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Businesses ignoring pandemic closure orders can be cited and fined under emergency rules filed today

News Release


May 26, 2020
Washington businesses that decide to open or operate in direct violation of Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order may be…





New tussock moth outbreak causes tree defoliation in Okanogan County


May 08, 2020
Forest health scientists with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) say owners of wooded property in…

AG Ferguson files Clean Water Act lawsuit against gold mining companies

News Release


May 07, 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit against two gold mining companies for violating the Clean Water Act…

WSU Okanogan County Extension “Drive-In WiFi Hotspot” Available for Free Internet Use


May 07, 2020
In response to the impacts of COVID-19, new Drive-In WiFi Hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for…

PUD Buildings Closed May 8 & 15

Sheila Corson
Okanogan County PUD

May 05, 2020
Okanogan County PUD offices will be closed to both public and staff on both Friday, May 8, and Friday, May 15, as additional…

Filing Week Starts Monday May 11, 2020


May 05, 2020
Filing week is next week, Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15, 2020. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Auditor’s Office. On line…