Latest fire update from the Fire Information Officer: The Okanogan Complex, which burned 123 homes, is listed as 50 percent contained and the Chelan Complex, which burned 21 homes, is listed as 65 percent contained.
OROVILLE – They may have left singing the blues, but no one who attended last ...
Oroville’s 2015 May Festival
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan Complex Fire has grown to be the largest wildfire in Washington State History, even surpassing last year’s devastating record breaking fires in the Methow and Pateros areas known as the Carlton Complex.
TONASKET – A long term recovery organization has been initiated for the Okanogan Complex and North Star fires, with the hopes the group will be able to fall under the umbrella of the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG).
First off let me say “no” I didn’t feel the earthquake Tuesday. Although it was pretty close, I usually miss them. Charlene felt it and came to work asking if we had. Our question was, what earthquake? The last real earthquake I felt was in the 1960s in Seattle. Most of the ones around here go unnoticed by me. I do appreciate the calls from friends on the “Coast” who asked me how I was doing afterwards.
Eleanor Jean Beach, 67, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to four counts each of residential burglary and third-degree theft. Beach was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, 30 days community service and fined $860.50. The crimes occurred in June and July.
With loved ones by his side, Garry Dale Sorensen passed peacefully at Providence Holy Family Hospital on August 30, 2015. Garry was born to Stella and Alfred Sorensen on November 22, 1940 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Latest fire update from the Fire Information Officer: The Okanogan Complex, which burned 123 homes, is listed as 45 percent contained and the Chelan Complex, which burned 21 homes, is listed as 55 percent contained.
Yesterday’s Activities: The continuation of cooler, wetter weather allowed crews to take advantage of opportunities to build line closer to the fires edge where it was safe and effective to do so. Cooler temperatures across the fires, combined with relative humidity values of 40-50 percent subdued fire behavior. Fire continues to smolder and creep in forest debris such as needles, small twigs and branches.
OKANOGAN – Power has been restored to all but 55 customers affected by the Okanogan Complex Fires. The Okanogan County PUD and mutual aid crews continue to work long hours to restore power and our goal is to have power to customers that can have power by this Friday. We have confirmed that 785 poles and 216 miles of distribution line have been burned by the Okanogan Complex Fire. We believe those numbers will increase as we finalize our assessment.
I just watched the new Oroville ambulance drive into Frontier foods. One person got out and went in. The other had a conversation with another person in the parking lot. After 15 minutes or so they loaded up and went to the donut shop. Then around the block and back to the ambulance building. I wonder what that donut run cost the people of Oroville?
I continue to find it totally frustrating that there are people that continue to give inaccurate, untruthful and/or “hearsay” statements about the City of Oroville Ambulance service and feel it necessary to try to clarify a few things.