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Massive salvage logging under way at Colville after wildfires


COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION, Okanogan County — It’s a stickpin skyline: fire-blackened trees without leaves, needles or even branches as far as the eye can see.

The quiet is deathly, until an 18-wheel logging truck roars out of the blackened woods. James Griffin hops out of the baby-blue cab of his logging rig painted with silver flames. He strides past the towering tires and throws his weight into tightening the chains on a full load of ponderosa pine logs, some 3 feet around, he is trucking out of the burn.


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