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Six candidates vie to become next Okanogan County Sheriff

Six candidates vie to become next Okanogan County Sheriff

Top two finishers in Aug. 7 primary will face off in November Compiled by Marcy Stamper With the retirement of Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers after four four-year terms, there are six candidates running for sheriff. All state a preference for the Republican Party. The top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary will advance...
Three arrested in connection with trailhead vehicle break-ins

Three arrested in connection with trailhead vehicle break-ins

Three people were arrested in Mazama last week in connection with a spate of vehicle break-ins at local trailheads in which numerous cars were damaged and a variety of items, including cash, credit cards and computers, were stolen. Since June 11, several vehicle prowls were …
Sheriff’s department offers free firearms training for Okanogan County residents

Sheriff’s department offers free firearms training for Okanogan County residents

Dates have been set for this summer’s classes in firearms safety and basic and advanced firearm use taught by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department. Specially trained sheriff’s deputies provide free instruction to Okanogan County residents. The Sheriff’s Department offers several hands-on classes: Essentials: The first (basic) class, with a primary focus on safety. The class...
Candidate filings have closed for primary elections

Candidate filings have closed for primary elections

Filings have closed for the Aug. 7 primary elections for state and local offices. In Okanogan County, at least three county positions will be filled by newcomers. Sheriff Frank Rogers said earlier that he was retiring. Six people have filed for the position: Michael Blake of Okanogan (prefers Republican); Kevin Newport of Omak (prefers Republican);...
Election 2018 notes

Election 2018 notes

• Another District 12 candidate JD Greening, a former congressional staffer and Navy veteran, has entered the state representative race in Legislative District 12. Greening, a Republican who lives in Wenatchee, is the fourth announced candidate to fill the position being vacated by Cary Condotta, who recently announced that he will not seek re-election after serving...
Backcountry skier dies in avalanche on Setting Sun Mountain near Mazama

Backcountry skier dies in avalanche on Setting Sun Mountain near Mazama

Ian Fair, an experienced backcountry skier from Winthrop, died in an avalanche while skiing in the mountains above Mazama on Sunday (March 4). Fair, age 36, was skiing with his fiancée, Stephanie Bennett, and two friends on Setting Sun Mountain, about…
Skier killed in avalanche on Sunday

Skier killed in avalanche on Sunday

One person in a party of skiers was killed in an avalanche near Mazama on Sunday (March 4), Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said in a press release. Rogers said the victim’s body is being recovered today, weather permitting. “Coroner Dave Rodriguez is on the scene and when the recovery is complete he will be...
Motorcyclist killed in accident on Twisp-Carlton Road

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Twisp-Carlton Road

A Mesa, Arizona, police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred Monday (Aug. 14) while he was riding on Twisp-Carlton Road, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said in a press release Tuesday (Aug. 15). Kurt A. Carlson, 42, was riding with two other friends when the accident occurred at about 7:10 p.m., Rogers...
Winthrop man charged with second-degree assault in shooting incident

Winthrop man charged with second-degree assault in shooting incident

A 35-year-old Winthrop man was arrested and charged with second-degree assault after a shooting incident Monday night (July 10) that injured a Winthrop woman. Troy T. Triplett was charged in Okanogan County Superior Court and released on bail Tuesday afternoon. The victim, Tracy Schrum, 48, of Winthrop, sustained injuries to her leg in the incident...
Alvin Hymer remembered for his devotion to community

Alvin Hymer remembered for his devotion to community

Family and friends of Alvin Hymer remembered him with affection and admiration — and secured some degree of closure — after Hymer’s body was recovered from the Columbia River about 4 miles south of Pateros on Sunday (July 9). Hymer, age 74, had been trying to rescue his two dogs on July 1 when he fell into the …