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New rain gauges will give early flood warnings

New rain gauges will give early flood warnings

By Ann McCreary
New rain gauges are being installed within the Carlton Complex Fire boundaries to provide an early warning system for flash floods. Approximately 15 rain gauges will be placed throughout the …
Dispute slows Highway 153 repairs

Dispute slows Highway 153 repairs

By Ann McCreary
Repair work on a washout at Benson Creek on State Highway 153 has been slowed because an adjacent property owner is not allowing construction crews onto his property.
Volunteers, agencies team up to clear slide debris from river

Volunteers, agencies team up to clear slide debris from river

By Marcy Stamper

Steve Taylor, a professional river guide who has logged hundreds of thousands of miles on local rivers, was concerned about the impact on the Methow River when a torrent of mud and water cascaded down hillsides last month, destroying a dozen houses.

With several of the damaged properties perched just...

Repairs underway on slide-damaged state highways

Repairs underway on slide-damaged state highways

Work is underway on repairing two state highways that were heavily damaged in recent mudslides. An emergency contract for the repairs was awarded to Rains Construction of Malott, which has begun work on road washouts along about four miles of Highway 20 on the Methow Valley side of Loup Loup Pass, and another four miles...
State will add mudslide damage to FEMA appeal

State will add mudslide damage to FEMA appeal

By Marcy Stamper Federal and state teams are gathering supplemental information about the extent and cost of fire-related damages for an appeal of the denial of a disaster declaration that would help individuals who lost homes and property in the fires. The teams are determining the scope of the damage, which has …
Community pitches in to help owners of slide-damaged home

Community pitches in to help owners of slide-damaged home

By Don Nelson When they heard, they came. Several dozen friends and neighbors who responded to word-of-mouth networking swarmed through and around the home of Bob Elk and Janie Lewis on Friday afternoon (Aug. 22) to haul away belongings and shove thick, slimy mud out the back door one shovelful at a time. Volunteers toted...
Highway 20 expected to re-open this week

Highway 20 expected to re-open this week

By Ann McCreary
After a six-day closure due to mudslides, the North Cascades Scenic Highway was expected to reopen at noon Thursday (Sept. 12).
Dirty work

Dirty work

By Ann McCreary
After working continuously for more than a week to clear 3,000 dump truck loads of debris from the roadway, crews were able to reopen the North Cascades Highway on Monday morning (Aug. 19).
Mudslides close Highway 20, crews work to clear 6-mile stretch

Mudslides close Highway 20, crews work to clear 6-mile stretch

By Ann McCreary and Laurelle Walsh
Weekend landslides closed the North Cascades Highway and caused a harrowing experience for a Seattle family.