Donation accounts set up for Okanogan Firefighter injured in Spring Coulee Fire

OKANOGAN – Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 60 percent of his body.

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Celebration of Life for John Shaw

A Celebration of Life and barbecue for John Shaw will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Frontier Ranch, Oroville, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a short program and sharing of stories at 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited. John Shaw Obituary

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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse

Rep. Newhouse Calls on USTR to elevate Washington apple access in India

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers.

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Brice William Carroll

Brice William Carroll passed away on September 13, 2019 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane at the age of 64. He was born in Saratoga Springs, New York on March 10, 1955.

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DOE/submitted photo Zosel Dam is used by the Washington State Department of Ecology to regulate the water level in Osoyoos Lake. When spring runoff swells the  Similkameen River it can back up the Okanogan River from the point where the two rivers join at the confluence just south of Oroville. This causes the Okanogan to rise to the point  the dam can not control the flow as it reverses northward.

Fall water level drawdown at Lake Osoyoos begins

OROVILLE – Autumn is upon us and the Washington Department of Ecology is drawing down water levels at Lake Osoyoos to winter operational levels. Releases from Zosel Dam to the Okanogan River will increase in volume to bring the lake down about two-and-a-half feet from now until December.

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Okanogan County PUD looking at shared community solar project

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD is pursuing a community solar project for its customers that would allow multiple participants to share the costs and benefits of a solar project, including receiving a yearly incentive check from the state.

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BLM lifts fire restrictions in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has lifted the regulated fire closure on public lands administered by the BLM and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) in eastern Washington.

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Newhouse urges local attendance at public comment meeting on grizzly bear introduction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a public meeting on the Draft North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.

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Flash Flood Warnings issued for Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan counties

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan Counties for Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. through this evening.

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PNTA plans meeting on trail town kiosk

OROVILLE – The Pacific Northwest Trail Association would like to install a PNT-Oroville trail town kiosk and is hosting a workshop to gather community input on the location, design and content of the kiosk.

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‘Celebrating Cultures’ returns to Pearrygin Lake State Park

WINTHROP – Sept. 4, 2019 – The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the “Celebrating Cultures” concert at Pearrygin Lake State Park on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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Border Patrol arrests smuggler near Oroville and Visa overstay during Labor Day Weekend

SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Agents within Spokane Sector were involved in two notable arrests over the Labor Day weekend, including near Oroville.

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