North coast of Washington reopens to crab fishing

The recreational and commercial Dungeness crab fisheries on the northern coast of Washington will reopen effective immediately, state shellfish managers announced today. Earlier this month,...

Okanogan wildfires grow by 100 square miles

Massive wildfires expanding across the arid state have so overtaxed firefighters that the federal government declared an emergency and state officials took the unprecedented...

How to assist Eastern Washington fire victims

This, according to the Wenatchee World website: Donating Money Red Cross Anyone interested in assisting Red Cross efforts to help families affected by the fires can donate...

Crews muster forces to protect homes on Lake Chelan’s south shore

Fire crews on the south shore of Lake Chelan laid dozer lines and burnouts Friday evening to protect pockets of homes on the south...

August 25th – Free day in Washington State parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Tuesday, Aug. 25 is a state parks ‘free day.’ Day-use visitors...

Wenatchee Sleepy Hollow Fire

Families whose homes were destroyed in a massive grassland wildfire in Washington state were returning to scenes of destruction on Tuesday as firefighters fought...

Former head of Island Hospital Foundation charged

The former executive director of the Island Hospital Foundation is charged with multiple counts of theft and forgery connected with misappropriation of more than...

Wildfire Update: Thunderstorms and Trail Closures

Wildfire Update: It appears that our friends and neighbors to the east are having an especially difficult time this year due to the many and...

Wildfire evacuations ordered in Okanogan County

A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop has prompted evacuations in Okanogan County. Highway 20 is closed west of Twisp and east of Winthrop, the Washington...