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Decision on exploratory copper drilling expected in July

Decision on exploratory copper drilling expected in July

A decision on whether to permit exploratory drilling for copper near Mazama is expected by mid-July, according to U.S. Forest Service officials conducting an environmental analysis of the proposal. The proposed drilling project has been studied by the Forest Service for more than a year, …
Community news briefs: May 27, 2015

Community news briefs: May 27, 2015

Aero Methow honors Reiber Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp will host an open house on Saturday (May 30) to acknowledge Rob Reiber’s 26 years of volunteer service. The free event will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parking will be available at Cascade Bible Church. For more information, call 997-4013. Our treasured landscape The Methow Valley Interpretive...
Forecast: dry summer with familiar arsenal for fire prevention, suppression

Forecast: dry summer with familiar arsenal for fire prevention, suppression

With the first lightning-caused fire in the county in early May and the governor’s declaration of a statewide drought this week, government officials and the general public are nervously anticipating another extra-dry summer. In terms of funding and actual resources — firefighting …
Forest Service will open some roads to ATVs

Forest Service will open some roads to ATVs

Agency will monitor use and resource damage during trial period By Marcy Stamper ATV riders will be able to ride on select U.S. Forest Service roads, now that the agency has worked with rider and environmental groups to identify suitable routes in all seven ranger districts in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The roads will open...
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...
Forest Service ‘listening session’ on planning scheduled in Wenatchee

Forest Service ‘listening session’ on planning scheduled in Wenatchee

Citizens who are interested in how national forests in our region are managed are invited to join in a public conversation about forest management planning. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will host a “listening session” next week to share information with the public and gather feedback about revising and updating forest management plans.
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...
Mushroom harvesting permits now available

Mushroom harvesting permits now available

Permits are now on sale for commercial harvesting of mushrooms from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits will be sold at local ranger stations and the U.S. Forest Service headquarters office. Areas where commercial harvesting of mushrooms may occur include portions of the national forest burned in the Carlton Complex Fire in the Methow Valley Ranger...
New Okanogan-Wenatchee forest supervisor announced

New Okanogan-Wenatchee forest supervisor announced

A new forest supervisor has been chosen to lead the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, which includes the Methow Valley Ranger District. The U.S. Forest Service last week announced Mike Williams as the new forest supervisor, headquartered in Wenatchee. Williams is currently the forest supervisor on the Kaibab National Forest in the Southwestern Region 3, where he...
USFS fuels-reduction project planned near Mazama

USFS fuels-reduction project planned near Mazama

Plans for three prescribed burns in the Methow Valley, announced recently by the U.S. Forest Service, have been changed to allow staff in the Methow Valley Ranger District to focus on a large fuels-reduction project near …