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Valley snow levels are low for this time of year

When it comes to our sense of the weather, a lot of it may actually be linked to perception. "It's funny how your memory is different from the data," Methow Trails Executive... — Updated 1/14/2024

 

County fair is 'final exam' for 4-H Club members

Pigs are rumored to be quite intelligent, but did you know that they can learn to play video games by moving a joystick with their snout? That's one of the things that 11-year-old... — Updated 9/14/2023

 

Blue Lake Fire spreads north of Hwy 20 in 'slopover' of strategic burnout

In its first week, the Blue Lake Fire grew slowly - it was just 290 acres after burning for eight days - but it has nearly doubled in size since Friday, after strategic firing... — Updated 8/31/2023

 

Drought emergency officially declared for Methow, Okanogan watersheds by DOE

The Methow watershed is officially under a drought emergency. Okanogan County is one of 12 counties across the state hit with a drought declaration by the Washington Department of... — Updated 8/2/2023

 

Forest Health Collaborative marks decade of restoration efforts

Two dozen members of the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative celebrated the group's 10th anniversary in May, hailing its effectiveness in accelerating... — Updated 7/6/2023

 

Introducing children to the world of words

MV Elementary adopts phonics-based method to teach kids reading Most of us probably don't remember much about how we learned to read - mastering the association of shapes with... — Updated 5/26/2023

 

One year into the Methow climate plan

Switching to energy-saving appliances for heating and cooling. Building a water bank to preserve water for local agriculture. Adding charging stations for electric vehicles.... — Updated 11/17/2022

 

WDFW acquires shrub-steppe lands in Rendezvous area

Mule deer and other wildlife will benefit from an additional 220 acres of protected shrub-steppe in the Rendezvous area recently purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and... — Updated 11/11/2022

 

Route more than a century in the making

Even before the North Cascades Scenic Highway opened on Sept. 2, 1972, after 13 years of actual construction and many more of surveying, the road had been the dream of... — Updated 9/23/2022

 

Wildfires close trails, bring smoke to valley

The Methow Valley Ranger District has closed additional trails from the Harts Pass area north to the Canadian border and west to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area because of... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Heavy rains cause massive rockslides on Harts Pass Road, stranding some campers

Four employees of the Methow Valley Ranger District safely navigated the rocky, narrow Harts Pass Road in treacherous conditions as torrential rains sent rocks cascading onto the... — Updated 9/1/2022

 

Researchers look at salmon habitat above Enloe Dam

Tens of thousands of endangered salmon could access high-quality habitat in the Similkameen River watershed if Enloe Dam were removed, but any plans to demolish the dam would have... — Updated 6/2/2022

 

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