British Columbia

Update: Oliver, BC area wildfire 50 percent contained

OLIVER – Increased fire activity is expected on the Testalinden Creek wildfire over the next few days due to extremely dry conditions and gusty southerly winds, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

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Nine Mile Fire Update: Fire not started by plane crash

OROVILLE – The Nine Mile fire started on Thursday, Aug. 13, and is located three miles northeast of Oroville. The fire has burned 4,673 acres and is 30 percent contained. The fire moved beyond the United States border and into British Columbia burning 120 acres (48.5 hectares). Approximately 130 fire personnel are on the fire with additional resources ordered. No injuries are reported on this fire.

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Update: Newby Lake Fire

As of 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 9, the Newby Lake fire had grown to 2501 acres with zero containment. It continues to burn northwest of Loomis, Washington; mostly in timber up against rocks.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Michelle Lynn Carden, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree DWLS. Carden was sentenced to five months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 16, 2014 crimes.

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Lake Osoyoos rises as runoff increases

YAKIMA – Due to rising temperatures and spring runoff, water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising. In some years, this can result in temporary flooding on properties around the lake.

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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington are being lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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Tumbleweed Festival entertains

Good Karma $1 wins ‘Best of Fest’ OROVILLE – More than 300 film-goers attended one or multiple venues of last week’s Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville. The short films were shown at four locations this year. The first night, Thursday, was at Veranda Beach Resort. As rain threatened, the outdoor theater was moved inside the [...]

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Support a truly unique event

Like its namesake, the Tumbleweed Film Festival has rolled back into town. And with two free and two paid events, there’s really no excuse not to venture out and give the promoters your support by attending one of the venues.

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‘Bigger and Better’ Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls back to town

OROVILLE – Washington’s most unique film festival takes place right in Oroville. The fourth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) is back in town this Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s film fest offers three nights of completely different films at four venues. A total of 40 American and international short films will be presented during the festival’s three nights.

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Breadline Cafe opens new summer diner

OROVILLE – The Breadline Cafe has packed up its swimming suit, beach umbrella and sunscreen for the summer. Omak’s premier dining establishment is pleased to announce the opening of its second location: Breadline at the Beach at Oroville’s Veranda Beach Resort.

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