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Documentary film is new tool in Headwaters Campaign’s efforts

Documentary film is new tool in Headwaters Campaign’s efforts

Group continues push to protect USFS land from mining By Ann McCreary One year ago the Methow Headwaters Campaign launched an initiative to protect more than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley from future mining. On Sunday (Feb. 19), the Headwaters Campaign released a new short documentary about the...
Local leaders rallying around North Cascades Smokejumper Base

Local leaders rallying around North Cascades Smokejumper Base

Alarmed by the possibility that the historic North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB) could be shut down in the future, local elected officials and economic leaders are mustering forces to keep the base open. The U.S. Forest Service, which owns and operates the smokejumper base at the Methow Valley State Airport, is assessing the condition of ......
USFS proposes forest thinning on McClure Mountain

USFS proposes forest thinning on McClure Mountain

Forest thinning is proposed on about 300 acres near McClure Mountain to protect communications equipment on the peak. McClure Mountain, south of Twisp, is the primary communications hub for the majority of emergency and non-emergency communication within the Methow Valley, and has been identified as critical communications infrastructure by the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery...
Federal action brings two-year halt to headwaters mining activity

Federal action brings two-year halt to headwaters mining activity

More than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley are closed to new mineral exploration and mining for the next two years, while federal agencies evaluate whether the land should be protected for up to 20 years. In a victory for …
FEDERAL ACTION CLOSES METHOW HEADWATERS AREA TO NEW MINING FOR TWO YEARS

FEDERAL ACTION CLOSES METHOW HEADWATERS AREA TO NEW MINING FOR TWO YEARS

More than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley are closed to new mineral exploration and mining for the next two years, while federal agencies evaluate whether the land should be protected for up to 20 years. In a victory for the local Methow Headwaters Campaign, which has worked to protect...
USFS evaluating future of Smokejumper Base

USFS evaluating future of Smokejumper Base

The future of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB) will be evaluated during the next year to determine if deteriorating facilities and other problems at the base can be resolved, or whether operations should be …
USFS revises statement on outfitter-guide permits

USFS revises statement on outfitter-guide permits

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been considering for years the best approach to issuing special use permits for commercial pack and saddle stock outfitter-guides who lead trips on national forests around the Methow Valley and surrounding areas. The National Forest has …
Headwaters Campaign focused on administrative act

Headwaters Campaign focused on administrative act

One big question was on a lot minds last weekend when leaders of the Methow Headwaters Campaign hosted an informational meeting at the Twisp River Grange: How might the incoming Trump administration, with …
Youth’s death possibly caused by alcohol overdose, coroner says

Youth’s death possibly caused by alcohol overdose, coroner says

A preliminary investigation indicates that a 17-year-old man on a brush-clearing crew died from an alcohol overdose or poisoning, according to Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez. Santos Armando Romero Mendez Jr. (known as Armando) was working on a crew …
U.S. Ag Department backs proposal to protect Methow headwaters

U.S. Ag Department backs proposal to protect Methow headwaters

The effort to protect the upper Methow Valley from future mining took another step forward when it was endorsed last week by the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said …