OKANOGAN — Ed Conger, of Riverside, told Okanogan County commissioners Thursday that he lost his cabin in the Lime Belt Fire after the lightning-sparked blaze was allowed to burn for days. “I’m mad, because you made the same mistakes this year that you made last year,” he said.
LEAVENWORTH — The Wenatchee River Ranger District planned to reopen the Chiwawa River Road on Saturday. The road has been closed since the Wolverine Fire threatened to advance into the drainage last month.
The trouble with Squilchuck State Park is that it has lacked an identity. Most state parks have a defining feature that draws visitors — cliffs to climb, lakes to swim, rivers to fish, bays to boat, geologic wonders to probe, ocean beaches to comb, fields to play sports, canyons to walk or spectacular viewpoints to reach.