Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Kettle Complex fire meeting planned tonight

A community meeting is planned to discuss the progress, of the Kettle Complex fires, tonight at the Orient Elementary School.

Fires cancel Ferry County Fair; Okanogan event will go on

Ferry County Commissioners decided yesterday to cancel the 79th annual Ferry County Fair, originally slated for Labor Day weekend, because of wildfires burning in and around the county.

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