Stories tagged: Okanogan County
Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you ever wanted to know what two Navy aviators were thinking when they drew a giant penis in the sky over northeast Washington, well, the answer is probably what …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
The sheriffs in Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan counties joined at least seven other county sheriffs who previously pledged to ignore Initiative 1639, which adds requirements on gun storage and background …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
A man was killed Wednesday night after losing control of his truck after passing another car on state Highway 155 in Okanogan County.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
A fire tore through a mobile home park in Okanogan County’s Elmer City on Tuesday, destroying several homes and displacing multiple families.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
American Vandal, the mock true crime series that investigated cars tagged with phalluses in a high school parking lot, returned to Netflix for season 2 on September 14, and featured …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
One of Washington’s largest and longest-burning wildfires continues to grow in central Washington, forcing evacuations and spewing spires of smoke into the atmosphere.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
After three decades in law enforcement and 16 years as Okanogan County’s top dog, Sheriff Frank Rogers is retiring.
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies say a shooting that left a woman injured and a man dead appeared to be an attempted murder-suicide.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
The U.S. Navy issued an letter to the Okanogan School District Tuesday, apologizing for the actions of two pilots who drew a giant phallus in the sky last month.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Washington officials changed an offensive creek name in Okanogan County, Tuesday.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
The cooler weather with occasional rain showers this week has slowed the advance of numerous wildfires in the region, allowing crews to devote more efforts to create fire lines to …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
A moderate earthquake Tuesday morning shook the ground in southeast Okanogan County and could be felt up to 25 miles away. The quake at 9:42 a.m. was measured at a …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Fire crews Monday night reported a frustrating yet productive day battling the blazes in Washington that now consume an area about the size of Rhode Island. Heavy smoke covered much …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2015, 5:05 p.m.
The brown skies Spokane experienced Friday have moved on.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Many communities across Okanogan County had a brief let-up from fires scorching the region Friday evening. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the threat to people and homes was lower. …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, 6:35 p.m.
Okanogan County officials are evacuating the city of Twisp because of a fast-moving wildfire.
Fri., June 19, 2015, 1:01 p.m.
TONASKET, Wash. (AP) — Two people are in custody in rural northeast Washington on charges that they ran over two people after being confronted for squatting on someone else’s property.
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
OLYMPIA – Government agencies failed to react fast enough to smaller fires that grew last July into the largest wildfire in state history, Central Washington residents told legislators Thursday. While …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
Shortly after a wildfire blew up in north-central Washington in July, cancellations started pouring in to Sun Mountain Lodge. In short order, the resort near Winthrop had 800 cancellations – …
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014, 1:58 p.m.
Police have said that homicide victim Patrick M. Alltus, 39, was shot multiple times in his home at 151 Hosheit Road in Riverside. His body was found by a friend …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, 7:55 a.m.
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Officials in a north-central Washington county hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Two men were arrested in Okanogan County and charged with arson for setting a backburn that failed and helped spread the devastating fire that scorched much of the Methow Valley …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
President Barack Obama denied a request Tuesday for disaster aid to individuals who lost homes and property in the Central Washington wildfires less than a day after approving a disaster …
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
A former Washington Department of Corrections officer is suing his employer for what he says were years of racially motivated verbal and physical abuse at the Okanogan County field office. …
Sat., July 26, 2014
Eastern Washington University students affected by the largest wildfire in state history could get some financial relief this fall. The school has authorized $250,000 in aid and begun fundraising efforts …
Mon., July 21, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Many of the more than 1,600 firefighters battling the massive Carlton Complex wildfire that has scorched more than 300 square miles of the scenic Methow Valley will focus their efforts …