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Two teens arrested in George burglary

Law enforcement officers seek return of stolen property

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Man sought in Almira-area burglary

Surveillance camera captures image of suspect in rural crime

Horticulture awards announced

Winners named for pumpkin, sunflower and other entries into the Okanogan County Fair

Home Economics award-winners named

Fair board releases names of Home Economics award-winners from this year's Okanogan County Fair

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Horse racing results announced

Here are the results of horse racing events that took place Saturday and Sunday during the Okanogan County Fair.

Beef barn award-winners announced

Okanogan County Fair Advisory Board release names of winners with beef barn entries

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Inslee appeals federal disaster denial

Federal government previously denied damage assistance to

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Youth win fair competitions

Okanogan County Fair Advisory Board announces winners of Kids Fun Day events, which took place Saturday

Individual FFA winners announced

FFA competitors score points in Okanogan County Fair agriculture entries.

Quilt guild honors veteran

Dan Ewing receives quilt for his service in the Amery National Guard

Pecha wins scholarship

$1,500 Mackdanz scholarship awarded to Omak student

Western announces spring graduates

Western Washington University finally releases names of local spring graduates

Western names spring quarter honor roll

University finally announces spring quarter honor roll

State Highway 153 remains closed because of slides

Mudslides prompted week-long closure of main highway through the Methow Valley

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Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency in Okanogan

County declaration follows flash floods, mudslides and debris flows that destroyed homes and blocked highways

Waterville fair features music, livestock and more

More than 100 years of fair memories will be celebrated this weekend during the North Central Washington Fair.

Small fires spark in Tonasket

Recent lighting storms are to blame for several small fires in the area.

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Highways remain closed following mudslides

Two state highways remain closed after a thunderstorm dumped rain on the Carlton Complex burn area and triggered flooding and mudslides.

Mudslides close three highways; some structures damaged

Mudslides sweep away structures, blocks state Highway 153

Three arrested on drug charges in Omak

Allegations of meth, heroin dealing lead to arrests

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Man suspected of dealing drugs out of park

Okanogan man arrested by deputies for allegedly selling drugs out of a tent

Governor plans to visit Okanogan County

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to visit Twisp, Winthrop and Pateros tomorrow.

Sinlahekin to discuss reptiles, geology

The Sinlahekin Wildlife Area will host its fourth summer educational program, Aug. 23-24.

Electricity restored to Malott, Methow Valley

Electricity was restored yesterday afternoon to Malott and the Methow Valley, about four hours after a problem developed along the Loup Loup transmission line west of town.

Electricity down from Malott to the Methow

The area from just south of Okanogan to Malott and across the mountains to the Methow Valley is without electricity this afternoon.

Rain dampens fire slightly; storm spawns three new fires

Rain that fell Tuesday night over the Devil’s Elbow Fire raised humidity, but didn’t do much toward putting out the 20,287-acre blaze on the Colville Indian Reservation.

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Two arrested on suspicion of arson for back fires

Two Twisp men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson for allegedly starting a back fire on Benson Creek Road within the Carlton Complex fire area.

Inslee plans appeal of federal disaster assistance denial

Gov. Jay Inslee is appealing a presidential decision to deny assistance to individuals impacted by the Carlton Complex fire.

Outdoor burning banned on state-protected lands

The state Department of Natural Resources is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on department-protected lands.

Fire information meeting planned in Keller

A community meeting is planned at 7 tonight, Monday, at the Keller Community Center, 11669 state Highway 21, about the Devil’s Elbow Fire on the Colville Indian Reservation.

Community meeting set in Twisp; firefighters tackle new fire

A community meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Friday at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Methow Valley Highway, to update people on the Carlton Complex, Little Bridge Creek and Upper Falls fires.

Visiting utility crews will leave area today

Mutual aid crews assisting the Okanogan County Public Utility District with repairs from Carlton Complex fires will be leaving the area today.

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Devil’s Elbow Complex chars 8,000 acres near Keller

The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire has burned across 8,000 acres near town and prompted evacuations.

Agencies to talk landscape recovery

More than a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available Wednesday to talk with landowners about post-fire recovery of the landscape.

Apple Education Foundation awards local students

The Washington Apple Education Foundation has announced a record number of scholarships this year.

WVC students make president's and dean’s list

Wenatchee Valley College has named its spring quarter 2014 president’s and dean’s lists.

Inslee seeks federal disaster help for wildfires

A major disaster declaration is being sought from President Barack Obama to free up federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from fires in Central and Eastern Washington.

Auditor’s Office continues to count primary ballots

Okanogan, Ferry Counties latest results

Clint Didier showed a 20 percentage-point lead over his nearest opponent in Tuesday election night results from Okanogan County.

Firefighters battle new fire north of Winthrop

Firefighters are battling a fire burning north of town and about 1.5 miles south of the Pasayten Wilderness.

Evacuations ordered for San Poil Valley near Keller

Tribal police giving notice in San Poil for Devil's Elbo Complex fire

CenturyLink restores voice, 911 lines

CenturyLink has restored voice communications, including 911, local and long-distance calling, to the Methow Valley.

Electricity should be back on by Thursday

Electricity should be restored to all customers of the Okanogan County Public Utility District by Thursday.

Phone, 911 service out in much of the Methow

Telephone land lines and 911 service is not working from the Carlton area northward.

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State mobilizes for Rising Eagle Road Fire

The state has mobilized fire resources in support of local firefighters battling the Rising Eagle Road Fire.

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Fire crews called to help in Methow Valley

Crews from fire departments all over the Okanogan Valley were called shortly before 4 p.m. to send “any available units” to the upper Methow Valley for two wildfires.

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Fire burns home between Twisp and Winthrop; evacuations ordered

A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop claimed a house along state Highway 20 this afternoon and is threatening at least one other home.

Red flag warning issued in Okanogan, Methow

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.

Health district offers burned debris cleanup tips

Residents can bury inert fire debris on their property.

Governor will visit the Methow on Friday

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to visit the Methow Valley tomorrow to meet with local leaders and discuss the Carlton Complex fire.

Country musician’s performance benefits Red Cross wildfire fund

Country music artist Trace Adkins will perform a concert in September to benefit the American Red Cross Western Wildfires Relief Fund.

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