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August 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Methow Valley deals with wildfires, wild weather at height of tourist season

Air tankers and helicopters are being used to fight the Carlton Complex wildfire in the Methow Valley, including this DC-10 air tanker dropping fire retardant on July 19. (Elaine Thompson photo / AP) Weeks of wildfires. Tree-toppling wild winds this past weekend. Evacuations and power outages. At what’s normally the height of the summer tourist season, the…


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July 31, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Pearrygin Lake park reopens in Methow; Alta Lake park still closed

    An aerial view of burned areas in and around the town of Pateros on the Columbia River. Alta Lake State Park near Pateros remains closed because of wildfire damage while Pearrygin Lake State Park farther west in the Methow Valley has reopened. (AP photo) Pearrygin Lake State Park has reopened in Washington’s Methow Valley after…


Comments | More in Washington State Parks, wildfires | Topics: Alta Lake State Park, Carlton Complex wildfire, Pearrygin Lake State Park