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Winthrop News

Local news for Winthrop, WA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Fire-singed Methow Valley slammed by flash flooding

First the devastating wildfires that scorched a quarter-million acres in what's called the Carlton complex fire - an area five times the size of Seattle - and now mudslides.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Little Bridge Creek/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire update

A large scale demobilization of resources for all fires is in progress. Smoke will continue to remain in the area as interior portions of unburned fuels will smolder and occasionally torch.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Winthrop R&B Festival supports the Methow Valley in many ways

For the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, as for everyone in the valley, the fires have been a test of our commitment to this community and place.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

A memorable visit to the Methow Valley

My Aunt Marie Cockrell lived in a little house across the road from the Chewack River Ranch, a few miles north of Winthrop.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Terrence L. - Mick' Roark1946 - " 2014

Terrence L. "Mick" Roark was born Feb. 20, 1946, and died July 27, 2014. Mick was born in Winthrop to Ronald and Lulu Roark.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

PHOTOS: Wildfires in Central Washington

KHQ.COM - It has been an intense year for wildfires all over the northwest. The photos in this slideshow were taken 8/7 - 8/11 by KHQ photographer Reed Schmitt.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Little Bridge/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex fire update

Fuels are expected to continue to dry today, but fire behavior should remain at a minimum with the cooler temperatures.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Cross-border partnership drives Route 97 site

A cross-border tourism partnership launched an eyecatching website giving visitors to North Central Washington state and British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan region a rich new source of information and online links to learn about and explore travel destinations up and down the Highway 97 corridor.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Seattle Times

Wildfire update: biggest fire almost entirely contained

Firefighters continue to battle the wildfires burning in Central Washington, and recent rain and lower temperatures are helping.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Little Bridge, Carlton Complex, and Upper Falls Fire Updates

Recent moisture and lower temperatures continued to create an opportunity for our firefighters to safely take more direct action on all three fires.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

GoodFood World

Summertime Grilling: Japanese Style

Time is always a factor in food preparation. Modern consumers hold a deep - and false - belief that food, especially good food, real food, takes time.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

High anxiety

Are you feeling irritable, anxious, impatient, unfocused, distracted? Do you jump when you hear a helicopter? Does a gust of wind make you uneasy? After a month of living with wildfires, evacuations, power outages, communication failures, bizarre storms and smoke, Methow Valley residents are a collective wreck.

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Little Bridge/Upper Falls/Carlton Complex Fire updates

Rain over the fires has created an opportunity for our firefighters to safely take more direct action on the fires.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Lone Mountain 1 Fire update

The remote automated weather station on Lone Mountain measured 2/3 of an inch of rain last night and Stehekin received about a half inch.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Little Bridge, Carlton Complex, and Upper Falls Fire Updates

Rain drops fell on this morning's fire briefing. A red flag warning is in place for unstable conditions and abundant lightning.

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Wenatchee World

Group urges patience during wildfire recovery

While a federal team prepares to analyze the immediate issues posed by the Carlton Complex fires, a nonprofit conservation group based in Winthrop says - except for the loss of homes - the long-term effect of the fire on the environment will be beneficial.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Upper Falls Fire Update

August 10, 2014 8:00 a.m. Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Pete Blume, Incident Commander Information Center: 509-996-9971 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Email: upperfallsfire@gmail.com Yesterday Fire was active on the north end and along Falls Creek Road.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Lone Mountain 1 Fire Update

Yesterday the fire spotted on to the east side of Rennie Creek and rapidly burned up the steep slope beneath Rennie Peak, but has stopped short of the top by about 500 feet where the alpine timber turns to rock.

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Little Bridge Creek Fire update

A community meeting was held Friday night in the gym at the Twisp Community Center.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Updates for wildfires in the Northwest

Burning 8 miles NW of The Dalles, OR. Started on 8/5. 2,645 acres . 35% containment.

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