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Firefighters Continue Battle Lightning Strike Fires


Jul 21, 2015
Tonasket Ranger District’s firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by Sunday night’s lightning. Almost 150 lightning…





Marking One Year Since Catastrophic Carlton Complex Fire, Newhouse Recognizes First Responders, Firefighters, Volunteers


Jul 15, 2015
Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) spoke on the House floor to recognize the efforts of first responders, firefighters, and…

Commissioners forced to rescind resolution on Board of Health charter


Jul 15, 2015
The Okanogan County Commissioners on Monday were forced to rescind a resolution passed just a week before, restructuring the…

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…