Stories tagged: Okanogan County
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Washington wildfires ‘creeping’ in improved weather
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
Earthquake measuring 4.3 rocks Washington’s Okanogan area
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
Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires
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 make progress
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
Fire growth slows, smoke heads west
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.
Smoke moves into Central Washington
The brown skies Spokane experienced Friday have moved on.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Okanogan towns get respite from fires
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.
Wildfire forces evacuation of Twisp, Winthrop
Okanogan County officials are evacuating the city of Twisp because of a fast-moving wildfire.
Fri., June 19, 2015, 1:01 p.m.
Squatters accused of running over and killing property owner outside Tonasket
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
Central Washington residents say Natural Resources failed them in battling Carlton Complex fires
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
Wildfire region reaches out to visitors after tourism hit
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.
Riverside homicide victim shot multiple times
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.
Mud slides close roads, trap motorists in Okanogan County
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
Arson arrests made in connection with Carlton Complex fire
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
Feds deny disaster aid to individual Washington wildfire victims
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.
State seeks major disaster aid for fires
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
Former corrections officer sues employer, claims abuse
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
EWU authorizes aid for students affected by fire
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.
Firefighters trying to contain Carlton Complex fire
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 …
Thu., July 17, 2014, 9:57 p.m.
City of Pateros told to empty as blaze enters town
Okanogan County’s sheriff has issued an urgent evacuation notice for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials are also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town.
Sun., May 4, 2014, 6:36 a.m.
Heritage birds: ‘Grouse an icon of the open landscapes’ of Evergreen State
The annual shows that inspired Native American dancers centuries ago are underway on Washington’s grasslands, sagebrush prairies and mountain foothills. Grouse are strutting on their stages to fan their tails …
Tue., April 15, 2014
Taking junkyard dog nets fine, shelter service order
An Okanogan County woman who says she rescued a junkyard dog from deplorable conditions in December must pay a $768 court fine and serve 100 hours at area animal shelters. …
Mon., April 14, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
Okanogan woman fined, sentenced to community service in dog theft case
Judy Camp must serve 100 hours of community service and pay $768 in fines after being found guilty of obstructing justice last month. Camp took a blue heeler, which she’s …
Fri., March 28, 2014, 7:35 a.m.
Okanogan woman cleared of pet theft
The woman who said she rescued a blue heeler named “Tank” from an Okanogan County junkyard in December was found guilty of obstructing justice Thursday. She was cleared of pet …
Thu., March 27, 2014
Woman faces jail time after taking guard dog
A woman who took a chained-up dog from deplorable and freezing conditions near Twisp last December will be on trial today in Okanogan County. Prosecutors accuse Judy Camp of pet …
Wed., Sept. 4, 2013, 9:51 a.m.
Victim identified in Okanogan County shooting death
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office identified the grouse hunter shot and killed in a remote area of Central Washington on Monday as 52-year-old Michael R. Carrigan.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
Field reports: Pink salmon flood into Puget Sound
FISHING – More than 6.2 million pink salmon are surging into Puget Sound this month in their return that occurs on odd-numbered years, according to the Washington Department of Fish …
Mon., April 22, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
Man charged in Okanogan stabbing and shooting death
A man is being charged with first-degree murder in Okanogan County after a shooting and stabbing over a stolen clutch.
Fri., March 22, 2013, 7:58 a.m.
Okanogan County officer shoots, injures homicide suspect
One man is dead and his alleged killer, his son, was shot and wounded by officers in Okanogan County Friday night.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013, 5 p.m.
Omak man’s death being investigated
An 88-year-old man was found dead Saturday night at his home at 33 Brooks Tracts just outside of Omak in Okanogan County.