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Cinder getting comfortable in the wild after her release

Cinder getting comfortable in the wild after her release

Famous bear takes a tour of her new habitat By Ann McCreary Cinder the bear has been exploring her new home in the wild, and biologists are able to follow her travels via the GPS radio collar placed on her before she was released in early June. The bear’s paws, which were badly burned in...
Community news briefs: July 1, 2015

Community news briefs: July 1, 2015

Help out at the rink The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink is looking for skilled carpenters to volunteer their expertise this week to help with framing the new buildings under construction at the rink. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Friday (July 3). For more information, call (509) 341-4400. Refrigeration equipment and other amenities are...
USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

USFS: Post-fire road repairs continue

Repair work continues on roads damaged by last year’s Carlton Complex Fire and summer storms, the U.S. Forest Service said this week. Burned Area Emergency Recovery, or BAER funds are helping to replace damaged culverts and make repairs, the Forest Service said. • Crews recently reported that the Volstead Road has been repaired and is...
Volunteers continue home-rebuilding efforts

Volunteers continue home-rebuilding efforts

A volunteer crew of three couples from Marysville United Methodist Church wrapped up a week of work on Sunday (June 21), helping rebuild a home on Balky Hill Road that was destroyed in the Carlton Complex Fire. They are the latest crew of volunteers to work on the house, which is one of a half-dozen...
Crews tackle spot fires southeast of Twisp

Crews tackle spot fires southeast of Twisp

About two dozen hand crews, a helicopter with a water bucket, and a bulldozer attacked several spot fires southeast of Twisp on Sunday afternoon (June 21). The fires sent up a significant plume of smoke …
Flood protection work proceeds in at-risk areas

Flood protection work proceeds in at-risk areas

The Texas Creek home of Tom and Cheryl Race was a bustling work site last week as trucks delivered many loads of gravel, which a bulldozer operator contoured into a large dike upstream from the house to protect it from future flooding. At the same time, a crew of eight Americorps volunteers shoveled away about 300...
No penalties to change status for land damaged by fire, flood

No penalties to change status for land damaged by fire, flood

Property owners who own land within the Carlton Complex or the Rising Eagle Road fire areas that is in any of the county’s open-space property tax classifications can request to have their property removed from the classification without paying the additional tax, interest and penalty normally associated with removal. Property owners must make the request...
Run to freedom

Run to freedom

As specially trained dogs barked ferociously, Cinder the bear peered for a moment around the edge of the open cage door. Then she bounded down a ramp and raced away from the dogs and a crowd of people who watched the bear’s release into the wild. After spending the last 10 months recovering from severe...
Three Devils Road closure halted by judge

Three Devils Road closure halted by judge

The closure of Three Devils Road was halted Tuesday (June 9) by Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp, who agreed to give Chiliwist residents a chance to show that the county commissioners had violated the law when they voted to close the road. Culp signed an order putting the road vacation on hold.
Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

A scientist with Conservation Northwest who visited the areas on Texas Creek that were scoured by a flash flood last week says that a combination of dense, unhealthy forests and subsequent salvage logging contributed to the erosion and debris flows. George Wooten, an associate with Conservation Northwest, and local property …