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Crew works to clean up oil spill near Keller

A gasoline tanker-truck heading north on state Highway 21 north of town overturned this morning and spilled 70 gallons of diesel and 2,800 gallons of gasoline into a ditch across from the San Poil River.

Flood advisory issued for Okanogan, Chelan counties

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood advisory for Okanogan and Chelan counties, effective until 9:30 p.m. tonight.

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Drought area expanded

Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.

Prescribed burn planned today for Rendezvous Pass

The U.S. Forest Service will burn underbrush today in the Rendezvous Pass area between Fawn and Cub creeks.

Conservation Fair set for Saturday

The 21st annual Ferry County Conservation Fair is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferry County Fairgrounds.

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Ecology: Expect dust storms, wildfires

Drought conditions — above-average temperatures and low snowpack—are expected to create dry fields and forests in Eastern Washington this spring and summer.

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Drought emergency declared

Wenatchee area one of three areas affected

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State's first Karelian bear dog retiring

Karelian bear dogs — black and white dogs weighing 40-65 pounds — are trained to track, capture and deter predators.

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Grizzly bear meeting set for 5 p.m. today

Hundreds expected to oppose plan to introduce predator to North Cascades

Avian influenza quarantine lifted in Okanogan County

Early this afternoon the state Department of Agriculture lifted the avian influenza (bird flu) quarantine zones in Riverside and Oroville.

Wolf relocated to Yelm sanctuary

Officials capture, relocate wolf before it could mate with a domestic dog

WSU wins water rights case

In a challenge to Washington State University's water rights, the state Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that the university chose conservation and, therefore, retains its rights to water.

Warmer weather and heavy rain prompts mudslides

Popular event canceled due to rain

Although the groundhog said to expect six more weeks of winter, locals in Okanogan and Ferry Counties are being faced with a more than early spring.

Injured bobcat euthanized

A bobcat spotted near Canadian Highway 97 near the Kelowna International Airport was euthanized last Wednesday after it apparently was hit by a vehicle.

Naches Ranger Station to host open house

Forest-goers are invited to an open house from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Naches Ranger Station.

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