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DNR bans outdoor burning east of the Cascades


Jun 30, 2016
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today instituted a burn ban on DNR-protected lands in eastern…





FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Nine Mile Fire


Aug 14, 2015
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the…

Harts Pass Road Closed Due to Wildfire


Aug 14, 2015
Crews responded to fires from lightning Wednesday and again Friday morning. The Tatie Peak Fire is burning in moderate fuel in…

Okanogan Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Porn


Aug 13, 2015
Randy Zacherle, age 55, of Okanogan, was sentenced Thursday to ten years in federal prison  after having previously been…

Two New Lightning-Caused Fires in the Methow Valley


Aug 13, 2015
Lightning late Wednesday night ignited two fires on the Methow Valley Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.…

Flood Watch Issued for Methow Valley


Aug 13, 2015
...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ON FRIDAY... .A STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS…