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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 …
AmeriCorps volunteers have built an impressive legacy in Methow Valley

AmeriCorps volunteers have built an impressive legacy in Methow Valley

The Methow Valley would be a different place without the contributions of dozens of vigorous young people working as AmeriCorps volunteers. Over the past half-dozen years, individuals and groups have helped with remodeling and landscaping at TwispWorks, built fences for wildfire survivors, cleared mud deposited by flash floods,
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...
Ready hired as Methow Housing Trust executive director

Ready hired as Methow Housing Trust executive director

Danica Ready, who has devoted her professional career to working with nonprofits that hold land in trust for public benefit, has been hired as the first executive director of the Methow Housing Trust, a nonprofit launched in March to create affordable housing in the Methow Valley.
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.
Clean air project will collect vegetation as alternative to burning

Clean air project will collect vegetation as alternative to burning

Even when conditions are wet enough to burn brush piles safely, the tiny particles in smoke are not safe, creating air pollution that can be particularly persistent from October through March. “Poor air quality affects all of us …
Brittany Jean concerts will support long-term recovery efforts

Brittany Jean concerts will support long-term recovery efforts

Brewster native performs benefit in Twisp on Nov. 12 Nashville recording artist Brittany Jean will perform four regional concerts, including one in Twisp on Nov. 12, to raise funds supporting wildfire recovery efforts. Jean is a Brewster-based singer/songwriter whose hit single “Wildfire” became the soundtrack to Okanogan County Long Term Recovery efforts. She will appear...
Methow Valley’s affordable housing needs are acute, challenging

Methow Valley’s affordable housing needs are acute, challenging

Research finds availability is an enduring problem By Marcy Stamper Recent research into the housing supply in the Methow Valley reveals some stark numbers that may help explain the scarcity of affordable housing. There are actually nine more housing units used only seasonally than occupied full-time by their owners (2,011 versus 2,002). Of the 5,000...
Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group seeks volunteers for Make a Difference Day

The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery (OCLTRG) is seeking local volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 22.  Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission of improving the lives of others. This goal of this one-day...