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Winthrop, Washington is located in Okanogan County. Zip codes in Winthrop, WA include 98862. The median home price in Winthrop is $349,000. More Winthrop information.

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39 min ago | Peninsula Daily News

State's largest wildfire 66 percent contained as fight is complicated by hot days

Firefighters battling Washington's largest wildfire have been able to keep the blaze from threatening more homes, but rising temperatures this week will make their job harder, officials said Monday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Legal Notices - July 23, 2014

Beaver Creek Cemetery will hold their regular August monthly Board Meeting on Monday August 4th and will consider a resolution to increase the 2014 budget.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

The cost of fighting this season's wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state's history, has crossed the $50 million mark.

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KOMO News

Firefighters to use 'burnout' tactic in battling wildfires

Firefighters battling the Carlton Complex of fires in central Washington are preparing for a possible new tactic on the north side of the fire.

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Wenatchee World

Rising toll: 300 homes destroyed by Carlton Complex Fire

Donations for Carlton Complex Fire: The Okanogan County Emergency Operations Center said no more clothing is needed by distribution centers.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

NWCN.com

Carlton Complex nearly 60 percent contained

Firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.

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Wenatchee World

How does your garden grow? With baby grands and uprights

In the foothills south of Winthrop, several old pianos built in the late 1800s and early 1900s are artfully arranged in a small clearing of the forest on a bench above the Methow River.

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KING-TV Seattle

Highway 2 to open near Leavenworth

Fire officials say beginning Sunday evening at 8 p.m., traffic will be allowed on Highway 2 from Coles Corner to Leavenworth with pilot cars.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Carlton Complex Fire: 7/26 Update from Incident Command

Media briefings held daily at 11:00 AM at the Carlton Zone ICP located at the Liberty Bell High School south of Winthrop The fire is now 59% contained, with an acreage total of 250,514.

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The Arizona Republic

Study: Wildfire risk worsens in western U.S.

Study: Climate change, development worsens wildfire risk Result is feds spend more on fire suppression, less on prevention, researchers say.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Wenatchee World

New wildfire totals: 300 homes destroyed

This was the scene July 18 as fire raced along Balky Hill above Twisp. John Button of Twisp shot this photo from Twisp about 4 p.m., using a telephoto lens.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Mazama: July 23, 2014

Of all things, this is being written on a machine called a "typewriter." It is like a computer.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Red Cross provides shelter, relief, support in Winthrop

The Methow Valley's Red Cross shelter, located at the Winthrop Barn, is providing a place to sleep, hot meals, bottled water, cell phone charging, and information to anyone who comes in.

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Wenatchee World

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.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

My Edmonds

Local Disaster Medicine Project helps Methow Valley wildfire rescues

Rich Campbell, MD, of Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Erica White, ARNP of Three Rivers Hospital lead the medical team in Twisp during the wildfire.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Wet weather slows fire spread, helps crews with containment

Two days of wet weather allowed fire crews to make considerable progress building containment lines on the 250,000-acre Carlton Complex Fire.

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Wenatchee World

Fire victims face 'tight' rental market

The vacancy rate was only 2 percent in Twisp, Winthrop and Pateros, said Lael Duncan, executive director of the Okanogan County Community Action Council.

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Seattle Times

Wash. fires show the power when we work together

Melanie Johanns, right, and Noah Stewart, chief corrections deputy for the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office, work to extinguish a fire in Johanns' front yard on July 19 in Malott.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KING-TV Seattle

Storms cause new headaches for wildfire victims

Winthrop is a town that harkens back to the wild west days, when electricity was an afterthought.

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US News & World Report

Photos: Wildfires Ignite Washington State

A firefighter drags a hose past a line of fire on Friday in Winthrop, Wash. The Carlton Complex, the largest wildfire in the state's history, destroyed around 150 homes in north-central Washington by Wednesday.

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