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Body of man who jumped into Okanogan River identified

The body of a man who apparently jumped into the Okanogan River two weeks ago was found Monday, June 5, near Monse.

Storm knocks out electricity, Internet

TWISP – A fierce storm battered Okanogan County the evening of May 30, plunging the Methow Valley into darkness overnight, toppling trees county-wide and triggering reports of fires.

North Cascades Highway reopens to two-way traffic

MAZAMA – The North Cascades Highway has been fully reopened to traffic following a rock slide earlier today.

Rock slide slows North Cascades Highway traffic

MAZAMA – A rock slide has slowed traffic on the North Cascades Highway.

Gazette-Tribune, Methow Valley News remain newpaper of record

The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Methow Valley News have been selected to remain the official newspaper of record for Okanogan County for the next year.

Okanogan Days celebration set Saturday

The annual Okanogan Days community festival is set for Saturday, June 3, in downtown Okanogan.

College to offer four-year nursing degree

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission has granted Wenatchee Valley College initial approval for a registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing, or RN-to-BSN, program.

Briefs - May 31, 2017

Briefs - May 31, 2017

Washouts, flooding continues

Flooding and road washouts continue to plague Okanogan and Ferry counties as spring runoff mixes with rainy conditions.

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Curlew Motel destroyed by fire

An investigation continues into the cause of a blaze that razed the Curlew Motel Thursday, May 25, at 23 Boulder Creek Road.

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Lake, rivers continue to rise

Communities along the Okanogan River from Oroville to Brewster are likely to experience high water along the shoreline through the summer and into September, due to greater-than-normal snowmelt from watersheds in Canada.

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Contractor hired to refurbish Enloe Dam

A “milestone move” was made Tuesday, May 23, as Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners agreed to hire a design-build contractor to refurbish Enloe Dam.

Man dies in fall from Goat Peak

A Seattle-area climber died over the weekend when he fell from Goat Peak in the Methow Valley.

Museum opening Memorial Day weekend

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Historical Museum will celebrate its season opening on Saturday.

Horse racing will be at fair

OKANOGAN – Despite rumors of the contrary, horse racing will be taking place at the 2017 Okanogan County Fair, according to Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover.