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Fire victims share stories

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.

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‘Bearytale’ unfolds at Esther Bricques

Numerous bear encounters reported last week

It’s not everyday a modern time fairy tale plays out before your eyes.

Officials warn of smoke in Okanogan County

Some people may find breathing difficult due to airborne particulates from fires burning throughout the region

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Two fires ignite in Okanogan County

Crews kept busy with two new fires in the last 24 hours.

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Twenty-One Grade fire between 300-600 acres

Wildfire threatening three structures between Keller and Republic

Fire in Canada spreads to U.S.

A wildfire that started in British Columbia has reached the north face of Arnold Peak in the Pasayten Wilderness Area.

Towell Falls Road closed to vehicles during fire season

Rock Creek management area south of Sprague continues to remain open to foot, horseback and bicycle access.

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Temperatures break records

Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee

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Heat advisory blankets Eastern Washington

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.

Bear captured near Havillah

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.

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'Cinder' returns to the wild

Two bears released in a remote area 40 miles north of Leavenworth

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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.


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