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Some Forest Lands in Okanogan County Remain Closed


Aug 28, 2014
With Labor Day Weekend fast approaching, there are key pieces of information that will be useful to those planning trips to…





Stokes Road Complex Fire Grows, More Evacuations Ordered


Jul 16, 2014
The Stokes Road fire burning off of the Texas Creek Road south of Carlton was 1500 acres in size as of last night.  That fire,…

Quick Thinking Store Employee Foils Alcohol Theft by Minors


Jul 16, 2014
On Sunday evening, a Safeway employee reported a possible alcohol theft.  Two juvenile males were seen running out of the store…

Fire danger rating increases to high in Ferry and parts of Stevens counties


Jul 16, 2014
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn…

Monday’s Lightning Storm Starts New Fires


Jul 15, 2014
The passage of an afternoon thunderstorm on Monday led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest…

Campfire Restrictions Increase in Okanogan County


Jul 14, 2014
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest expanded previous campfire restrictions because of high fire danger in Okanogan and…