Methow Valley slowly returns to ‘normal’ but long recovery looms

Methow Valley slowly returns to ‘normal’ but long recovery looms

By Ann McCleary
The record-breaking Carlton Complex Fire — the largest wildfire in Washington  state history — had burned 250,806 acres, or about 392 square miles, as of Tuesday (July 29). Almost half of that total acreage …
Communicating during a disaster

Communicating during a disaster

By Laurelle Walsh
The Carlton Complex Fire that began from four separate lightning strikes, merged into an unstoppable firestorm that triggered evacuations, and destroyed life and property. When the valley lost power, confusion and fear mounted, and many residents …
PUD works to restore full power to lower valley

PUD works to restore full power to lower valley

By Ann McCreary
About 200 people were working early this week to restore power to Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) customers who have been without power since wildfires swept through the valley and surrounding areas almost …
Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire

Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire

By Marcy Stamper

Farmers and ranchers have been scrambling to bring cattle to safety and deal with fire that threatened fields and farm equipment, but it will be months—even years—before the full impact of the Carlton Complex Fire on …

Managing help for victims is a huge task

Managing help for victims is a huge task

By Marcy Stamper

Experts in managing emergencies such as a massive wildfire know they have to be prepared for collateral events that radiate out from the central crisis. “The donations are …

Shakespeare goes cowboy-style at The Merc

Shakespeare goes cowboy-style at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
The Merc Playhouse production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Ki Gottberg, opens on Friday (Aug. 1) after a week’s postponement. The show will run for two weeks: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 – 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, Aug. 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m.;...

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