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County gets FEMA disaster declaration for public infrastructure

County gets FEMA disaster declaration for public infrastructure

By Marcy Stamper
President Obama approved the request for a disaster declaration for public assistance connected with the Carlton Complex Fire on Monday (Aug. 11), according to a spokesperson for Gov. Jay Inslee. The major disaster declaration under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will compensate …

DNR bans all outdoor burning

Those who start or spread fires subject to civil and criminal penalties OLYMPIA – With dangerously hot and dry weather driving fire danger to a new high, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with no exceptions, the...
Rodriguez has big lead in coroner race

Rodriguez has big lead in coroner race

In the first returns from Tuesday’s primary election, Methow Valley resident Dave Rodriguez, chief criminal deputy for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, drew 2,074 votes (59 percent) in the race for county coroner and will advance to the November general election. In one of the few contested races affecting Okanogan County, Rodriguez is polling well...
Signal Hill fire raging between Twisp and Winthrop

Signal Hill fire raging between Twisp and Winthrop

By Don Nelson
A wildfire that broke out around 2 p.m. is raging on the west side of Highway 20 between Twisp and Winthrop, moving rapidly in a generally northerly
School board postpones levy request to voters

School board postpones levy request to voters

By Marcy Stamper
The Methow Valley School Board unanimously supported a recommendation by School District Superintendent Tom Venable not to take action on two levies under consideration — for facilities improvements and transportation — at …
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/30 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/30 Update from Incident Command

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Pete Blume, Incident Commander Information Center: 509-996-9971 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Email: carltoncomplexfire@gmail.com July 30, 2014 – 10 a.m. Special Message: The Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, with Pete Blume as Incident Commander, assumed command of the North Zone of the Carlton Complex at...
Carlton Complex Fire: 7/29 Update from Incident Command

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/29 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: 7/28 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.