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Omak Schools Will Seek Bond and Levy in February

Sheila Corson, Communications Officer

Omak School District


Dec 05, 2017
With a huge reduction in the levy, Omak Schools will ask for both a smaller levy and a bond in February 2018, with a net…





Diamond Creek Fire Closure To Remain In Place


Oct 04, 2017
While Diamond Creek Fire is not out, the potential for significant perimeter growth is limited.  Future written updates will…

Road Work on Harts Pass & Chewuch Will Require Closures/Delays


Oct 02, 2017
Work is underway to make repairs to Harts Pass Road at Cache Creek and on the Chewuch Road; north and northwest of Winthrop,…

Permits Available for Events and Guiding on National Forest


Sep 28, 2017
Applications are being accepted for temporary outfitter and guide permits as well as recreation event permits on the Methow…

DNR Eases Statewide Burn Ban


Sep 27, 2017
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that as the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands…

Woodcutting permits again available at Forest Service offices in Okanogan County


Sep 19, 2017
Due to the recent change in weather conditions, with colder nights and some precipitation, woodcutting restrictions will be…