Commissioners hear about failings, successes of fight
People affected by the recent trio of wildfires praised and panned state and federal agencies’ responses and the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management during a post-fire meeting hosted by county commissioners last Thursday.
Numerous bear encounters reported last week
It’s not everyday a modern time fairy tale plays out before your eyes.
Some people may find breathing difficult due to airborne particulates from fires burning throughout the region
Crews kept busy with two new fires in the last 24 hours.
Wildfire threatening three structures between Keller and Republic
A wildfire that started in British Columbia has reached the north face of Arnold Peak in the Pasayten Wilderness Area.
Rock Creek management area south of Sprague continues to remain open to foot, horseback and bicycle access.
Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service have announced a heat advisory covering much of the state, including Chelan, Douglas, Ferry and Okanogan counties, and Idaho.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen will be transporting the bear to Omak for a short health check before releasing the bear.
Two bears released in a remote area 40 miles north of Leavenworth
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.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood advisory for Okanogan and Chelan counties, effective until 9:30 p.m. tonight.
Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.
The U.S. Forest Service will burn underbrush today in the Rendezvous Pass area between Fawn and Cub creeks.