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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).
Executive director named for home-rebuilding effort

Executive director named for home-rebuilding effort

By Ann McCreary

A rebuilding campaign to replace homes lost in the Carlton Complex Fire will get underway next spring, and an executive director has been chosen to lead the process. The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) has selected Carlene Anders of Pateros to …

Smith trial on arson charges postponed

Smith trial on arson charges postponed

A trial scheduled for Dec. 2 in the arson case against Larry Dewayne Smith, 63, of Twisp was postponed and a new trial in Okanogan County Superior Court has not been scheduled, according to Joe Caldwell, a deputy criminal prosecutor in the Okanogan County prosecutor’s office. Smith is charged with two counts of first-degree arson...
Some fire survivors’ ‘unmet needs’ getting filled

Some fire survivors’ ‘unmet needs’ getting filled

By Marcy Stamper
A dozen people who suffered losses connected with the summer fires not covered by other programs have received money from a fire-relief fund designated for just these kinds of “unmet needs.” Participating funders have covered expenses and supplies that can help people get back on their feet or ready for work...
Burned bear transferred to Idaho to spend winter

Burned bear transferred to Idaho to spend winter

By Ann McCreary
Almost four months after she was discovered on French Creek, limping on badly burned paws, Cinder the bear has returned to the Northwest and will spend the winter at an Idaho rehabilitation center before …
Application deadlines near for fire, flood disaster relief

Application deadlines near for fire, flood disaster relief

Residents and business owners who suffered losses in wildfires or floods last summer should be aware of upcoming deadlines to apply for assistance. Friday (Nov. 28) is the deadline for homeowners to sign up for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. SBA can provide loans of up to $200,000 for homeowners to rebuild after their home...
Harsh words, requests for fire-recovery funds delivered at hearing in Olympia

Harsh words, requests for fire-recovery funds delivered at hearing in Olympia

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Commissioner Ray Campbell delivered a harsh assessment of actions and decisions that allowed the Carlton Complex Fire to get out of control, and the mayors of Twisp and Pateros asked for money to …
More help for fire victims

More help for fire victims

Methow Valley residents who have unmet needs as a result of the Carlton Complex Fire are invited to meet with representatives of World Renew at The Cove II, 209 Third Ave. in Twisp, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Also known as “The Green Shirts,” World Renew is hosting a walk-in center this week...
Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
Out of the summer came fire. Out of the fire came stories. Ten storytellers, all personally affected by the Carlton Complex fires of 2014, come together under the direction of Rose Weagant to tell their stories in “BURN: Stories of the Fire” at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7...