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Diamond Creek Fire Closure To Remain In Place


Oct 04, 2017
While Diamond Creek Fire is not out, the potential for significant perimeter growth is limited.  Future written updates will…





Public Invited to Open Houses on Proposed Alternatives for Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades


Jan 12, 2017
  Federal officials want to restore Grizzly bears to the North Cascades, and on Thursday released a draft plan with four…

Omak Schools Seek Bond for New Middle School

Sheila Corson


Jan 10, 2017
The Omak School Board voted Dec. 20 to seek a bond this April for up to $27 million from the district to build a new middle…

Burn bans active in Okanogan and Stevens Counties


Jan 06, 2017
A Stage 1 burn ban has been called for Okanogan County, beginning at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 6, and extended for Stevens County at…

Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage


Jan 04, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make…

Stage 1 burn ban extended for Okanogan County


Dec 23, 2016
The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County is being extended through noon, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, because air quality is not…