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From Back Issues: April 2, 2014

From Back Issues: April 2, 2014

20 years ago the county contemplated replacing 1950s-vintage trucks. 40 years ago Loup Loup, tennis, and Good Friday were hot topics. 60 years ago snow depth and military service were in The News, 80 years ago there was a $9 Ford for sale as well as gardening and Ladies Aid, and 100 years ago baseball,...
Wildfire burns 25 acres near Pearrygin Lake

Wildfire burns 25 acres near Pearrygin Lake

A wildfire that started shortly after noon on Monday (March 31) at the shooting range above Pearrygin Lake consumed about 25 acres of grassy hillside. Winds pushed the fire up the slope from the shooting range and dry grasses fed the fire, said Fire Chief Don Waller of Okanogan County Fire District 6. Waller said...
Fire district hires new division chief

Fire district hires new division chief

A new division chief has been hired by Okanogan County Fire District 6, the district announced this week. Russell “Rusty” Stamps, a 27-year fire service veteran, joined the district earlier this month. Stamps was assistant fire chief for Chelan County Fire District 7 before coming to the Methow Valley. Stamps graduated from Spokane Community College’s...
Firefighters, residents recovering after spate of fires

Firefighters, residents recovering after spate of fires

By Laurelle Walsh
Salvaging what he could from his grandparents’ fire- and smoke-damaged home, Cameron Hebert spent much of Sunday (Feb. 9) working alongside…

Fire district seeks new division chief

By Laurelle Walsh
Okanogan County Fire District 6 has begun the hiring process for a third division chief, which will add one salaried position — the fifth — to the district. District Chief Don Waller said

Inside the fire station: a volunteer’s view

By John Owen Volunteer firefighting is a huge commitment that takes many of us away from our families to help our community. These volunteers are committed to providing professional emergency response services for our community, and keeping our fellow volunteers safe during calls. This becomes difficult when we have to work in an unsafe operating...
District 6 trainees continue coursework

District 6 trainees continue coursework

Ten valley residents who completed Recruit School with Okanogan County Fire District 6 in 2012 or 2013 are now enrolled in the district’s Firefighter Trainee course, which began in December. Trainees Kristina Liu, Derek Poindexter, Jake Hoffman, Nic Schulz, Andrew Winch and James Park hail from the Twisp Fire Station; Josh Jankowski, Alan Fahnestock and...
District 6 chooses architect for new Winthrop fire station

District 6 chooses architect for new Winthrop fire station

By Ann McCreary
A Spokane architectural firm has been selected by Okanogan County Fire District 6 to design a new fire station on property owned by the district on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop.

Wildfire meeting set

The annual Okanogan County Wildland Fire Coordination meeting is scheduled for June 6 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Okanogan County Commissioners’ Conference Room, 123 Fifth Ave. N., Okanogan. Anyone with comments or concerns is invited to attend. For information call (509) 422-7200.
Fire season may be early, report says

Fire season may be early, report says

Photo by Sue Misao: Spring has already seen two wildland fires on Libby Creek so far (both human caused)   BY ANN McCREARY Warmer than normal temperatures and ongoing drought are expected to produce a wildfire season that begins earlier than normal in many areas of the West, including much of Washington state. A monthly...