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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…





OCPH Confirms First COVID-19 Case in Okanogan County


Mar 25, 2020
Okanogan County Public Health (OCPH) and Family Health Centers are reporting the first positive case of COVID-19 in Okanogan…

The Colville Tribes Closes the Colville Reservation to Non-Essential Traffic

News Release


Mar 25, 2020
The Colville Reservation is now closed to visitors until further notice as part of the Colville Tribes’ ongoing effort to stall…

PUD Suspends Rate Increase

Sheila Corson
Okanogan County PUD

Mar 24, 2020
The Okanogan County PUD board has suspended the May 1 rate increase and authorized staff to suspend disconnections due to…

COVID-19 IMPACT PUTS THREE RIVERS HOSPITAL IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS


Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19 has not yet arrived in Brewster, but the outbreak is having an impact on the local health care system that could have…

Assault in Tonasket Leaves One Mad Dead


Mar 22, 2020
An assault Saturday, at a restaurant in Tonasket led to the death of a 57-year-old man.  Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley…