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Attacks, insults prohibited under new Twisp council commenting policy

Attacks, insults prohibited under new Twisp council commenting policy

People who want to speak during the public comment period at Twisp Town Council meetings will have to adhere to a new policy that prohibits personal verbal attacks or insults. Mayor Soo Ing-Moody said she established the policy after a citizen “was verbally abusive and insulting to the council” during public …
‘SuperTanker’ gets OKed by Govt. Accountability Office for firefighting

‘SuperTanker’ gets OKed by Govt. Accountability Office for firefighting

A jumbo jet that is converted to fight wildfires had to sit out most of the massive fires that raged across the West this year. But the Boeing 747-400, which can drop 19,000 gallons of water or retardant on fires, may be able to fly more next year in the United States, after a federal agency...
Moody stays aloft to help develop ‘SuperTanker’ for fighting big wildfires

Moody stays aloft to help develop ‘SuperTanker’ for fighting big wildfires

For most of his career as a firefighter, Bill Moody of Twisp attacked wildfires with the help of a light, nylon parachute. Today, the longtime smokejumper is helping fight fires with a more formidable tool — a Boeing 747 “SuperTanker” aircraft. For more than a decade, Moody has been involved in helping with …
Letters to the editor: Feb. 4, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 4, 2015

Thanks for great response Dear Editor: On Saturday, Jan. 24, my wife, Sandy, broke her leg while cross country skiing on the Methow Trail north of the North Cascades Basecamp. She was seriously injured, unable to move, in a great deal of pain and we were suspecting a fractured upper leg (femur) — 911 was alerted and...
Fighting wildfires from aloft

Fighting wildfires from aloft

By Ann McCreary

Circling the pillars of smoke billowing upward from a wildfire is a small plane. Inside, Bill Moody of Twisp is the air tactical supervisor for the fire, orchestrating the aircraft fighting the fire and providing strategies and …