[4/19/17] The 2017 Wildfire Season Quietly Began Over Easter Weekend

Posted in Feature, Wildfire

Although a few of the state’s large wildfires have been caused by lightning in recent years, the vast majority are sparked by people, including nearly all of those recorded in 2016.

[4/14/17] Free Mulch At Chelan Transfer Station Available Now

Posted in Feature, Wildfire

 Hours of operation are 10AM-4PM Tuesday through Friday and 9AM-4PM on Saturdays.

[3/1/17] Recent Wildfire Study: 84% Are Caused By Humans

Posted in Feature, Wildfire

The most common day for human-started fire by far was July 4, with 7,762 total wildfires started on that day over the course of the 21-year period.

[2/3/17] President’s Hiring Freeze Slows Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest Seasonal Hiring

Posted in Feature, Local Government & Meetings, Recreation, Wildfire

Although the suspension of new employees to the Forest Service is certainly an inconvenience, Krake says the practice is not uncommon when there are changes in leadership.

[11/2/16] Methow Clean Air Project Offers Two More Free Yard Waste Drop Off Days

Posted in Feature, Health, Uncategorized, Wildfire

Two remaining opportunities for you to drop off your yard waste for free are Thursday and Saturday.

[10/12/16] Is Climate Change To Blame For Recent Forest Fires?

Posted in Wildfire

A report out today says acres burned in forest fires in the West have doubled since 1984 because of climate change.