Campfires banned on DNR-protected lands across Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – As of Friday, Aug. 17, campfires are banned on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) east of the Cascades. This ban joins many other jurisdictions that have also prohibited campfires.

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Fred L. Cook

Fred L. Cook, 94 of Ephrata, Washington, passed away on January 9, 2018. He was born on June 6, 1923.

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Patricia Almont

Patricia Almont, 83, of Spectacle Lake died Sunday August 12, 2018 in her home. She was born June 23, 1935 in Seattle, Washington to parents Kenneth and Lucretia Hall.

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Tam M. F. Hutchinson

Tam Michael Frank Hutchinson, 69, passed away Wednesday July 25, 2018 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Washington. He was born May 14, 1949 in Seattle, Washington to Emma Turley and Clarence Hutchinson.

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Leads remain the same for Okanogan County offices in second Primary Election count

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OKANOGAN – In the second count of the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election, results still show Jim Detro, the incumbent candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner, Position 3, way out ahead of his two challengers, Sally Bull and Robert Fuchs.

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Thomas Edward Clifford

Thomas Edward Clifford (Ted) was born in Selma, Oregon to Earl N. Clifford and Mina Marie (Breazeale) Clifford on July 16, 1933.

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Lucy Elaine Beeman

Jesus called Lucy Elaine Beeman from her earthly home, Saturday morning, July 28, 2018 to her eternal home following an extended battle with cancer, with her faithful husband Jerry of 49 years by her bedside. Elaine was born May 11, 1937 in Tonasket, Washington to Russel and Bunny (Hill) Hawkins.

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Madge Lorraine Haney

Madge Lorraine Haney, age 100 of Oroville, passed away August 1, 2018 peacefully in her home in Oroville, Washington. She was born February 18, 1918 in Opstead, Minnesota to parents Frank and Beatrice Patterson.

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Detro leads for county commissioner, Hawley for sheriff in early ballot count

OKANOGAN – Early and unofficial Primary Election results show Jim Detro, the incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner, Position 3, candidate way out ahead of his two challengers, Sally Bull and Robert Fuchs.

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Fires in Twisp River Drainage grow to nearly 7700 acres

TWISP – The 7671 Crescent Fire burning east of the Twisp River continued to be active near Williams Creek as of press time. However, the nearby 38 acre Gilbert Fire was exhibiting no fire activity with little smoke being produced, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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BLM modifies Fire Restrictions Order in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE – Due to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District’s commitment to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive, fire restrictions on lands administered by the district and by the BLM have been modified to prohibit the building, maintaining, attending or using a fire of any type, including charcoal briquette fires.

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