Posts Tagged ‘Okanogan County’

This Week’s Rain Only Slightly Helpful For NCW Summer Water Supply

Conservation and drought – two words you don’t to hear when forecasting the state water supply through September. Marcus Bellissimo reports this week’s rain meant good things for some areas of Central Washington at risk of drought this year. The lowland precipitation will help with soil moisture, but it won’t make up for the shortage…

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Three Wind-Fueled Wildland Fires Burning In Okanogan County

Several wildland fires burning in Okanogan County. One fire is burning northeast of Riverside, DNR crew are en route. Another fire is burning  NE of SR 97, 3 miles north of Pateros and a third wildland fire burning south of Oroville on SR 97 at milepost 329. Okanogan County Emergency Management says crews are heading…

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Wenatchee Valley College Launching Wildland Fire Program At Omak Campus

The need for a wildland fire program at Wenatchee Valley College started after the devastating 2014-2015 fire seasons. That program is now in the development phase, and you can get involved. Marcus Bellissimo has the story. For more information or to attend the public forum tomorrow in Omak contacting Wildland Fire Instructor Marshall Brown at mbrown@wvc.edu or 509-422-7806.

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Smoky Conditions Continue From Diamond Creek Fire, Canada Wildfires

Smoke from wildfires in Okanogan County – the Diamond Creek Fire, British Columbia, Alberta and Montana is expected to affect Central and Eastern Washington as north or northeast winds push smoke around the state again today and this weekend. Air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day. Jay…

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