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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.

Burn ban lifted in Ferry, Stevens counties

Okanogan County ban set to expire tomorrow

A stage one burn ban has been lifted in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties as of 10 a.m. today.

Jones to speak at Bridgeport High School

Erin Jones, candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, will speak to Bridgeport High School students at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.

Snow prompts school closures, delays

School delays and closures for Jan. 4.

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Feds cannot kill problem wolves

A federal District Court judge has ruled the U.S. Wildlife Services agency cannot participate in state-directed actions to kill problem wolves.

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State auditor asks for ideas on Caribou Trail issues

OMAK – Caribou Trail Professional Medical Services Group, a consortium of five area hospitals, is bleeding money and the Washington State Auditor’s Office is asking what can be done to stop the hemorrhaging.

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2015 Year in Review: News

Anyone in Okanogan and Ferry counties can tell you that wildfires were the big story in 2015. Nearly every community felt the singe of wildfire — whether the flames, dense smoke that caused numerous health issues or loss of tourism revenues — the 2015 fire season was the worst in recorded history. More than a million acres burned statewide – half of them in Okanogan County alone.

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.

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Santa on target to complete deliveries on-time

NORTH POLE - Santa is officially on his way delivering presents to good boys and girls - and coal to all the others - and the US government is again tracking his whereabouts.

Snow prompts mountain pass closures

Snoqualmie Pass may be closed all day, Stevens set to open at 11 a.m.

Christmas Greetings Writing and Drawing Entries

Did your child's drawing not make it into the Christmas Greetings magazine that was distributed in the Dec. 23 issue of The Chronicle? We are adding all of the entries on our website.

USDA announces recall of 285,264 pounds of pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 285,000 pounds of boneless pork rib-shaped frozen patties have been recalled by Bellisio Foods Inc. of Jackson, Ohio.

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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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Pooch rescued by school, reunited with owners

Smokey is back home for the holidays after becoming lost and seeking refuge at Omak Middle School.