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Naloxon training provided to local officers

Okanogan County Public Health (OCPH), in partnership with the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Addiction Institute (ADAI), provided Intranasal Naloxone training to six state Department of Fish and Wildlife officers.

June 19, 2018 11:06 a.m. read more..

Windstorm destroys barn

Marvin and Karin Schertenleib shook their heads in disbelief as they walked around what use to be their nearly 70-year-old barn – now a pile of twisted metal and snapped rough-cut beams.

June 12, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..

Wildfire season arrives

Officials from the National Interagency Fire Center all calling for an above-normal fire season this year with elevated temperatures and low precipitation.

June 8, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..

Rattlesnake season strikes

Rattlesnake season has struck the Okanogan Valley.Throughout the past few weeks some local residents have reported seeing snakes or hearing their distinctive ratting sounds.

June 8, 2018 11:28 a.m. read more..

OPINION: Consolidating public entities could be viable

Earlier this week I received a letter to the editor exploring the idea of consolidating two local school districts. After reading the letter I was quick to ask other Chronicle employees their take on the idea. Some said it would be a financial benefit. Others, however, said there’s no way it would work.

June 6, 2018 8:45 a.m. read more..

Flood briefs

A list of damage and losses relating to flooding will be compiled, but with a second, higher crest of the Okanogan River predicted for Saturday, the list hasn’t yet been started.

May 16, 2018 9:59 a.m. read more..

Worst flood in 45 years sweeps valley

Okanogan Valley residents breathed a collective sigh of relief as Okanogan River water began receding Sunday, but they also began girding themselves for an even higher crest at the end of this week.

May 16, 2018 9:50 a.m. read more..

Flood meeting planned Thursday

Okanogan County Emergency Management will host a county flood season meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the commissioners’ hearing room of the Grainger Administration Building, 123 N. Fifth Ave.

May 9, 2018 3:48 p.m. read more..

OPINION: Keeping a vigil eye on Okanogan River

Regardless of where you choose to live, there is always a natural risk factor. In the Midwest it’s tornados. Around Florida it’s hurricanes, and (just like on the news recently) it’s volcanoes in Hawaii.

May 9, 2018 midnight read more..

Major flooding expected

Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as the over-abundance of late- season snows begin to run off in Canada, causing flood warnings along the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers in the United States.

May 8, 2018 3:46 p.m. read more..

Former Tonasket man sentenced

A former Tonasket resident was sentenced to 26.5 years to life in prison after he was found guilty of two counts of first degree child rape and six counts of first degree child molestation in Spokane County.

May 8, 2018 3:38 p.m. read more..