By Ann McCreary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has extended the public comment period on its proposal to remove nearly all gray wolves in the nation from the endangered species list.
The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) will showcase a variety of regional success stories when it teams up with the City of Okanogan, Wenatchee Valley College, the Wenatchee World and other partners for the fifth annual NCW Community Success Summit in Okanogan on Nov. 20. “Okanogan – Small Town, Strong Community” is scheduled […]
Mail-in ballots for the Nov. 5 general election must be postmarked by Election Day. The Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, at 149 Third Ave. N. in Okanogan, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Election Day from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Voters can drop off voted ballots, obtain replacement ballots, or take advantage […]
Halloween will be celebrated at several spots around the valley: • Community Covenant Church in Twisp hosts its fourth annual Trunk-or-Treat, which drew more than 100 trick-or-treaters last year. The free event kicks off from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 31), with treats, games and rides at the church, 710 Highway 20 N. Next is […]
Let the holiday season begin, but let’s keep safety in mind. At this time of year many of us will be using wood-burning stoves, gas stoves, baseboard heating, or other types of heat sources. Before using these things make sure your carbon monoxide tester and smoke detectors are working. This is a good time to […]
Learn about David Douglas Naturalist, teacher and author Jack Nisbet will offer a historical presentation, “David Douglas in the Okanogan Country,” on Nov. 1 at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. There will be a dinner at 5 p.m. costing $7 for cultural center members or $8 for non-members; and the free presentation will begin […]