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Mushroom pickers descend on burned forest

Mushroom pickers descend on burned forest

Fed by nutrients released into soil by scorched trees and foliage, morel mushrooms have been sprouting in areas burned in the Carlton Complex Fire — and pickers have been sprouting along with them in search of the prized fungi.
Ranchers scramble to find alternate ways to graze

Ranchers scramble to find alternate ways to graze

This time of year, local ranchers are usually moving their cattle onto grazing allotments that they’ve used for years on state, federal and private lands. But this spring is different. In the aftermath of last summer’s massive Carlton Complex Fire, which destroyed vast
County hearing examiner: Three Devils Road should remain open to public

County hearing examiner: Three Devils Road should remain open to public

Although the Okanogan County hearing examiner recommended that the primitive road that leads over the ridge from the Chiliwist to the Methow Valley and the Loup Loup summit remain open to the public, the final decision has been postponed because the adjacent property owner …
Carlton Complex rebuilding effort lays down new foundations

Carlton Complex rebuilding effort lays down new foundations

In a flurry of activity fueled by volunteer labor, four new home foundations were poured last week as part of the campaign to rebuild homes destroyed in the Carlton Complex Fire last summer. Luke Miller, a volunteer from Montana, bounded nimbly atop the frame of a new home foundation on Balky Hill Road east of...
Former Gold Creek man charged with arson

Former Gold Creek man charged with arson

A former Gold Creek resident was arrested last week on charges that he deliberately burned down his home last July after it survived the Carlton Complex wildfire. Keith E. Holbrook, 67, was arrested April 29 in Wenatchee on an Okanogan County Superior Court warrant charging him with one count of first-degree arson and one count...
SBA loan deadlines loom for fire losses

SBA loan deadlines loom for fire losses

Several deadlines are coming up for small businesses and nonprofits to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for economic losses connected with the Carlton Complex Fire. These loans are for economic injuries connected with the fire — entities do not have to suffer property damage to qualify …
News reporters win national award for coverage of fires

News reporters win national award for coverage of fires

Methow Valley News reporters Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper have been named winners of a national Sigma Delta Chi Excellence in Journalism award for their reporting on the Carlton Complex Fire last summer. The News reporters won in the breaking news category for non-daily newspapers and wire services around the nation, for their story in...
Arts briefs: April 29, 2015

Arts briefs: April 29, 2015

Fire recovery benefit concert The Mosaic Arts Choir and Orchestra, consisting of 85 singers and 25 instrumentalists, will perform a benefit concert for the Carlton Complex long term recovery effort on May 16 at Pateros Memorial Park. The concert, which will also feature performances by Brittany Jean, the Brewster-based, Nashville recording artist who wrote and...
DNR salvage logging in lower Valley gets go-ahead from state board

DNR salvage logging in lower Valley gets go-ahead from state board

Logging of trees that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire can go forward this spring and summer, now that a state board has denied an appeal to halt the salvage sale in the lower Methow Valley. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) found on April 14 that the environmental groups that sought the stay had...
Burned ‘hazard’ trees removed from Loup Highway

Burned ‘hazard’ trees removed from Loup Highway

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has finished removing between 100 and 150 burned trees that posed a risk to motorists on the Loup Loup Highway. The trees — mostly ponderosa pine and some Douglas fir — were cut and hauled off from a two-mile section of Highway 20 on the west side of Loup Loup Pass, according...