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[4/25/19] Methow Headwaters

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After more than five years work by Methow Valley community members, government agencies, and government officials from both sides of the isle,  the John D. Dingle Jr Conservation Management and Recreation Act was signed by President Donald Trump. The Act provides protection for the Methow Headwaters. Maggie Coon, Board Chair for the Methow Valley Citizens […]

[4/16/19] North Cascades Highway Opens Thursday

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Thanks to less snow, a dedicated crew and no major setbacks, SR 20/North Cascades Highway which closed last December is on track to reopen at 9 AM Thursday April 18. The clearing process began on Monday March 25 with maintenance crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation working on opposite ends of the closed […]

[4/11/19] Methow Valley Scheduled Power Outage

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From the Okanogan County Electric Co-op  11 Hour Major Outage April 11th  On April 11th, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will begin the cutover to the new transmission facilities that will bring transmission redundancy to the Methow Valley. The Twisp substation is currently fed from the new Pateros transmission line and the Winthrop substation is fed […]

[2/25/19] DFW Land Project Comments Due Today

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Public comments on four projects being considered by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife are due today.

[11/13/18] Community Foundation of NCW Give Methow

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  On Veterans Day the Community Foundation of NCW announced its Give Methow campaign raised over $276,000 for distribution to 33 Methow Valley nonprofits including $570 to the Methow Valley American Legion Post 0143 – Honoring their Service to Veterans and the Methow Valley Community Give Methow is a crowdfunding campaign hosted by the Community […]

[8/8/18] Crescent Mountain/Gilbert Fire Update – 8/08 4 pm UPDATE

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The latest on the Crescent Mountain and Gilbert Fires.

[7/19/18] Red Flag Warning Extended

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Affected Area: Fire Weather Zone 673 East Washington Northern Columbia Basin
and Fire Weather Zone 677 Eastern Washington Central Cascade Valleys including the
Okanogan, Methow, Chelan and Wenatchee Valleys
* Winds: West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Relative Humidities: 12 to 22 percent.

[3/7/18] Winthrop Man Identified In Methow Valley Avalanche Fatality

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36 year old Ian Fair, of Winthrop, was back country skiing with friends when he was caught in an avalanche