BLM adds more fire restrictions

Fire restrictions on U.S. Bureau of Land Management-administered lands in eastern Washington have been modified to prohibit the building, maintaining, attending or using a fire of any type, including charcoal briquette fires.

Nevada motorcyclist killed in wreck

A Mesquite, Nev., motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon about 10 miles east of town on Highway 20.

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Jack Black returns to Tonasket

It’s not everyday you see a Hollywood celebrity in Okanogan County. But some local residents were treated with a visit from Jack Black earlier this week.

Community meeting planned about Diamond Creek Fire

A community meeting concerning the Diamond Creek Fire is planned for 6 p.m. today, Aug. 3, at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 E. Methow Valley Highway.

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Making a splash in Tonasket

It was an afternoon of hugs, smiles and plenty of swimming, Wednesday afternoon during the grand opening of the Tonasket community swimming pool in History Park.

Diamond Creek Fire nears 7,000 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, is nearing 7,000 acres in size.

Collision prompts travel delays near Sherman Pass

A collision blocking in motorists both directions on Highway 20 at milepost 312, west of Sherman Pass.

Health officials distribute N-95 masks

Okanogan County Public Health in conjunction with Okanogan Emergency Management are setting up county-wide distribution points for N-95 masks due to the wildfire smoke situation in Okanogan County.

Equipment problem knocks out electricity to thousands

Equipment problems caused electrical outages Aug. 1 affecting the Okanogan, Malott and Methow Valley areas.

Survey asks about access passes to public lands

What do you think about the state Discover Pass and various federal recreation access passes?

Hillside fire burns across five acres

A fire that burned across the hillside southeast of town yesterday afternoon, Aug. 1, blackened about five acres of grass and sagebrush.

Primary election results

OKANOGAN - Primary election results will be tallied and reported shortly after 8 p.m. tonight. We'll have results at

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Crews respond to brush fire east of Omak

Firefighters from several mid-valley fire departments are responding today, Aug. 1, to a brush fire burning in the hills east of town.

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Fire destroys Okanogan thrift store

UPDATE: Elmway reopened to traffic just before 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Fire reported at Cuddly Panda Thrift Shop

Charges against Cate amended

Charges against an Omak man in the July 16 death of a pedestrian have been amended to include second-degree murder-felony murder.