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Some landowners get help guarding against post-fire floods

Some landowners get help guarding against post-fire floods

Two dozen private property owners with homes and land at high risk from flash floods and erosion will get some protection from large rock ramparts and grass seeding by the end of June.
Methow, county representatives testify in favor of fire relief funds in Olympia

Methow, county representatives testify in favor of fire relief funds in Olympia

Methow Valley and Okanogan County representatives testified last Thursday (Jan. 29) before the state House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee, supporting the need for economic recovery funds for areas affected by the Carlton Complex Fire. The committee heard from Rep. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), who is sponsoring HB 1125, which would provide an...
Proposed laws emphasize local resources for firefighting

Proposed laws emphasize local resources for firefighting

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners are not the only ones looking to manage firefighting at the local level — several bills currently under consideration by state lawmakers would shift some responsibility for firefighting into local hands. One bill would require the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) …
Organizations dispensing $1.4 million for two phases of fire relief

Organizations dispensing $1.4 million for two phases of fire relief

By Marcy Stamper

Organizations working on fire relief and recovery have released updated tallies for the people they have helped and their current fundraising levels. The long-term recovery organizations in …

Jobs for fire rebuilding

Jobs for fire rebuilding

Application deadlines in January The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group is hiring three positions to help with rebuilding: two volunteer coordinators (one is a VISTA volunteer) and a reconstruction manager. The volunteer coordinators will assist in recruitment and management of volunteer teams, conduct outreach to charities active in disaster rebuilding, communicate with volunteer teams...
Communication, local control are focus of meeting about wildfire preparedness

Communication, local control are focus of meeting about wildfire preparedness

By Marcy Stamper
Despite continuing tension and emotion about the devastation caused by the Carlton Complex Fire, participants at a packed meeting in Brewster focused primarily on steps that can be taken to be better prepared for the upcoming fire season.
State denies claims for $9 million + of losses in Carlton Complex

State denies claims for $9 million + of losses in Carlton Complex

By Marcy Stamper
Investigators with the Washington Attorney General’s Office have denied 72 claims filed against the state for damages caused by the Carlton Complex Fire. Letters sent to the claimants denying liability cited state law, saying …
WDFW will be giving deer some extra food this winter to protect orchards near Pateros

WDFW will be giving deer some extra food this winter to protect orchards near Pateros

Deer will get some extra food this winter to protect orchards near Pateros, although the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) believes that deer are doing well overall despite the many acres of their traditional forage that burned in the summer’s wildfires. Mild weather and below-average snow cover — after a wet fall that spurred lush...

Recycle metal fire debris

Methow Recycles, Cascade Concrete and local volunteers are teaming up to help people clean up and recycle metal debris from the Carlton Complex Fire. Organizers of the program can help make arrangements for collecting and recycling roofing, appliances, farm equipment or vehicles. Proceeds from the metal go to the homeowner or to Methow Recycles to...
Fees waived at county central landfill for some fire debris

Fees waived at county central landfill for some fire debris

By Marcy Stamper
People who still have “ash and trash” to dispose of after their property burned during the Carlton Complex Fire can get the disposal fees at the Okanogan County landfill waived if they make arrangements with volunteers from the Brewster-Pateros Long Term Recovery Organization (LTRO).