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Twisp River Pub fire investigators await crime lab report

Twisp River Pub fire investigators await crime lab report

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow has interviewed about 15 people as part of his investigation into the arson fire at the Twisp River Pub, and said he expects to interview as many as 60 people before he is done. While he is moving ahead on conducting his part of the criminal investigation…
County residents blame poor management, environmentalism for 2014–15 wildfires

County residents blame poor management, environmentalism for 2014–15 wildfires

They had a new audience, but it was a familiar refrain as Okanogan County residents still reeling from the wildfires of the past two summer argued for better forest management — in particular, through logging and grazing, but also thinning and prescribed burning — to reduce fire risk. U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse brought his congressional colleague from Pennsylvania, Glenn...
Reddington hopes to restore artwork damaged in fire

Reddington hopes to restore artwork damaged in fire

Methow Valley artist Ginger Reddington was another victim of the arson fire that damaged the Twisp River Pub on Feb. 29. Reddington, who lives with her husband, Don, on Benson Creek south of Twisp, had 17 of her original works on display at the pub. None were destroyed, but all were damaged by smoke and...
Investigators wrapping up Twisp River Pub fire review

Investigators wrapping up Twisp River Pub fire review

Fire investigators were expected to wrap up their work early this week on the premises of the Twisp River Pub, which was extensively damaged by fire that has been determined to be arson. Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow said Tuesday (March 15) that there appears to…
Investigation of Twisp River Pub fire continues; more evidence sought 

Investigation of Twisp River Pub fire continues; more evidence sought 

Investigators were continuing to look for evidence this week in connection with a fire at the Twisp River Pub that Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow said was almost certainly arson. “I’m 90 percent sure it’s arson,” Budrow said Tuesday (March 8). “I’m going with the belief it is arson.” Budrow said he would begin interviews...
Sifting through  the ashes

Sifting through the ashes

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been asked to assist in the investigation of a fire that caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub early Monday morning (Feb. 29). Brian Brett, a fire investigator from Douglas County, conducted…
Recommendations for Mission Project go to Forest Service

Recommendations for Mission Project go to Forest Service

Recommendations for thinning and prescribed burning on about 7,500 acres in the Buttermilk and Libby watersheds were provided to the Methow Ranger District last week as it develops plans for a large forest restoration project.
Restoring the forests

Restoring the forests

In an era of increasingly large and destructive forest fires, a strategy for managing Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands to make them more resilient will soon be put to its first test in the Methow Valley. The nation’s dry forests, especially forests like …
Thinning, prescribed burning proposed for Libby, Buttermilk creek watersheds; local reactions mixed

Thinning, prescribed burning proposed for Libby, Buttermilk creek watersheds; local reactions mixed

If nature were allowed to run its course, portions of the Libby Creek and Buttermilk Creek watersheds would have experienced natural fires every five to 15 years. Those fires historically played a role in keeping forests healthy — burning at low intensity, clearing out …
Power pole fire causes outage

Power pole fire causes outage

A power pole fire near the town of Okanogan knocked out electricity to the Methow Valley north of Carlton for six hours Saturday night. The fire began at 6:20 p.m. and burned an Okanogan Public Utility District (PUD) transmission line power pole near Okanogan.  The fire caused an outage on the line that carries power...