

Republic man struck by car

BRandon J. Smith hit by car on state Highway 20

Gay-straight club observing Day of Silence in local school

Omak High School's gay-straight club participating in Day of Silence; some parents keeping straight students home

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