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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.
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 demonstrate ‘Jaws of Life’

Firefighters demonstrate ‘Jaws of Life’

BY LAURELLE WALSH Volunteer firefighters from Okanogan County Fire District 6 used new “Jaws of Life” extrication tools to cut apart a donated car in a demonstration after the Fourth of July parade last Thursday. Winthrop Captain John Owen protected a dummy in the driver’s seat from flying debris, while the tool operators pried open...