Even when conditions are wet enough to burn brush piles safely, the tiny particles in smoke are not safe, creating air pollution that can be particularly persistent from October through March.
“Poor air quality affects all of us …
Brewster native performs benefit in Twisp on Nov. 12 Nashville recording artist Brittany Jean will perform four regional concerts, including one in Twisp on Nov. 12, to raise funds supporting wildfire recovery efforts. Jean is a Brewster-based singer/songwriter whose hit single “Wildfire” became the soundtrack to Okanogan County Long Term Recovery efforts. She will appear […]
Research finds availability is an enduring problem By Marcy Stamper Recent research into the housing supply in the Methow Valley reveals some stark numbers that may help explain the scarcity of affordable housing. There are actually nine more housing units used only seasonally than occupied full-time by their owners (2,011 versus 2,002). Of the 5,000 […]
The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery (OCLTRG) is seeking local volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 22. Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission of improving the lives of others. This goal of this one-day […]
A $275,000 contribution from an anonymous donor who saw TV news reports about the devastation of two summers of wildfires in Okanogan County was the windfall the county’s recovery group needed to start construction on all 15 homes in its second phase of rebuilding.
The donor had made a smaller contribution in the past but …
An energetic gathering of about 25 Methow Valley residents came together last week to brainstorm about the issue of available and affordable housing in the valley — or the lack thereof.
The “community conversation” on May 19 helped launch an initiative to identify housing needs and develop an action plan to create more housing that is affordable.
Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) will partner with several other local organizations in hosting a community “listening session” on May 19 to discuss an effort to provide affordable housing in the valley. The meeting will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. Housing affordability and availability are the focus […]
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 […]