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Fire, flood, mud: insurance benefits can vary greatly 

Fire, flood, mud: insurance benefits can vary greatly 

By Marcy Stamper
An estimated 45 percent of people who lost homes or property in the wildfires had no insurance, including almost all the renters. But the rest — in the midst of cleaning up debris, figuring out where they will live, buying new clothes, and coping with grief — have been dealing with insurance adjusters. Despite the...
Report identifies post-fire threats, recommends a variety of actions

Report identifies post-fire threats, recommends a variety of actions

By Ann McCreary
A report on the potential impact of the massive Carlton Complex Fire describes a high risk of erosion and debris flow to homes, roads, water systems, public utilities and fish habitat within or near burned areas. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) report published this week identifies …
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Ten-year-old Savanna Osborn of Lake Stevens was so moved by the Methow Valley fires and how they affected people here that she made a personal donation to help out: $29 sent to Winthrop Mayor Sue Langdalen, along with a heartfelt personal note. The mayor sent Savanna a hand-written thank you note, and the money went...
Conservancy launches campaign to boost spending at local businesses

Conservancy launches campaign to boost spending at local businesses

The Methow Conservancy has launched an online campaign called “Spend a Ben for the Methow Valley,” asking people to pledge to spend money in any local business (from Pateros to Mazama) to help the community recover from the effects of fires, floods and power outages this summer. A “Ben” is short for a Benjamin, or...
Community briefs: September 17, 2014

Community briefs: September 17, 2014

This week: Tool drive for fire and flood victims, Fire recovery workshop, Co-op celebrates 75 years, Free day at state parks, Soup Dinner tickets on sale soon, and Emergency planning meeting
Beware of fire-related fundraising scams

Beware of fire-related fundraising scams

By Marcy Stamper
Donors and beneficiaries to fundraising campaigns for people affected by the summer’s fires and floods are advised to be alert to the potential for scams and fraud. There have been reports of people who have set up online campaigns receiving calls requesting …
FEMA appeal paints stark picture of fires’ physical and emotional toll

FEMA appeal paints stark picture of fires’ physical and emotional toll

By Marcy Stamper
In stark numbers and emotional accounts, the governor toughened his case for a disaster declaration to help individuals and families affected by the summer’s wildfires. New numbers included …
Lookout Pack wolf pup apparent victim of fires

Lookout Pack wolf pup apparent victim of fires

A Lookout Pack wolf pup was apparently the victim of this summer’s wildfires in mountains near the Methow Valley. Researchers conducting a study into wolf/livestock conflicts found the remains of a wolf pup a few weeks ago. The researchers have been monitoring the location of the Lookout Pack via a radio collar on one of...
Governor appeals FEMA denial of help to individuals

Governor appeals FEMA denial of help to individuals

By Marcy Stamper

Gov. Jay Inslee has appealed the denial of a major disaster declaration that would help individuals affected by the summer’s wildfires. The appeal was submitted Tuesday (Sept. 9). If approved, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program would allow people affected by the fire to …

Burned bear cub making good progress

Burned bear cub making good progress

By Ann McCreary
Cinder, the bear cub who was badly burned in the Carlton Complex Fire, is moving well now on her bandaged paws after a month of treatment at a California wildlife rehabilitation center. She’s moving so well, in fact, that she leads her caregivers on a chase around her enclosure...