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North Cascades Highway reopening planned for May 16

DIABLO – It seemed like the winter weather might never end after record rain and snow pounded the state and delayed the reopening of State Route 20/North Cascades Highway. Finally, warmer temperatures, warm rain and sun arrived and should allow crews to reopen the road well ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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UPDATE: 1800 acre prescribed underburn delayed

After attempting a couple of test fires, fuels specialists found that conditions were not within prescription and had to cancel the burn for today.

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Sen. Murray writes head of VA with concerns over closure of Veterans Clinic in Tonasket

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Patty Murray from Washington State has written a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulin expressing her concerns over the proposed closure of the Veterans Clinic at North Valley Hospital slated for July of this year.

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National Weather Service warns of small stream flooding

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for snowmelt in several areas of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan and Ferry counties.

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Landscaping in fire country: How to design a firewise yard

OMAK – Okanogan Conservation District and Shady Creek Nursery in Omak are presenting a free class on Firewise landscaping on Saturday May 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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North Fork Salmon Creek Road closed due to debris slide

CONCONULLY – Several campers were temporarily stranded when a mud and debris slump caused by rains from Thursday night’s thunder storm blocked vehicle access on Road #38, North Fork Salmon Creek Road two miles northwest of Conconully, Wash.

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Busy Beavers Firewood delivers and more

Looking to get some firewood? Busy Beavers Firewood has plenty of it. Recently, Busy Beavers Firewood owners, Shane Knowlton and his wife Pamela Knowlton, decided to take their business full time.

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Ten homeowner safety tips for protecting your home from wildfire

With fire season approaching, homeowners and communities can make their homes safer from wildfire by reducing flammable materials and creating more defensible space around their property.

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Veterans Administration to close VA Clinic in Tonasket

SPOKANE – The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane has decided to close their rural healthcare clinic in Tonasket on July 31, 2017, leaving nearly 900 area veterans scrambling to find other options for treatment.

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Loop Loop remains closed, repairs continue

METHOW -It is still too early to make a firm prediction for reopening the highway over Loup Loup summit, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, predicting, “It will be weeks, not days.”

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