13 hrs ago
The Omak fire camp
Fresh off a 16-hour shift fighting the Carlton Complex fire, Tanner Baker of Helena, Montana and other crew members line up for dinner at the Omak fire camp before heading to their tents for rest.
19 hrs ago
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Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire
Farmers and ranchers have been scrambling to bring cattle to safety and deal with fire that threatened fields and farm equipment, but it will be months-even years-before the full impact of the Carlton Complex Fire on Okanogan County's $175-billion agricultural industry is known.
21 hrs ago
Carlton Complex: 71% contained; 251,698 acres burned
UPDATE: OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Carlton Complex is now 71% contained and is 251,698 acres in size.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Genealogy Query - BUCKLEY : HICKERSON
Searching for birth mother of baby boy Buckley, born May 17, 1951, Pomeroy, WA. Mother was born in Riverside, Okanogan, Washington, 1932.
Officials inundated by wildfire donations
Officials are thankful for the gifts, but they're now pleading with the public to stop donating goods and asking them to donate money instead.
Okanogan sheriff: No more donations for Carlton Fire Complex victims
OKANAGAN, COUNTY, Wash.-- Sheriff Frank T. Rogers thanked all who donated to victims of the Carlton Fire Complex during the last two weeks, but says they do not need any more donations in a press release Wednesday morning.
Permanent disaster relief center opens in Pateros
"Immediate needs of food, water and clothing, along with generators loaned by citizens, have come in abundance.
Fire danger upgraded in Spokane County amid dry, hot conditions - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. With the thermometer reaching triple digits Tuesday and little hope for rain relief in sight, officials have upgraded the potential fire danger in Spokane and surrounding counties.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Charity Opportunity: Quilts for Eastern Washington fires
Town Square Fabric and Yarn is the drop off point for new Quilts and Blankets for families of the Eastern Washington Wildfires We have word from Jean at Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 that she is collecting quilts for the families and first responders dealing with wildfires in Eastern Washington.
Katherine Joy Workman
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 99 TO 105. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. * TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Fire victims asked to contact county
Officials are asking all victims of the Carlton Complex fires to contact the Okanogan Emergency Operations Center to report losses as soon as possible.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Assistance to primary election voters affected by wildfires
As crews battle the largest wildfires in Washington history, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is offering assistance to affected counties and voters as the state's Aug. 5 Primary Election voting period is underway.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Officials Say Wash. Wildfires Have Consumed 300 Homes
July 25--OKANOGAN -- Wildfires that went out of control late last week burned 300 homes, double the number that officials have estimated since last weekend.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Power to be restored to much of Methow Valley
The Okanogan Public Utility District says it plans to re-energize its substation in Twisp on Friday afternoon.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Bellingham group collecting items, money to help wildfire victims
Food, clothing and money to help people affected by the Carlton Complex fires are being collected Sunday, July 27, by the Bellingham Trail Running Club.
Fire survivors going it day by day
Loren Dolge stands next to what's left of his log home near Chiliwist Road. He was in Alaska visiting family last week when the Carlton Complex made its big run.
Lake Chelan Mirror
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The 2014-15 District VII Officer Team is Letty Trejo of Bridgeport, Cassidy Weaver of Eastmont, Dallas Tyus of Tonasket, Jenna Valentine of Tonasket, Bobby Hanson of Chelan, and Josie Gallup of Chelan.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Thousands remain without power from fire; floods still a danger
With utility poles charred and transmission lines down in the trail of the Carlton complex wildfire, about 7,000 Okanogan County customers remained without power Wednesday, according to the Okanogan Public Utility District.