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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington’s Jim Townsend, Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend continue to make Okanogan proud

There isn’t a statue of Will Derting in the diminutive ranching town of Okanogan, Washington, but it’s there in theory.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Okanogan firefighter dies from injuries sustained in September wildfire

After suffering extensive burns fighting a wildfire south of Okanogan last month, Christian Johnson, 55, died Wednesday.


As coming floods threaten, Washington communities shore up and prepare for the worst

The rising Pend Oreille River, spurred by the recent wave of warm temperatures melting snow off nearby mountains coupled with rain, evoked memories of a 2011 flood that forced the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Administrative punishment meted out for pilots who drew giant phallus over Okanogan

Two U.S. Navy aviators responsible for skydrawing a phallic symbol over Okanogan County on Nov. 16 have received administrative punishment, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

Navy says it will hold Whidbey Island aircrew accountable for tracing giant phallus over Okanogan County

Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon on Thursday.


Okanogan County authorities search for man presumed drowned

Authorities in Okanogan County continue to look for a man who they presume drowned in the Methow River last Saturday.


Girls basketball roundup: Okanogan snaps Colton’s 79-game win streak

Colton’s 79-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday night by Jill Townsend and defending 2B state champion Okanogan. Townsend poured in 42 points and Okanogan beat the Wildcats 73-57 at the …


Okanogan tops NWC 37-10 in State 2B semifinal

Okanogan racked up 397 rushing yards and beat Northwest Christian 37-10 in a State 2B semifinal football game Saturday at Lions Field in Moses Lake. Greyson Fields ran for a …


Northwest Christian blossomed quickly into State 2B football power

It’s not a stretch to call the football season that Northwest Christian has had storybook.


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 …


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. …


Okanogan girls cap perfect season with 2B state championship

Okanogan coach Bryan Boesel has been saying it all year: His team is more than one player. The Bulldogs proved it again Saturday night, more than holding their own despite …


Townsend leads the way for Okanogan

The White Swan Cougars had upset on their minds Friday night at the Arena. But they didn’t pay enough mind to Okanogan center Jill Townsend, who turned in her second …


Broncos’ winning streak finished

MOSES LAKE – There’s some dispute whether the Okanogan Bulldogs are 13-0 or 13-1 headed into Friday’s State 2B championship game. There’s little dispute, however, that the Bulldogs belong in …


In Carlton Complex fire’s wake, orchards survive

Fruit orchards tucked along riverbanks and hillsides in north-central Washington largely escaped damage as massive wildfires raced through the region. At times during the harshest advances of the blaze, the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 19, 2014

No power, phone service in towns hit by wildfire

Burned cables, telephone poles and power lines have cut off of all power, phone and internet services in several Central Washington towns hit by wildfires.


Mom rescues tot from washing machine in Okanogan

A woman used a wrench to break the window of a running washing machine and rescue her 5-year-old daughter at a laundromat in Okanogan.


Murder-suicide suspect left notes in Okanogan

OKANOGAN, Wash. – A woman who police say shot and wounded one woman before killing another and herself, Thursday left behind at least two suicide notes. Notes written by Shelly …


Nespelem fire evacuees returning home

About 50 patients from an assisted living home in Nespelem were evacuated overnight after a wildfire threatened an area of the town for several hours.


Okanogan fire destroys home, prompts evacuation

Wildfires near Okanogan in north central Washington have destroyed one home and are threatening 50 others, prompting a mandatory evacuation of the area.