Regional News

Christmas tree permits now on sale


Nov 01, 2017
Recent storms have brought snow to the mountain tops, blanketing higher elevation trees in white and turning these areas of the…





Governor signs Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber’s bill that will help local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response


May 11, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today that will help local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response – with a…

Long Term Permit Renewals Considered on Forest Land


May 10, 2017
National Forest Land covers about forty percent of Okanogan County.  We rely on the Forest for clean air and water, jobs and…

Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 24


Apr 26, 2017
Hunters have through May 24 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and…

Inchelium/ Gifford Ferry Service to Continue After Colville Business Council Meets with Army Corps


Apr 25, 2017
The Colville Business Council has convinced the US Army Corps to keep the Inchelium Gifford Ferry running for the season. The…

Unemployment rate dropped to near-record low in March


Apr 19, 2017
Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.7 percent in March – the lowest rate since August 2007,…