Apple crop expected to be smaller than last year's

Washington’s 2017 apple crop is expected to be slightly smaller than last year’s crop.

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Flood repair work starts on forest roads

Flood repair work should start this month on six Forest Service roads within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Sexually transmitted disease rates continue to rise

The state Department of Health has released its 2016 STD data, and rising rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have prompted health officials to encourage sexually active individuals to get tested and treated.

Firewoord gathering allowed again in national forest

Firewood gathering is allowed again and the U.S. Forest Service has added some opportunities for gathering, including remains left behind after thinning and from fire suppression efforts.

Fire officials: Plan escape routes during Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is this week in Washington, with officials touting the theme “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!”

Governors urge Congress to fix wildfire budget approach

DENVER, Colo. – The Western Governors Association is urging congressional leadership to fix the present approach to budgeting for wildfire costs at the departments of the interior and agriculture.

Retail gasoline prices fall 5.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Oct. 9, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Comments sought on Methow Headwaters withdrawal

Comments are being taken by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on the proposed withdrawal of 340,000 acres from mineral mining.

Attributes of new superintendent outlined

Residents, employees and community members want a school superintendent who is involved in the schools and community, accessible to staff, caring, and skilled in school finance and laws.

Flood repair begins in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Flood repair work should start this month on six Forest Service roads within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Smokejumper meeting draws county commission quorum

A quorum of the Okanogan County commissioners will be at a smokejumper meeting at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 5, at TwispWorks, 502 S. Glover St.

Two injured in accident near Davenport

Two Omak residents were injured Oct. 4 when their car went off Highway 2 west of Rocklyn Road and overturned.

Prescribed burning could start Oct. 5 in Methow

The Methow Valley Ranger District is plans to start fall prescribed burning tomorrow, Oct. 5, if weather conditions are favorable.

Vejraska registers eighth-most Angus cattle in state

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Todd Vejraska, Omak, tied for eighth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Washington with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30.

Diamond Creek Fire dying down

The Diamond Creek Fire isn’t yet out, but it’s dying down.