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Legal Notices — July 23, 2014

LEGAL Beaver Creek Cemetery (Okanogan County Cemetery District 2) will hold their regular August monthly Board Meeting on Monday August 4th and will consider a resolution to increase the 2014 budget. Meeting will be held at 125 N Highway 20, Cascade Cemetery, Room 2, Twisp, WA at 6:15 pm. Questions can be directed to Beaver...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/28 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/28 Update from Incident Command

FIRE INFORMATION WEBSITES: Blog:  carltoncomplex.blogspot.com On Facebook search for:  Carlton Complex Wildfire Inciweb:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/ Twitter:  #carltoncomplex   FIRE INFORMATION (360) 688-0560 or (509) 996-9971 En Espanol (360) 280-4352 Email:  carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com               Media briefings held daily at 11:00 AM at the Carlton Zone ICP located at the Liberty Bell High School south of Winthrop.  ...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/27 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/27 Update from Incident Command

The official update for 7/26 published by the Incident Command Center for the Carlton Complex Fires.
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/26 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/26 Update from Incident Command

The official update for 7/26 published by the Incident Command Center for the Carlton Complex Fires.
Information Board locations

Information Board locations

Information boards for those affected by the Carlton Complex fires can be found at the following locations:   Winthrop Sun Mountain, 604 Patterson Lane KOA, 1114 Hwy 20 Evergreen IGA, 950 Hwy 20 Pardners Minimart, 900 Hwy 20 Winthrop Post Office, 1110 Hwy 20 Shari’s Sweet Shop at the 4-way stop USFS Methow Valley Ranger...
Twisp: July 23, 2014

Twisp: July 23, 2014

By Sally Gracie Twisp librarian Terry Dixon will continue to open the library during regular hours as long as the fire warning stays at Level I. Wireless Internet and public access computers aren’t available while the power is out, but books and other media may be checked out. Terry will write down the bar code...
Firestorm rips through valley, leaving damage and despair

Firestorm rips through valley, leaving damage and despair

By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper Even people who have spent a lifetime responding to natural disasters have a hard time grasping the enormity of the devastation caused by firestorms that raged through large swaths of the Methow Valley and surrounding areas, leaving hundreds of people homeless and traumatized.
Winthrop: July 23, 2014

Winthrop: July 23, 2014

By Ashley Lodato There is, of course, nothing to write about other than the fires. The Fires. That a few unfortunately located lightning strikes could blaze so quickly into a raging inferno of the current proportions is still a source of amazement, but blaze they did and the lives of many in our valley are...
Mazama: July 23, 2014

Mazama: July 23, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Of all things, this is being written on a machine called a “typewriter.” It is like a computer. It is much harder to make corrections on. I am using this 54-year-old machine because of the biggest new story of the decade — the big fires have cut off our electricity and it may be...
Putting out a newspaper with a low-tech, high-tech mash-up

Putting out a newspaper with a low-tech, high-tech mash-up

By Don Nelson The feeling of helplessness began to build right after the electricity died and our frail tethers to the world beyond Twisp snapped. The physical reality of power lines burning, roads being closed and everyday goods and services becoming scarce was inconvenient and frustrating. But what left us really drifting and uncertain was...