Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the state’s 2021 fire season, one she tells Hansen “is going to be the worst we’ve ever had.”…Read More
Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands for the State of Washington, talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about her efforts to assist in the procurement of greater funding for wildfire mitigation in the state through the 2021 legislative sessions.…Read More
Douglas County Commissioner Mark Straub talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the rapid response to assist residents in the county who have suffered losses due to the Pearl Hill Fire. Straub is joined by Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay, who discusses a number of current issues within his jurisdiction.…Read More
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the measures being taken to safeguard firefighters against the COVID-19 outbreak during the coming wildfire season.…Read More
Here’s the latest with fires in our region:
Two small fires are burning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Leavenworth and another is northwest of Leavenworth in the Chiwawa drainage of the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
All three have remained small over the last two weeks, started by lightning in the late-July thunder cell that dropped hundreds of strikes in North Central Washington.…Read More
The Desert Canyon Fire near Orondo in Douglas County is fully contained and teams demobilized over the weekend. Fire crews said yesterday they reached full containment, keeping the fire to just under 1,500 acres.
No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Evacuation notices to homes in Browns Canyon Road were lifted Thursday night.…Read More
The lightning-caused Desert Canyon Fire in Douglas County, burning near Daroga State Park, is now estimated at 1,000 acres, moving northeast upriver from Orondo towards Brown’s Canyon.
There are two residences under Level 3 Evacuation notices and Level 1 evacuation notices are in place for the Auvil area, with Douglas County Deputies making notifications.…Read More
Heavy rains caused mudslides over local roadways yesterday. A portion of Highway 97A is closed north of Entiat to SR 971 Navarre Coulee Road, nine miles south of Chelan. Mud several feet deep covered the roadway for a 30-40 yard stretch. Both a dump truck and a U-Haul truck were stuck in the slide.…Read More
A plan to reduce the state’s wildfire risk and create healthier forests has been introduced in the state Senate. KOHO’s Ken Johannessen has the details on what it aims to achieve and what it will cost.…Read More