HAVILLAH - State Department of Natural Resource crews have lined the Picket North fire and plan to rework the line today, checking for any weak areas.
OKANOGAN – Opening arguments and prosecution testimony began this morning in Okanogan County Superior Court for the October 2014 death of Tunk Valley resident Patrick Alltus. According to court documents, Shalin E. Alltus, 18, is charged with first-degree aggravated murder in the death of her uncle, Patrick M. Alltus, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft of a firearm and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm-juvenile in possession of a firearm.
Officials from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a red flag warning calling for low humidities, high winds and the potential for rapid spread of wildfires.
TONASKET — North Valley Hospital District Commissioners met Saturday morning with a candidate to fill the soon-to-be vacant CEO position.
TONASKET – People wanting lap dances in town will have to find them somewhere else.
TONASKET — Mike Zwicker is technically still employed as CEO of North Valley Hospital – albeit on paid administrative leave – but that’s not stopping hospital commissioners from considering a candidate for his position.
TONASKET — Fire crews responded to multiple smoke reports following a lightning storm that blanketed northern Okanogan County Saturday night.
Whitestone, Cayuse and Palmer Mountain were among areas where fires were located following lightning storm Saturday evening.
Fire crews have reached 75 percent containment on the 1,889-acre Kewa wildfire burning about 15 miles south of town.
INCHELIUM– A nearly 2,000-acre wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation in Ferry County was 65 percent contained as of Monday evening, Aug. 8.