The U.S. Forest Service said this morning (April 30) that it has received approval to burn a portion of the Upper Rendezvous burn unit. The burn involves about 160-180 acres and is located at Rendezvous Pass between Fawn Creek and Cub Creek, about 7 miles northwest of Winthrop. The weather forecast predicts steady winds out […]
Property taxes due next week Okanogan County property tax payments and irrigation assessments are due to the county treasurer this month, and must be postmarked by April 30. Taxpayers paying in two installments must pay the first half by April 30 and the second half by Oct. 31. Payments can be made in person or […]
The Methow Valley Ranger District is planning a fall underburn totaling about 120 acres in the Wolf Creek drainage, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. The underburn will reduce fire hazards for adjacent private and public lands by consuming debris left behind from earlier thinning activities, the release said. The […]
This week: ‘Weed-a-thon’ fundraiser for LBHS students on Thursday, June 5, Metal drive continues Saturday and Vacation Bible school in July.
The spring prescribed burning season has concluded in the Methow Valley, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. Crews will focus on patrolling active burn units while continuing to prepare for fire season, the release said. Burn treatments were completed on about 750 acres this spring. “This summer we plan to […]
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 […]
U.S. Forest Service crews are continuing prescribed burns through the fall in the Cub Creek drainage area north of Winthrop, the site of logging operations over the past two summers. Crews completed about 80 acres of machine-pile burning and about 30 acres of hand-pile burning last weekend, the Forest Service said. Burning will continue over […]
Fall prescribed burning on the Methow Valley Ranger District will begin as soon as possible, the U.S. Forest Service said. “The recent wet weather and relatively low fire danger at higher elevation of the forest have us considering beginning fall burning a little earlier this year,” Meg Trebon, assistant fire management officer for fuels, said […]