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 By LaVendrick Smith    News    January 27, 2016

Quick dollars for wildfire suppression critical to containment, committee hears

OLYMPIA-When a fire broke out in Asotin County last summer, Noel Hardin said a delay in state resources led to a bigger, more costly blaze. The fire chief for District 1 in the county says that by...

 
 By LaVendrick Smith WNPA Olympia News Bureau    News    January 13, 2016

Governor, DNR 2016 budget proposals seek wildfire fighting, recovery funds

OLYMPIA — When wildfires ignited around Twisp last summer, Meg Donohue said her coffee-roaster business shifted from being a popular gathering spot for the community to a place for up-to-the-minute news. “We found ourselves kind of being a hub...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    January 13, 2016

Olympia coverage is a little extra

A story that starts on page 2 this week comes through The Star’s association with the state association that works with colleges in the state to encourage and support journalism education. “Governor, DNR 2016 budget proposals seek wildfire fighti...

 
 By Dan Newhouse Congressman    Opinion    January 6, 2016

New Opportunities in a New Year

2015 has been an eventful year for our nation and for the 4th District of Washington, which I have been honored to be given the responsibility by Central Washingtonians to represent you in Congress. My commitment has been to work hard on solutions,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 14, 2015

Family wants building named after fallen firefighter

The family of a woman killed while fighting a local wildfire 25 years ago is hoping a new fire station planned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation could be named after her. Toni Godsil died Aug. 6, 1990, while fighting a wildland fire in Douglas...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 16, 2015

Wildfire recovery will be a long process

Nearly a dozen agencies presented possibilities for long-term help to about 50 people affected by the fires on the Colville Indian Reservation, but none of them will be quick or easy. The Tunk Block...

 
 News    September 16, 2015

Newsbriefs

Beach cleanup needs volunteers Volunteers are needed for the National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26, to help clean up the Spring Canyon Boat Launch area. There will be a shoreline cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with volunteers...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 26, 2015

Local effort draws cross-state support for firefighters

A Coulee Dam-based effort to help out firefighters on the North Star Fire is catching on like wildfire. It started with a GoFundMe effort to raise money for a continuing effort to supply baked goods...

 
 News    August 19, 2015

Nearly 40,000 fires have burned 7.1 million acres

Wildfire activity has escalated recently after thunderstorms, many with little or no moisture, moved across parts of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, sparking hundreds of new fires. The situation results in firefighting resources...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 19, 2015

[UPDATED12:23 p.m. 8/19/15] North Star Fire threatens Nespelem

UPDATE 12:23 p.m. 8/19/15: New evacuation orders were just issued for Nespelem from the Mount Tolman Fire Center. Their information release follows: A LEVEL 1 EVACUATION: The LEVEL 1 Evacuation area...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    August 19, 2015

Bob Morton represented his people unconditionally

Imagine rolling into Olympia in your travel trailer each year for the start of the legislative session knowing your district has the highest unemployment in the state and the lowest average annual wage. Folks in your sprawling rural 7th District...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 19, 2015

[UPDATE] Fire merger "inconclusive", no structures lost

[UPDATE 9:45.a.m 8/22] Initial reports indicated that the Tunk Block Fire and North Star Fire had merged, however this proved to be inconclusive. When more precise mapping is available, fire managers...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

Several towns lose power during fire

by Scott Hunter The towns of Wilbur and Creston, and every place in between, lost electric power service for a dozen hours Saturday night. A wildfire six miles west of Spokane, near Coulee-Hite Road, reportedly affected BPA electrical towers on the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 12, 2015

UPDATED Sunday, 2:30 p.m.: New fire burning in timber just north of Nespelem

[UPDATED Sunday, 2:15 p.m.] The North Star fire has now grown to more than seven times the size it was Friday night, and it is threatening a regional communicaitons network with equipment atop Moses Mountain. The fire was estimated at 22,000 acres...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 29, 2015

Value emergency response and responders

Maybe it’s just because we so often have a front-row view of tragedy, but two items in this week’s brought home the extreme importance of highly- trained emergency responders and some relief that...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 22, 2015

Regional fires flare in hot season

A stubborn brush fire closed Interstate-90 near George for the second straight day, but it reopened Tuesday about 10 a.m. The fire was driven by wind gusts of 25 mph and had burned about 900 acres by...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 22, 2015

Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures. Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    July 15, 2015

Hot, dry June breaks records

June was dry, indeed, and hot, too. Let’s start with a look at the temperatures first. The mean June temperature is 65.5°F, while here at the home weather station we had a mean of 74.9°F, a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 1, 2015

Firefighters descend on B Street fire

Response to a fire in the heat of Monday afternoon in Grand Coulee underscored the nervousness of local fire fighters in the current, extreme heat conditions, with fireworks legal. As a summer thunder...

 
 By Press release    News    July 1, 2015

Wildfire blazing north of Keller

Keller, Wash. – The Twenty-One Mile Grade Fire began on the afternoon of July 1 and is approximately 1,000 acres. It is located approximately 25 miles north of Keller, WA and east of Hwy 21. The...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 20, 2015

"Barker Canyon" fire starts an early season

About a dozen local firefighters this Friday night are attacking a wildfire across Banks Lake from the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. The fire is suspected to have started from a lightning strike in the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 19, 2014

Coulee Dam open to new tourism spending approach

Faced with various groups annually vying for tourism tax dollars, most Coulee Dam Town Council members verbally endorsed an approach suggested by Mayor Greg Wilder last week: outsource it — with provisos. Wilder advocated an approach similar to wha...

 
 By press release    News    September 24, 2014

Parlette disappointed by FEMA denial of additional wildfire-victim assistance

  State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette says she is disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is sticking by its earlier decision to deny financial assistance to individual victims of this...

 
 News    August 6, 2014

Newsbriefs

Bank holds school supplies drive North Cascades Bank in Grand Coulee began its month-long “School Supplies Drive” last Friday. The bank will be accepting through the month of August any school supplies, or monetary donations to use towards...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    July 23, 2014

Region responds to firestorm

When a storm system moved across the region July 14, lightning started multiple fires just as temperatures would reach into the 100s for days, feeding what would become the largest wildfire in state...

 

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