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Rattlesnake season begins

Rattlesnake season has struck the Okanogan Valley.

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Flash flood warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for south central Okanogan County.

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May Fest parade results announced

The sixth-grade royalty was awarded the coveted queen’s choice award Saturday during the town’s premiere grand parade.

Forest Service holding online meeting about road use

The U.S. Forest Service will be holding an online meeting on Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. for the public to learn about how access to the forest may change for motorists under the six alternatives proposed in the Colville Forest Plan Revision.

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Three dead in weekend accidents

NESPELEM – Three motorists, including a Tonasket School District student, were killed in unrelated vehicle accidents last weekend.

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Cantwell calls for ‘quicker initial response’

OKANOGAN — A fire truck’s color shouldn’t matter. Fire, police and other first responders need better communications networks.

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Enloe Dam gets the go-ahead

OKANOGAN – Enloe Dam will generate electricity again, Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners decided Monday, May 9.

Two die in separate motorcycle accidents

Fatal crashes occur near Kettle Falls, Wilbur

Climber dies after fall at Goat Wall Tuesday

MAZAMA — In experienced climber died after a fall while climbing on Goat Wall on Tuesday.

Pilot escapes injury after crashing into pond

WARDEN - A College Place man escaped injury Tuesday night, May 3, when his private plane crashed while en route from Tonasket to Walla Walla.

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Hazardous weather outlook issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for scattered thunderstorms and heavy rains throughout most of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan County,

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Athletic club adds CrossFit classes

OMAK — North Cascades Athletic Club recently added a CrossFit affiliate class to its slate of group exercise classes.

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Tribal primary election is May 7

NESPELEM – Tribal voters will narrow the field of candidates for seven Colville Business Council positions during the primary election Saturday, May 7.

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Voters say no to school bond issue

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan School District’s proposed bond issue is going down to defeat, even though a majority of voters said yes to the $6.5 million measure.

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State officials gear up for wildfire season

WENATCHEE — More fire engines, air tankers and firefighters are being positioned this fire season in eastern Washington in preparation for fire season.