Local News

Bighorn sheep monitoring increases with diagnosis of single case of pneumonia in Mt. Hull herd

Press Release


Mar 19, 2019
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) asks members of the public to report sightings of bighorn sheep that are…





WDFW plans controlled burns on wildlife areas in Eastern Washington


Sep 18, 2018
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be conducting controlled burns on department lands in Okanogan,…

Some campfires allowed; fire danger persists across Forest


Sep 15, 2018
Beginning Monday September 17, 2018, forest users will once again be able to have campfires in designated recreation sites, such…

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Colville Tribes’ Lower Court Victories over Teck


Sep 15, 2018
In a resounding legal victory for the Colville Tribes against international mining giant Teck Metals Ltd., the Ninth Circuit…

USFW Supervisor Forced to Remind Employees That Human Safety Comes First


Aug 29, 2018
In the wake of a July 12th incident in Okanogan County where a 25-year-old Forest Service employee was treed by wolves, and…

Okanogan County physician suspended; charges say he is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety

Press Release


Aug 25, 2018
The Washington Medical Commission has immediately suspended the medical license of physician William L. Dienst, Jr.,…