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Lake Chelan Mirror
Government's response to disaster is - disastrous
Remember Katrina? Well, life hasn't changed much when it comes to getting help from the government.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Crews cancel burnout on big Washington wildfire
Crews had planned to send flames from a secure fire line on the northeast side of the Carlton Complex back toward the main fire, through rugged terrain that they had been unable to attack directly.
Leavenworth and Wenatchee air quality gets worse
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 99 TO 105. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. * TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM.
U.S. Air Quality
US Smoke Surface Concentration Decreases; Large Dust Cloud over the Caribbean
Remnant smoke from these wildfires last week loomed over most of the US. Today, the smoke surface concentration seems to have decreased except over the Great Lakes region and some areas in the central US.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Red Cross fights fire despair with 'help and hope'
Dave Schreiner of Kansas and Kathy Catania of San Diego, California talk about client needs at the client casework desk of the Red Cross headquarters in the Pioneer Middle School cafeteria.
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.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Gold Bar festival could feel pinch of U.S. 2 closure
The closure of U.S. 2 could mean less traffic coming through during Gold Bar's annual festival this weekend.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
red to BLUE! WA-08: Meet Jason Ritchie (D) Sat, July 26, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Wenatchee
Jason Ritchie is running a very strong campaign to unseat five-term incumbent GOPer Dave Reichert in this R+1 district.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New fire near Tonasket blackens 1,000 acres; other NCW fires grow slowly
Most fires burning around North Central Washington continued to grow slowly on Monday, but a new fire near Tonasket exploded to 1,000 acres.
Carlton Complex fire is the biggest in WA history
The Carlton Complex fire is now considered the largest in Washington history. It has burned more acreage than a huge fire in 1902.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Storm could bring rain, lightning
The National Weather Service expects the storm to move in Monday night with light northwest winds of 6 to 11 mph and unseasonably cool temperatures dropping to the low 60s.
Chiwaukum Fire moving slowly toward Icicle Ridge
The southern edge of the fire crept about 0.2 of a mile, but is still about six miles north of Leavenworth, said fire spokesman Rick Acosta.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state
The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a popular bicycle route.
Stanley Arnold Christianson
The son of Arnold Hanson and Ethel Luella Christianson, Stan was born on February 7, 1938, in Creston, British Columbia, one of two children.
NCW fires nation's top priority
As an army of helicopters, airplanes and engines work to keep more houses from burning down in the lower Methow Valley, the upper valley was smokefree and ready to rock.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Gov. Inslee visiting wildfire areas
Inslee was meeting with officials at the Chiwaukum incident command post in Leavenworth before heading to a Red Cross shelter in Chelan to meet with people who have been evacuated.
'Cauldron of Hell' as Fires Rage Across Washington State
In central Washington today, some residents returned to their neighborhoods to see what had been left behind after wildfires raced through the town of Pateros.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Fires near Entiat continue to grow; community meetings planned
KHQ.COM - While much of the attention is focused trying to save homes within the reaches of the massive Carlton Complex Fire, a separate team of crews continues to work on the fires within the Mills Canyon complex on the banks of the Columbia River near Entiat.