Fire crews are battling a new brush fire southwest of town.
Firefighters are on the scene of a 2,500-acre blaze burning between Road A Northeast and the edge of Moses Coulee in Douglas County.
Firefighters from the U.S. and Canada joined forces Wednesday to battle the Newby Lake Fire, which is burning on both sides of the international border northwest of Loomis.
A Grant County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell early this morning.
Palisades wildfire prompts Level 1 evacuation notices
The state has mobilized fire crews for several new blazes in Douglas County. The fires were started by lightning Friday evening, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said Saturday morning.
Smokejumpers responded Thursday morning to a small fire at the head of War Creek in the Methow Valley Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Police are trying to capture a man suspected of shooting at officers twice in the last two days near Royal City.
Monument Fire has grown to 2,100 acres since starting at 11 p.m. last night.
Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee
Fire officials to discuss the status of the blaze that broke out near Cashmere and extends to Wenatchee
Four fires are burning in Douglas County, including one along U.S. Highway 2 at Zanol Road.
Emergency 911 by land line and land line telephone service are down in the Pateros, Twisp and Winthrop areas.
Local students with good grades recognized by university
A local woman received minor injuries this morning when she was struck by a light plane that was attempting to take off from a Grant County roadway.
Okanogan Conservation District will host a Firewise workshop from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Hall, 219 N. Main St.
County changes food service policy
Flagship facility offers gaming, hotel, entertainment
12 Tribes Resort Casino opens today with a full range of gambling, two restaurants, a nightclub and gaming-floor bar.
Officials cut ribbon on new 12 Tribes Resort Casino, which officially opens at 8 a.m. tomorrow
A Mansfield man’s body was recovered from Banks Lake on Thursday afternoon.
Menus range from local rib eye steak to Kobe hot dogs
What do pork pot stickers, a chicken croissant sandwich, Kobe beef hot dogs and an 18-ounce rib eye steak all have in common?
Gaming, hotel restaurants and entertainment await patrons
12 Tribes Resort and Casino, designated as the Colville Confederated Tribes’ flagship gaming and entertainment facility, will open to the public June 17.
Attorney Barnett N. Kalikow filed in court on behalf of the Coalition of Chiliwist Residents and Friends group.
A dozen Omak High School Spanish students visited Nicaragua in April.
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will give several performances this week in Omak and Oroville.
Weather Service warning extended to 8 p.m.
Vehicle crashes through Waterville Post Office wall
A Grant County sheriff’s deputy was injured this afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in the south-central part of the county.
Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.
One fishermen was transported to the hospital, a second is on shore after being rescued today.
The Okanogan County Public Utility District is warning customers of a scam involving a pop-up computer message.
Several more candidates have filed for political offices since Monday.
Problems with the NoaNet broadband system this morning slowed Internet service to end users of the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s fiber-optic network and caused problems for people trying to file for elective office through the state.
Wagon train rolls into town to kick off Old West celebration
The 70th annual ‘49er Days celebration, with the theme “Ashes to Sunflowers,” will be Friday through Sunday in town.
Event includes parade, helicopter rides and more
The Colorama Festival returns this week for its 58th year with popular activities, from a carnival to a parade, helicopter rides, races and more.
Hospital measure passing with 64.2 percent support; two Methow Valley schools measures also passing
Okanogan County Hospital District No. 3 (Mid-Valley) and the Methow Valley School District are both seeking voter approval to raise taxes.
Five volunteers are needed tomorrow morning to help with the Omak Orchards in Bloom half-marathon and 10K race.
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, has introduced a bill to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.
Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes
Motorists headed between downtown and the east side of the Okanogan River can expect delays on Thursday while repairs are done to the Central Avenue bridge.
Colville tribal voters will decide in June whether tribal code should parallel state law concerning recreational use of marijuana.
The Caribou Trail Orthopedics and Sports Medicine board will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Mid-Valley Hospital.
The Los de Abajo concert, which had been planned Saturday at the Barn, has been canceled.
Okanogan, Omak students to receive scholarships
Egg hunts begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Nespelem Community Center and continue throughout the weekend.
Traffic can traverse Washington and Rainy passes beginning at at 10 a.m. Friday, just in time for Easter weekend.
Director Bud Hover is leaving the state Department of Agriculture to return to his farm in Okanogan County and spend more time with his wife and family.
OMAK – The police are seeking the public’s help in the investigation of an armed robbery at Stampede Mini Mart early Saturday morning.
State Department of Transportation Work crews have already cleared more than 2 miles of the highway near Mazama
Drought conditions — above-average temperatures and low snowpack—are expected to create dry fields and forests in Eastern Washington this spring and summer.