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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 …
Confluence Gallery exhibit explores cultural traditions through mythology

Confluence Gallery exhibit explores cultural traditions through mythology

By Ann McCreary Throughout human history, artists have been inspired to depict the legends and characters contained in mythology. A new exhibit opening Saturday (Oct. 10) at Confluence Gallery, titled “Mythology,” continues that tradition, asking artists to respond through their art to the concept of mythology and the fundamental mysteries of life that myths explore....
Cinder the bear ‘doing great so far’ after release

Cinder the bear ‘doing great so far’ after release

Cinder the bear appears to be doing well in her new home after being released into the wild almost four months ago. A victim of the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire, Cinder was discovered — emaciated and unable to walk on severely burned paws — in French Creek after the wildfire swept through the area.
Wildlife managers assessing fire impacts

Wildlife managers assessing fire impacts

Scorched landscape threatens many animal species By Ann McCreary For a second consecutive year, state wildlife managers are scrambling to assess the damage caused by massive wildfires that scorched four state wildlife areas in north central Washington, including the Methow Valley. Since mid-August, this year’s record-setting wildfires in Okanogan County have burned more than 505,000...
Carlton Complex home reconstruction resumes

Carlton Complex home reconstruction resumes

After a lull caused by recent evacuations and air quality concerns, rebuilding of homes burned in last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire has resumed. The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG), which is conducting the rebuilding campaign, dedicated its first two completed homes, one in Brewster and one in Malott, last month. Volunteer crews are...
Reforestation project near Loup Loup Pass may begin this fall

Reforestation project near Loup Loup Pass may begin this fall

More than 10,000 acres of forest restoration work in the South Summit area near Loup Loup Pass is expected to begin as early as fall. The South Summit II Project encompasses about 50,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land. About 70 …
Twisp: June 29, 2015

Twisp: June 29, 2015

By Sally Gracie Buddy Thomas is the affable, always helpful guy with the white beard at Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp. Last week his letter to the editor thanked some people who have helped him as he rebuilds the home he lost to the Carlton Complex Fire. This Monday noon, I went up to see...
Folksinger Brittany Jean debuts at R&B

Folksinger Brittany Jean debuts at R&B

In an uncharacteristically quiet moment in the beer garden at the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, singer-songwriter Brittany Jean made her Methow Valley debut, captivating the audience with only her acoustic guitar and sensitive vocals as she performed what has become an anthem of the Carlton Complex Fire. Just a year ago, as the wildfire...