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WEDNESDAY UPDATE:  More evacuation orders as fires, smoke spread

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: More evacuation orders as fires, smoke spread

By Ann McCreary Additional evacuation orders were issued Wednesday morning (July 16) for residents living in the path of approaching fires burning near Carlton. Five houses on the north side of Gold Creek Road were placed on Level 3 evacuation, which means …
Homes evacuated on Texas Creek as fire advances

Homes evacuated on Texas Creek as fire advances

By Ann McCreary
Residents of 10 homes on Texas Creek Road near Carlton were ordered to evacuate at about 1:30 p.m. today as the Stokes Road Fire was approaching to within one-quarter mile of the houses.
Fire district nearing approval of levy request

Fire district nearing approval of levy request

By Ann McCreary

Fire district commissioners are expected to approve a resolution next week calling for increased property taxes to build a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6.
Fire district targets November levy

Fire district targets November levy

By Ann McCreary
A proposed tax levy increase of 17 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value would raise an estimated $3.8 million over …
Proposed new fire station is topic of public meetings

Proposed new fire station is topic of public meetings

By Ann McCreary
A proposal to increase the Okanogan County Fire District 6 tax levy to build a new fire station in Winthrop will be the topic of two public meetings hosted by the …
Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Firewise workshop on Saturday The Okanogan Conservation District is hosting a free Firewise workshop in Twisp on Saturday (May 17) from 10 a.m. – noon at TwispWorks. The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, and Okanogan Fire District 6. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and...
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…