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Okanogan County sued over management, compensation

Okanogan County sued over management, compensation

An administrator at Okanogan County Superior Court and the court itself have filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County and all three county commissioners, claiming that the commissioners have interfered with the court’s authority to manage and compensate their staff. Dennis Rabidou, who holds two positions — as Okanogan County’s superior court administrator …
No Bad Days: June 22, 2016

No Bad Days: June 22, 2016

Straight outta Mazama After a challenging process of interviewing several promising applicants, when I asked Mandi Smith Donohue to become the Mazama correspondent for our Valley Life page she had a typical comeback. “I thought you liked me,” she said in mock horror at the offer, as if I were asking her to do something...
Letters to the editor: June 22, 2016

Letters to the editor: June 22, 2016

Grateful to community Dear Editor Nearly two years after the devastating Carlton Complex Fire, we can all celebrate the rebuilding of our neighbors’ lives, the continual recovery of our infrastructure, and a more-prepared, resilient community. Room One is proud to be a part of the countywide recovery effort and to have helped meet the needs...
Harts Pass: June 22, 2016

Harts Pass: June 22, 2016

Twisp approves subdivision street variance

Twisp approves subdivision street variance

A variance approved by the Twisp Town Council last week will allow the developer of the Old School House subdivision to build a street that is narrower than required by town ordinance. The six-lot subdivision is located on the former site of the old Allen Elementary School off May Street. The council approved a request to...
Info session on USFS travel management plan

Info session on USFS travel management plan

People interested in understanding proposed changes that would affect where motorized vehicles can travel in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have an opportunity to learn directly from U.S. Forest Service staff this Friday (June 24). The Forest Service open house is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Okanogan County Public Utility District headquarters in Okanogan....
Comment on post-fire economic recovery

Comment on post-fire economic recovery

Okanogan County residents who have ideas about how the county can continue its economic recovery from the wildfires of 2014 and 2015 can now offer their thoughts on a website: www.okanoganeconomicrecovery.com/get-involved. The website is a project of the North Central Washington Economic Development District, which working on post-fire economic recovery strategies. Feedback from the website...
News of Record: June 22, 2016

News of Record: June 22, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department June 15 ANIMAL ABUSE: A possible case of animal abuse was reported on Ross Road, Twisp. June 16 WARRANT ARREST: A warrant arrest was conducted on East Methow Valley Highway, Twisp. Twisp Police Department June 14 ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported at South Methow Valley Highway and East Fifth Avenue....
NCB promotion

NCB promotion

Sjana Bird has recently been promoted to senior vice president, regional branch administrator, of North Cascades Bank. She will oversee the branch operations managers at the bank’s Grand Coulee, Omak, Okanogan and Twisp branches. After attending Eastern Washington University, Bird began her banking career working at a credit union and has been with North Cascades...
Twisp: June 22, 2016

Twisp: June 22, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Imagine the life of a child in poverty from a country afflicted with political upheavals, economic uncertainties and famine that dances on the heels of unpredictable rains. In a land where security means life behind iron gates and armed men for the privileged and elite, or in the sheer numbers of slum...