Land Trust not happy with losing conservation funds
When the state recently pulled $3.1 million from a planned conservation project, the Okanogan Land Trust said it was disappointed.
Local officials concerned about jobs, economy
Legislators and other area officials are up in arms over the federal government’s lengthy environ-mental review process that has prompted Kinross Gold Corp. to pull the plug on a project proposal.
Kinross Gold Corp. has decided to stop spending money on an environmental review of a project proposed in 2009.
Rule change allows for salmon fishing on Icicle River through July 31
The Methow Valley Ranger District plans to finish burning 50 acres today in the Little Bridge Creek drainage.
A National Weather Service flood warning for low-lying areas along the Okanogan River remains in effect.
Mount Rainier National Park's Westside Road damaged by large boulders
A National Weather Service flood warning for low-lying areas of the Okanogan River remains in effect until further notice
With more sunshine this week, the Methow Valley Ranger District is making progress on spring prescribed burning treatments.
U.S. Forest Service reviews proposal by Canadian firm
Area residents will have an opportunity Monday to hear more information about a Canadian company’s proposal to drill for copper in the Flagg Mountain area north of town. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Winthrop Barn, 51 state Highway 20. A public comment period is open until Saturday.
Some fearful move is part of larger western land grab
Virtually every land owner and local water rights holder along Johnson Creek turned out Monday afternoon to call on Okanogan County Commissioners to halt a project to create salmon and steelhead habitat.
No discussion of proposal planned at Tuesday meeting by utility board
A draft proposal to remove Enloe Dam predicts it could be done within five years, at a roughly estimated cost of about $35 million.
Prescribed burn to help elk, mule deer
Okanogan County is among nine that will receive Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation grant funding for habitat projects.
An El Yunque National Forest worker in Puerto Rico has been selected to head up the local office of the Colville National Forest.
Opening date still not pinned down for North Cascades
Three weeks into the process of clearing the North Cascades Highway, state crews continue to clear avalanche chutes along the state’s northernmost route through the Cascade Mountains.