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Man dies in rollover crash in Okanogan County

The Washington State Patrol said the man’s SUV “left the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, traveled approximately 75 yards and struck rocks” before reentering the roadway and rolling over twice.

Skishoeing on Altai Skis

Nils Larsen, who emerged as a free-heel downhill skiing guru in the 1980s, is promoting 'skishoeing' -- a different approach to getting out on snow inspired by ancient Asian hunter-herdsmen. Outdoors editor Rich Landers tagged along with Larsen during the 2016 Hok Fest at Sitzmark Ski Hill, where Larsen and other area skiing experts shared the joy of trekking with a single long pole on the Hok, a short, fat ski with built-in skins for going uphill, downhill and all around. Larsen distributes the Hok and promotes the one-pole technique from Curlew, Washington, world headquarters for Altai Skis.

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 with more than 600 square miles of the state scorched or on fire.

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. In many areas the flames moved away from communities and into heavier timber, he said. Still, he emphasized that the threat wasn’t over.

Tonasket residents warned to ‘evacuate immediately’

"EVACUATION NOTICE – Level 3 for City of Tonasket. Evacuate immediately. Do not wait for door-to-door notification. Proceed south using U.S. 97 (now open) to shelter in Brewster at Brewster High School, 503 S. 7th Street."

Search for a stable condition

Alicia Ponce-Myers should be swimming. Or playing basketball with her friends. At the very least the 12-year-old from Tonasket, Wash., should have been able to enjoy summer Bible camp: she raised $235 by washing cars, working a spaghetti feed and other tasks in order to go.

Tonasket death considered homicide

No foul play was suspected when Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies first found a 25-year-old woman dead in a driveway near Tonasket. But after an autopsy, Sheriff Frank Rogers says the death is being investigated as a homicide.