Okanogan


Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers
OKANOGAN – Candidate filing week opened across the state on May 14, and prospective office seekers had through Friday, May 18, to get on the ballot. Online filing was open through 4 p.m., May 18, and that allowed plenty of time to nominate even an unwitting citizen to a vacant seat. In Douglas and...

Submitted by Okanogan County Emergency Management
OKANOGAN – Water levels are rising in Osoyoos Lake, straddling United States/Canadian border between Osoyoos, British Columbia, and Oroville, Wash., and the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) is issuing flood warnings for the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers as a result. The Okanogan River is...

Photo by Mike Maltais
Fire units from the Okanogan and Omak fire departments responded to a brush fire near the intersection of the B&O Road North and State Route 20 north of Malott last Saturday and had the flames contained by mid-afternoon.
OKANOGAN – Business owners, school district personnel, and community service representatives were among the 50-plus attendees that participated in a Registered Apprentice Program sponsored by WorkSource, the Okanogan County Economic Alliance and Washington Department of Labor and Industries at the...
OKANOGAN – Apprenticeship programs and how to develop and register them for both adults and youth in Okanogan County will be the topic of an information session at the Okanogan PUD on Thursday, Feb. 22, noon to 2 p.m. Sponsored by WorkSource, Okanogan County Economic Alliance and the Washington...
BRIDGEPORT – Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal reported that a suspect wanted in connection with a threat and firearms incident at the Bridgeport school was apprehended in Los Angeles and returned to Okanogan County last month. A Douglas County Deputy and a Chelan County Correctional Officer...

Ann Fagerlie, Okanogan County 4-H Program Coordinator, handed out awards and accolades to 4-H members gathered from around the county.
OKANOGAN – 4-H groups from around the county gathered at the Okanogan Grange Hall on Saturday, Nov. 18 for their annual awards banquet honoring members for the participation in 4-H projects, county fair participation, and volunteer work. Groups from Tonasket, Winthrop, Riverside, Malott, Okanogan...

Is it a figure 8? A bow tie? No, it’s… ... part of an erotic air art piece fashioned from a combination of jet exhaust contrail and several G forces.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The sky above the Okanogan Military Operating Area (MOA) was a cloudless blue canvas last Thursday, Nov. 16. And wherever one finds a blank backdrop, be it sidewalk, building wall, rail car or patch of sky, an inspired artist is often not far away. This particular painter was...
District Court Benedicto Jose Garza Trevino, 32, from Bridgeport pleaded guilty to third-degree Driving While License Suspended. He was sentenced to 90 days with 85 days suspended and fined a total of $466. Eric Alphonso Walters, 48, from Brewster pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He was...
District Court Sofonias Murillo Valdovinos 74 from Brewster pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence. He was fined a total of $2,286. Superior Court Criminal Derin Weldon Darlington, 46, from Pateros pleaded guilty to fourth-degree Assault and second-degree Theft. He was sentenced to 90...

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