The Methow Valley Ranger District is gearing up for a prescribed burn Thursday on about 20 acres 10 miles west of town.
Jury finds she obstructed law enforcement
A jury has found a Carlton woman not guilty of stealing another family’s dog, but she will be sentenced next week following a conviction on obstructing a law enforcement officer.
Bridgeport State Park may stay open
The state Parks and Recreation Commission decided last week that it will seek a new 25-year lease to continue operating Bridgeport State Park.
Animal control officer asks for new anti-cruelty provisions
The City Council is complete once again with the appointment of a new fifth member last week. Sergio Orozco was selected and sworn in during the March 26 meeting, Finance Director Karen Brown said.
The Town Council is slated to set a public hearing date tonight for a hopeful marijuana retailer who would like to set up shop in the town’s industrial zone.
County to expand Parks and Recreation duties
The Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board will soon be repurposed to serve the entire county, and a new board in charge of overseeing the county fair will be created.
Coulee Medical’s top administrator tapped for Brewster
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners are standing behind their selection of embattled Coulee Medical Center Administrator J. Scott Graham as their new CEO.
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners offer job to Scott Graham; contract negotiations planned
Family dog, Shelbie, attacked by two wolves about 40 yards from the front door of their Poorman Creek home
Three finalists selected for Three Rivers Hospital's CEO position; board continues to keep most identities secret
The Pateros High School girls basketball team received a warm send off this morning for the state 1B tournament this weekend in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Three Rivers Hospital officials narrow CEO applicant list to four semi-finalists
Van, logging truck collide; one dead south of Pateros
Newpaper challenges process as a likely violation of state law
Three Rivers Hospital officials to review culling of applicants in CEO search process
Timmi J. Schweigert killed in U.S. Highway 97 crash south of Pateros
Students treated to Crush sodas by secret admirers
Traffic is being detoured onto Conklin Hill and Columbia Avenue
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office hands off case after completing investigation of incident in Chelan County
Resident Michael Knox awaits a decision on whether his complaints about Mayor Marilynn Lynn have sufficient grounds for a recall election.
Three people are facing drug-related charges, a fourth is being held for allegedly for illegally entering the U.S.
Rink could use refrigeration unit
If Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink gets a new refrigeration unit, its director predicts a boon for local recreation and businesses.
Saskatchewan snowbird perishes in Oroville RV blaze
A Saskatchewan man died in an early Saturday morning RV fire that officials believe was caused by a space heater.
Conservation groups hope to work with utility
In an effort to open discussions with Okanogan County Public Utility District about the future of Enloe Dam, American Whitewater decided not to file an appeal of the dam’s federal 50-year, power-generation license.
City Council to consider whether to pay her legal costs
Upon finding out a local man has filed a request to recall the mayor, the City Council planned to meet Tuesday to consider whether the city should pay for her defense.
Voters to decide on tax levies and bonds in Feb. 11 special election
Marchers stop at Okanogan Family Planning to pray
About 60 pro-life activists walked quietly through the downtown area Wednesday afternoon, sporting signs with phrases like, “Abortion attacks God who is life,” and “Your mother was pro-life.”
Michael Knox files 14 complaints against Mayor Marilynn Lynn in recall effort
Attorney general rules on marijuana business regulation
The state attorney general released an opinion last week confirming the authority of municipalities to regulate marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions.
Hunter killed one legally last week
Cougar sightings and attacks are up this winter in the Methow Valley, prompting state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees to take lethal action following attacks.
The future of Bridgeport State Park is in limbo with the state’s lease expiring next year and added interest from the Colville Confederated Tribes.
Flexible curriculum allows exploration of various areas
While students practice sports downstairs on Wednesday nights, several local parents can be found upstairs in the computer lab, learning how to send email or translate text from English to Spanish.
Schools, libraries pay tribute to the fallen leader
It’s more than just a day away from work or school – for many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a chance to reflect on how far the U.S. has come in offering equal rights to citizens and what the future might bring.
Three Rivers Hospital has provided the resignation letter for outgoing Chief Executive Officer O.E. “Bud” Hufnagel Jr.
As the state reviews business license applications to produce, process and sell recreational marijuana, law enforcement agencies are deciding how to handle issues associated with possession.
American Whitewater has less than a week left to decide if it will appeal a federal 50-year license for Enloe Dam.
New officers take over to support organization
More than two years after the Pateros Chamber of Commerce went dormant, a new group of people is bringing it back to support the local business community.
Organizations give out haircuts, flu shots, hot lunch
Despite the snow, Okanogan County Community Action Council saw dozens of people turn out for its “afternoon of services” event Thursday to help the homeless and others in need.
Churches plan services for homeless residents
CEO announced plan to resign at Dec. 30 meeting
Three Rivers Hospital officials are refusing to release the resignation letter of Chief Executive Officer O.E. “Bud” Hufnagel.
A temporary fix in the 1970s to add more space to Bridgeport Elementary School has been getting worn down, prompting the school district to ask voters next month to approve a $3.9 million bond issue.
Three Kings Day brings out the breadmakers
Hundreds of families took part Monday in Three Kings Day with a sweet tradition derived from the Bible, and two local bakeries provided the goods.
Hufnagel will remain in position through April
Three Rivers Hospital’s chief executive officer has resigned, effective at the end of April.
Fuller and Sons staff will stay on at longtime business
A 26-year-old dealership will soon be under the ownership of a man who recently brought his pre-owned vehicle business back to Omak.
Federal emergency benefits end for thousands
With the end of harvest season, unemployment in North-Central Washington has started to tick back up.
Government keeps discussing issue of wolves
As the federal government continues to consider whether to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48, an Okanogan County official is hopeful.
Three Rivers CEO 'Bud' Hufnagel plans to step down in April
Scenic byway designation marks route through Okanogan County
Three Rivers’ new budget plan would net $422,349
Three Rivers Hospital commissioners will meet at noon, Monday for the first time since the contentious Dec. 16 board meeting, when the hospital’s physicians presented a letter calling for Chief Executive Officer Bud Hufnagel’s immediate resignation.
The city is nearing completion on several projects paid for with a $500,000 state Department of Commerce energy grant. One of the projects was a new vestibule built onto the front of City Hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive.