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Phoenix Festival 2014

Phoenix Festival 2014

Two music stages, art installations, a beer garden, food vendors and a paint catapult kept attendees busy and entertained at the Phoenix Festival held at TwispWorks this past Saturday (Oct. 18). Proceeds from the festival will go toward fire and flood recovery. G A L L E R Y
Community briefs: October 15, 2014

Community briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: The whole dam story, Make a difference, Living in the North Cascades, and Tools for fire victims
Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

By Mike Maltais
Nobody knew quite what to expect when the general modern firearms deer season opened in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Game Management Units last Saturday. On the heels of the state’s worst wildfire – much of it concentrated in the greater Methow Valley …
Cut off

Cut off

By Marcy Stamper
A simple phone call can travel thousands of miles before the phone rings in your friend’s house just a few towns over. The process seems so ordinary that most of us take it for granted — that is, until there’s no dial tone or, worse, you repeatedly dial 911 and can’t get...
Help for farmers and ranchers

Help for farmers and ranchers

There are several opportunities for farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires to get assistance with infrastructure, seeding and tree planting, and livestock forage. Soil conservation The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications from agricultural producers to help with resource concerns for the Wildfire Initiative of the Environmental Quality...
County commissioners seek input on response

County commissioners seek input on response

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to gather information regarding the management of the Carlton Complex Fire. The objective of the meeting is to gather information from citizens who experienced the fire firsthand, according to a legal notice issued by the county. People will be allotted time to...
Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

By Mike Maltais

Hunters who target the greater Methow Valley during the modern firearm mule and white-tailed deer season from Saturday (Oct. 11) through Oct. 19 are cautioned to keep a careful eye overhead and underfoot in areas where recent wildfire or flooding have occurred, lest the nimrods be in …

Roadblock

Roadblock

By Ann McCreary

After a nearly snowless winter, the devastating wildfires of summer, and the prolonged closure of state Highway 153 following floods and mudslides, the Carlton General Store is struggling to keep its doors open. “It’s kind of a day-by-day thing. I’m just putting one …

Cinder the bear back on her feet

Cinder the bear back on her feet

By Ann McCreary
Cinder the bear now has bare feet. After two months of treatment for badly burned paws, the bear cub — a survivor of the Carlton Complex Fire — is walking without bandages on her feet. Cinder was flown to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) …
Highway 153 property owner to fight condemnation

Highway 153 property owner to fight condemnation

By Ann McCreary
Patrick Fitzgerald will “vigorously resist the state’s efforts to condemn his land” in order to repair a washout on Highway 153 at Benson Creek, according to a statement from his attorney. Fitzgerald has refused to negotiate sale …