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Commissioners to make decision on fair date

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will advise Okanogan County commissioners to allow the fair to take place Sept. 24-27 at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road.

Thew named Chronicle managing editor

Chris Thew has joined The Chronicle as managing editor and will oversee newsroom operations.

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Special fair advisory meeting planned tonight

Poll shows postponed event better than no fair

The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee will meet tonight for a showdown over whether to move the Okanogan Complex fire camp, or postpone or cancel the organization’s signature event.

Kettle Complex fires see ‘increased’ fire behavior

The perimeters of the Kettle Complex fires remain unchanged although warmer temperatures and lower humidity resulted in increased fire behavior yesterday.

Crews continue battling Kettle Complex fires

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity continues to help fire crews gain the upper hand on the Kettle Complex fires burning in Ferry County.

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Coulee Dam

Residents throughout Okanogan and surrounding counties may felt the rattle of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning.

Rain helps crews battle Ferry County fires

Rain showers that rolled into the region yesterday and this morning are bringing much needed moisture to the Kettle Complex fire areas.

Trudi Inslee visits fire areas today

Washington first lady Trudi Inslee is in Pateros today touring fire areas. She toured the Alta Lake spike camp to thank firefighters for their efforts.

Public meeting about fires is today in Nespelem

A public meeting about the North Star and Tunk Block fires will be at 5 p.m. today at Nespelem School, 229 School Loop Road.

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Goodell Fire burning along highway

Officials hope for rain so they can reopening state Highway 20

With heavy rain still in the forecast, State Department of Transportation officials hope to reopen the North Cascades Highway tomorrow between Newhalem and Rainy Pass. As of 1 p.m. today, the road remains closed due to the Goodell Fire.

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North Cascades could reopen Sunday

The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.

Ferry County prepares for storm

As winds are expected to rip through Ferry County this weekend, Sheriff Raymond Maycumber reminds residents to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

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Causes of death: Smoke, burns

Andrew Zajac of Winthrop, Tom Zbyszewski of Walla Walla and Richard Wheeler of South Haven, Mich., died from smoke inhalation and burns to their bodies, coroner says.

Electricity may be restored tomorrow to Omak flats

Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.

High winds to fan Ferry County fires

Intense fire behavior is expected today throughout Ferry County as officials from the National Weather Service are predicting high winds with gusts upward to 25 mph.

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