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Reforestation project near Loup Loup Pass may begin this fall

Reforestation project near Loup Loup Pass may begin this fall

More than 10,000 acres of forest restoration work in the South Summit area near Loup Loup Pass is expected to begin as early as fall. The South Summit II Project encompasses about 50,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land. About 70 …
Twisp: June 29, 2015

Twisp: June 29, 2015

By Sally Gracie Buddy Thomas is the affable, always helpful guy with the white beard at Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp. Last week his letter to the editor thanked some people who have helped him as he rebuilds the home he lost to the Carlton Complex Fire. This Monday noon, I went up to see...
Folksinger Brittany Jean debuts at R&B

Folksinger Brittany Jean debuts at R&B

In an uncharacteristically quiet moment in the beer garden at the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, singer-songwriter Brittany Jean made her Methow Valley debut, captivating the audience with only her acoustic guitar and sensitive vocals as she performed what has become an anthem of the Carlton Complex Fire. Just a year ago, as the wildfire...
The right tools to recover

The right tools to recover

The all-volunteer Carlton Complex Assistance Network (CCAN) works to provide material assistance to people who had losses due to last summer’s fires and floods that were not covered by insurance or eligible for government assistance. CCAN’s biggest efforts so far have been the distribution of tools and building materials to people rebuilding …
The longest year ...

The longest year …

The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG) has come a long way since representatives from social-service agencies, relief organizations, mental health providers, and concerned citizens began meeting in …
Fundraising update

Fundraising update

CCLTRG has raised enough money to build housing for 11 of the 40 families and individuals that have been identified as unable to get back into a safe, stable housing situation on their own. Materials for the houses are bought by CCLTRG. The recovery group also pays for some services, such as licensed electricians and...
Resilient landscape

Resilient landscape

One year ago, the Carlton Complex Fire laid siege to the Methow Valley and surrounding areas, leaving a smoldering, ashen landscape in its wake. In the immediate aftermath of the wildfires, many people found it hard to …
Beyond the trauma

Beyond the trauma

Her first feelings after narrowly escaping the firestorm that destroyed her Finley Canyon home last July 17 were a sense of surrealism, followed by shock. For a brief time, Susan Speir said, she felt angry that she and …
Dollars and sense

Dollars and sense

Call it a hard-earned lesson — harder for some than others — about preparedness and the vagaries of nature. The Carlton Complex Fire’s impact on the Methow Valley economy was in some cases instant, severe and lasting; in …
Following the fire

Following the fire

A progression map that was updated daily during the Carlton Complex Fire graphically demonstrated the explosive break-out on July 14 – 15, 2014, shown in dark blue, and the fire’s continous expansion for the next several days. The fire eventually ranged over nearly 270,000 acres, the largest in Washington state history, and destroyed more than 500 structures....