Local News

Threatening Note Leads to Lockdown at Omak High School

Mar 21, 2018
Omak High School was put into lockdown and the Middle School was in a soft lockdown after a threating note was discovered in a…

State Trooper Strike Deer Near Riverside

Dec 20, 2017
A collision with a deer caused a Washington State Patrol Trooper to suffer minor injuries to his wrist, and major damage to his…

Juvenile Arrested for Providing Marijuana to 15 Year Old

Press Release

Dec 20, 2017
Sunday, December 17th, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Omak Police responded to an emergency call from a 15 year-old juvenile female…

$21,600 fine levied for unpermitted development on Palmer Lake shoreline

Dec 15, 2017
The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an administrative order and $21,600 civil penalty to Greg Newmarch of…

Burn ban continues in Methow Valley; expires elsewhere

Dec 15, 2017
The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has been extended through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, for the communities of Pateros,…

Improved Access to Snowy Lakes

Dec 11, 2017
A relatively short hike from Highway 20 and not far from the Pacific Crest Trail, Snowy Lakes are a popular destination.  The…