Regional News

Diamond Creek Fire Update July 27,


Jul 27, 2017
Diamond Creek Fire is about 18 air miles north of Mazama, Washington. Yesterday:  Continued hot and dry weather with poor…





Long Term Permit Renewals Considered on Forest Land


May 10, 2017
National Forest Land covers about forty percent of Okanogan County.  We rely on the Forest for clean air and water, jobs and…

Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 24


Apr 26, 2017
Hunters have through May 24 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and…

Inchelium/ Gifford Ferry Service to Continue After Colville Business Council Meets with Army Corps


Apr 25, 2017
The Colville Business Council has convinced the US Army Corps to keep the Inchelium Gifford Ferry running for the season. The…

Unemployment rate dropped to near-record low in March


Apr 19, 2017
Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.7 percent in March – the lowest rate since August 2007,…

Frank’s Pond open to fishing for juvenile anglers only


Apr 12, 2017
Effective dates: April 22 through Aug. 19, 2017. Species affected: Trout and other game fish. Location:  Frank’s Pond at the…