Smoke from wildfires poses a health threat for people who breathe it because fine particles can lodge in the lungs, making it difficult for the lungs to expel them naturally over time.
A collared breeding female wolf was killed late last month on Highway 20 on Sherman Pass between Republic and Colville.
The Okanogan County Public Utility District’s effort to refurbish and re-energize Enloe Dam has been put on hold again while a state agency readvertises a project-related meeting.
The state’s wolf population grew by 28 percent in 2016 and added at least two new packs.
Ferry County Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith denied Crown Resources/Kinross’ appeal of the state Pollution Control Hearings Board’s July 30, 2015, decision, upholding the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit issued by the state Department of Ecology.
State lists way to prevent problems with black bears coming out of winter dens
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.
Numerous bear encounters reported last week
It’s not everyday a modern time fairy tale plays out before your eyes.
Some people may find breathing difficult due to airborne particulates from fires burning throughout the region
Crews kept busy with two new fires in the last 24 hours.
Wildfire threatening three structures between Keller and Republic
A wildfire that started in British Columbia has reached the north face of Arnold Peak in the Pasayten Wilderness Area.
Rock Creek management area south of Sprague continues to remain open to foot, horseback and bicycle access.
Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee
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.