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Electricity down from Malott to the Methow

The area from just south of Okanogan to Malott and across the mountains to the Methow Valley is without electricity this afternoon.

Weather Service issues additional alerts for region

The National Weather Service has issued several watches and warnings for the region through Friday.

Rain dampens fire slightly; storm spawns three new fires

Rain that fell Tuesday night over the Devil’s Elbow Fire raised humidity, but didn’t do much toward putting out the 20,287-acre blaze on the Colville Indian Reservation.

Keller Ferry restores service following steering issues

Steering control issue resolved on Keller Ferry

Severe weather expected to hit the region

The National Weather Service has issued several watches and warnings for the region through Thursday.

Keller Ferry service suspended for steering issues

The state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday the temporary closure of the Keller Ferry.

Inslee plans appeal of federal disaster assistance denial

Gov. Jay Inslee is appealing a presidential decision to deny assistance to individuals impacted by the Carlton Complex fire.

Outdoor burning banned on state-protected lands

The state Department of Natural Resources is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on department-protected lands.

Fire information meeting planned in Keller

A community meeting is planned at 7 tonight, Monday, at the Keller Community Center, 11669 state Highway 21, about the Devil’s Elbow Fire on the Colville Indian Reservation.

Fire recovery workshop planned in Pateros

A fire recovery workshop is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16, at Pateros City Hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive.

Community meeting set in Twisp; firefighters tackle new fire

A community meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Friday at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Methow Valley Highway, to update people on the Carlton Complex, Little Bridge Creek and Upper Falls fires.

Visiting utility crews will leave area today

Mutual aid crews assisting the Okanogan County Public Utility District with repairs from Carlton Complex fires will be leaving the area today.

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Devil’s Elbow Complex chars 8,000 acres near Keller

The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire has burned across 8,000 acres near town and prompted evacuations.

Agencies to talk landscape recovery

More than a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available Wednesday to talk with landowners about post-fire recovery of the landscape.

Inslee seeks federal disaster help for wildfires

A major disaster declaration is being sought from President Barack Obama to free up federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from fires in Central and Eastern Washington.