OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun recruiting for 550 temporary firefighters to serve during the 2019 wildfire season with the state’s largest wildland firefighting department. In 2018, DNR crews responded to a record 1,826 wildfires.
911 Calls & Jail Bookings Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 Assault on Engh Rd. near Omak. One-vehicle crash on Salmon Creek Rd. near Okanogan. Drugs on Elmway in Okanogan. Wildland fire on Panorama Point near Omak. Drugs on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Dun Horse Rd. [...]
Elizabeth “Liz” Anne Grunst (Miller) was born in Colville, Washington on May 14, 1934 to Clara and Robert Miller. Liz was the second of four siblings: Bob (deceased), Margaret and Jim. They were raised in Boyds, Washington.
OKANOGAN — At their Monday, Nov. 19 meeting Okanogan County PUD Commissioners pulled the plug on re-electrification at Enloe Dam near Oroville after being told costs would be twice as much as originally estimated.
Curtis brothers ran drug store for more than 40 years. Editor’s Note: Roy’s Pharmacy in Tonasket, in business under that name since 1955, shut its doors without warning last Tuesday, selling their customer list to RiteAid in Omak. While the owners had little to say on the record, Mary Lou Kriner, president of the Tonasket [...]
OROVILLE – National Take Back Day, Oct. 27, offered a chance to gather any unused medicines in nationwide, as well as the Oroville community.
Keith Felton, age 66, passed peacefully at his home in Marysville, Washington on October 13, 2018. He fought a long battle with many health issue and passed from Liver Cancer. Keith was born Sept. 26, 1952 in Yakima, Washington to Kenneth and Dorothy Felton.
OKANOGAN – The third ballot count of the Nov. 6 General Election, while results are still unofficial until certified, shows the Tonasket School levy will most likely pass.
UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 10 a.m. Saturday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.