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Burned bear transferred to Idaho to spend winter

Burned bear transferred to Idaho to spend winter

By Ann McCreary
Almost four months after she was discovered on French Creek, limping on badly burned paws, Cinder the bear has returned to the Northwest and will spend the winter at an Idaho rehabilitation center before …
Application deadlines near for fire, flood disaster relief

Application deadlines near for fire, flood disaster relief

Residents and business owners who suffered losses in wildfires or floods last summer should be aware of upcoming deadlines to apply for assistance. Friday (Nov. 28) is the deadline for homeowners to sign up for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. SBA can provide loans of up to $200,000 for homeowners to rebuild after their home...
Harsh words, requests for fire-recovery funds delivered at hearing in Olympia

Harsh words, requests for fire-recovery funds delivered at hearing in Olympia

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Commissioner Ray Campbell delivered a harsh assessment of actions and decisions that allowed the Carlton Complex Fire to get out of control, and the mayors of Twisp and Pateros asked for money to …
More help for fire victims

More help for fire victims

Methow Valley residents who have unmet needs as a result of the Carlton Complex Fire are invited to meet with representatives of World Renew at The Cove II, 209 Third Ave. in Twisp, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Also known as “The Green Shirts,” World Renew is hosting a walk-in center this week...
Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
Out of the summer came fire. Out of the fire came stories. Ten storytellers, all personally affected by the Carlton Complex fires of 2014, come together under the direction of Rose Weagant to tell their stories in “BURN: Stories of the Fire” at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7...
Arson charge against Strickland dropped; Smith still facing trial

Arson charge against Strickland dropped; Smith still facing trial

By Ann McCreary
Arson charges against Keith Strickland, 61, of Twisp, who was accused of lighting a backfire during the Carlton Complex Fire, have been dismissed in Okanogan County Superior Court. Strickland, 61, had been charged with first-degree arson …
Deadline for low-interest disaster loans coming soon

Deadline for low-interest disaster loans coming soon

Low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses who suffered property losses in the Carlton Complex Fire are still available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), although individuals hoping for a loan have just over two weeks to apply. The SBA has closed its local office, but is still accepting applications online and by phone for...
‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

By Ann McCreary
A mob with a mission gathered on a chilly morning last Saturday (Nov. 8) in the park by the Barn in Winthrop. About 100 volunteers answered a call from the Methow Conservancy to head to fire-scarred areas around the valley to scatter native grass seeds to help heal the wounds...
Help the summer’s fire survivors this winter with snow removal, holiday gifts, traditions

Help the summer’s fire survivors this winter with snow removal, holiday gifts, traditions

Winter brings snow and holidays, but this year some people affected by the summer’s wildfires may need help managing the two seasonal events. Groups working on fire recovery are looking for people interested in adopting a family or household to help with snowplowing and with gifts and holiday traditions. Many people lost all their plowing...
County commissioners hear emotional accounts of fire, charges of inaction

County commissioners hear emotional accounts of fire, charges of inaction

By Marcy Stamper
Emotion ran high as speakers erupted in tears and anger at a meeting called by the Okanogan County commissioners to gather information about the summer’s wildfires that will be used for emergency planning and coordination with agencies on fire response.