Case No.: 15-2-00441-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

LEYLAND WHITTAKER as his separate property, and THOMAS BIHN, as his separate property, Plaintiff, vs. L.D. HOLLOWAY and ETHEL HOLLOWAY, husband and wife, and the unknown successors and/or heirs of L.D. HOLLOWAY and ETHEL HOLLOWAY, if deceased, and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: L.D. HOLLOWAY and ETHEL HOLLOWAY, husband and wife, and the unknown successors and/or heirs of L.D. HOLLOWAY and ETHEL HOLLOWAY, if deceased, and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to-wit, within sixty (60) days after the 11th day of November, 2015, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled Court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff above described, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff, Mary E. (Bess) Derting, at her office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court.  The object of this action to quiet title against certain real property in Okanogan County, Washington, to-wit: That part of North half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 35 North, Range 20 East Willamette Meridian and being more particularly described as follows; Commencing at the Southeast corner of said North half of the Northwest Quarter, from which the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter (West 1/16 corner) bears North 45°12’40” West; Thence North 45°12’40” West for a distance of 1327.78 feet; Thence South 44°43’24” West for a distance of 41.27 feet to the Southwesterly right of way line of State Highway 20 and also being the Northeast corner of the Lucky Jim Bluff Short Plat as recorded in Book A-3 at Page 109, Records of the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, Okanogan County, Washington and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence from said Point of Beginning, continuing South 44°43’24” West along the Northwesterly line of said Short Plat for a distance of 1283.31 feet to the South line of said North half of the Northwest Quarter; Thence leaving said Short Plat, along said South line, South 89°49’32” West for a distance of 39.24 feet; Thence leaving said South line North 45°00’00” East for a distance of 1311.04 feet to said Southwesterly right of way line; Thence along said right of way line South 45°13’39” East for a distance of 21.47 feet to the Point of Beginning. DATED: October 30, 2015. Mary E. (Bess) Derting, WSBA # 37452, Attorney for Plaintiff.

Published in the Methow Valley News January 26, February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2, 2016.



SUSAN STORMENT MARRACCI, Deceased. Probate No. 16-4-00008-7


The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:  February 3, 2016. Personal Representative:  Joanne Irene Marracci. Attorney for Personal Representative:  Peg R. Callaway, 700-A Okoma Drive, Omak, WA  98841. Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Okanogan County Superior Court, Cause No. 16-4-00008-7. Dated this 28th day of January, 2016. CALLAWAY & DETRO PLLC By:  /s/ Peg R. Callaway; WSBA #13786, Attorney for Estate.

Published in the Methow Valley News February 3, 10, 17, 2016.



CHEWUCH CANAL COMPANY PO BOX 234, WINTHROP, WA, 98862. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the annual meeting of the stockholders of The Chewuch Canal Company will be held on February 27th, 2016 at 1:00pm upstairs in the Winthrop Barn. On the agenda will be general business, election of directors and discussion of the piping project. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR STOCK BE REPRESENTED IN PERSON OR BY PROXY. Roger Rowatt, Bookkeeper/President 509-996-2778.

Published in the Methow Valley News February 3 and 10, 2016.




The Town of Winthrop Washington solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in civil and structural design for general engineering services and water line improvements.

General Services – Engineering services may be used for grant application assistance; public works project design; trail design; environmental review and permitting assistance; review of developer submittals of water, sewer, storm water, and road designs; structural engineering and assessments; construction inspection; or similar engineering services.

DWSRF Water System Improvements Project – Upgrades to Winthrop’s water system, to include: design and replacement of approximately 1,300 linear feet of 6” and 4” pipe with 8” pipe; design and replacement of approximately 1,620 linear feet of 6” pipe with 12” pipe in SR20 and approximately 100 linear feet of 8” pipe at the intersection of SR20 and White Ave; create a loop system for the Horizon Flats dead end line by replacing approximately 1,630 linear feet of 6” pipe with 8” pipe, installing approximately 900 linear feet of new 8” pipe and upsizing approximately 1,400 linear feet of developer line from 6” to 8” during the developer “turnkey” installation, or any modification of the above parameters to create required fire flow if approved by the DWSRF Grantor.  All service lines will be reconnected to the property lines or meters as necessary with new meter boxes installed for services having inside meter sets.  Project activities include, but are not limited to, engineering (including review of project estimates and possible alternative to Horizon Flats loop consistent with providing adequate fire flows), modification to the existing cultural resources review (if required), environmental review, design review by DOH, permits, public involvement, bid documents, and construction to meet local, state, and federal standards, project bidding, and construction inspection/engineering.

The Town of Winthrop reserves the right to retain the services of the selected Consultant(s) for either or both categories listed above, as well as subsequent phases of projects undertaken within the above scope of services.

Submittals should include the following information: Firm name, address, phone, and email addresses; Name of Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager; sub-consultants (if any); the names and experience of employees that would work on the project, examples of successful projects of similar scope.  Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria: 1) Key personnel; 2) Firm experience with PS&E on similar projects; 3) Firm familiarity with the Town of Winthrop and immediate area; 4) Firm experience with environmental planning and permitting process; 5) Ability to meet schedule; 6) Approach to project; 7) Familiarity with relevant codes and standards; 8) Past performance/references; 9) Experience in fulfilling federal and state grant/loan requirements. The Town of Winthrop encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond. The Town of Winthrop is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit three (3) copies of your Statement of Qualifications to: Rocklynn Culp, Town of Winthrop, P.O. Box 459, 206 Riverside Ave., Winthrop WA  98862 by February 26, 2016, not later than 4:00 PM. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Richard Karro at 509-341-4130 or Rocklynn Culp at 509-996-2320.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, the Town hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

Published in the Methow Valley News February 3 and 10, 2016.


Town of Twisp Request for Statement of Qualifications For Establishing a Consultant Roster. The Town of Twisp (pursuant to Chapter 61, Laws of 1981) requests Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) and performance information from firms interested in providing professional engineering and land surveying services for the 2016 year in conjunction with Town sponsored projects.  Potential projects include improvements to the Town’s water and wastewater systems, street and storm drainage system, airport, pool, park and recreational facilities. Professional services may include, but are not limited to planning, grant and loan application assistance, project cost estimating, surveying, environmental documentation, permit acquisition, and design and construction engineering.  Additional information about possible anticipated projects may be obtained by  emailing to:  Statements shall include 1) description of the firm, 2) a listing of the types of services the firm provides, 3) description of the consultant’s team including references, 4) descriptions of relevant project experience related to the facilities and services listed above, and 5) firm references. Statements of qualifications will be reviewed, placed on file for the 2016 year and will be used as the source from which to select one or more qualified firms from whom a detailed proposal will be requested for any specific project. Projects may be totally or partially funded through the Washington State Community Development Block Grant program (with federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), the Washington State Department of Health, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Environmental Protection Agency State, and Tribal Assistance Grant, Transportation Improvement Board, or Washington Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration funding programs. Cost plus percentage of construction cost contracts will not be allowed and a number of state and federal equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements will apply to the selection process and conduct of each project. Minority- and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit statements of qualifications. The Town is an equal opportunity employer.  Questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to the Town of Twisp at P.O. Box 278, 118 S. Glover St., Twisp, WA  98856. The Town publishes this request in accordance with the requirements of RCW 39.80.  Contracts with selected firms will be negotiated in accordance with RCW 39.80. Two copies of the SOQ shall be submitted to the Town (received or postmarked) no later than 5:00 p.m., PST, March 9, 2016. Interviews may or may not be conducted.  The Town reserves the right to select the consultant based upon written qualifications only, or to advertise and retain other consultants on individual projects independent of the firm selected from this solicitation.

Published in the Methow Valley News February 10 and February 17, 2016.   





As authorized under RCW 87.03.436, the Methow Valley Irrigation District is advertising for licensed contractors who desire to be placed on the District’s Small Works Roster.  If interested, submit a copy of your license and bond insurance to MVID, PO Box 860, Twisp, WA  98856. Questions may be directed to the District Secretary at (509) 997-2576 or /s/ S. Strieby, Secretary.

Published in the Methow Valley News February 10 and 17, 2016.


Application for Coverage Under the General Permit for Biosolids Management Notice is hereby given that J. A. Wright Construction LLC has submitted an application to the Department of Ecology to obtain coverage under the General Permit for Biosolids Management. A copy of the general permit can be found at: The Department Of Ecology  has reviewed documentation previously submitted in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and has determined that for the purposes of this proposal, SEPA requirements have been satisfied. Department Of Ecology issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) on August 15, 2005 for the proposal described in this notice after review of a completed Environmental Checklist and other information on file with the agency. Copies of the DNS and the completed Environmental Checklist are available from Gwen Clear. Persons wishing to comment on the DNS should direct written comments to Gwen Clear no later than March 1 2016. J.A. Wright Construction LLC applies Biosolids as a soil amendment. Land application sites are located at SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 33, RANGE 22 (2.5 Miles East of Twisp off Hwy 20)  Our permit application includes Site Specific Land Application Plans that address the management of our Biosolids at these sites. Any person who wants to comment on this proposal or to request a public hearing or meeting must do so, in writing. Comments or requests must be submitted to Department Of Ecology within Thirty days of the last date of newspaper publication of this notice. If you wish to be included on an Interested Parties List to receive notification of activities relating to this project, please notify, in writing, James Wright, J.A. Wright Construction LLC will provide written confirmation by certified mail, return receipt requested, to each interested person or organization that their name has been placed on the list. Contact persons to receive questions, comments, or requests: Wendy Neet, Department of Ecology, Waste 2 Resources Program, 1250 West Alder St., Union Gap, WA. 98903, Ph. 509-454-7872. Dave Hilton, Environmental Health Dir., Okanogan County Health, 1234 2nd. Ave., Okanogan, WA. 98840, Ph. 509-422-7140. James Wright, 19108 Hwy 20, Winthrop, WA. 98862, Ph. 509-996-3249. Gwen Clear, SEPA Specialist, 15 West Yakima Ave. Suite 200, Yakima, WA. 98902.

Published in the Methow Valley News February 10, 2016.