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CenturyLink restores voice, 911 lines

CenturyLink has restored voice communications, including 911, local and long-distance calling, to the Methow Valley.

Electricity should be back on by Thursday

Electricity should be restored to all customers of the Okanogan County Public Utility District by Thursday.

Phone, 911 service out in much of the Methow

Telephone land lines and 911 service is not working from the Carlton area northward.

Body recovered from Okanogan River

The body of a local man was recovered from the Okanogan River on Friday evening.

Body recovered following drowning in Lake Osoyoos

The body of a Surrey, B.C., man was recovered Sunday night from Lake Osoyoos, near Veranda Beach.

Flash flood warning issued in Carlton, lower Methow Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning, until 11:30 p.m., for south-central Okanogan County, specifically the areas affected by wildfires in Carlton and the lower Methow Valley.

New fires sparked in Methow Valley

Storm cell brings lighting and winds; new fire starts reported from Carlton to Winthrop

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Forest officials close woods to recreation

Fire danger and the threat to public safety prompt immediate closure of the Methow Ranger District to all travel and recreation

'Abundant' lightning expected today

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Okanogan, Methow valleys and surrounding areas

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State mobilizes for Rising Eagle Road Fire

The state has mobilized fire resources in support of local firefighters battling the Rising Eagle Road Fire.

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Fire crews called to help in Methow Valley

Crews from fire departments all over the Okanogan Valley were called shortly before 4 p.m. to send “any available units” to the upper Methow Valley for two wildfires.

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Fire burns home between Twisp and Winthrop; evacuations ordered

A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop claimed a house along state Highway 20 this afternoon and is threatening at least one other home.

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Washington National Guard members staff road closures

According to the Okanogan County Emergency Operation Center, road closures are being staffed by Washington National Guard members.

Red flag warning issued in Okanogan, Methow

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.

Fire weather watch issued for Coulee area

Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau

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