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Winthrop urged to become ‘Fire-Adapted’

Winthrop urged to become ‘Fire-Adapted’

When it comes to wildfires, Winthrop has dodged the bullet so far, but a local resident is suggesting that town leaders do more to prepare for a time when the town may not be so fortunate. “We’ve been really lucky in our community,” Winthrop resident …
Local long-term recovery groups look back on accomplishments

Local long-term recovery groups look back on accomplishments

When people came together to help during the devastating Carlton Complex Fire in July 2014, they were focused on getting food, water and shelter to people who’d lost their homes, not on …
Carlton Complex Fire recovery continues three years later

Carlton Complex Fire recovery continues three years later

Efforts focused on rebuilding, better communications, preparedness By Marcy Stamper and Ann McCreary Methow Valley residents may have felt an uneasy sense of déjà vu this week as temperatures heated up and smoke drifted into the valley from British Columbia wildfires. Three years ago on July 14, a lightning storm sparked four separate fires — three in...
Team Rubicon takes on McClure Mountain

Team Rubicon takes on McClure Mountain

Vital infrastructure for emergency communications, phone service and radio broadcasts will be better protected from wildfire after a dozen volunteers with Team Rubicon finish thinning dense stands of dog-hair trees on the summit of McClure Mountain next week.
Comment on post-fire economic recovery

Comment on post-fire economic recovery

Okanogan County residents who have ideas about how the county can continue its economic recovery from the wildfires of 2014 and 2015 can now offer their thoughts on a website: www.okanoganeconomicrecovery.com/get-involved. The website is a project of the North Central Washington Economic Development District, which working on post-fire economic recovery strategies. Feedback from the website...
Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Practical, political issues aired in Okanogan County meeting By Ann McCreary Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) came to Okanogan County last weekend to hear what local people think the county needs to fight future wildfires, and left with plenty to consider as she prepares wildfire management legislation. Faster and more effective initial attacks when wildfires ignite;...
Housewarmings for fire survivors

Housewarmings for fire survivors

  Carlton Complex Fire survivor Jim Udell said his favorite thing about the house built for him by the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) was “the house itself. Without it, I don’t have nothing,” he said. “I really appreciate what you’ve done for me, from now on till the end of time.” The...
Fire-recovery group needs housing for volunteer crews — plus local volunteers

Fire-recovery group needs housing for volunteer crews — plus local volunteers

Want to help with fire recovery? The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group is seeking a variety of volunteers — to house out-of-town building crews, primarily in Omak, Okanogan, Riverside, Tonasket and Conconully; and to help with burn and flood clean-up, fencing and building projects. People can volunteer on a periodic or more-regular schedule. Housing for work...
Community briefs: October 7, 2015

Community briefs: October 7, 2015

Tour the rink on Thursday The public is invited to join a tour of the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink on Thursday (Oct. 8) at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (509) 429‑0234. Book reading at Winthrop library The Winthrop Library will host a discussion of the book The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills on...
Arts briefs: April 22, 2015

Arts briefs: April 22, 2015

Pipestone student recital Sunday Students of Pam Hunt at the Pipestone School of Music will hold their annual studio recital in the Methow Valley Community Center gym on Sunday (April 26) at 3 p.m. Students from age 5 to 23 will perform solo and group pieces on violin, viola and cello. The event is free but...