Ryan Bass, age 39, who was shot and killed by two Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies and an Omak Police Detective after allegedly firing at the officers, was wanted for failing to appear in Okanogan County Superior Court on a felony warrant and for a recent burglary in Omak. The information about the March 3 shooting […]
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Arrest related to enforcement of gun-safety law An Omak resident has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly threatening to shoot any sheriff who doesn’t comply with the firearm-safety law (I-1639) approved by Washington voters in November. Jaydin Ledford, age 23, was arrested last Wednesday (Feb. 20) after an investigation by the FBI, the Inland […]
by Ann McCreary Tony Hawley (prefers Republican Party) Describe your qualifications for sheriff I have over 23 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, including corrections deputy, patrol deputy, and the past six years as patrol sergeant. As a sergeant, I supervise four deputies, lead the county’s Special Response […]
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 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 …
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 […]
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); […]
• 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 […]
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…
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 […]