Only Alta Lake and Antoine Creek remain at fire evacuation Level 3
Infrared data puts the fire's actual size overnight at about 237,890 acres. The fire has yet to be confirmed.
Fire continues northerly advance, albeit slower than expected given the hot, dry and windy conditions
Meals will be available in Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp and Mazama beginning Sunday
Hot, dry and windy conditions are ripe for wildfire growth, National Weather Service says
Allen Healy and a co-worker disappeared while fishing July 7 above Mica Dam
Several blazes were reported in the Methow Valley following an afternoon storm
Fire crews are expected to have the Lake Chelan-area fire contained today and under control by 6 p.m. Sunday
Hot shot, other crews digging fire breaks as helitack teams drop water on the perimeter of the 25 Mile Creek Fire
After only one tern on the Colville Business Council, Jim Boyd of Inchelium takes over leadership of the Colville Confederated Tribes governing board.
Emergency officials said traffic is being detoured onto U.S. Highway 97, across the Columbia River from the fire area
Sheriff says blaze has grown to more than 200 acres in last three hours
SweetRiver Bakery owner Alex Hymer is stepping down from the city council, but plans to remain active in the community.
Shooting event set for high-power rifles, CR-40s
Okanogan's Matt Shifflett leads all scorers on the boards, but Omak still outscores Bulldog alumni
Eagle Track Raceway results for June 14
It seems that our American society has relegated fathers to second-class parental status.
Project estimated at $6.2 million
City, county and state officials discussed the feasibility of a sewer treatment plant during an afternoon session Thursday in Town Hall.
Several years ago, banks started implementing policies requiring a fingerprint to cash a check. I balked. Rather than cash a check at the bank it was written on, I started depositing all checks into my account at the bank I chose to do business with.
Justine C. Belgarde, Lucas D. Cook and Alyssa A. Descoteaux were arrested Friday after North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force agents searched a home at 430 Dayton St.
Darrell L. Katarzy was taken to Mid Valley Hospital in Omak after his motorcycle struck a guardrail east of Twisp
Four gold medals earned Friday at state 1-2B/1A track meet
Mount Rainier National Park's Westside Road damaged by large boulders
A National Weather Service flood warning for low-lying areas of the Okanogan River remains in effect until further notice
Some fearful move is part of larger western land grab
Virtually every land owner and local water rights holder along Johnson Creek turned out Monday afternoon to call on Okanogan County Commissioners to halt a project to create salmon and steelhead habitat.
Twenty-five years ago, I stood in a newsroom in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with a razor blade and a waxing machine putting a newspaper together in my first job.
The state Liquor Control Board has tentatively approved an Okanogan, Omak and two Winthrop businesses to receive retail marijuana licenses.
J. Scott Graham isn’t yet a resident of Brewster and already he’s one of the highest paid public employees there.
Washington State Patrol says a blown tire caused a crash that led to Sandra J. Cohen being taken to Mid Valley Hospital
For years, teacher competency has been a topic of contention in our state’s public schools. And for years, rather than focusing on the basics of education, our school curricula has slowly transitioned into a feel-good system where few failing students are held back.
Federal officials pull will not renew waiver in wake of teacher union's objection to competency evaluations that include student academic achievement
The election season is about to get very interesting. On Saturday night, I attended the Lincoln Day Dinner, where political newcomers and seasoned campaigners unveiled their plans to run for office this year.
Okanogan County Historical Society expedition puts location on the map
It’s the stuff folklore is made of: Homesteaders fed up with wild horses eating all the foliage make a secret pact to round them up, run them off a cliff and then disappear back into their country life.
Sheriff Frank Rogers says authorities believe they have found the remains of Nicholas A. Totora, who was reported missing June 3, 2012
Public lands are supposed to be just that — open for public recreation and activities. So I’m sometimes left incredulous when state or federal officials move to restrict public activities on the land — and roads — owned by taxpayers.
Flames weaken trees along North Pine Creek Road
PINE CREEK — A wildlife raced through an aspen grove Monday afternoon, weakening trees and prompting officials to close North Pine Creek Road.
Okanogan County officials close North Pine Creek Road as wildlife sweeps through area, toppling trees
Researchers trying to locate actual horse-kill site
X marks the spot. Armed with a small topographical map and global-positioning devices, three history buffs and a journalist headed into the hills above Riverside on Thursday in search of the kill site from which Dead Horse Canyon gets its name.
With all the things going on in the world — wars, politics, business, etc. — spring break offers me a much-needed respite.
A vehicle stolen 12 years ago in Wenatchee was pulled from the Columbia River Monday afternoon downstream from Rock Island Dam
Pateros Nannies knock off Wilbur-Creston in state 1B girls tournament opener
Wilbur-Creston Wildcats lead Pateros Nannies by 3 points at halftime in Spokane
Human remains found Tuesday are being turned over to the state Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation
Previously arrested for burglarizing the Eagles Aerie, Kyle Snyder is back in jail after wearing a court-ordered tracking device while he burglarized the club again.
Nicholas C. Flatt arrested after leading law enforcement officers on high-speed chase through Douglas County
My libertarian side says it’s OK if someone wants to smoke marijuana in the sanctity of their own home, without bothering others.
Republic girls start strong, but Pateros Nannies take 22-21 lead at the half
Okanogan boys earn state berth with commanding win over Vashon Island
Bulldogs command first half action in the regional 1A boys basketball playoff against Vashon Island
You might know him as a former Twisp City Councilman. You might also know him as a former Okanogan County deputy prosecuting attorney.