OKANOGAN — What they heard and saw was different. But the overriding concerns of many Okanogan County residents who spoke at a public meeting about the Carlton Complex Fires Wednesday night was the same: After taking over management of four small lightning-caused fires, state Department of Natural Resource crews sat idly by until they were too big for anyone to control.
On Oct. 15 Crosscut.com announced it would give its first David Brewster Lifetime Achievement Award in Courage to the late Nisqually leader Billy Frank Jr. Frank led a decades long fight to restore Northwest salmon runs and tribal treaty fishing rights. Frank often risked physical harm and legal repercussions in the struggle for rights granted the tribes by federal treaty. Here is a reminiscence of the era by Colville Confederated Tribes leader Wendell George.
LEAVENWORTH — The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club will host its annual fundraising event on Nov. 20. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, and will feature a live and silent auction.
EAST WENATCHEE — After listening to people who supported and opposed a proposal to ban hunting from the Columbia River Tuesday night, Douglas County Commissioners postponed their decision until next Tuesday.
It was a big day in Cashmere Tuesday as the new $20 million wastewater treatment plant was officially dedicated. About $6 million of the funds came from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant, without which it would have been nearly impossible for ratepayers to cover the cost of the upgraded facilities.
ENTIAT — Hatchery technician Chuck Hamstreet was all business Thursday as he shoved the carcass of a silvery summer chinook salmon through a circular electronic “PIT tag” reader and onto an examination table at the Entiat National Fish Hatchery.
WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.
WENATCHEE — With many different hunting seasons occurring, it is important for hunters and other forest users to be aware of areas of the national forest that are closed due to hazards from recent wildfires.