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Legal Notices — August 20, 2014

LEGAL Notice of Open Record Public Hearing. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Twisp Board of Adjustment will hold an open record public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Twisp Town Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to take testimony and establish the public record on an application...
Twisp River and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Closures Lifted

Twisp River and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Closures Lifted

 Winthrop, WA— Much of the Forest closure associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire is being lifted today. The area around, and including the following recreation sites is open: War Creek Campground Mystery Campground Poplar Flat Campground South Creek Campground Roads End Campground Twisp River Horse Camp War Creek Trail #408 Reynolds Creek Trail South Creek...
Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 20)

Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 20)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 As interior portions of unburned fuels continue to smolder and occasionally torch, smoke is anticipated.  A weather front will continue to pass through the area, bringing continued cooler temperatures through Thursday, along with an increased chance of rain showers over the area.  None of the fires are anticipated to increase in...
Little Bridge/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex fire update (Aug. 19)

Little Bridge/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex fire update (Aug. 19)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Fuels are expected to continue to dry today, but fire behavior should remain at a minimum with the cooler temperatures. The incident management team is also coordinating initial attack response for the Methow Valley Ranger District should any holdover fires from last week’s lightening pop up. The Little Bridge Creek Fire,...
Lone Mountain 1 Fire Update (Aug. 18)

Lone Mountain 1 Fire Update (Aug. 18)

Monday, August 18, 2014   Lone Mountain 1 Fire is burning in the North Cascades National Park northeast of the community of Stehekin. The fire was started by lightning on July 14th. The fire is burning in steep and remote country of the Stephen Mather Wilderness.  The fire is currently being managed by Martell Gibbons,...

Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 18)

From the Incident Command Post Monday, August 18, 2014   After last week’s substantial rainfall, firefighters took advantage of the opportunities to build direct line on the two active fires and made substantial progress in their containment efforts over the weekend. Although a warming and drying trend is expected to continue through today, fire behavior...
Upper Falls/Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 17)

Upper Falls/Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex Fire Update (Aug. 17)

Sunday, August 17, 2014   Firefighters continued to make good progress on all three fires yesterday despite an increase in temperatures. High humidity has decreased fire activity substantially. With an increase in temperatures again today, there may be some visible smoke within all three burn areas; active fire behavior should remain at a minimum. Information...

Many forest areas, recreation sites to reopen sunday on Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts

Wenatchee, WA- As of Sunday, August 17, Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest are opening many of the areas that have been closed due to fire activity. Areas that are now open include: * East Chewuch area * Upper West Chewuch area, including Andrews Creek and 30-Mile trailheads * North...
Lone Mountain 1 Fire update (Aug. 16)

Lone Mountain 1 Fire update (Aug. 16)

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Lone Mountain 1 Fire is burning in the North Cascades National Park northeast of the community of Stehekin. The fire was started by lightning on July 14th. The fire is burning in steep and remote country of the Stephen Mather Wilderness. The fire is being managed by Michael Vasquez, Type 3 Wildland...
Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex/Upper Falls Fire Update (Aug. 16)

Little Bridge Creek/Carlton Complex/Upper Falls Fire Update (Aug. 16)

Saturday, August 16, 2014   Recent moisture and lower temperatures continued to create an opportunity for our firefighters to safely take more direct action on all three fires. Today’s warm up and sunshine may allow for some visible smoke in the burn areas, however high humidity should may it difficult for active fire behavior to...