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Court denies ATV case review

The state Supreme Court has denied a petition by Okanogan County to review the June 2016 Court of Appeals decision involving the county’s 2014 ATV Ordinance.

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Three Devils case heads to appeals court

Oral arguments in the Three Devils Road vacation case will be heard Jan. 31 by a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals Division III.

Holiday Twinkies recalled

Hostess has issued a recall for some of its Twinkies due to potential contamination with salmonella.

Burn ban issued for Okanogan, Stevens counties

A Stage 1 burn ban is under way in Okanogan County until at least noon, Monday, Jan. 9.

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Pearl Jam donates $25,000 to Rail Trail

Rock band Pearl Jam has donated $25,000 to the Ferry County Rail Trail Partners for the upcoming trail surfacing project.

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Branch, Hover begin work for county

The two newest county commissioners, Chris Branch and Andy Hover, took office during a swearing-in ceremony on Friday.

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Country Store opens in Oroville

Northern Okanogan County residents got a late Christmas present Monday, Dec. 26, as the Country Store opened its doors in the former Prince's Department Store building, 1000 23rd Ave.

Finding issued against Caribou Trail medical group

A finding has been issued against the financially struggling Caribou Trail Professional Medical Services Group by the Washington State Auditor's Office, which noted the medical consortium has begun the dissolution process.

Cat food recall issued for 9Lives, Special Kitty, EverPet

The J.M. Smucker Company announced voluntary recall on some canned cat food products due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Wind chill advisory remains in effect

A wind chill advisory remains in effect for much North Central Washington until 10 a.m. today.

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Holidays bring early deadlines

OMAK – The Chronicle will have early deadlines for the next two weeks because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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Dog saved from hungry cougar attack

OKANOGAN – A starving cougar attacking dogs on Bawlf Road, west of Buzzard Lake Road, died when one of the dog owners shot the cougar as it was attacking his neighbor’s dog.

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Bogus $100 bills passed

OKANOGAN – Law enforcement agencies are investigating at least three reports of imitation $100 bills being passed in the mid-valley area, including one that was used at a student-run Christmas tree lot.

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Man with gun arrested after students threatened

BRIDGEPORT – A 24-year-old man has been charged in Douglas County Superior Court with allegedly having a loaded gun in his vehicle in the Bridgeport High School parking lot Dec. 13.

Burn ban scheduled for Okanogan County

YAKIMA – A Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County begins at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 21, and will continue through at least 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, when pollution conditions will be reconsidered.

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