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Campfire restrictions in Okanogan County


Jul 27, 2017
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in fire danger rating on…





Thinning Proposed Around Communication Site on McClure


Jan 13, 2017
Emergency Communication is critical to the safety of first responders and the public.  Due to its strategic location, McClure…

Burn bans Issued in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties


Jan 12, 2017
Worsening air quality conditions in North Central Washington are prompting Stage 1 burn bans to be issued for Okanogan, Ferry,…

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…