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August 13, 2014 at 6:39 AM

2 Twisp men arrested for setting back burns

The Associated Press OKANOGAN, Wash. — The Okanogan County sheriff’s office says two Twisp men were arrested for investigation of arson for setting unauthorized back burns at a wildfire. The sheriff’s office says 63-year-old Larry D. Smith was booked into jail Tuesday for setting a back burn on Forest Service land and private property. He also was…


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August 12, 2014 at 7:58 AM

White House OKs funds for wildfire infrastructure repairs

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s office says the Obama administration has approved federal assistance for Okanogan County and the Colville confederated tribes to help repair or replace public infrastructure lost in this summer’s wildfires. That assistance is one part of a federal disaster declaration request Inslee made last week. The administration has not yet…


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July 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Homes destroyed by wildfire total 300, Okanogan sheriff says

The Associated Press TWISP, Wash. — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday. Officials previously placed the number at 150, but Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said he knew that figure would rise because crews hadn’t been able to…


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July 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history

Even as one of Washington’s wildfires became the largest in state history Monday — burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle —  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek. “It’s tough to say, at this point, what to expect,” said Ryan Fliehman, National Weather Service…


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March 6, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Note to burglar: Remove ankle monitor before next crime

The Associated Press The Okanogan County sheriff’s office says a man accused of a break-in at the Okanogan, Wash., Eagles Lodge was arrested after deputies checked where his ankle monitor had been. Deputies who responded Tuesday to a burglary call at the lodge found a phone line cut, a back door pried open and $2,000 missing from…


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September 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Victim ID’d in fatal Okanogan County shooting

The hunter whose death in Okanogan County is being investigated as a homicide has been identified as Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said Carrigan was shot about 7 p.m. Monday while grouse hunting with a companion in the remote Pontiac Ridge area northeast of Tonasket. Carrigan’s companion, George R. Stover, 65,…


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September 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Homicide suspected in hunter’s death in Eastern Wash.

The shooting death of a Western Washington hunter in Okanogan County Monday is being investigated as a homicide. The victim was shot about 7 p.m. at  Cow Camp Road on Pontiac Ridge out of Chesaw, said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Rogers did not indentify the victim, but said he and another Western Washington man had been together in a car…


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January 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Eight horses removed after being found with no food or water

The Wenatchee World Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies removed eight horses from a field near Wauconda on Tuesday after determining they were not being fed or watered. Sheriff Frank Rogers said a Gig Harbor man owns the horses, and told authorities he had asked his son who lives in Tonasket to care for them. Deputies left messages for…


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November 8, 2011 at 6:50 AM

The Morning Memo / Tuesday: Pants falling down, kid falling in washing machine, Barefoot Bandit

Weather: A 50 percent chance of showers today isn’t good news, but it gets worse. Tomorrow there’s a 90 percent chance of showers. Hmmm, don’t like that. Ah, but Thursday… Here’s something we haven’t heard in a forecast in a while: Partly sunny. The details. Traffic: The maps and cams. In the “We…


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