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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...
Gov. Inslee declares ‘emergency conditions’ across the state

Gov. Inslee declares ‘emergency conditions’ across the state

Extreme heat and drought conditions across the state have prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to issue an emergency proclamation for all 39 counties, activating essential resources needed to prevent and contain wildfires. Forecasts call for continued high temperatures and dry conditions around the state, creating …
Crews team up to contain spot fires S.E. of Twisp

Crews team up to contain spot fires S.E. of Twisp

About two dozen hand crews, two helicopters with water buckets, a bulldozer and 10 smokejumpers (on foot) attacked at least two spot fires southeast of Twisp on Sunday afternoon (June 21). The fires were reported at 2 p.m. after they sent up a significant plume of smoke. Crews from Okanogan County Fire District 6 were...
Crews tackle spot fires southeast of Twisp

Crews tackle spot fires southeast of Twisp

About two dozen hand crews, a helicopter with a water bucket, and a bulldozer attacked several spot fires southeast of Twisp on Sunday afternoon (June 21). The fires sent up a significant plume of smoke …
Fire destroys mobile home in Twisp

Fire destroys mobile home in Twisp

An early morning fire on Monday (June 8) destroyed a mobile home at River’s Edge Mobile Home Park in Twisp, as well as a car and boat parked next to the mobile home. Firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 responded to a call at about 1 a.m. and arrived at the trailer park to...
‘Living with Fire’ presentation in Tonasket

‘Living with Fire’ presentation in Tonasket

The Okanogan Highlands Alliance will present “Living with Fire,” a program on fire ecology, history and management in the region, on May 1 at the Community Cultural Center (CCC) of Tonasket. Presenting will be Jason Llewellyn and Dale Swedberg. Llewellyn has been a primary wildland firefighter for 18 years with the U.S. Forest Service. Swedberg...
Valley’s early-season brush fires ‘not unusual this time of year’

Valley’s early-season brush fires ‘not unusual this time of year’

After last summer’s wildfires and an early, dry spring, people are especially jittery about spring burn piles that get out of control. Okanogan County Fire District 6 has responded to a handful of fires in the past month, according to Assistant Fire Chief Cody Acord. Most of the fires were caused when burning of brush...