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Scattered results

A multi-year campaign to restore plants in areas disturbed when utility lines damaged by wildfires were repaired appears to be helping reestablish native grasses and crowd out invasive weeds. For the third year in a row, volunteers organized …
Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery (OCLTRG) is seeking local volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 22.  Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission of improving the lives of others. This goal of this one-day...
Twisp gets 4 new generators from FEMA

Twisp gets 4 new generators from FEMA

The devastating Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 left much of the Methow Valley without power for 10 days, greatly hampering the ability of local government officials and emergency managers to respond to the ongoing crisis.
Second phase of post-fire rebuilding in full swing

Second phase of post-fire rebuilding in full swing

A $275,000 contribution from an anonymous donor who saw TV news reports about the devastation of two summers of wildfires in Okanogan County was the windfall the county’s recovery group needed to start construction on all 15 homes in its second phase of rebuilding. The donor had made a smaller contribution in the past but …...
Flash flood sweeps through French Creek properties

Flash flood sweeps through French Creek properties

Thunderstorms last Friday (July 22) caused flash flooding in the French Creek area that partially destroyed a dike constructed last summer to protect properties from just that event.
Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Practical, political issues aired in Okanogan County meeting By Ann McCreary Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) came to Okanogan County last weekend to hear what local people think the county needs to fight future wildfires, and left with plenty to consider as she prepares wildfire management legislation. Faster and more effective initial attacks when wildfires ignite;...
Benson Creek residents get close-up look at fire and flood effects

Benson Creek residents get close-up look at fire and flood effects

With rain adding more moisture to ground already saturated from snowmelt, an engineer, habitat biologists and a conservation planner took interested Benson Creek residents to a dam high in the Benson Creek watershed to explain repairs that will be …
Warm weather turns streams loose, flooding roads and property

Warm weather turns streams loose, flooding roads and property

A spate of warm weather has been causing streams to overflow their banks and carve new channels, making some roads impassable and flooding private property around the valley. Some driveways, where people say they haven’t seen water for decades — if ever — have turned into ponds. Some of the runoff appears to be connected with wildfires …
Heavy runoff and sediment cause minor flooding, road closures around valley

Heavy runoff and sediment cause minor flooding, road closures around valley

Melting snow and saturated soils in parts of the Methow Valley have spawned new streams, caused small mudslides, and washed out roads that became inundated when culverts became clogged with sediment and an unusually high volume of water. One section of Rendezvous Road was so wet last week that a new culvert floated in the...
Housewarmings for fire survivors

Housewarmings for fire survivors

  Carlton Complex Fire survivor Jim Udell said his favorite thing about the house built for him by the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) was “the house itself. Without it, I don’t have nothing,” he said. “I really appreciate what you’ve done for me, from now on till the end of time.” The...