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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.

National Park Service bans fires

All fires have been prohibited in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

DNR bans outdoor burning in eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources is banning campfires and other fires on DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington.

Warrior Stampede canceled over air quality

OMAK – Organizers of the annual Warrior Stampede, which was scheduled for Aug. 19, have decided to cancel this year’s race due to concerns over air quality. We’ll update when we have more information.

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Diamond Creek Fire grows; state prohibits campfires

The Diamond Creek Fire has grown to 12,525 acres and moved closer to the U.S.-Canadian border.

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Fair leaders talk electrical, water problems

There may be a few un-happy campers at the Okanogan County Fair this year, Sept. 7-10., according to fair advisory committee members. A problem with water pressure and electrical issues with electric-only camping at the sound end are two if the biggest issues committee members are facing this year.

Thunderstorms move through Diamond Creek Fire area

Thunderstorms moved through the Diamond Creek Fire area the night of Aug. 7-8.

Free emergency kits offered

Free emergency preparedness kits will be given away from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Confluence Health, 916 Koala Ave.

Updated: Highway 17 closed because of fire; shelter being set up

UPDATE: At 4:24 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said the American Red Cross is setting up a shelter at Bridgeport High School for people evacuated from the fire on Highway 17. UPDATE: As of 2:59 p.m., Level 3 evacuation notices are being issued for homes east of Road K Northeast and south of Highway 17, said Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal. The fire is still being pushed by strong wind. UPDATE: A level 1 evacuation notice has been issued for a three-mile radius around the fire, which is burning on both sides of Highway 17 between Hays Road and Road K Northeast. LEAHY JUNCTION – Highway 17 is closed 19 miles west of Coulee Dam at milepost 120, Leahy Junction, to milepost 133 at the Mansfield turnoff because of a fire.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 8,600 acres

The Diamond Creek Fire continues to burn uncontrolled in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, with 8,678 acres blackened as of Friday, Aug. 4.

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Red flag warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning calling for low humidity and gusty winds.

Diamond Creek Fire tops 7,100 acres

The Diamond Creek fire has topped 7,100 acres and continues to burn on the steep slopes of the Diamond Creek, Dollar Creek and Lost River drainages in the Pasayten Wilderness.

Natioal forest issues fire restrictions

Worsening fire conditions and continued hot, dry weather have led the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to expand campfire restrictions, effective Aug. 4.