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Published in the Methow Valley News March 16, 23 and 30, 2016.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions for exclusion of land have been filed with the Board of Directors of the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID).  The names of the petitioners and the land description, identified by the Okanogan County Assessor’s parcel number, to be excluded from the boundaries of the MVID without a water right, in Okanogan County, State of Washington, are as follows:

Parcel, Acres, Owners:

5130290001, 0.12, Richard McMenamin et al.

All persons interested in or who may be affected by the change of the boundaries of the District are to appear at the Regular Meeting of the MVID on the 11th day of April, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the River Bank Office, 206 Glover Street, in Twisp, WA to show cause in writing, if any they have, why the change of the boundaries of the District, as proposed in the petitions, should not be made.  The failure of any person interested in said District to show cause in writing why the tract of land mentioned in said petitions should not be excluded from the MVID shall be deemed and taken as an assent to such exclusion.

Dated this 18th day of March 2016 by the order of the Board of Directors of the Methow Valley Irrigation District. /s/ S. Strieby, Secretary

Published in the Methow Valley News March 23rd and 30th, 2016.




In re the Matter of the Estate of: NO.16-4-00010-9,



The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate.  Persons having claims against the deceased must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the Personal Representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court.  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(3); or (2) Within four (4)  months after the date of first publication of this notice.  If the claim is not presented within the time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060.  This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and non-probate assets of the decedent.

Personal Representative: Christopher Michael White, PO Box 915, Winthrop, WA 98862.

DATED this 15th day of March, 2016.

Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 30, and April 6, 2016.


Notice of Public Hearing

Mazama Land Exchange

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on May 2, 2016 to take public testimony regarding a proposed conversion of Okanogan County owned property acquired under IAC # 03-1098D, RCO 97-1181 for property of equal or greater value.

The proponents propose to trade 3.39 acres of property owned by Pasayten Peak, LLC (Pasayten Peak Trade Property) for 1.44 acres of the above-referenced 2.0 acre parcel owned by the County (County Trade Property). The properties proposed for this exchange are located in Mazama, WA

The 2.0 acre County land was acquired in 1998 through a grant, IAC #03-1098D, RCO 97-1181 from the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (“RCO”), to provide trailhead parking, and any trade or conversion of the subject property requires the approval of the RCO.

The County land was acquired to provide a public facility for parking and trailhead use, and the exchange of properties will provide a better and safer parking area that serves an important component of our economic base, by significantly increasing trailhead parking capacity and improving safety conditions along Lost River Road and Goat Creek Road during all seasons.

Appraisals of each of the trade properties was completed by Rick Witt, Certified General Appraiser Washington State- 1100112

The public hearing will be conducted on May 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, Wa. Verbal testimony will be taken. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing.  Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board, at 123 5th Ave N Ste 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at   

Date of publishing is March 30, 2016.

Information regarding this proposal can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or .

Published in the Methow Valley News March 30, 2016.


Notice of Adoption – Ordinance #702

AN ORDINANCE of the Town of Twisp, Washington, amending Chapter 2.55 – Council Meetings of the Twisp Municipal Code. Said ordinance may be examined at the Twisp Town Hall during regular business hours or mailed upon request. This notice is given by order of the Town Council and pursuant to RCW 35.27.300. Dated this 23rd day of February, 2016. Jackie Moriarty, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Twisp, Washington.

Published in the Methow Valley News March 30, 2016.