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Editorials: June 1, 2016

Editorials: June 1, 2016

Headwaters help It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the state’s two U.S. Senators joining the effort to prevent not just copper exploration but also any future mining in the 340,000-acre Methow Headwaters area. (See story here) Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are co-sponsoring the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016, which would authorize...
Saving something for themselves

Saving something for themselves

When a Search and Rescue team was needed to travel miles into the rugged backcountry of the Cascade Mountains to rescue someone, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers referred to the mission as “an Ottis hike.” He means Ottis Buzzard who, with his wife Vikki Buzzard, have been the go-to team for search and rescue work in...
Climber injured in fall at Mazama’s Fun Rock area

Climber injured in fall at Mazama’s Fun Rock area

A 25-year-old Seattle area woman sustained severe injuries when she fell while rock climbing near Mazama last Sunday (May 3). Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputy Ottis Buzzard said the woman was climbing at a popular site called Fun Rock in an upper area known as “A-Wall” when she fell 70 feet to a ledge.
Sharp Canines

Sharp Canines

OSARC trains dogs and their humans for search and rescue missions
By Laurelle Walsh
Have you ever had that sinking feeling of being turned around in the woods? You most likely got out of your predicament…
Rescue team plucks dog from Chewuch River

Rescue team plucks dog from Chewuch River

By Don Nelson

Several dozen spectators watched from the Highway 20 bridge on Saturday (May 31) as members of the county’s Swiftwater Rescue Team plucked a dog from the bed of a pickup truck that had inadvertently rolled into …

Photo gallery of rescue operation for dog trapped in truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

Photo gallery of rescue operation for dog trapped in truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

On May 31, a truck rolled into the Chewuch river with only a dog on board. This is the story, in pictures, of Jessie's rescue.
Dog rescued from truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

Dog rescued from truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

By Don Nelson

Several dozen spectators watched from the Highway 20 bridge on Saturday (May 31) as members of the county’s Swiftwater Rescue Team plucked a dog from the bed of a pickup truck that had inadvertently rolled into …