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Portion of Freund Canyon Trail closed

Logging operations prompt closure of three-mile stretch of Freund Canyon Trail

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Fire races up Pogue Mountain

Firefighters from several agencies spent part of Tuesday battling a wildfire on Pogue Mountain southwest of town.

Burn planned to start Thursday west of Winthrop

The Methow Valley Ranger District is gearing up for a prescribed burn Thursday on about 20 acres 10 miles west of town.

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Small Riverside brush fire prompts response

Brush fire intentionally started to burn weeds at entrance to Riverside

Wenatchee River Ranger District to begin spring prescribed burns

Beaver Valley burning expected to start this month

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Hastings receives Water Statesman Award

Water group recognizes Congressman Doc Hastings for his work on hydropower issues

Slide claims local woman’s mother

Two other families’ relatives escape injury in Oso

OSO – A Bridgeport Elementary School teacher lost her mother and her childhood home in the recent landslide that has so far claimed 27 lives and caused dozens more to go missing. Linda McPherson, mother of teacher and Bridgeport Planning Commission member Kate McPherson, died in the March 22 landslide.

Naches Ranger District trails closed to ATVs

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest managers are planning to close Naches Ranger District motorized trails from April 1 until June 15 to protect natural resources.

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Wolves attack family dog near Twisp

Family dog, Shelbie, attacked by two wolves about 40 yards from the front door of their Poorman Creek home

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Visit state parks free tomorrow

Washington State Parks offers free access to lands tomorrow

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State agencies required to 'show their work'

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bills requiring departments of Ecology, and Fish and Wildlife to post information and work to website for public review

Spring burning planned in Chelan Ranger District

Prescribed burns planned for 1,185 acres in national forest near Chelan

Entiat Ranger District plans to burn 2,200 acres

Several prescribed burns planned in effort to reduce wildfire potential

Sandhill Crane Festival set for next month

Birding event takes place March 28-30 in Othello

Frigid temperatures break century-old record Wednesday

National Weather Service records lowest temperatures for Republic, Grand Coulee

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