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7 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Four suspects arrested in Pateros slaying - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Four suspects were arrested after a body was found partially submerged at a boat launch near Pateros on Sunday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

News briefs: September 10, 2014

A Mazama resident has applied for a variance from standard setbacks from neighboring property to construct a cover for a recreational vehicle.

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Related Topix: Mazama, WA, Okanogan, WA, Winthrop, WA, Methow, WA, Science, Ecology

Insurance Journal West

Washington Governor Asks Feds to Reconsider Aid for State's Largest Wildfire

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state's largest wildfire. The governor wrote to President Obama, saying temporary housing assistance from the federal government is needed for a full economic recovery.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Kathy Jones honored for 40 years with city

The first order of business at the Oroville City Council meeting was for Mayor Chuck Spieth to recognize Kathy Jones' many accomplishments over the past 40 years with a Certificate of Appreciation. Jones, the city/clerk treasurer, received a round of applause from the council and those in attendance at the Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Oroville, WA

Wenatchee World

NCW job-skills office gets $1.9 million for worker training

The regional office for vocational training has received $1.9 million in federal funding to help laid-off workers, low-income adults and disadvantaged youth develop the skills they need to find and keep jobs. Wenatchee SkillSource will use 40 percent of the funding in Chelan and Douglas counties, 40 percent in Grant and Adams counties and 20 percent in Okanogan County, Dave Petersen, the agency's executive director, said today.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Chelan County, WA, Douglas County, WA, Grant County, WA, Adams County, WA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

County, cities, PUD working with FEMA on funds for fire-related damage repairs

The process for providing money to the county, cities and public utilities to cover repairs from the recent wildfire is underway, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency meeting eligible applicants last month.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Colville, WA, US Politics, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Inslee asks feds to reconsider aid

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state's largest wildfire. Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Wenatchee World

Climber killed in fall

A 28-year-old Everett man was killed Saturday after falling while rappelling off Liberty Bell Mountain west of Mazama. Eric P. Anderson was climbing with his wife when one of his ropes came free and he fell between 50 and 60 feet, said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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Related Topix: Mazama, WA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

DOT visits Tonasket council

Three representatives of the Washington Department of Transportation engaged in a lengthy discussion with the Tonasket City Council at their Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting regarding a laundry list of traffic concerns that Mayor Patrick Plumb communicated to the DOT over the summer. North Central Region Administrator Dan Sarles, along with Local Program director Paul Mahre and one other discussed issues with this summer's chip seal project on Whitcomb Avenue and long-term projects that the council hopes can be addressed at some point.

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Related Topix: Tonasket, WA, Oroville, WA

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Body of Oroville man recovered at Palmer Lake

After 55 days missing, the body of Darrel L. Williams, 57 of Oroville, was located on Wednesday, Sept. 3and recovered from Palmer Lake.

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Related Topix: Oroville, WA, Vancouver, WA, Okanogan, WA

Methow Valley News Home Page

Questions persist about response by some fire crews

More than a month after the state's largest wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes in and around the Methow Valley, homemade signs thanking firefighters still punctuate the landscape.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Pateros, WA

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Legal Notices - September 3, 2014

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY. Estate of WILLIAM R. MORGAN, deceased.

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Related Topix: Winthrop, WA

Willamette Week

Green Rush

Riverside, Wash.-Apple orchards, pastures and alfalfa fields fan out from the Okanogan River along an area locals call the Flats.

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Related Topix: Riverside, WA, Agriculture, Science, Omak, WA, Okanogan, WA

Tue Sep 02, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Displaced Alta Lake family still searching for home

The Gray family never felt squeezed into their 4 bedroom, two-story home Alta Lake home.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pateros, WA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

HeraldNet

Congress needs to act on wildfires

Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Pateros, WA, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Floods, slides cut swath of damage after torrential storm

The potential for flooding, mudslides and erosion was predicted in the aftermath of the enormous wildfire that swept through the Methow Valley last month, searing more than 250,000 acres and leaving blackened hillsides bare of vegetation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Flood, Home Gardening, Home, Carlton, WA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

More help on the way to Pateros

More help is arriving in the city of Pateros more than a month after flames raced through the city destroying dozens of homes.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA, Spokane, WA

Methow Valley News Home Page

Reality check in the - Magic Methow'

You'd think that having hundreds of homes incinerated in the Carlton Complex's 250,000-acre firestorm would be quite enough heartbreak.

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Related Topix: Methow, WA, Twisp, WA, Winthrop, WA, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

KOMO News

Inslee declares emergency in Okanogan Co. after flash floods

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for Okanogan County following severe rainstorms earlier this month that resulted in flash floods and mudslides that blocked two state highways.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Governors, Jay Inslee, Okanogan, WA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republic, WA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

PHOTOS: Priest Lake lots heading to auction

On Thursday, 61 cottages sites on Priest Lake will be auctioned off in Coeur d'Alene beginning at 1:00pm.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Spokane County, WA, Deer Park, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

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