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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.

Chelan utility steps up beaver-erradication effort

Utility officials say beavers are damaging trees and vegetation, and have to be destroyed due to dam licensing

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Cougar hunting seasons to close Jan. 2

Last year, hunters killed 182 cougars statewide, up from 156 the prior year

Official in charge of wildfire response demoted

Albert Kassel remains employed by the state agency even as more than 100 Carlton Complex wildfire victims seek compensation for wildfire damages

Slash piles being burned near Omak Mountain

Smoke visible from Omak is from controlled burn, Mount Tolman fire officials say

Cougar killed in Oroville

The cougar that is believed to have killed several small pets north of town was killed last week.

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Fire damages claim filed against state

Brewster attorney Alex Thomason seeks damages from state Department of Natural resources on behalf of 65 residents.

Farmer investigated for killing wolf

State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say farmer "pursued" wolf south of Pullman

Tommy Creek area opens for firewood

U.S. Forest Service officials allow residents to cut firewood in Duncan Fire break areas.

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Sept. 27 is a 'free day' at state parks

Residents and visitors can spend the day at state parks without having a buy a Discover Pass.

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New Lake Roosevelt school complex unveiled

Hundreds turn out for opening ceremony for new Lake Roosevelt K-12 school complex in Coulee Dam

Campfire restrictions eased

State, federal agencies allow small campfires in some campgrounds with developed fire rings

Tumwater Campground closed for the season

Potential flooding prompts officials to close campground until 2015

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