Ag department finds female gypsy moths

The state Department of Agriculture has discovered, for the first time ever, actively reproducing female gypsy moths during annual summer trapping.

Okanogan County Fair registration under way

Exhibit registration for the Sept. 7-10 Okanogan County Fair runs until Sept. 4.

Winds push Diamond Creek Fire

Winds from the west and northwest pushed the Diamond Creek Fire into an area of unburned fuel Wednesday afternoon, sending up a smoke column visible for miles.

Residents question 'big box' fire stragegy

The “big box” strategy of fighting the Bridge Creek Fire was called into question Aug. 16 during a community meeting at Inchelium School.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 28,000 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire has ballooned to 28,143 acres as of early Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Forest Service: Existing base best choice for smokejumpers

The North Cascades Smokejumper Base is the top choice for providing parachute-assisted firefighting services to the region.

Community meeting planned for Bridge Creek Fire information

A community meeting is planned at 6 tonight, Aug. 16, to update people on the Bridge Creek Fire, which is burning 13 miles north-northeast of Keller.

Colville reservation roads closed; fire danger is extreme

The Colville Confederated Tribes is closing reservation roads because of extreme fire conditions.

2017 Stampede dubbed success

Temperatures soared above 100 degrees to start Stampede and cooled off as the weekend progressed, but rodeo action stayed hot throughout.

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Tonasket hospital district puts brakes on admin hire

North Valley Hospital commissioners have tabled a resolution that would appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s administrator during a regular board meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.

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Gate torn down on Three Devils

A gate installed by Gebbers Land and Timber after the state Supreme Court denied review of the vacation of a portion of Three Devils Road was torn down two days later by vandals.

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Election signs vandalized

A couple incidents of graffiti being scrawled on campaign signs have been reported to police.

Second Harvest Mobile Market in Omak tomorrow

OMAK- Second Harvest will be bringing their Mobile Market to Omak for families tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Omak Food Bank parking lot, 101 W. 4th Ave, Omak.

Arizona man dies in Methow Valley crash

An Arizona man was killed Aug. 14 when his motorcycle crashed and he ended up in the Methow River.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 19,000 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, has grown to 19,687 acres.