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President Trump approves major Disaster Declaration for Washington

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Washington to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

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Suspect arrested in death of Tonasket man

TONASKET – A man suspected of killing another man at the Roundup in Tonasket on Saturday, March 21, was arrested in Loomis by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department.

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No confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Okanogan County Health has announced that as of Friday, March 20 there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the county. Some 89 samples have been sent in with 36 results back and 53 tests with results pending.

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Emergency declared by Okanogan County Commissioners

OKANOGAN – Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Okanogan County Commissioners have passed Resolution 45-2020 and declared an emergency in Okanogan County.

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WVC extends closure of both campuses until March 30

WENATCHEE -Wenatchee Valley College has extended the closure of both campuses to students and the public until Monday, March 30. The closure was originally expected to last until March 20.

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Walter ‘Casey’ Zachman Jr.

Walter Edward Zachman Jr., better known to friends and family as Casey, passed away on March 7, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1960 to Wally and Neva Zachman in Tonasket, Washington.

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North County School Districts putting plans in place

NORTH COUNTY – Tonasket and Oroville School closed their doors to students and staff at the end of the school day Monday, March. 17. Both schools have slightly different approaches to how they will operate durning the closure which goes until at least April 24.

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WVC moves classes online, suspends large on-campus events

WENATCHEE – Wenatchee Valley College leadership made the decision to move the majority of classes online through the end of the academic year and to suspend all on-campus events involving more than 20 people.

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Gov. Inslee statement on statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19.

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Add public libraries to the list of closures

WENATCHEE – Barbara Walters, Executive Director of North Central Regional Library announced Friday evening that all libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties will be closed starting Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m.

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