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Firefighters battle blaze southwest of Bridgeport

Fire crews are battling a new brush fire southwest of town.

Fire blows up in Moses Coulee

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.

U.S., Canadian teams battle wildfire together

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.

Grant County inmate found dead in cell

A Grant County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell early this morning.

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Rimrock Meadows gets fire warning

Palisades wildfire prompts Level 1 evacuation notices

Douglas County officials battling several new fires

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 respond to fire on War Creek

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.

Manhunt under way in Grant County

Police are trying to capture a man suspected of shooting at officers twice in the last two days near Royal City.

Fire grows near Quincy

Monument Fire has grown to 2,100 acres since starting at 11 p.m. last night.

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Temperatures break records

Heat records fall in Omak, Mazama, Republic, Winthrop and Grand Coulee

Sleepy Hollow Fire meeting tonight

Fire officials to discuss the status of the blaze that broke out near Cashmere and extends to Wenatchee

Four fires reported in Douglas County

Four fires are burning in Douglas County, including one along U.S. Highway 2 at Zanol Road.

Land line telephones down in Pateros, Methow Valley

Emergency 911 by land line and land line telephone service are down in the Pateros, Twisp and Winthrop areas.

Eastern announces spring honor roll

Local students with good grades recognized by university

Woman injured in plane crash near Quincy

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.

Firewise workshop planned in Conconully

Okanogan Conservation District will host a Firewise workshop from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Hall, 219 N. Main St.

Omak Chamber gets permit for pancake feed

County changes food service policy

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New 12 Tribes Resort Casino opens today

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.

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Colville tribe opens new flagship casino

Officials cut ribbon on new 12 Tribes Resort Casino, which officially opens at 8 a.m. tomorrow

Mansfield man’s body found in Banks Lake

A Mansfield man’s body was recovered from Banks Lake on Thursday afternoon.

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Dining, music coming to 12 Tribes

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?

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12 Tribes Resort and Casino nearly ready

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.

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Court order halts Three Devils Road vacation

Attorney Barnett N. Kalikow filed in court on behalf of the Coalition of Chiliwist Residents and Friends group.

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Omak students travel to Nicaragua

A dozen Omak High School Spanish students visited Nicaragua in April.

Circus tumbles into the Okanogan

Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will give several performances this week in Omak and Oroville.

Flash flood warning issued for Carlton Complex area

Weather Service warning extended to 8 p.m.

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Vehicle crashes into post office

Vehicle crashes through Waterville Post Office wall

Grant County deputy injured in crash

A Grant County sheriff’s deputy was injured this afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in the south-central part of the county.

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Drought area expanded

Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.

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Fishermen rescued after boat overturns

One fishermen was transported to the hospital, a second is on shore after being rescued today.

PUD warns of scam

The Okanogan County Public Utility District is warning customers of a scam involving a pop-up computer message.

Candidate filing continues

Several more candidates have filed for political offices since Monday.

NOANet problems affect local Internet service

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.

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'49er Days starts Friday

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.

Carnival kicks off Colorama

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.

Voters pass Mid-Valley Hospital bond, Methow Valley schools levies

Hospital measure passing with 64.2 percent support; two Methow Valley schools measures also passing

Special election ballots due today

Okanogan County Hospital District No. 3 (Mid-Valley) and the Methow Valley School District are both seeking voter approval to raise taxes.

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Volunteers sought to help with Saturday morning race

Five volunteers are needed tomorrow morning to help with the Omak Orchards in Bloom half-marathon and 10K race.

Newhouse introduces bill to remove gray wolf from endangered species list

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, has introduced a bill to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.

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Omak, Okanogan bridge work planned

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.

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Tribal council places pot referendum on ballot

Colville tribal voters will decide in June whether tribal code should parallel state law concerning recreational use of marijuana.

Sports medicine board to meet

The Caribou Trail Orthopedics and Sports Medicine board will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Mid-Valley Hospital.

Los de Abajo concert canceled

The Los de Abajo concert, which had been planned Saturday at the Barn, has been canceled.

Rotary announces scholarship winners

Okanogan, Omak students to receive scholarships

Easter brings hunts for children

Egg hunts begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Nespelem Community Center and continue throughout the weekend.

North Cascades Highway opens Friday

Traffic can traverse Washington and Rainy passes beginning at at 10 a.m. Friday, just in time for Easter weekend.

Hover will leave Department of Agriculture

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.

Police seek public help in Omak robbery investigation

OMAK – The police are seeking the public’s help in the investigation of an armed robbery at Stampede Mini Mart early Saturday morning.

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North Cascades Highway clearing under way

State Department of Transportation Work crews have already cleared more than 2 miles of the highway near Mazama

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Ecology: Expect dust storms, wildfires

Drought conditions — above-average temperatures and low snowpack—are expected to create dry fields and forests in Eastern Washington this spring and summer.

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