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More evacuations issued for Entiat fire

Mills Canyon Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

Fire near Entiat prompts evacuations

Residents are being evacuated and firefighters from local, state and federal agencies are battling a 500-acre fire about four miles west of town.

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Fire crews gain ground on Silver Creek blaze

Fire officials estimate the blaze burning in steep, rocky terrain is about 75 percent contained

State extends shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam through Oct. 31

Work continues to repair fractures spillway

Kinross pursues water use change

Water may be dedicated to dust control, other items

A subsidiary of Kinross recently announced plans to modify its existing water right agreement to support exploratory activity in the Okanogan Highlands.

‘Bear Aware’ talk planned

People can learn how to be “bear aware” during an informational session today in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area between Loomis and Conconully.

Kinross to modify existing water agreement

Plan to include exploratory activity

Kinross has announced its plan to modify its existing water right agreement to support exploratory activity in the highlands

Despite nearby lawsuit, Omak stands by pot law

Marijuana retail ban challenged by Wenatchee store

One hopeful marijuana retailer has pre-emptively sued the city of Wenatchee over its business license laws, but Omak plans to remain steadfast in defending a similar ordinance should anyone take legal action.

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Curlew Lake receives 80,000-trout plant

Three trucks haul in hatchery fish

The Curlew Lake Association planted 80,000 rainbow trout in the lake last Tuesday.

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.

Kinross pulls drilling project

Local officials concerned about jobs, economy

Legislators and other area officials are up in arms over the federal government’s lengthy environ-mental review process that has prompted Kinross Gold Corp. to pull the plug on a project proposal.

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Kinross pulls proposed drilling project

Kinross Gold Corp. has decided to stop spending money on an environmental review of a project proposed in 2009.

Salmon fishing opens Friday on Icicle River

Rule change allows for salmon fishing on Icicle River through July 31

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.

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River reaches flood level

Warning remains

A National Weather Service flood warning for low-lying areas along the Okanogan River remains in effect.