Hort meeting is Feb. 5

OKANOGAN – The 84th Okanogan County Horticultural Association will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

January 30, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

Industrial hemp producers harvest knowledge, crops

.The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) planted 120 irrigated acres of industrial hemp last June, and had a successful harvest in October of an average yield of 2.5 tons per acre on fiber and around 800 pounds of seed per acre.

January 29, 2019 11 a.m. read more..

State numbers of wolves 4.5 times greater than in 2011

Wolves from the Smackout pack in Stevens County and the Togo pack in Ferry County will have their numbers reduced after continued attacks on cattle forced Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind to authorize lethal removal of one or two members of both packs.

November 13, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

Fair leaders pick theme

Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee members unanimously approved the theme for next year’s fair during a regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 8.

November 9, 2018 11:51 a.m. read more..

City approves slaughterhouse in commercial district

Council members adopted an ordinance amending the Tonasket Municipal Code to permit slaughterhouses in the commercial (C-2) district following a lengthy public hearing at the Tuesday, Sept. 25, regular city council meeting.

September 26, 2018 4:04 p.m. read more..

Problem wolves to be removed

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff have been authorized to lethally remove wolves who have been preying on cattle grazing on federal lands in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County. The authorization, announced Sept. 12, comes from WDFW Director Kelly Susewind, following repeated attacks on cattle.

September 17, 2018 4:41 p.m. read more..