Fire burns north of Pateros off Highway 97

SECOND UPDATE: Multiple structures are on fire in Elmer City. Okanogan County Emergency Management asks that people stay clear of the area, which is receiving high winds. UPDATE: Two additional fire alerts from Okanogan County Emergency Management: - Wildland fire burning on Tedrow Trail Rd. northeast of Riverside. DNR in route. - Wildland fire burning south of Oroville on SR 97 milepost 329 OKANOGAN - A fire is burning about three miles north of Pateros off Highway 97 at milepost 256.

October 2, 2018 3:52 p.m. read more..

WVC names summer honor students

WENATCHEE – Several students from Okanogan County and surrounding areas have been named to summer quarter honor lists at Wenatchee Valley College.

October 2, 2018 11:06 a.m. read more..

Council: No golf cart zone in Tonasket

City council members hosted a public hearing on revenue sources for the city’s 2019 budget and setting the tax levy at their Sept. 25 meeting. They adopted an ordinance increasing the amount raised by ad valorem taxes on taxable properties inside the city for the year 2019 by one percent over the 2018 tax levy, the highest allowable increase. The increase totals $1549 over last year’s actual levy amount of $154,898.

October 2, 2018 10:56 a.m. read more..

Torres Molina charged in Superior Court

Jesus Torres Molina, arrested in Tonasket Saturday, Sept. 22 following a traffic stop by Officer John Cruz, has been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm following conviction in Okanogan County of a felony offense of theft of a motor vehicle.

October 2, 2018 10:50 a.m. read more..

Disaster drill conducted

Law enforcement and health care officials are calling Friday’s mass casualty drill response successful. The drill, staged by Mid-Valley Hospital and Omak Fire Department, portrayed a rollover bus scenario on an icy road. There were 18 students from the Omak High School drama department involved playing the role of injured students.

October 2, 2018 10:47 a.m. read more..