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Flash flood sweeps through French Creek properties

Flash flood sweeps through French Creek properties

Thunderstorms last Friday (July 22) caused flash flooding in the French Creek area that partially destroyed a dike constructed last summer to protect properties from just that event.
Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Practical, political issues aired in Okanogan County meeting By Ann McCreary Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) came to Okanogan County last weekend to hear what local people think the county needs to fight future wildfires, and left with plenty to consider as she prepares wildfire management legislation. Faster and more effective initial attacks when wildfires ignite;...
Benson Creek residents get close-up look at fire and flood effects

Benson Creek residents get close-up look at fire and flood effects

With rain adding more moisture to ground already saturated from snowmelt, an engineer, habitat biologists and a conservation planner took interested Benson Creek residents to a dam high in the Benson Creek watershed to explain repairs that will be …
Warm weather turns streams loose, flooding roads and property

Warm weather turns streams loose, flooding roads and property

A spate of warm weather has been causing streams to overflow their banks and carve new channels, making some roads impassable and flooding private property around the valley. Some driveways, where people say they haven’t seen water for decades — if ever — have turned into ponds. Some of the runoff appears to be connected with wildfires …
Heavy runoff and sediment cause minor flooding, road closures around valley

Heavy runoff and sediment cause minor flooding, road closures around valley

Melting snow and saturated soils in parts of the Methow Valley have spawned new streams, caused small mudslides, and washed out roads that became inundated when culverts became clogged with sediment and an unusually high volume of water. One section of Rendezvous Road was so wet last week that a new culvert floated in the...
Housewarmings for fire survivors

Housewarmings for fire survivors

  Carlton Complex Fire survivor Jim Udell said his favorite thing about the house built for him by the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) was “the house itself. Without it, I don’t have nothing,” he said. “I really appreciate what you’ve done for me, from now on till the end of time.” The...
Cinder still in her den, but bear buddy shot by hunter

Cinder still in her den, but bear buddy shot by hunter

Cinder, the young black bear that was badly burned in the Carlton Complex fire in 2014, is still denned at a high elevation site, but the bear that was released into the wild with her last summer was killed by a hunter in the fall.
Post-fire rebuilding ready to move into second phase this year

Post-fire rebuilding ready to move into second phase this year

Seven more people who survived the Carlton Complex Fire one-and-a-half years ago are settled in new homes created through a combination of charitable contributions, countless hours of volunteer labor and donated materials, all coordinated by the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG).
Gold Creek property owners sue DNR, seek compensation for Carlton Complex Fire damages

Gold Creek property owners sue DNR, seek compensation for Carlton Complex Fire damages

Three property owners are seeking almost $1 million for damages to property and timber from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), claiming the agency failed to keep a fire near Gold Creek from spreading to their property in July 2014.
Long-term fire recovery now countywide — and beyond

Long-term fire recovery now countywide — and beyond

The group handling long-term recovery and rebuilding for wildfire survivors has expanded to include people affected by this summer’s disaster. The organization — renamed Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group — added four board members last week, representing grassroots recovery groups from …