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Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency in Okanogan

County declaration follows flash floods, mudslides and debris flows that destroyed homes and blocked highways

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Marijuana retailer to open Friday

Local store plans to sell marijuana at 23251 state Highway 20

Resource Advisory Council needs members

Bureau of Land Management accepting nominations

Fire District may hike tax

$2.4 million levy lid lift would pay for new fire station

Okanogan County Fire District 6 may ask voters in November to approve a $2.4 million, 20-year levy lid lift to build a new fire station to replace one the district says is rife with safety issues.

Brown: Similkameen land battle not over

Land Trust not happy with losing conservation funds

When the state recently pulled $3.1 million from a planned conservation project, the Okanogan Land Trust said it was disappointed.

Colville forest resource committee plans July 1 meeting

Committee to make recommendations on spending $580,000 for Colville National Forest-related resource projects

Forage seed insurance program becomes permanent

Farmers in Grant, Walla Walla counties can take advantage of permanent policy offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials said

Irrigation District board to meet

Okanogan irrigation board to meet at 11 a.m. Thursday to discuss personnel issues

Sprouts linked to E. coli-related illnesses

Health officials are warning residents not to eat raw clover sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC.

Forest officials to burn 50 acres today

The Methow Valley Ranger District plans to finish burning 50 acres today in the Little Bridge Creek drainage.

Flood caution issued for river

Water expected to peak Monday at Tonasket gauge

Potential flood waters on the Okanogan River are expected to reach their highest level Monday.

Flood warning issued for Tonasket area

A National Weather Service flood warning for low-lying areas of the Okanogan River remains in effect until further notice

Two more pot businesses OK’d

Gecko Growers, Blewett Pass Farms get nod

Two more North-Central Washington companies have been granted business licenses by the state to operate recreational marijuana producing and processing facilities.

Okanogan County Fair positions eliminated

Changes just part of a ‘bigger plan,’ official says

Okanogan County commissioners’ decision to eliminate two employee positions at the fairgrounds last week has been met with some outrage.

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McMillan claims senior crown at Nespelem Junior Rodeo

Soap Lake boy wins overall crown during Nespelem Junior Rodeo; complete rodeo results posted

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