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Residents, workers evacuated by boat, helicopter

Ash from Wolverine Fire reported falling in Methow Valley

The Wolverine Fire exploded yesterday, growing to more than 15,760 acres and prompting evacuations by boat and by helicopter.

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Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision

Eastmont Extension is closed while authorities investigate the crash that claimed the life of Brett B. Hendrick, 23 of East Wenatchee

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SeaDoo hits, lands atop boat

Osoyoos Lake crash sends teenager and her aunt to hospital.

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Spur Fire ignites near Bonaparte Lake

Wildhorse fire reaches 185 acres on Mount Hull

Fire continues to burn on Mount Hull as a new fire pops up near Bonaparte Lake

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Fire burns off Rodeo Trail Road

Firefighters work burn for about an hour

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Wildhorse Fire grows to 120 acres

Mount Hull area fire is one of 12 to start today in Okanogan County

Whistler Canyon Trail closed due to wildfire burning northwest of Summit Lake






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    Quotes from The Okanogan

    Conconully resort

    “Anything that’s ever shut down, burned down or closed down never reopens. It’s all about getting more money.” — Conconully Lake Resort concessionaire Kevin Messer, reacting to the federal Bureau of Reclamation's decision not to renew his lease and close the resort.

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    Unbearable plan

    “We need to show up and tell them we oppose any actions that have the potential to close trails to pack and saddle stock use in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth and Pasayten wildernesses and the national forest and national park lands adjacent to the wildernesses or that might further reduce the ...

    Quotes from The Okanogan

    Responsible spending

    “Supplemental budgets are intended to cover extraordinary expenses or unexpected costs. Particularly with last year’s wildfires and needed investments in mental health, these are responsible budget adjustments.” — Gov. Jay Inslee, speaking about a state biennial budget adjustment to help areas effected by the Carlton Complex wildfire.

    Quotes from The Okanogan

    Crowning achievement

    “I’m amazed. I can’t believe I’m queen.” — Ellamae Burnell, responding to being crowned queen of the annual May Festival in Oroville.

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    Grizzly plan

    “The Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan calls on us to fully consider the restoration of the grizzly bear in the North Cascades, and this process will ensure we solicit the public for their input before putting any plan into action.” — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Regional Director Robyn Thorson, ...

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    Flying the coop

    “The council did a straw poll and most of the council was not supportive of having chickens in the city.” — Tonasket City Clerk Alice Attwood, talking about the city council's rejection of an ordinance allowing residents to raise chickens inside city limits