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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.

Meeting set tonight to discuss fire near Keller

A community meeting to discuss the Devil’s Elbow Complex fire and management action is set for 7 p.m. tonight, at the Keller Community Center, 11669 Highway 21.

Auditor’s Office continues to count primary ballots

Okanogan, Ferry Counties latest results

Clint Didier showed a 20 percentage-point lead over his nearest opponent in Tuesday election night results from Okanogan County.

Devil’s Elbow scorches 900 acres; shelter set up

The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire burning between Republic and Keller has blazed across 900 acres of land and continues to grow.

Firefighters battle new fire north of Winthrop

Firefighters are battling a fire burning north of town and about 1.5 miles south of the Pasayten Wilderness.

CenturyLink restores voice, 911 lines

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

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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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.