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Parlette introduces bills to expand use of prescribed burning

Parlette introduces bills to expand use of prescribed burning

In the wake of two consecutive years of devastating wildfires in her legislative district, State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (12th District, R-Wenatchee) has introduced two bills that call for expanding prescribed burning to reduce the risk of wildfire in …
Thinning, prescribed burning proposed for Libby, Buttermilk creek watersheds; local reactions mixed

Thinning, prescribed burning proposed for Libby, Buttermilk creek watersheds; local reactions mixed

If nature were allowed to run its course, portions of the Libby Creek and Buttermilk Creek watersheds would have experienced natural fires every five to 15 years. Those fires historically played a role in keeping forests healthy — burning at low intensity, clearing out …
Prescribed burning underway in Methow Valley

Prescribed burning underway in Methow Valley

 Smoke may be visible in the Methow Valley and other areas of Okanogan County in coming weeks as crews burn slash piles from fuel reduction projects on national forest lands. Firefighters have been burning hand piles in the Cub Creek and Loup Loup Summit areas. Those areas will be patrolled over the next several weeks....
Forest Service sets plans for prescribed burning this fall

Forest Service sets plans for prescribed burning this fall

The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans for fall prescribed burning on the Methow Valley and Tonasket ranger districts. Fire managers plan to treat about 500 acres across the Wolf Creek, Fawn Creek and Eightmile Creek drainages by underburning. There are brush piles to be burned in the Cub Creek, Chewuch River, Mt. Hull, Bonaparte...
Community briefs: May 13, 2015

Community briefs: May 13, 2015

Eat and shop in Mazama Bring your appetite and shopper’s sharp eye to the Mazama Community Club’s pancake breakfast and flea market on May 23 from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost of the breakfast is $6, or free for children 5 and under. For information about the breakfast or to volunteer as a helper, call 996-7897. If...

Prescribed burning update for the Upper Rendezvous burn unit

The U.S. Forest Service said this morning (April 30) that it has received approval to burn a portion of the Upper Rendezvous burn unit. The burn involves about 160-180 acres and is located at Rendezvous Pass between Fawn Creek and Cub Creek, about 7 miles northwest of Winthrop. The weather forecast predicts steady winds out...
News briefs: April 22, 2015

News briefs: April 22, 2015

Property taxes due next week Okanogan County property tax payments and irrigation assessments are due to the county treasurer this month, and must be postmarked by April 30. Taxpayers paying in two installments must pay the first half by April 30 and the second half by Oct. 31. Payments can be made in person or...
Prescribed burn set for this fall in valley

Prescribed burn set for this fall in valley

The Methow Valley Ranger District is planning a fall underburn totaling about 120 acres in the Wolf Creek drainage, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. The underburn will reduce fire hazards for adjacent private and public lands by consuming debris left behind from earlier thinning activities, the release said. The...
Community briefs: June 4, 2014

Community briefs: June 4, 2014

This week: ‘Weed-a-thon’ fundraiser for LBHS students on Thursday, June 5, Metal drive continues Saturday and Vacation Bible school in July.
Spring prescribed burning is complete

Spring prescribed burning is complete

The spring prescribed burning season has concluded in the Methow Valley, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. Crews will focus on patrolling active burn units while continuing to prepare for fire season, the release said. Burn treatments were completed on about 750 acres this spring. “This summer we plan to...