With rain adding more moisture to ground already saturated from snowmelt, an engineer, habitat biologists and a conservation planner took interested Benson Creek residents to a dam high in the Benson Creek watershed to explain repairs that will be …
Carlton Complex Fire
A spate of warm weather has been causing streams to overflow their banks and carve new channels, making some roads impassable and flooding private property around the valley.
Some driveways, where people say they haven’t seen water for decades — if ever — have turned into ponds. Some of the runoff appears to be connected with wildfires …
Melting snow and saturated soils in parts of the Methow Valley have spawned new streams, caused small mudslides, and washed out roads that became inundated when culverts became clogged with sediment and an unusually high volume of water. One section of Rendezvous Road was so wet last week that a new culvert floated in the saturated ground and had to be weighed down …
Carlton Complex Fire survivor Jim Udell said his favorite thing about the house built for him by the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) was “the house itself. Without it, I don’t have nothing,” he said. “I really appreciate what you’ve done for me, from now on till the end of time.” The […]
Cinder, the young black bear that was badly burned in the Carlton Complex fire in 2014, is still denned at a high elevation site, but the bear that was released into the wild with her last summer was killed by a hunter in the fall.
Seven more people who survived the Carlton Complex Fire one-and-a-half years ago are settled in new homes created through a combination of charitable contributions, countless hours of volunteer labor and donated materials, all coordinated by the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG).
Three property owners are seeking almost $1 million for damages to property and timber from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), claiming the agency failed to keep a fire near Gold Creek from spreading to their property in July 2014.
The group handling long-term recovery and rebuilding for wildfire survivors has expanded to include people affected by this summer’s disaster.
The organization — renamed Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group — added four board members last week, representing grassroots recovery groups from …
By Ann McCreary Throughout human history, artists have been inspired to depict the legends and characters contained in mythology. A new exhibit opening Saturday (Oct. 10) at Confluence Gallery, titled “Mythology,” continues that tradition, asking artists to respond through their art to the concept of mythology and the fundamental mysteries of life that myths explore. […]
Cinder the bear appears to be doing well in her new home after being released into the wild almost four months ago.
A victim of the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire, Cinder was discovered — emaciated and unable to walk on severely burned paws — in French Creek after the wildfire swept through the area.