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Federal judge upholds forest thinning, timber harvest project

Environmental groups challenged decision to manage resources and reduce fire hazard

Ferry leak repaired

An interior water leak put the Keller Ferry out of service for nearly 24 hours last week.

Other districts also asking for money

The Pateros, Brewster, Omak and Tonasket school districts are each asking voters to approve maintenance and operations levies, and Okanogan is seeking a technology levy.

Group disposes unused pesticides

A free pick up of unwanted, outdated or unlabeled agricultural pesticides is planned this month by the Okanogan County Pest Board.

Commissioner pushes delisting

Government keeps discussing issue of wolves

As the federal government continues to consider whether to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48, an Okanogan County official is hopeful.

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reports two tremors in Okanogan County

Quakes shake rural areas near Conconully and east of Okanogan

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Okanogan Valley has slim chance for a white Christmas

The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow Friday, just in time for Christmas. But warmer temperatures may melt any accumulation before the holiday.

Dansel appointed to natural resources, other committees

Committee assignments set for freshman senator from Republic

Steelhead comment period extended

State wants to hear from you on proposal to create gene banks for fisheries in the lower Columbia River

Commissioners question state land purchases

Latest plan revolves around salmon habitat

Discussing land acquisitions and easements with federal, state and local agencies last week, Okanogan County commissioners kept circling back to the same question: When is enough enough?

Area welcomes chargers

Four electric car charging stations have been installed in Okanogan County, with a possibility of two more being added in the near future.

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Deep freeze ending; snow may be coming

Snowfall in the forecast for the U.S. Highway 97, Coulee corridors as temperatures rise slightly

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Heavy snowfall prompts closure of North Cascades Highway for the winter

Three feet of new snowfall has prompted state officials to close North Cascades Highway for the winter

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75 representatives, senators call for full delisting of gray wolf

Reps. Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris Rodgers among those signing letter calling for local management of wolves

Provincial government asked to support creation of Similkameen National Park

Group asks Canadian government to support plan for park stretching from U.S. border to near Oliver

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