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August 21, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Flooding on the heels of wildfire leaves N. Central Wash. in shock

By K.C. Mehaffey / The Wenatchee World A region still numb from the devastation of wildfires found itself in the throes of a new disaster Thursday — this time from flash flooding and mudslides over vast areas of the blackened countryside. Some people whose homes survived the 256,000-acre Carlton Complex fires were devastated by damage from…

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August 13, 2014 at 6:39 AM

2 Twisp men arrested for setting back burns

The Associated Press OKANOGAN, Wash. — The Okanogan County sheriff’s office says two Twisp men were arrested for investigation of arson for setting unauthorized back burns at a wildfire. The sheriff’s office says 63-year-old Larry D. Smith was booked into jail Tuesday for setting a back burn on Forest Service land and private property. He also was…

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August 2, 2014 at 11:29 AM

At least 6 homes lost in wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop

Update 3:30 p.m.: Lightning strikes started four new fires near the Carlton complex fire this afternoon as a storm blew through with winds of more than of 40 mph. The incident command center at Liberty Bell High School was also evacuated when a electrical fire started in the building during the lightning storm. Anne Jeffery, fire information officer, said…

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July 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Officials: No more donations of items for wildfire victims

The Associated Press TWISP, Okanogan County — Officials in north-central Washington are thankful for the donations that poured into the area after the largest wildfire in the state’s history destroyed hundreds of homes and burned hundreds of square miles. But now they’re pleading the public to stop the donations. Community Foundation of North Central Washington director of donor…

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July 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Homes destroyed by wildfire total 300, Okanogan sheriff says

The Associated Press TWISP, Wash. — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday. Officials previously placed the number at 150, but Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said he knew that figure would rise because crews hadn’t been able to…

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April 23, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Twisp police chief’s dog brings home skull

The Associated Press TWISP, Okanogan County — A dog belonging to the family of the Twisp police chief brought home a skull. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says Chief Paul Budrow and deputies searched Monday and found the rest of the human remains about 300 yards from his home in a wooded area near the Methow River. The sheriff…

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March 27, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Thursday Memo: Many may never be found … Helped dog or stole it? … Dust storm season is here

One of the many things that are so haunting about the massive mudslide: Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland said she doesn’t think the number of victims trapped in the mud is as high as the number of missing-person reports, which stands at 90 and at one point was 176. However, she believes most victims have…

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February 26, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Twisp girl, 11, kills cougar tracking her brother

The Associated Press TWISP, Okanogan County — An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that had been  following her 14-year-old brother to their home at Twisp, in north-central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said. The female cougar killed last week was about 4 years old and weighed about 50 pounds, half of what it should weigh,…

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