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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.
Healthy buck harvest segues into expanded doe season

Healthy buck harvest segues into expanded doe season

By Mike Maltais
As harvest figures are analyzed and numbers crunched in the wake of this year’s nine-day modern firearm general deer season from Oct. 11-19, local hunters have shifted their focus toward an abundance of antlerless permits in the three game management units (GMUs) – Pearrygin, Chiliwist and Alta – most affected by...
County cuts land values on 3,800 parcels damaged in fires

County cuts land values on 3,800 parcels damaged in fires

By Marcy Stamper

Staffers in the Okanogan County assessor’s office have finished adjustments to land values for 3,800 parcels that were damaged in the Carlton Complex Fire. The new valuations apply only to land, since adjustments for burned structures were made in August. The assessor reduced values on timbered land by …

Cinder the bear on way to Idaho for more rehab and recovery from burns

Cinder the bear on way to Idaho for more rehab and recovery from burns

By Ann McCreary
Plans are being made to transfer Cinder, the black bear cub burned in the Carlton Complex Fire, from a wildlife treatment facility in California to a rehabilitation center in Idaho. The bear cub has been recovering from her injuries at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) …