U.S. Highway 97A opens, closes again as fire nears
Emergency officials said traffic is being detoured onto U.S. Highway 97, across the Columbia River from the fire area
Crews mop up fire after three days of containment efforts
Sheriff says blaze has grown to more than 200 acres in last three hours
Mills Canyon Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres in less than 24 hours.
Residents are being evacuated and firefighters from local, state and federal agencies are battling a 500-acre fire about four miles west of town.
Fire officials estimate the blaze burning in steep, rocky terrain is about 75 percent contained
Work continues to repair fractures spillway
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.
People can learn how to be “bear aware” during an informational session today in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area between Loomis and Conconully.
Plan to include exploratory activity
Kinross has announced its plan to modify its existing water right agreement to support exploratory activity in the highlands
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.
Three trucks haul in hatchery fish
The Curlew Lake Association planted 80,000 rainbow trout in the lake last Tuesday.
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.
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.