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Drilling concerns aired

Drilling concerns aired

By Ann McCreary
Community members and representatives of environmental groups met Monday (April 28) with U.S. Forest Service officials to discuss concerns about exploratory drilling for copper proposed to take place as early as August near Flagg Mountain in Mazama. Concerns included potential impacts on wildlife and water, noise levels that might …

Trailer access eased on Harts Pass Road

Trailer restrictions on Harts Pass Road have been changed for the spring season to allow trailers of up to 20 feet in length, regardless of the number of axles, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In the past, the Forest Service allowed only single-axle trailers, but recently changed the restriction to trailers equal to or...
Prescribed burning plan is set for valley

Prescribed burning plan is set for valley

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest’s prescribed burn plan for 2014 includes half-a-dozen potential sites in the Methow Valley, according to the U.S. Forest Service. They are: • Eightmile Creek, 12 miles northwest of Winthrop — 50 acres of hand pile burning and 2,250 acres of restorative underburning. • Cub Creek and Fawn Creek, 8-10 miles northwest of Winthrop — 1,500...
B.C. company to explore Mazama-area copper mining

B.C. company to explore Mazama-area copper mining

By Ann McCreary

A Canadian mining company is proposing to conduct exploratory drilling in a search for copper on Flagg Mountain near Mazama, with the intention of beginning in August. The company is proposing to drill 15 holes to depths of up to 1,900 feet on U.S. Forest Service land in an...

ATV access: What does it mean?

ATV access: What does it mean?

By Marcy Stamper
Although more than 240 people — 29 in Okanogan County — have obtained the state’s new license for riding specially equipped all-terrain vehicles on roads, confusion persists about where people can legally operate their ATVs. Recent decisions by …
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...
Forest Service decides to allow ATVs on its roads

Forest Service decides to allow ATVs on its roads

By Marcy Stamper
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) will be permitted to use roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, as long as …
Small staff left to oversee shuttered USFS facilities

Small staff left to oversee shuttered USFS facilities

By Ann McCreary
With the arrival of hunting season this weekend, Methow Valley District Ranger Mike Liu said he would be patrolling national forest lands around the valley himself, unless the federal government has opened for business again.