News <p>COVID-19 cases are on the way back up in Okanogan County, as illustrated in this chart from the Washington Disease Reporting System.</p> <p>COVID-19 cases are on the way back up in Okanogan County, as illustrated in this chart from the Washington Disease Reporting System.</p>

County’s COVID numbers skyrocket prior to Thanksgiving holiday

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in the county is increasing at an alarming rate.

By Gary DeVon
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Health officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases are predicted to rise in...
County’s two week incident rate remains high

Public Health reports there were 35 positive cases of COVID-19 in a two-week period in the county.

By Gazette-Tribune
Incumbents lead in races for Okanogan County Commissioner positions

Voters are favoring the two incumbents, Chris Branch and Andy Hover for county commissioner positions.

By Gazette-Tribune
County taking measures to prevent opioid overdose deaths

Sheriff’s Office and Public Health announce offer of naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

By Gazette-Tribune
Two-week Okanogan County COVID incident rate continues climb

COVID-19 incident rate continues to climb in county; state submits interim vaccination plan to CDC.

By Gazette-Tribune
NCW Libraries and Wenatchee Valley College host Virtual Author Talk

NCWL’s next Virtual Author Talk on Nov 12 will feature Tommy Orange, author of the national best seller “There There.”

By Gazette-Tribune
Newhouse to visit county to discuss healthcare, wildfire recovery

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse will travel to Okanogan County on Monday, Oct. 26

By Gazette-Tribune