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Dead trees are part of forest’s life cycle

Dead trees are part of forest’s life cycle

By Ken Bevis When forests burn, trees die. It’s a fact. Particularly in hot fires in dense fuels — cambium cooks and needles fry. Conifers are particularly flammable and can go up in a spectacular crown fire. The resulting sea of black dead stems causes some people to think we must do something immediately. Not so fast....
Is levy proposal blowing smoke?

Is levy proposal blowing smoke?

By Fred Wert The Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners have proposed a new fire hall in Winthrop for a number of years. They put it to a vote earlier, and it was rejected by the voters. What did they do? They went out and purchased a piece of land for a total cost of...
Methow Valley parks & rec district proposed

Methow Valley parks & rec district proposed

New taxing entity would support facilities and programs in Winthrop, Twisp BY ANN McCREARY Two local residents want to give Methow Valley citizens the opportunity to create a special taxing district to support parks and recreation facilities and related programs in the valley. It’s an idea that has been discussed for years as local elected...