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K.C. Mehaffey

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Environment, Lake Chelan, Okanogan, Photographer, Reporter

Contact K.C.

Phone: 509-997-2512 (work), 509-881-0866 (cell)

Email: (work)

  1. HOLDEN VILLAGE — About 250 Rio Tinto employees are back on the Holden Mine cleanup project nearly two months after the Wolverine Fire chased them from Holden Village.
  2. 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.
  3. OMAK — After postponing the annual Warrior Stampede in Omak to this Saturday due to summer wildfires, event organizers decided to donate all proceeds to victims of those fires.
  4. WENATCHEE — In response to a lawsuit filed in July, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has closed six roads that were opened to street-legal ATVs.
  5. The National Park Service will host two meetings next week on proposals to relocate buildings in Stehekin, and begin accepting solid waste that is not related to Park Service activities.