OLYMPIA – As part of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) ongoing efforts to strengthen rural fire districts in wildfire-prone areas, Okanogan County Fire District 10, which covers the Loomis area, will be one of several rural fire departments to receive a surplus wildfire engine
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OLYMPIA – The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, has rejected Crown Resources’ appeal of the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit that the Washington State Department of Ecology issued for the Buckhorn Mine.
SEATTLE – On Oct. 9, Maria del Rayo Mendoza Garcia filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County for unlawfully detaining her in March 2019. Okanogan County detained Ms. Mendoza based solely on a detainer request from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) despite federal court decisions that make clear state and local officials have no authority to arrest or detain people for immigration purposes.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Board of Health passed an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products or any products that will be used to create a flavored vapor product. The rule took effect on Oct. 10, 2019 and lasts for 120 days. The Board of Health and Department of Health will work closely with the Liquor and Cannabis Board on plans for implementation and enforcement now that the emergency rule is final.
On September 19th we lost a unique and rare sole. Sydney Charles Mitchell III, Chuck, son of Sidney and Bertha (Hudlow) Mithell was born July 20th of 1943.
TACOMA – The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) is proud to welcome Michael Finley as its new tribal liaison.
OKANOGAN – Assistant Chief Christian Dean Johnson, 55, with Okanogan County Fire District #3 Okanogan, succumbed to his injuries sustained while engaged on the Spring Coulee Fire south of Okanogan.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Brice Carroll on Saturday, October 5 at 4 p.m. at the American Legion…
Patricia L. Robbins (Mitchell) was born on August 28, 1930 to Walt and Anne Mitchell. She passed away July 28, 2019 in her home with family by her side.
Jacob Wayne Reese, 29-years-old, beloved son and brother passed away on September 26, 2019. He was born in Tonasket, Washington on Sept. 9, 1990