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Omak schools scrubbing the air


Aug 26, 2015
In light of the poor air quality we are experiencing now and possibly well into the future, the Omak School District is taking…





Newby Lake Fire Update 7/11


Jul 11, 2015
Yesterday, thunderstorms produced rain on the northern portion of the fire but also created downdraft winds up to 35 mph pushing…

Lightning Sparks More Fires on National Forest in Okanogan County


Jul 10, 2015
Firefighters responded to lightning caused fires on both the Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts today.  Smoke jumpers,…

Okanogan 911 Dispatch Named Team of the Year


Jul 09, 2015
The Washington state chapter of APCO/NENA recognized the members of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatch center for…

Newby Lake Fire Update 7/8


Jul 09, 2015
Newby Lake fire continues to burn northwest from Loomis, Washington. The lightning caused fire started on July 2, in British…

Campfires Prohibited Across Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest


Jul 08, 2015
Effective July 9, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or briquette fire will be prohibited across the…