UPDATE: Saturday, May 19 – Efforts focused on monitoring flood control measures

OKANOGAN COUNTGY – Incident managers are beginning to demobilize crews brought in to protect communities along the flooding Okanogan River, as efforts to hold back the surging river continue to hold.

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Courts, Cops & 911 Calls

911 Calls & Jail Bookings
Monday, May 7, 2018
Assault on Rehmke Rd. near Tonasket.

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UPDATE: Friday, May 18 – Flood mitigation efforts go into ‘Defense Mode’

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Flood mitigation efforts along the Okanogan River are moving into defense mode as crews finish shoring up protection efforts. Crews working with community volunteers have filled and laid approximately 200,000 sandbags along the river throughout Okanogan County to protect critical infrastructure and homes.

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Duane V. Wilson

Duane V. Wilson, age 82 of Tonasket, Washiington died on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Tonasket. He was born August 11, 1935 in Hettinger, North Dakota to parents Virgil and Irene Wilson.

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Flash flood warning issued by National Weather Service for county today, May 17

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch due to severe thunderstorms that are predicted for later today.

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UPDATE: Meeting tonight at Oroville High School at 6:30 p.m. on flooding

OKANOGAN COUNTY – More than 200 responders from around the state are continuing efforts to solidify protection of critical infrastructure throughout Okanogan County against flooding that began last week and is expected to intensify through this weekend. We want all citizens to be prepared for rivers rising and take appropriate actions to protect lives and property as necessary.

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Dennis Paul Loudon

Dennis Paul Loudon, 58, of Oroville, Washington went home to be with his loving savior on May 7, 2018 while at home with his wife and children by his side. Dennis was born March 22, 1960 in Tonasket, Washington to parents Douglas and Fay Loudon.

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Sheriff orders closure of river to recreation activities

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of the extreme danger the Okanogan River poses due to the extremely high flow and ongoing flooding issues. By order of the Sheriff of Okanogan County – the Okanogan River is now closed to recreational activities. No boating, swimming or any other activity is allowed on the river until further notice.

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Mardon E. ‘Marty’ Newman

Mardon E. “Marty” Newman, 81 of East Wenatchee, Washington, passed away on Sunday April 29, 2017 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Marty was born on July 22, 1936 in Seattle, Washington to parents Donald P. and Margaret Newman.

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James Conley

James Conley was a longtime resident of Tonasket, Washington. He passed away after a brief hospitalization on March 24,2018 in Spokane, Washington. He was born in Virginia on June 30, 1955 to Brig. General Samuel Glenn Conley (Army) and to Ruth Edwins Conley .

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Governor declares flood ‘State of Emergency’ in Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday proclaimed a state of emergency for Eastern Washington counties responding to flood conditions.

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