SPOKANE – A Stage 1 burn ban in Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties will expire at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10….
OKANOGAN – Voters are showing overwhelming support for an increase in the county sales tax to update the communication system used by police, fire and ambulance in the first count of the Nov. 5 general election ballots by the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.
OKANOGAN – Two 15-minute power outages are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 6, both starting at 11:55 p.m. and lasting until approximately 12:10 a.m.
UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.
OROVILLE – An Oroville man who called the sheriff’s office Thursday to report a hunting accident was arrested for manslaughter in the second degree when Ashley Nelson, Oroville, was found dead at the scene.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD commissioners heard several updates from departments regarding 2019 activities and proposed 2020 budget items at an Oct. 21 board meeting and workshop.
TONASKET – On Tuesday, Oct. 29, there will be a special meeting to discuss the “Perfect Passage” US97/Whitcomb Avenue Downtown Corridor Redevelopment Project from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tonasket City Hall.
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
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Indian Health Center (IHS) in support of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation’s application for a new IHS clinic in Omak through the Joint Venture Construction Program.