Brock Hires

Tonasket, Oroville and Ferry County reporter

509-826-1110 Extension: 119

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Fire burns near state Highway 21

State Highway 21 is partially blocked due to a forest fire near Milepost 129, about 12 miles south of town.

Highway 21 partially blocked after vehicle overturns

State Highway 21 north of town is partially blocked near milepost 124 after a tractor-trailer overturned earlier this afternoon.

County prohibits burning in campgrounds

Tonasket urges residents not to light fireworks

Yesterday, Okanogan County commissioners amended their burn ban resolution to prohibit wood and charcoal fires in designated campground or fire rings.

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Hot temperatures return

Records broke over the weekend

Triple-digit temperatures are expected to roll through portions of Okanogan County later this week, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a new heat advisory.

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Tonasket Water Ranch nears completion

More than two-dozen community members and supporters of the long-awaited Tonasket Water Ranch gathered this morning in Chief Tonasket Park to put the finishing touches on the childrens’ spray park.

Wenatchee blaze reaches 3,000 acres

An early morning drizzle of rain helped to snuff portions of the Sleepy Hollow fire, but the blaze is far from contained.

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Heat advisory blankets Eastern Washington

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.

Aeneas murder suspect may have ties to militia

A Tonasket man charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Issaquah woman allegedly had ties to the militia movement prior to the June 18 incident.

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Molson festival results announced

People of all ages gathered Saturday under sunny skies to partake in the 20th annual Molson Mid-Summer Festival.

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Entertainers to take the stage this weekend

Sixth annual festival kicks off this weekend

The sixth annual Conscious Culture Festival will be this Friday through Sunday at the Okanogan Family Faire site, 72 Cayuse Mountain Road.

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