Okanogan to begin spraying for mosquitos tomorrow

— Rainy weather Monday morning thwarted city officials’ efforts to spray for mosquitoes, so they’ll give it another try Thursday night and Friday morning.

City officials are asking residents to turn off outside water today and refrain from watering for 24 hours after the spray is applied.

Animal dishes and pets should be kept inside until the spray has dried, officials said.

Meanwhile, Omak officials announced Wednesday they plan to seek a permit from the state Department of Ecology to spray for mosquitos.

Latest stories

Latest video:


State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen recorded this video of the release of a mama bear and her three cubs Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The bears were captured in a tree at Esther Bricques Winery near Ellisforde. The original video was much longer. We've edited out several minutes of footage between the cubs leaving the first trap and the mama and cub leaving the second trap. Enlarge

Log in to comment