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Roger Harnack

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Wolverine Fire grows 25 percent

As of 9 a.m. today, the fire is estimated to be 36,030 acres. Fire crews expect it to grow over the next two days as temperatures soar into the 100s.

August 12, 2015 10:22 a.m. read more..

Baldy Fire expected to burn 2 months

Despite a light rainfall today, officials fighting the Baldy Fire in Colville National Forest said this morning that they expect it will take nearly two months before the blaze is contained.

August 6, 2015 10:33 a.m. read more..

New fire burning near Ione

The Baldy Fire has grown to about 300 acres in the last 48 hours in Pend Oreille County, Colville National Forest officials said.

August 3, 2015 9:13 p.m. read more..

Fire-related weather warnings issued

A Fire Weather Watch will be in effect from 2-11 p.m. for the Wenatchee Valley, Waterville Plateau and Grand Coulee area. And a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Ferry County and the Okanogan Highlands through next Wednesday.

July 30, 2015 4:48 p.m. read more..

State grants funding a shell game

Given Olympia’s three-session budgeting fiasco this year, lawmakers should reconsider handing the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board millions of dollars to give away. Most of that money would be better left in the pockets of taxpayers, rather than unwittingly gambling on another shell game with little or no real public benefit.

July 22, 2015 midnight read more..

Phoenix symbolism fits Pateros

Take time Saturday to head to Pateros to help the community celebrate its rebirth. Take time to learn what it means to be “Pateros Strong.”

July 15, 2015 midnight read more..