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House fire claims Omak man’s life

Dog chained on front porch also perishes in blaze

One person has died in an early morning apartment fire Monday, May 23, at 101 N. Ash St.

Curlew dog contracts heartworms

Owners can have pets checked with simple blood test

A local veterinarian and public health officials are a bit concerned after a dog residing along the Kettle River near town tested positive for heartworms last week.

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One dead after morning apartment fire

One person has died from an early morning apartment fire at 101 Ash Street.

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Bear captured in Oroville yard

While Smokey Bear was gearing up for his appearance in the annual Oroville May Festival grand parade Saturday morning, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were dealing with a real bear a few blocks away.

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Students compete at state

Students from Omak High School FFA competed in several contests during the state conference May 12-14 on the Washington State University campus.

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Rattlesnake season begins

Rattlesnake season has struck the Okanogan Valley.

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Flash flood warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for south central Okanogan County.

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May Fest parade results announced

The sixth-grade royalty was awarded the coveted queen’s choice award Saturday during the town’s premiere grand parade.

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Hazardous weather outlook issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for scattered thunderstorms and heavy rains throughout most of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan County,

"Firestorm" book signing planned today

A book signing is planned for “Firestorm 2014: The Story of the Carlton Complex Wildfire” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today, at The Chronicle office, 618 Okoma Drive.

Council talks annexation south of town tonight

A special city council workshop is planned tonight to discuss the possible annexation of property southwest and southeast of town.

Dog likely killed by vehicle

A dead dog, which created a social media storm and was found along the Riverside Cutoff Road, was likely accidentally killed by a motorist, according to Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Yarnell, who does animal investigations.

Warm weather brings hydrologic outlook

With temperatures set to top off in the low 80s this week, officials from the National Weather Service have issued a hydrologic outlook calling for minor river flooding.

Wyss runs for Senate

Jon Wyss has announced a bid for the state Senate from the 12th District.

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Eastern Washington feels "The Bern"

More than 7,000 raucous Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters rocked the Yakima Valley SunDome last night as the presidential hopeful brought his socialistic views to Central Washington.

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