The Omak Fire Department’s engine No. 1 hit the road Thursday morning for a drive from the Okanogan Fire Hall Museum to Omak for the department’s centennial celebration on Saturday.
Authorities trying to find Minnesota sexual misconduct suspect last known to be in Washington state
Firefighters from several agencies spent part of Tuesday battling a wildfire on Pogue Mountain southwest of town.
Okanogan Grange No. 1103 and the Wenatchee Valley College-Omak Foundation offer educational scholarships
A Tonasket-area Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the school complex, 35 state Highway 20.
BRandon J. Smith hit by car on state Highway 20
911 service statewide goes down, but most of the system is back up and running
Several candidates vie for five seats
Neither Omak District incumbent is seeking re-election to the Colville Business Council.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about nutrition and the incidence of corporations that make food of questionable nutritional quality sponsoring everything from reading programs to school sports scoreboards.
Schools ponder logistics of making accommodations
The Omak School Board will consider an anti-discrimination policy and procedures dealing with transgender students when it meets at 10 a.m. today in the district office, 619 W. Bartlett Ave.
Dirt at site scheduled to move within two weeks
Construction is scheduled to start in less than two weeks on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ new casino just south of town.
Omak firefighter named as new Okanogan fire chief
The Okanogan City Council has approved an agreement with the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office for limited animal control services.
The Colville Business Council has expelled an Omak District councilman from the tribe’s governing body.
Okanogan County School Retirees Association is seeking applicants for its $1,000 scholarship.
Richard Tonasket to replace Ernest "Sneena" Brooks III as Omak representative on Colville Business Council
Local chapter of Soroptimist International is offering three scholarships to college-bound girls and women
New signs rules allow city to monitor brightness and intensity of electronic signs, but not messages
Ernest "Sneena" Brooks III steps down from elected office after being arrested in Couer d'Alene rape case
British Columbia truck driver strikes cow on U.S. Highway 97
Body of Tonasket woman who jumped from Fourth Street Bridge found downstream from town
While voters are approving those measures, at least two bond issues are failing
Arlene Lsansky taken to Coulee Medical Center following crash
Jared Morris, Jesse Abrahamson face charges following alleged drug deal, search of house near Omak school campus
National Weather Service records lowest temperatures for Republic, Grand Coulee
Police investigating incident in which a local man apparently shot himself
David Richards was convicted in the 2009 slaying of 25-year-old Michelle L. Kitterman of Tonasket
Patrick Bilby and Jacob Atkinson were arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting spree that left vehicle windows shattered throughout town.
First snowfall hits Okanogan Valley since before Christmas
December labor statistics not yet available
7th Legislative District lawmakers will take calls at 7 p.m. Monday
Ferry County among those that want out of growth-management act regulations
Washington State Patrol looking for witnesses to deputy’s wreck
The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a Jan. 16 fatal crash involving a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Fire captain takes spot vacated by city’s new mayor
The city’s newest councilman says he wants to be more than a spectator.
The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to events leading to a Jan. 16 fatal crash involving a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Two men have been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with theft and trafficking in stolen property for allegedly stealing more than $23,000 worth of metal railroad part
Fire District No. 3 has clarified its relationship with the cities of Okanogan and Omak concerning hiring of chiefs and composition of fire crews.
Last week, I stumbled upon a new-to-me use for binder clips as I was faced with trying to use loose tea to make a cup of hot tea at work.
Corrales sentenced to 10 years
An Omak man pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to 11 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of identity theft, attempted alien in possession of a firearm and money laundering.
Okanogan County deputies continue to investigate one unsolved killing
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office investigated five homicides, five stabbings, six robberies and 14 rapes during 2013.
The first week of the legislative session flew by quickly — and offered a few surprises.
Jury originally convicted Mathis, others in 2009 killing
The state Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Tansy Fay-Arwen Mathis in the 2009 death of Michelle Kitterman.
Input sought from local residents
Community members will play a large part in whether the City Council decides to try replacing the swimming pool.
Volunteer firefighters are threatening to walk out if the city doesn’t reinstate a full-time chief’s position and rehire Gordon Hennigs for that post.
Organizers are gearing up for the area’s first indoor Relay for Life event, set for mid-May in the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex.
Pakootas will challenge McMorris Rodgers this fall
Colville Tribal Federal Corp. leader Joe Pakootas has announced his bid to challenge U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the fall election.
Arrests were up in the region during the holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over anti-drunken driving campaign.
Fire district commissioners to discuss chief position
Thursday ruling brings mandatory school funding to the forefront
Thursday’s state Supreme Court order demanding further action on implementing the McCleary school funding ruling could throw a monkey wrench into legislators’ anticipated slow session.
Land purchases, wolves also remain central
Transportation issues and state land acquisitions are expected to be major topics during the upcoming legislative session.