Mudslides prompted week-long closure of main highway through the Methow Valley
County declaration follows flash floods, mudslides and debris flows that destroyed homes and blocked highways
More than 100 years of fair memories will be celebrated this weekend during the North Central Washington Fair.
Recent lighting storms are to blame for several small fires in the area.
Two state highways remain closed after a thunderstorm dumped rain on the Carlton Complex burn area and triggered flooding and mudslides.
Mudslides sweep away structures, blocks state Highway 153
Allegations of meth, heroin dealing lead to arrests
Okanogan man arrested by deputies for allegedly selling drugs out of a tent
Gov. Jay Inslee plans to visit Twisp, Winthrop and Pateros tomorrow.
The Sinlahekin Wildlife Area will host its fourth summer educational program, Aug. 23-24.
Electricity was restored yesterday afternoon to Malott and the Methow Valley, about four hours after a problem developed along the Loup Loup transmission line west of town.
The area from just south of Okanogan to Malott and across the mountains to the Methow Valley is without electricity this afternoon.
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.
Two Twisp men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson for allegedly starting a back fire on Benson Creek Road within the Carlton Complex fire area.
Gov. Jay Inslee is appealing a presidential decision to deny assistance to individuals impacted by the Carlton Complex fire.
The state Department of Natural Resources is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on department-protected lands.
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.
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.
Mutual aid crews assisting the Okanogan County Public Utility District with repairs from Carlton Complex fires will be leaving the area today.
The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire has burned across 8,000 acres near town and prompted evacuations.
More than a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available Wednesday to talk with landowners about post-fire recovery of the landscape.
The Washington Apple Education Foundation has announced a record number of scholarships this year.
Wenatchee Valley College has named its spring quarter 2014 president’s and dean’s lists.
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.
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.
Firefighters are battling a fire burning north of town and about 1.5 miles south of the Pasayten Wilderness.
Tribal police giving notice in San Poil for Devil's Elbo Complex fire
CenturyLink has restored voice communications, including 911, local and long-distance calling, to the Methow Valley.
Electricity should be restored to all customers of the Okanogan County Public Utility District by Thursday.
Telephone land lines and 911 service is not working from the Carlton area northward.
The state has mobilized fire resources in support of local firefighters battling the Rising Eagle Road Fire.
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.
A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop claimed a house along state Highway 20 this afternoon and is threatening at least one other home.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.
Residents can bury inert fire debris on their property.
Gov. Jay Inslee plans to visit the Methow Valley tomorrow to meet with local leaders and discuss the Carlton Complex fire.
Country music artist Trace Adkins will perform a concert in September to benefit the American Red Cross Western Wildfires Relief Fund.
The Pizza Hut restaurant, 604 Omache Drive, is donating 10 percent of all pizza sales today, Wednesday, to the Red Cross to benefit the organization’s wildfire relief fund.
Utility crews working 16-hour days to restore power.
All donations for fire victims being moved to Pateros
Fire burns on West Fork of Cougar Creek
Residents of rural Douglas County town were directed to leave due to wildfire threat
Meetings planned for update on the Carlton Complex wildfires
Jaime D. Hampshire recaptured after jail escape
The state Washington Department of Ecology has suspended temporarily the permit requirements for use of large-scale generators in areas hit by wildfires in Eastern Washington.
The Economic Alliance is doing a brief business impact survey for the Okanogan County commissioners to get a snapshot of the economic impact from the Carlton Complex fires.
Okanogan Conservation District is mobilizing to help landowners whose natural resources and agricultural infrastructure has been damaged by the Carlton Complex wildfires.
CenturyLink crews have repaired the damaged fiber optics line severed by a fallen tree near Fish Trap and has restored Internet services to its customers in Eastern Washington.
The community is at Level 1 (lowest) evacuation status.
Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the burn ban he ordered last week to include a ban on most outdoor and agricultural burning for Eastern Washington.